This year for Lent, take a walk with me through the seamless story of the Bible. Over 40 days of Lent, plus Holy Week, we journey from the time before time tracing the story of God’s people through to the glory of Easter. Each day tells a short part of the story, just two or … More The Big Story – Week 1
Peter’s big catch contained all kinds of funny fish, just like God’s family. We can explore the diversity of God’s family with this fun sketch and a very silly game! You could use the sketch at All Age Worship or Messy Church, or for an assembly on inclusion and diversity. What other kinds of funny fish … More Luke 5:1-11 – Funny Fish
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
“Who is this?” they asked. The crowds answered, “It’s the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Dad: The prophet Jesus? Who the flippin’ ‘eck does he think he is? All this fuss for a carpenter’s lad?
Chris: Why did we have to come? This is just a load of old people from the synagogue. … More Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 & Matthew 21:1-11
In our family, we have an Advent tradition. We have Bible verses that tell the Christmas story printed out, and we read one each day of Advent then hang them on the Christmas Tree. This is a similar activity for Lent using 14 readings to hang on a Lenten Tree. Why not make it part … More Activity – Lenten Tree
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