Before Christmas Market Harborough Congregational Church borrow the Lego bricks the Federation have to loan to churches, to use as part of their Bricktivity Service on Christmas Eve. Their minister tells us:
'It was Christmas Eve. The last shop-doors had been closed by weary sales-staff. Pavements were empty, streets dark, cars few and the chimes of the town clock rang out in the quietness. But at the Congregational Church light spilled out as families came together for a Bricktivity Service.
On tables were large Christmas bags containing a stock of either Lego or Duplo. People sang and heard the story of the nativity and then re--imagined it by building some aspect of the scene, from a townscape of the whole of Bethlehem to a Lego-built Mary. Animals featured heavily in the Duplo creations and acquired names, young adults home for the holiday laughed and rediscovered their old bricks and expertise.
An excellent hand-made Lego nativity film was shown and the Minister briefly linked Jesus' ministry of offering forgiveness and new beginnings with the world-wide phenomenon of these clickable and unclickable plastic bricks. A prayer for our community and ourselves, the lighting of the central candle.
on the advent wreath, a final joyful carol and we were done.' Stephen Haward, Market Harborough CC
If your church has an idea for a creative way to include bricks in your worship, contact us to borrow this resource.