This script is from ‘A Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama‘, available at your local Amazon. Look out for the second book, coming soon! Snuffles and the Big Bad Cat Outline This drama re-tells the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), but using modern ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’. A major problem with telling this parable … More Snuffles and the Big Bad Cat – Luke 10:25-37
Our culture is dominated by the Big Names. Some celebrity blows their nose and it hits the headlines. (I mean the news hits the headlines not the … sorry). A Famous Name says, ‘buy this shampoo’ and we all buy it. So it’s a welcome antidote to such idle worship (did I spell that wrong?) that 75% of the … More Betty and The Huge Pimple – 2 Kings 5:1-14
Activity Why not make your own labyrinth to walk, this week? It does not need to be complicated, a simple spiral is fine, and you can build it out of whatever you have to hand. Perhaps use twigs that you find on a walk or grass clippings when you cut the lawn. Scribe one into … More Luke 9:51-62 – I Will Follow
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
As we come to the end of the church year and start the flurry of Christmas, here is a thought-provoking meditation to help us think through our priorities. Use it for your home groups, or as a personal devotion. It is great for adults and for older children too. Engaging You will need scissors and … More John 18:33-37 – Christ the King
Engaging Let’s Science! This psalm talks about us being like well-watered trees, “bearing luscious fruit each season without fail”. They bear the fruit because they have good water and good soil. What you get out depends on what you put in. There are several ways to explore this with science; some are quick and easy, … More Psalm 1 – Let’s Science!
Corby: You don’t look much like a snake.
Wellington: So? You don’t look much like a crow. Aren’t crows usually black?
C: This is my weekend plumage. Latest fashion round my way.
But talking of colour, aren’t snakes usually a bit more jazzy?
W: It’s camouflage. For when I’m hiding in sock drawers. … More Psalm 19 – Corby and the Rattle-Worm
Make a simple labyrinth to pray through the changes of life. … More Isaiah 35:4-7 – Changing Times Labyrinth
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
CS Lewis’ wisdom on paddling and jumping in. … More John 6:56-69 – “Master, to whom would we go?”