Just before we get into the good stuff, here’s the latest stop on the blog tour: Liz Manning’s The Stuff Life is Made Of Plus, hear me on the radio (from 3h12) And (last one, promise) me on the URC’s daily Devotions (6th Feb) Now choose life! “This day I call the heavens and the … More Dt 30, Ps 119 – and a life choices machine!
Two fab resources for you this week: As usual, your liturgy for next week’s lectionary readings can be found at the bottom of this post, but first, an interactive all-age talk based on Deut 6:4-9 and Jesus’ reference to this in Mark 12:30-31 and Matt 22:36-40 plus Luke 10:25-28. PDFs and video included as well. … More Deut 6 – Love the Lord Your God
Activity – Have you seen your face? This is great for an up-front demo, hilarious at a youth group, and perfect for Messy Church – particularly good in a daddy-daughter pairing. You will need: Large selection of make-up / face paints / hair accessories One mirror Camera to take embarrassing photos What to do: Put … More Have you seen your faith? (Deut 4:1-9, Mark 7:1-23, James 1:17-27)
Mothering Sunday is going to be … different … this year. No distributing bunches of daffodils to all the women in church. No visiting our aged mum and grandmums. No kids bouncing happily around giving out hand-made sticky things. And for a lot more folks than usual, Mothering Sunday will have unhappy associations because of … More Mothering Sunday and Holy Week
Matt 22:34-46 – The Greatest Commandments Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of us in God’s family. Loads of printable pages jam-packed with great ideas that you can download and use for free. Links for PDFs are below. Each week you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of … More Together Apart – Matt 22 – The Greatest Commandments
In a world where even rocks can be eroded or shattered, the Rock stands secure. My hope is founded in building life on “the Rock that doesn’t roll”… and who, instead, rolled away the Stone from the Tomb and shouted “Resurrection!” to the Universe. … More 10 Years? – Look, See, Pray
Exodus 20:1-20 – The Big Ten! News Flash! Keep an eye open for a brand new, Covid-safe Nativity play! Suitable for in-person or virtual performance. Coming out next week with a whole host of other Christmas resources. (Yes, I said the C-word!) Welcome to Together Apart, a set of new intergenerational resources for all of … More Together Apart – Exodus 20 – The Big Ten!
Engaging This is a fun challenge to help us explore the role of Law – not as a strait-jacket that we blindly follow to earn our salvation, but as a helpful guide to how to please and honour God. You will need: Building bricks, such as Lego A cloth A set of rules (see below) … More Deut, James and Mark – Law and Grace
Elijah had just had a massive battle with the prophets of Baal and he was totally wiped out. It manifested itself in physical exhaustion, spiritual burn out and mental depression. And you know what? It was OK. … More 1 Kings 19:4-8 – Recharging
Ever wondered what a ‘Shrove’ actually is?
Is it a relative of the Haggis or something to eat on pancakes with sardines and custard? … More ‘Shove’ Tuesday – All-Age Script WITH AUDIO!!!