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Fire and the Inspiration of Pentecost

Did a light bulb just come on in your head? Did inspiration whoosh in like a mighty wind? How is the flame of Pentecost like a fire of inspiration? Join Baabara the Sheep as she learns more about Pentecost by way of a candle and a light bulb. Join us as we celebrate Pentecost.

Be inspired this Pentecost and let God work through your life to bless others!

Acts 2:1-4 — “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together

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Being Easter-Minded

Hamlet the Pig is snout-deep in a bowl of beans when his lunch is interrupted by a challenge to be “Easter-Minded.” What can that mean, and what can three little beans teach him about the resurrection. Join Hamlet and Baabara the sheep in an Easter message about thinking ahead to the new life of Easter.

The Season of… “Lint?”

Has anyone seen Grudge the Rat lately? Ever since the season of Lent has begun, he hasn’t been around much. And why is he hiding away, guarding a growing pile of lint? Perhaps he doesn’t quite understand what this long season before Easter is all about.

Are we observing lint… or “observing Lent?”

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A Light in the Darkness – or the Epiphany Christmas Cave

Baabara the sheep and Hamlet the pig have built a cozy blanket cave under the Christmas tree. They are hiding from the New Year, 2021, afraid that it will bring new disasters. What good news can help two worried animals as they look for light in the darkness? And can it be true that Christmas lasts all the way to Epiphany? Cozy up with some furry friends for a lesson on finding glimmers of hope in the midst of trouble.

“In the beginning

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All Are Welcome at the Manger

Grudge the rat is worried. Would a rat be welcome at the manger? Rats are often chased away and he wonders if among the cows and sheep in the nativity scene, perhaps there might have been room for a small rat. Baabara the sheep assures him that all are welcome at the manger. Jesus came to earth to make sure that everyone knew that they were loved and included in God’s family.

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A Gabriel Gift

For the 4th Sunday in Advent – RCL – Year B – Scripture: Luke 1:30-31

Hamlet the pig can hardly wait for Christmas. Why is it so hard to wait for good things to arrive? Did Mary have trouble waiting? After all, she had to wait nine months after being told by the angel Gabriel that a wonderful gift to the world was on its way. Baabara the sheep has a surprise for Hamlet, to help him wait for Christmas… a “Gabriel Gift”

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John the Moon-Baptist

A children’s message for the 3rd Sunday of Advent. RCL Year B. Scripture Reference: John 1:6-8

Hamlet the Pig trots outside in the cold of December to search the skies for… John the Baptist? Why does he think that the moon is John the Baptist? Might it have something to do with John 1:6-8? “John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.” (NLT)

See script below for reference: – Dec. 10, 2020:

Hamlet: Hey! That’s too

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Prepare Ye the Way – 2nd Sunday of Advent

“Where have all the flowers gone?” Baabara the sheep wants to know when she visits the garden on the second Sunday of Advent. “To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.” John the Baptist came to prepare the world for the coming of Jesus. Advent is a time of waiting and preparation. And, as Baabara learns, the flowers in the garden prepare in their own way for the coming of spring. How are you preparing, during this

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The Rat Who Would Be King

What are the qualities of a good and respected leader? Do they shout? Do they bully their citizens into compliance? Or are they gentle and wise? Grudge the Rat is practicing his “kingship” acceptance speech. He is determined to be a loud and bossy king… until his friend, Baabara the sheep, points out that kings aren’t elected. And respected leaders aren’t necessarily bossy. Grudge the Rat learns some valuable lessons about the often-overlooked “Fruit of the Spirit,” Gentleness.

Scripture reference: Galatians 5:22 –

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Oh My Goodness! A Fruit of the Spirit!

What happens to a pumpkin that has just a small bad spot on it? What is it like inside? Hamlet the pig learns about another part of the “Fruit of the Spirit,” goodness. If we ignore the little things that are bad in our hearts, we put our whole selves at risk. But what Hamlet really wants to know is… how soon can we make that pumpkin pie?! Join us in the pumpkin patch for a look at goodness. — Galatians 5:22-23

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