Who expected, a year ago, that we’d still be meeting virtually in a year’s time? Some churches have started back with 3D meetings, some are still on-line, many are a mixture. It’s going to be a while until ‘normal service(s) is resumed’. So here are a whole bunch of Great Commission / Ascension / Pentecost … More Great Commission / Ascension / Pentecost Resources Round Up
Peter re-wrote the headlines of his day. Hauled up before the court to explain his actions, “Fisherman charged with public affray” became “Jesus Saves!” Thinking There are a lot of scary headlines around theses days – pandemic, riots, climate disaster. Everything is depressing. Everything is bad news. Everything makes us want to crawl back under … More Make New Headlines – Acts 4:5-12
I thought this one was the exception that proved the rule. Pale pinks, lemony cream, hints of darker colour. I hesitate to say “insipid” because it was pleasant enough, in a pastel sort of way. Then I made a discovery.
The light that showed me the subtle shades also concealed something else. When I played around with filtering the light, the end result was different. … More Filtered- Look, See, Pray
Acts 2:1-21 Welcome to Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and all ages (not just ‘for the kiddies’). You can use them on your own, … More Together, Apart – I Will Pour Out My Spirit
Acts 1:6-11 Welcome to Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and all ages (not just ‘for the kiddies’). You can use them on your own, … More Together, Apart – To The Ends of the Earth
Add some fun science to your Pentecost celebrations with these awesome gyrocopters! Great for all-age and Messy church, collective worship and youth groups, these paper spinners are simple to make and serve as a take-home reminder of the birthday of the church. You Will Need Paper – you can make three gyrocopters from a sheet … More Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9 – Pentecost Gyrocopters!
Thinking and Doing Coventry Cathedral’s ‘welcome’ notice has rightly become famous in social media (text below). Think about your church. What could you put as a welcome notice? Try writing one, then sit with it a while and read through it slowly. Do we actually do what we say we do? “Theory and practice are … More Acts 11:1-18, John 13:31-35 – Theory and Practice
Without electricity, our society would be in chaos within hours. Here before my eyes sun, wind and tide promised a clean supply of energy if we are only willing to make it work. No more toxic gas, no fracking, no more oil drilling and massive spills. God has provided the means and opportunity to supply our needs. … More Sun, wind and tide- Look, See, Pray
Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Bones and Breath
It’s a cracking story, every 8-year-old boy’s delight! But what has that weird story from Ezekiel got to do with Pentecost?
It’s about hope, it’s about God-with-us, it’s about life. … More Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Bones and Breath
Try this awesome Science-and-Faith demonstration for a memorable Ascension (and it’s something different from helium balloons)
Video included! … More Acts 1:1-11 – Bin-Bag Ascension