Feb 052012

If you’re looking a little something to pep up the church or worship service, one may prefer to investigate prefabricated Church Bulletins. Simply distribute all the details and unique details for virtually any service, any congregation, and any denomination! Church Bulletin Templates are actually offered in numerous formats, frequently downloadable, and sometimes free, which makes printing swift and effortless.

Church Bulletins are made to make things much simpler for you and the team to notify the congregation about what is happening in the church life throughout the week, as well as in the worship service; that way events stick better in folks’s minds. Members have a hands-on reference for upcoming weekly or monthly events: outreach to your town, weddings, Easter, and other holiday commemorations, vacations, graduations and much more.

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Prefabricated Church Bulletins are attractive and picturesque! Your weekly services integrate attractive impressive photographs, enhanced with Scriptures. Think of reading, “Be still and know that I Am God” (Psalm 46:10, NIV) overlaid on a quiet, introspective snapshot of sunlight bursting through an evergreen wood. Or, “Great is Thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22, KJV) on a glorious sunset, and a single tree far off in a green field. The images on a Bible Bulletin are actually dynamic, even moreso when tied to God’s awe-inspiring attributes.

Specialty Church Bulletins come two types: those for particular holidays as well as those for your own Church Celebrations. Easter versions are emblazoned with the cross, the vacant tomb, or hints of early spring, overlaid with cheerful proclamations that Jesus is, indeed, alive! Advertise the church’s special events: congratulatory bulletins with respect to Bible college graduates, memorials of Christ’s sacrifice for communion, and Wedding Bulletins are all available.

Now For The Lighter Side

Of course, one could wish to feature a lighter side for the congregation: jokes, stories, parables, and the like. Several assortments are available along these lines; one of the most comprehensive and, dare I say, funniest– is actually the collection, A Box of Delights, A Barrel of Surprises, and A Bundle of Laughs, assembled by J. John and Mark Stibbe. J. John is a Canon of Coventry Cathedral– a title in which he delights, for its alliteration and his sense of humor. Incorporate that with his buddy Mark Stibbe, and you have 3 volumes of long and short tales – both hilarious and inspirational; excellent for spicing up weekly bulletins.

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Apr 282011

Christmas is a very extraordinary time of year for Christians and particularly for Christians living in Christian countries. A large part of the atmosphere at Christmas is created by Christmas music. Christmas music has traditionally consisted mainly of carols and hymns, but some pop songs have become firm favourites in the repertoire of music for Christmas.

This singular combination of traditional Christmas carols and pop music made particularly for Christmas makes the month of December immediately identifiable.

Obviously, the kind of Christmas music that you will hear the most often depends on where you go and what stations you listen to. If you listen to stations that specialize in well-liked music for the young, you will hear very little Christmas music.

If your taste is for so-called ‘easy listening’, you will get to hear ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby a number of times a day, because it is said to be the most well-liked Christmas music of all time. You will also hear many songs by Cliff Richard, who has been releasing Christmas ‘specials’ for decades.

Christmas specials are records released with a Christmas message of peace and goodwill. Artists who bring out these specials are trying to be the number one best selling artist over the lucrative Christmas period.

The number one record over the Christmas period will be played millions of times over the airwaves and in clubs making bags of money for the singer and the song writer in royalties.

Classical radio stations will play traditional Christmas music such as Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and choral renditions of well-liked carols and nativity songs like ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’. This kind of song is also sung in schools, churches and Christmas parties all over the country – every western Christian country.

Popular time-honoured children’s’ Christmas songs are ones like ‘Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer’, ‘On the First Day of Christmas’ and ‘Good King Wenseslas’. Then there are songs from the Fifties and Sixties which were sung in famous Christmas films. Songs like ‘Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire’ and ‘I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus’.

There is, in fact, a huge assortment of Christmas music available, but many songs are replayed over and over again ad nauseam. On the one hand, most people find it just lovely to hear a few Christmas songs every day, but on the other hand, most people are happy when the Christmas music stops on Boxing Day.

This is because the modern trend has been to start playing Christmas music on December the first or even late November. A month of this music repeated endlessly becomes mind-numbing. Everybody loves the Christmas holiday season and the parties, celebrations and joviality that goes with the season, but the Christmas music goes on for too long for the majority of people.

Everybody ought to have a selection of Christmas music to play over the festive season, but remember, when you have friends visiting, not to over play these records as everybody will have heard them dozens of times already that day.

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