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‘That worked really well, Mum’ was the feedback from my daughter after I’d tried something different in Sunday School for the first time. This was not in line with her usual, occasionally indifferent, often critical, always brutally honest critique.
Kids, parents, grandparents, churches, ministers, streets, communities – we’re going on a Christmas adventure and we want you to join us! Our belly-busting Christmas menu of resources is being prepared and there’s something for everyone. So, get out your diary right now a ...
Have you ever seen news footage of a flood sweeping through a town or village? The crisis response is clear. Boats make their way down roads picking up those who are stranded. Interviews are filmed with residents from their bedroom windows. The strongest and fittest carry the vulnerable to safety ...
‘I’m an atheist’ he said in the discussion group after the talk. Despite that, he attended an event in a church building that openly advertised a Bible talk as part of the programme. Not only did he sit through the talk, he took part in the discussion time and openly expl ...
By Dec 2020, the novelty of Zoom church had certainly worn off for us! After nine months of trying to use snacks and excessive enthusiasm to make ‘going to church’ an event for the children, we were all growing tired. So when we began to organise the Christmas service, we were delight ...
5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, 'Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Luke 24: 5-6 Easter: In the face of fear, anxiety and exhaustion, we have a certain hope because ...
At the height of his power, Napoleon ruled over France, Spain, Italy, Holland and parts of Germany and Austria. He was truly an Emperor. At the end of his life, he was exiled on St Helena, an island in the middle of the Atlantic measuring ten miles at its widest point. During his last days, he wa ...
We have come to the end of our 8-week Matthew teaching Series – “We need Jesus.” Here are a few things we have learned. • Keep it simple – parents are overwhelmed – don’t ...
These are strange days. Here in Chicago, we’ve been “sheltering in place” for a couple of weeks. Just like you, we’re alone in our homes, church isn’t meeting and this could be our new normal for a while. It also means our children’s ministry is being stretched ...
One way to make an all age service truly ‘all age’ is to ask a family, or an extended family, to lead the prayers. Everyone loves hearing a family pray. But some children (and their parents!) find standing at the front of church and leading prayer frightening, so we want to encourage ...