A Comfort and a Challenge – Psalm 139 & Jeremiah 18

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Counting the Stars – Genesis 15:1-6, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Linked Activities Make your own star projector with a Pringles tube. Also, check out how to make your own umbrella planetarium in this previous post, or you can buy a ready-made one. You will need Pringles tube with a transparent lid Thick black paper or card Pencil White pen (optional) Scissors Drawing pin Constellation images (click … More Counting the Stars – Genesis 15:1-6, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Turning a Mess into Something Beautiful – John 4:4-19, 25-26 – Plus Video!

This is the script of a talk for ‘Come and See’ on 20th July 2019, using the Linked Hearts Mobius Strips. Several folks have asked about how to make the linked hearts, so I have made a video showing you how to do it. The key is to make sure you have one right-hand and … More Turning a Mess into Something Beautiful – John 4:4-19, 25-26 – Plus Video!

Linked Heart Chains – 1 Kings 19:1-15 Luke 8:26-39 Galatians 3:23-29

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

You’re a Star! A magical craft for someone special – Father’s Day / End of Term

Make someone feel special with this simple but magical craft – perfect for a Father’s (or Mother’s) Day, end-of-term celebrations for a special teacher or for children moving schools. You will need: coloured paper pencil ruler scissors gel pens What to do: Draw a large circle filling the paper. You can draw around a plate … More You’re a Star! A magical craft for someone special – Father’s Day / End of Term

Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9 – Pentecost Gyrocopters!

Add some fun science to your Pentecost celebrations with these awesome gyrocopters! Great for all-age and Messy church, collective worship and youth groups, these paper spinners are simple to make and serve as a take-home reminder of the birthday of the church. You Will Need Paper – you can make three gyrocopters from a sheet … More Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9 – Pentecost Gyrocopters!

Easter Resources – Craft and Bake

Easter Sunday Basket This paper plate Easter basket depicts the garden, empty tomb and Easter morning sunrise. You will need: 1 ½ paper plates for each basket Paints in green, brown/grey, and orange/yellow Sponges for painting (dries quicker than brushing and less messy) Scissors Stapler Metallic marker pen Optional: Flower stickers, shredded paper and eggs … More Easter Resources – Craft and Bake