This creative mediation and liturgy for Remembrance Sunday guides us through confession, forgiveness and resolution as we consider the colours of a poppy. Suitable for all ages, not just children! … More The Colours of a Poppy – Craft, Meditation and Prayers for Remembrance Sunday
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
One P’tater, Two P’tater … This sketch is set in a school for potatoes and features Spud, a potato who thinks he is just ordinary and boring. We find out that in God (Creator P’tater, there’s no greater tater) the ordinary can be extraordinary. There’s plenty of audience interaction, and roles for everyone in your … More One P’tater, Two P’tater – A Harvest Drama
Links to resources for next Sunday – [Jeremiah 2] [Luke 14 – First and Last (with chocolate)] New Book! Preaching with All Ages Twelve ways to grow your skills and your confidence by Ally Barrett This is a brand-new book, fresh off the press, by someone who knows the problems and pitfalls, as well as the rich … More New book, free book – what’s not to love?
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
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