What a whopper of a weekend! UK readers will know that the weekend of Pentecost 2022 is Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebration with jollities abounding and lashings of trifle. Many Happy Returns, Ma’am. If you are running a Jubilee event, or perhaps a Jubilee-themed Messy Church or assembly and want some ideas, check out the selection … More Pentecost – Acts 2, Romans 8, John 14 plus Jubilee!
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
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
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!
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
But the Holy Spirit does not work like that. Gifts are not allocated on a merit-based selection system. If someone has the gift of wisdom, is it not because they deserve it. Nor is someone given the gift of leadership or preaching because they are super-special in some way. It can be hard to separate the person from the ministry, but I think it is important to do so. … More Acts 2:1-21 & 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
God’s supreme revelation was Jesus, of course, but considering that God is the Omnipotent Lord of the Universe, I have to say that I don’t think that was a particularly efficient way of getting the message across. … More Acts 2:14a, 36-41
You can adapt this activity for lots of occasions – Pentecost is obvious, but there’s Elijah’s soggy bonfire or Moses’ burning bush. You could make half reds, half blues for the pillars of fire and cloud. What about blues and greens for crossing the Jordan? You will need 9″ (24cm) paper plates scissors … More Activity – Fire Hats