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What are the Church's greatest resources? Yes, its people!  However, that being taken as read, each of our congregations have other resources which could be shared.

This page is intended to assist congregations within the Presbytery of Gordon to find useful resources to help them in their ministry.

On Line Resources

Links to helpful resources for all involved in preparing worship services. Most of these are free, however, some may require registration or payment. The following links will open in a new window.  Please note that they are offered as information resources only.  The Presbytery of Gordon takes no responsibility for the contents of external websites, nor does their inclusion here denote any agreement with views expressed within them.

Declare and Share

If you have any resources which you are happy to share with others or you would like to have please email the details to either share@presbyteryofgordon.org.uk or the Webmaster attaching the completed Declare and Share Form.

Examples of resources are:-

  • Holiday Club material
  • Hymn Books or Song Books/Music please ensure copyright protections are observed before sharing)
  • Powerpoint
  • Multimedia
  • Sound/Video Equipment available to loan or hire
  • Outdoor Equipment available to loan or hire

Available
Any resources advised to us will be listed here.

For Advent and Christmas the following have been provided for your use. The listing is alphabetical by the original file name and provided in the original file formats of

MSW=Microsoft Word

pdf

MSPP=Microsoft Powerpoint

MSPub=Microsoft Publisher

YT=You Tube

Click on a link to open/download the file. Internet sites will open in a new browser window.

 

Internet

MSW

Pdf

MSPP

MSPub

A Child of the Snows

X

 

 

 

A Christmas Communion liturgy - (Shine on, Star of Bethlehem)

X

 

 

 

A Christmas Eucharist - from Shine on, Star of Bethlehem

X

 

 

 

A Christmas Eucharist

X

 

 

 

A Communion Celebration for Christmas

A stable lamp is lighted

X

 

 

 

Advent & Christmas children's resources - HT

X

 

 

 

Advent and Christmas Resources-Belhelvie
X

Advent 1955 by John Betjeman

X

 

 

 

Advent 28-Isa 40-This is how God arrives
X

Advent and Christmas resources

X

 

 

 

Advent candle hymn
X
Advent wreath lighting ceremony
X
At Advent we should try the key to our heart
X

Ballad of the Bread Man by Charles Causley

X

 

 

 

Ballad of the Bread Man by Charles Causley - Colour

X

 

 

 

BC AD

X

 

 

 

Beatbox Nativity - All Age worship. Fun presentation of the Biblical Story
YT
       
Bethlehem Down. Used at a watchnight service to move from 'karaoke carols' (!) into the service proper at 11:30. It worked beautifully
YT
       
BIC Advent candles
X

BIC-packing-up-Christmas

 

X

 

 

Busy Christmas-a movie aimed for use in All Age Worship with images put to Stephen Fischbacher's song "Busy Christmas". It highlights the manic excitement and preparation that come with getting ready for Christmas, and then ends with a gentle reminder of what the season is really about.
YT
       

Candle reflection

X

 

 

 

CH3 Christmas Hymns  
X
     

Child of Promise

X

 

 

 

Chrismon tree
X

Christianity out of Christmas

 

X

 

 

Christingle animated 2008

 

 

X

 

Christmas - The bells of waiting Advent

X

 

 

 

Christmas 2007  23 Dec at Skene

X

 

 

 

Christmas Card - Kemnay

X

 

 

 

Christmas food court flash mob

X

 

 

 

Christmas In A Nutshell - Short cartoon presentation of the meaning of Christmas, suitable for all ages
TY
       

Christmas is coming

X

(6.28 Mb)

 

 

 

Christmas is really for the children

X

 

 

 

Christmas Poems

X

 

 

 

Christmas prayer 1

X

 

 

 

Christmas Prayer2

X

 

 

 

Christmas prayers

X

 

 

 

Christmas quiz

 

 

X

 

Christmas Service ideas

X

 

 

 

Christmas Thank You prayer

X

 

 

 

Christmas_Day

 

X

 

 

Christmas_Talks

 

X

 

 

Christmas Tree Stories

 

X

 

 

Clothing the cradle 2005 card

 

 

 

X

(6.90 Mb)

Clothing the cradle leaflet

X

 

 

 

Clothing the cradle 2

X

 

 

 

Different Advent candle themes
X
Different Christmas Music  
X
     

Donkey v camel

 

X

 

 

Drama - Seasonal Shopping.

