Non Church – Christmas Carol Places…

As long term readers could possibly guess, I occasionally find Christmas Church services kinda… samey. Awesome, but you kinda know what you’re getting with a carol service. Then your church hosts a carol service in the local Ikea. 

Makes me wonder, where should Church people sing Christmas Carols, outside a Church building?

  1. A random shop in town. If tuneful enough, put out a collection box or something. Turn it into busking for the Church Roof Fund.
  2. A Football Stadium. Do it at the same night as your local Uni CU, and claim the crowd as your own.
  3. A pub. Be filled with the spirit this Christmas…
  4. Your local Ikea. Because Ikea meatballs and chocolate are awesome. Please note. Don’t have the meatballs with the chocolate. 
  5. A Stable. With animals. And animal smells.
  6. A busy train station. Because no one needs, yet more people on the platform, like a stressed commuter.
  7. The local garden centre. You could hide and sing amongst the Christmas Tree’s.
  8. Public Toilets. Flash mob and carol singular toilet cubical. Wait for someone to push the cubical open before you all start singing. 
  9. A lift. Fit a tiny band, in a lift. Encourage people to join in the carols as they travel between floors. 
  10. Randomly start singing Christmas Carols in your local supermarket. Perhaps something like this? 

Do you have any ideas to add?

This Christmas – Play Christmas Carol Service Bingo!

We are about to enter the season of Christmas Carol Services in Churches around the world.

Have you ever sat in one and felt that it felt oddly familiar? Maybe the service feels the same as a previous one, but with a few changes?

To test that feeling, we have The Christmas Carol Service Bingo Game. Please feel free to print out the below, and share the bingo cards along the back row, during the Carol Services of this upcoming Christmas season.

Make sure you share a Mince Pie and some mulled wine while playing…

Christmas-Carol-Service-Bingo-Cards

Obviously, when you get a line, don’t shout AMEN if you complete a line… shout HARK! or something…

How To Misbehave During A Church Carol Service

Have you ever gone to a carol service Church Carol Service, and thought about how well behaved people seem to be? Have you ever got slightly bored and wondered what you could do about it? Or are you wanting to take the focus away from the teenagers that are being unreasonably tutted at? Well you might find some inspiration here in our list of Ten Ways to Misbehave at a Church Carol Service*:

  1. You know those spiky orange things? How well do you reckon they’ll work in a game of marbles?
  2. Keep referring to Christingles as “spiky orange things”.
  3. Find the secret hidden free chocolate stash… and get eating… at the start of the service.
  4. Are you at midnight mass? Swap the red wine for port*…
  5. During silent prayer, stick your hand up and ask when the big red guy is going to turn up?
  6. Do you go to a cool church that sings Christmas carols with up to do lyrics? Help out the worship band by singing the right lyrics, loudly.
  7. Order the Christmas special from your local pizza place
  8. Are you at a candle lit service? See how long you can hold one of the smaller candles for… For bonus points, challenge your neighbour.
  9. Don’t boil the mulled wine enough to get rid of the alcohol.*
  10. Spend the service theologically picking apart the historical and well loved Christmas carols you are seeing. Loudly. Within earshot of the worship team.

*Obviously any of this may really annoy people. Be careful of your audience. Play nice. We accept no responsibility if you end up in Church Jail***!

**You might want to tell any drivers they might actually be over the legal limit to drive. You can blame the youth worker or something…

*** What would Church Jail actually look like?

Any other ideas you’d like to add or admit to?

The Christmas Carol Service Bingo Game

We are slowly entering the season of Christmas Carol Services in Churches around the world.

Have you ever sat in one and felt that it felt oddly familiar? Maybe the service feels the same as a previous one, but with a few changes?

To test that feeling, we have The Christmas Carol Service Bingo Game. Please feel free to print out the below, and share the bingo cards along the back row, during the Carol Services of this upcoming Christmas season.

christmas-carol-service-bingo-game

Obviously, when you get a line, don’t shout AMEN if you complete a line… shout HARK! or something…

Want Your Own Christmas Carol Service Bingo Cards?

Did you see The Christmas Carol Service Bingo Cards that were posted last week?

Have you thought about making your own*?

After seeing The Christmas Carol Service Bingo Cards, the maker of bingobuilder.co.uk decided to  create some Bingo Cards. This meaning that you can generate your own Christmas Carol Service Bingo Cards, with minimal problems. Simply click on “Generate New Card” to make a new one. Keep clicking until you’ve saved off enough Bingo Cards for your Christmas Carol Service Bingo Needs.

*This way, the entire back row can play!!

 

The Christmas Carol Service Bingo

We are slowly entering the season of Christmas Carol Services in Churches around the world.

Have you ever sat in one and felt that it felt oddly familiar?

To test that feeling, we have The Christmas Carol Service Bingo Game. Please feel free to print out the below, and play it on the back row during the Carol Services of this Christmas season.

Christmas-Carol-Service-Bingo

Obviously don’t shout AMEN if you complete a line, shout HARK! or something…