First Things In response to feedback, I’ve moved this post to Fridays so that you have time to distribute it to your congregation if that’s what you do. Also, if you use the RCL, you’ll notice this is the wrong passage. I’m sorry. I got my weeks mixed up and looked at the start of … More Together Apart – Matt 14 – Five Loaves and Two Fish
Apologies for the slightly late arrival of this week’s blog post, but when you see what a bumper post it is, I’m sure you’ll understand. This week, for one week only, a sackful of Christmas crafts, games and activities perfect for your school, Sunday school or yoof group Christmas party, for Messy Christmas, for your … More That’s Christmas sorted, then! Free 25-page PDF
This creative mediation and liturgy for Remembrance Sunday guides us through confession, forgiveness and resolution as we consider the colours of a poppy. Suitable for all ages, not just children! … More Resources for Remembrance Sunday
This creative mediation and liturgy for Remembrance Sunday guides us through confession, forgiveness and resolution as we consider the colours of a poppy. Suitable for all ages, not just children! … More The Colours of a Poppy – Craft, Meditation and Prayers for Remembrance Sunday
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!
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
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 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
Advent – What, Already?
A great make that combines Advent Wreath with Advent Calendar. As well as looking good, it helps us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Light of the World as we wait for his coming. … More Advent – What, Already?
Make a Poppy Cross as an Act of Worship.
How to make a free-standing wire cross, and simple flowers to place on it, with reflections. … More Make a Poppy Cross as an Act of Worship