Here are two simple, child-friendly liturgies for making Christingles and for lighting Advent candles. You can use them for all-age worship, for school events, for Messy Church or for regular services. Obviously, the Chocolate Orange Christingle also works with regular oranges. The Advent prayers (below) can be used one each week, or all at once … More Simple Liturgies for Advent – Christingle / Advent Candle Prayers
This fab interactive Christingle is great for a school assembly, all-age worship or Messy Church. Follow the clues to build up the Christingle bit by bit and find out what each part means. As the elements are found and brought up, you can assemble larger versions on a giant Christingle at the front or a … More Christingle Treasure Hunt
This is the second round up of Advent devotionals, this time focussing families, children and all-age. The books come from a post on The Hope Filled Family by my friend and fellow ACW (Association of Christian Writers) member, Lucy Rycroft. She goes into much more detail than I have space for here, so I recommend … More Advent Devotionals – 2 – Children / Families
Welcome to the third edition of Together, Apart, a set of free, intergenerational resources for these strange times when we cannot be with each other. Each week (on Saturdays now instead of Mondays so that Easter resouces come to you on the right days) you’ll find Bible study ideas for all ways of learnings and … More Together, Apart – Palm Sunday
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
Round-Up of Resources Here’s a picture of last week’s post, Christingle Bingle, in action, and click [this link] to see a video of the final moment. Such fun! (Seriously, click the link, and make sure the sound is up!) Thank you to Casey Cross for the pictures and video. Casey says, “Thank you for this! … More Christmas Resources Round-Up!
Need something crisp and fresh for your Christingle? Something with a bit of bite? Then look no further than my lunch! Great for your Collective Worship / All Age / Messy Church / Crib Service. … More CRISP-tingle! – A quirky Christingle for schools and churches
Who doesn’t love a beautiful book? Here are some that you might like to consider from my own bookshelves and from the suggestions of friends. Big Mama Makes the World Phyllis Root Illus. Helen Oxenbury My children are all in double figures now, but when I was clearing out some of their baby books, this … More Book Reviews – for Children and Young People (and for us not-so-young, too!)
Here are some ideas you could use for intercessions in Messy Church, All-Age Worship, assemblies, youth clubs etc. Salt Prayers Following Jesus’ instruction to be salt in our world, have map of the world or of your country or your town and a bowl of salt. Invite folks to come forward and sprinkle salt on … More Active Intercessions – Some Ideas
Three Special Days – and One Big Surprise!
Sensory Easter story with felt-board pictures. … More Three Special Days – and One Big Surprise!