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
Easter Resources Round-Up Here is a selection of links from all over the place that that I hope you find useful for this Easter. This Sunset / Sunrise craft is from my latest book of intergenerational resources, ‘Broken Bits and Weirdness’. Links on the right to buy from Amazon, as paperback of e-book instant download. … More Easter Resources Round-Up
The Resurrection told in Chocolate Bars You are a Roman soldier telling what happened on the first Easter morning. Have all the chocolate bars laid out in order and hold them up at the appropriate moments. The egg should be one that comes in two halves so that you can open it to show the … More Easter Resources – 30 Pieces of Chocolate
Isaiah 58:4-11 – ‘Fast’ Food
Giving up chocolate for Lent? It’s all a bit easy.
Here are some ideas for a more spiritually satisfying Lent, some ‘food’ for your fast, if you’ll pardon the pun. … More Isaiah 58:4-11 – ‘Fast’ Food
Next thing I know, there’s a *Crunchie* sound, like when you *Rolo* way a stone. I sat bolt upright and … ‘What *Kinder Surprise* is this?’ I said. … More Matthew 28:1-10
Yes, we believe in a Gospel of grace, a salvation based on God’s redeeming work, not our own. But there yet remains an obligation of response to that free gift of God. … More 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
It’s a classic moral tale about being honest and not cheating – and then Jesus goes and messes it up by patting the cheat on the back. What? … More Luke 16:1-13
Here’s a very graphic illustration of one of Jesus’ favourite topsy-turvey sayings. And it involves chocolate – what more could one want? You will need prizes, some bigger and some smaller, such as a big bar of chocolate, some medium bars and some chocolate coins. Have people line up to get the chocolate, with the … More Activity – Last and First, with Chocolate!
This is the text of my talk for the family service on Mothering Sunday, complete with props and stage directions. Feel free to use / adapt / etc as appropriate. Text is Psalm 103 Mothering Sunday – March 6th 2016 Props: Three large pots with attached flowers. Labelled thus (label covered with post-it note) and containing … More Mothering Sunday