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 … More Resources Round-Up and Something Interesting!
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!
The shepherds met Jesus at a few hours old. The wise men came a couple of years later. Andrew, Peter and the rest met him almost thirty years after that, and for me it was almost two millennia. The point is not when we arrived, but that we came. … More Isaiah 9:2-7 – The point is, they came.
You asked for paperback – so paperback you shall have!
Hot off the presses, ‘A Bucketful of Ideas for Church Drama’ is now available as a beautiful, shiny paperback. 130 pages of glorious fun, with a some poignant thoughtfulness too, in an easy-read typeface, perfect for rehearsals. … More It’s here! It’s here!
Fresh scripts launch God’s timeless word like a rocket. “Parables as Jesus would have told them – witty, punchy and thought-provoking.” Christmas and Easter? Sorted.
Some quiet and meditative, some a-pun-a-minute – there’s a script for every occasion. Meet Elijah’s ravens on holiday. Meet texting angels. Meet the Big Bad Cat. Then slow down and relive Good Friday through the eyes of one who was there – Jesus, remember me. … More Drama without the, well, drama!