X

 

 

 

Epiphany Chalk House Blessing

X

 

 

 

Housekeeper - Elizabeth Rooney

X

 

 

 

Hymn for lighting the Advent candles
X

Jesse Tree

X

 

 

 

Kemnay Candy cane

 

 

 

X

Lancelot Andrewes Christmas Day Service 1622

X

 

 

 

Mary Doll

 

X

 

 

On the 1st  day of Christmas my prayer will always be

X

 

 

 

Order for Christingle service 2006

X

 

 

 

Presents 09

 

X

 

 

Prophesies of the Messiah and their fulfilment in Jesus
YT
       
Retooning the Nativity - a short cartoon dispelling some of the myths around the Christmas story.
YT
       

Round the back in Bethlehem

X

 

 

 

The After Dinner Game

X

 

 

 

The Annunciation

X

 

 

 

The Christmas Tale: a realistic and quite gritty cartoon presentation of the Christmas story.
YT
       

The Christmas Tree

X

 

 

 

The house of Christmas

X

 

 

 

The Incarnate One by Edwin Muir

X

 

 

 

The Magi

X

 

 

 

The Nativity of Christ

X

 

 

 

The Oxen

X

 

 

 

The Skit Guys - Better to Give Than Receive - funny sketch on the excesses of giving.
YT
       

The True Christmas

X

 

 

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas are the festive days beginning Christmas Day

X

 

 

 

The Wise men & their gifts in scripture

X

 

 

 

The Wise Men's Gifts - 2

X

 

 

 

Watchnight, focusing on the relationship between Mary and Joseph and the disgrace she bore in order to bear Godís son          
We Three Kings - a funny modern take on the journey of the three kings and the pressures of Christmas and giving.
YT
       

When the song of the angels is stilled

X

 

 

 

Where the world is in darkness

X

 

 

 

Where the world is in darkness

 

 

X

 

Christmas day talk

X

 

 

 


Congregation Resource Available Cost Whom to Contact Copyright
Barthol Chapel l/w Tarves Parish Church

Holiday Club Material: Landlubbers

File Format: Books and more/wall frieze; T shirts; artifacts etc.
Free

Rev. Isabel Buchan,

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Barthol Chapel l/w Tarves Parish Church

Holiday Club Material: Showstoppers

File Format: Books and more
Free Rev. Isabel Buchan Confirm copyright ownership
Barthol Chapel l/w Tarves Parish Church

Operation Andrew Materials

OPERATION ANDREW ADVERTISING POSTER

OPERATION ANDREW CHALLENGE SHEET GIVEN TO CHURCH MEMBERS2

OPERATION ANDREW INVITATION GIVEN OUT BY CHURCH MEMBERS1

OPERATION ANDREW ORDER OF SERVICE 28.11.10

OPERATION ANDREW SUMMARY OR PRESS RELEASE

OPERATION ANDREW TALK TO EXPLAIN INITIATIVE TO CHURCH1

Free

Robert Barker

Rev. Isabel Buchan

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Wanted

Wanted resources will be listed here

Online Resources

The following links are provided for all involved in preparing worship services. Most of these are free, however, some may require registration or payment. 

Please note that they are offered as information resources only. The Presbytery of Gordon takes no responsibility for the contents of external websites, nor does their inclusion here denote any agreement with views expressed within them.

If you know of any good Christian resource websites please send the URL to the Webmaster for review and inclusion.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

B

Biblegateway online Bible
Biblos online study tools

C

Children’s Sermons
Christian Teens
Christianity Today online magazine
ChristianPPT - free PowerPoint Resouirces
Church of Scotland
Church of Scotland Safeguarding
Church of Scotland Worship On The Web
Churches Together
Class Assemblies

D

E

E_Water downloads, E-cards, flash movies

F

Faith Flashes videos

G

GospelGifs  free GIF images, including animated GIFS for use on church websites - and, more limited, in PPT

H

Heartlight - free and commercial Christian multimedia resources

I

ImageVine - commercial Christan resources with some freebees.

J

K

L

M

Max7 children’s resources
Midiforworship Christian worship music downloads
My Faith - Christian audio and video on-line index (USA)

N

O

P

Premier-Christian radio (UK)

Q

R

Reel Worship a site set-up by Ian Britton to share short reflection videos, loopable background mpegs and images
Rev. Norman Faulds Links to various internet sites providing Christmas and Advent resources
Run

S

Scottish Bible Society
Sermons
Sunday School Network

T

The Cyber Hymnal hymn search and downloads
This Is Church liturgical resources

U

V

W

X

Y

Z


 

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