Good morning folks! A day of much rejoicing Chez Fay. Not only have the Lionesses won an historic victory which reaches so much further than one match, one championship, but I’ve also sent off my latest manuscript to my publisher (phew!). And, if that were not enough, it’s the school summer holidays! So for the … More Isa 1, Heb 11, Luke 12 = Yorkshire day
Woo Hoo! Summer holidays! Today we have your usual lectionary-linked resources and liturgy, including hymn suggestions and a couple of linked activities suitable for youth groups, Messy Church, all-age events or Bible studies. In addition, you have a video and script of a short talk on ‘I am the Gate’ (slightly longer than anticipated because … More Passing through things eternal? + Sheep Racing!
I saw a TV programme this week all about little otters- cubs that were rescued after flooding washed out their homes- being released back into the wild in a safe (unrevealed) location. Obviously, good news for those little otters. … More It’s a little ‘otter… Look, See, Pray
Active Meditation Passing Through Things Temporal A prayer made famous by C. S. Lewis asks that God help us to ‘pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal’. Here is an active meditation that can help us to think about that. You will need Large paper, such as a flip-chart pad or … More Passing Through Things Eternal – Luke 12:13-21
Have you seen the film ‘The Bucket List’? It’s about two terminally-ill, grumpy guys who create a list of things to do before they kick the bucket, and the knowledge that it’s a limited-time offer focusses their minds. They start off with thrills like riding motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, but at the … More Activity – Bucket List
In the film ‘Johnny English’, the Archbishop of Canterbury has (somewhat inexplicably) the words ‘Jesus is coming, look busy’ tattooed upon his nether regions. This activity helps us to be aware of how we are living – ready for Jesus or not so much? You will need paper, pencil and a clock. Jesus said that we … More Activity – Time and Date
This activity is a well-known illustration of priorities, and has many applications. There is a set of pictures you can use as well. You will need a tray and a glass jar. To fill it find something large, like ping-pong or golf balls; something medium-sized, like dried beans or gravel or nuts; and something small, like … More Activity – First Things First
This activity illustrates that the inside is what counts. You could use it in an informal church service, a Sunday school or youth group or an RE lesson. You each need a heart shape, about 5cm (2″) wide that is black on one side and silver on the other. You could cut the heart from … More Activity – Bright Heart