Celebrating Advent & Christmas With Christmas Star

CELEBRATING ADVENT & CHRISTMAS WITH CHRISTMAS STAR

Introduction

During January 2003 I was reflecting on the many wonderful celebrations of faith that I had witnessed during the Advent/Christmas season. Celebrations that joyously united, inspired, and evangelised.  Although very different from one another in format, all proclaimed the message of Jesus through God’s Word.

Christmas Star is a collection of songs and narration based closely on the Scriptures that assists I retelling the events leading up to and including the birth of Jesus Christ.

Accompanying each of the songs are Resource Book Activities, which have been developed by Educator Lisa Gossling and offer a selection of strategies to assist in preparing and presenting Christmas Star with parish/school communities.

Purpose

Christmas Star has been developed to support Church/school communities in celebrating the events leading up to and including the birth of Christ. Based closely on the Scriptures it retells these events via song, narration, music and mime.

Christmas Star allows the community to prepare and present a Scripture based joyous and prayerful celebration of the events surrounding the birth of Christ.

By providing a comprehensive package of support/guidance materials it is hoped that the Christmas Star package eases some of the demands/stresses encountered when preparing these celebrations.  Therefore, allowing for the significance of these events, their proclamation God’s love and their centrality to our faith, to be reflected upon and understood by the whole community.

What’s included

  • Vocal tracks: The song in its original form includes lead vocals, backing vocals and children’s choir.
  • Instrumental tracks: The song without any vocals
  • Additional Christmas Songs: Christmas Time and Christmas are the Time, which summarise the events leading up to and surrounding the birth of Jesus.
  • Narration based on the Scriptures: Included in the digital Music Book with music score, song words, presentation ideas and activities.

Making it Your Own

Once the children know the songs you can use the instrumental backing or the piano to let your community bring Christmas Star to life.

Permissions

Once the children know the songs you can use the instrumental backing or the piano to let your community bring Christmas Star to life.

Questions & Support

Please contact us with any questions: ovationmusic@johnburland.net