Tuesday, December 13, 2005

narnia church service

Sunday morning was a Take a Kid to Faith Church service (interactive, all ages learning together). We did a Lion, Witch, Wardrobe Church Service and also prepared a Movie Resource guide.

Here’s the environment: complete with real life wardrobe, fir tree, cradle and Advent candles. Note the use of rear projection to enhance the forest feel.

TKF behind the scenes.jpg
How to make a “forest”? Cut our bits of paper to look like trees and rear project using a Par 38 green light. Very simple. Works well.

We showed some movie clips from the BBC 1988 film. We had a Narnia quiz. We reflected on this Advent art piece, with the kids colouring in a photocopy of the art piece while the adults listened to this advent reflection.

We had placed blue and yellow ribbons on the seeds. By way of response, people were invited to welcome the Christ child by bringing their ribbon forward to lay a cloth for the cradle. We finished by offering a movie resource pack, to help families in their movie watching.

I love Take a Kid to faith services and that sense of doing alt.worship for all-ages and learning together. I loved this service and the sense that we are resourcing people in making connections between the film and their Christian faith. To see the whole congregation, from kids to those using walking sticks, laying their blue and gold cloths on the cradle was quite moving.

Posted by steve at 03:48 PM

1 Comment

  1. Steve, I am SO EXCITED by this service! Saw the film on Friday, have been reading the books for 20 years… love it. I’ve just been working on a project for Barry Taylor on finding traditional church roles played out in pop culture… including designing spaces to explore pop culture narratives in alt worship space. Also love how you integrate the kids into the church so well. Wish I could have been there!

    Comment by Britta K — December 15, 2005 @ 1:59 am

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