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Spill the Beans Issue 36

Hot off the press is the next issue from the Spill the Beans Resource Team. Issue 37 is 150 pages of resources and ideas covering the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany season all the way to Transfiguration Sunday (29 November 2020 to 14 February 2021) and based on the Revised Common Lectionary texts. We are continuing to provide a rich variety of resources and mindful that many of us may have a mixed economy of worship and age group activities, some in person and others online.

Note that we are adding audio-visual resources regularly to the Facebook group, so please do keep an eye on that.


Created by folks here in Scotland, this issue has lots of ideas and resources for you to inspire, adapt, use in leading worship or for age groups in Junior Churches and youth groups. If you have not used Spill the Beans before then please have a look at this sample.

If you'd like to download a full copy of Issue 37 (including audio files) for use in your church or personally, then click the 'Buy Now' button below. The cost is only £12 (GBP). You can make a secure payment via PayPal and then an email with secure link to the download should wing its way to you. Please note that you can only download the file using this link three times, so please make sure you save the file to your computer as soon as you have downloaded it. We recommend first downloading to a laptop or desktop computer before moving to phone/tablet.

Please follow the instructions carefully. The compressed zip file is large at approximately 15 MB so it may take some time to download. Please be patient as your computer does so! Once it has downloaded (you may want to check your "Downloads" folder) you will need to extract the contents (this option may appear at the top of the window or if you right-click on the file).

Spill the Beans Issue 37 Cover

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You can also get involved in feedback and discussion on the Spill the Beans blog, where we try to put up weekly PowerPoint backgrounds too. There is also a facebook page in which we share ideas and we have introduced a new facebook group which you can link to from the facebook page and which we hope will provide a place of mutual support, ideas and encouragement as we trek together through this new adventure.

Print Copies

The office in which the printed copies are made is currently still closed due to the pandemic so we cannot provide any printed copies of this issue. Our apologies for that inconvenience.