Some ways of praying using our fingers and hands. These are useful for All Age Worship, for assemblies and schools work, for Sunday School and for praying at home as a family. Pointing Prayers (referring to 2 Corinthians 5:17 – new beginnings) In our prayers today we will use a pointing finger to show us … More Hand and Finger Prayers
Epiphany is out of the way, and Christmas but a distant memory. Now we settle down to the rest of the year. What a great time for a Nooz Tart. ‘What is a Nooz?’, I hear you ask? I think it’s like a giant purple glow-in-the-dark bananana, but with bigger stripes. I expect they’ll have some … More How to Make a Nooz Tart
OK, one final extra resource, in case of last-minute panics. This script was written for the yoof group at my church, and can be performed with puppets (so you don’t need to learn lines) or by people. Don Key, a chat-show host, interviews Wally Jumper, a shepherd, Dr Wiseman and Mary, (plus their animals) but … More Hope Is Coming
Festive fun, and the reason for the season.
Printable bingo cards and a talk using the Christingle to give a gentle gospel message. … More Christingle Bingle!
Panicking about the Crib Service? Got nothing for your All-Age? Mind gone blank for Collective Worship? Stress thou not! Here is a festive round up of resources from The Reflectionary and beyond. Whatever you need – from an instant Pop-Up Nativity or games for your Yoof Xmas Bash, to puppet scripts or a Christingle with … More Christmas Resources Round Up
In response to a reader request, here’s a nifty little song you could use for a Toy Service, Collective Worship or All Age. It is great for pre-Christmas, for Christmas day itself or for Epiphany. The focus is ‘every good and perfect gift is from above’ (Jas 1:7) and it’s a great reminder of where … More The Twelve Toys of Christmas
Bunny-in-a-lettuce Pre-school Harvest – Crank up the cute factor for this simple harvest festival including a shower of leaves and a message about God’s care for us. … More Bunny-in-a-Lettuce Pre-school Harvest – Matt 6:25-34
A Harvest Festival with a twist … of pineapple juice!
Make a fabulous fruit punch as we use all the wonderful fruits and vegetables to help us remember to feed our minds, as well as thanking God for the good food that feeds our bodies. … More Tropical Harvest – Phil 4:1-9
For Harvest, here are some forms of prayer: a meditation with a potato, and two sets of intercessions, one of which links with the sketch, One P’tater, Two P’tater, click here for script.. There is also a Spud Power battery activity for an up-front demo, or for a Messy Church or youth group activity, click … More P’tater Prayers – intercessions and mediation for Harvest
There’s a theme of chains running through today’s readings, and the ‘linked’ (ho ho, pun intended) activity works well with all of the readings. It makes a stunning up-front demo, for services, Collective Worship or holiday clubs, or you can have people make their own version as a memorable take-home for Messy Church, Bible study … More Linked Heart Chains – 1 Kings 19:1-15 Luke 8:26-39 Galatians 3:23-29