Proost recently sent out an email promoting their latest Advent and Christmas release “Nine.” Proost is an excellent resource/project that collects resources, liturgies, images, music, visuals, video, books and anything else one may be able to download or use in worship, alternative worship, at home, reflection or retreat.
People can purchase resources from Proost individually, or they can subscribe to Proost and have access to the entire catalogue as well as future releases which tend to happen monthly, each time with a collection of fantastic ideas, resources, media…
This month’s addition to Proost is something that people planning for Christmas may find useful:
There is a traditional Christmas worship service of 9 lessons and carols which follows the Christmas story. Inspired by Grace in London who have created their own contemporary take on this service we invited nine artists or groups of artists to create a piece in response to one of the readings. We hope you like the results! There are 6 movies and 3 tracks.
As ever use with imagination… for personal reflection, to celebrate a family Christmas in the home, or to create a unique worship experience in your faith community/church. Read the reading and then watch or listen and reflect.
The whole bundle costs nine pounds or is free if you are a subscriber in the downloads section of the site. The items are not available individually – we wanted to keep this as a set, at least for this year. If it were priced individually it would be around 14 pounds so we hope you feel it is good value.
The nine readings, pieces and artists are
- Genesis 3: 8–15; 17–19
Dust by Coyote and Dubb – mp3 spoken word and beats
- Genesis 22: 15–18
God of Abraham by Doug Gay – mp3 song
- Isaiah 9: 2; 6–7
O Come O Come Emmanuel by Pádraig Twomey and Jonny McEwen – mp3 song
- Isaiah 11: 1–3a; 4a; 6–9
Love’s Impossible Reality by Cheryl Lawrie and Mike Emmett – movie
- Luke 1: 26–35; 38
Blessed by Juli Allen and Jon Birch – movie
- Luke 2: 1; 3–7
Signs of Love by Andi Mac and Harronell – movie
- Luke 2: 8–16
A Great Company by Jonny Baker and Jon Birch – movie
- Matthew 2: 1–12
Magi by Andrew Jones – movie
- John 1: 1–14
Word by Gavin Mart – movie
Link: Proost Website