All age resources

‘One get together’

It’s been so long since we were all together! We’ve missed Breakfast Church, Messy Church and ‘One service’. So we thought why not have ‘One get together’?!

This Sunday (12th July) we explored the parable of The Good Shepherd. Take a look at the video and see what thoughts or prayers it may stir in you.

Keep an eye out for future ‘One get together’ services.

 

Video Credit: All production was in house by the Fresh Expressions team at St David’s Church. 

‘Life’ Holiday Club

This year Church of England Birmingham are leading a free virtual holiday club for families with children of primary school age. It will run 10.30am – 12.00pm, Tuesday 21st July – Thursday 23rd July. There are a number of ways you can get involved. At 10.30am on each of the days we’ll meet to hear the day’s story and sing some songs. You can take part via Zoom, or it will be streamed live via YouTube and Facebook. If you’ve joined via Zoom at this point St David’s will be assigned a breakout room so we can all finally meet together! The group session will be led by Lou Bayliss and Kathryn Groombridge, who are both DBS checked. Here we’ll chat, share our activities and generally have fun!

You need to register HERE by Friday 10th July at 7pm. Please let us know if you have registered by emailing loub@cofebirmingham.com, that way we can make sure we have enough people to run a breakout group. Lou doesn’t want to be on her own! For more information on what to expect, our friend Emma from the Parish Mission Support team has made a video telling you all about the club. 👉

 

 

Prayers of Hope

Following the response to the National Call to Prayer on Mothering Sunday, Churches Together in England have prepared a candle poster for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their windows of Christ’s light shining in the darkness. There are a number of options (beow) including outlines to be coloured in.

‘Praying for you, praying for everyone’ posters

   

‘We are praying’ posters

   

Posters without words to facilitate other languages

What is Godly Play?

Godly Play is a method of storytelling and wondering that enables children and adults to find and hear God’s voice.

A Godly Play session includes time to:-

  • tell a story using objects and artefacts
  • explore the story more with open questions and discussion
  • respond using a variety of materials – art, writing, or quiet time
  • enjoy a simple feast (biscuit and squash) and sharing

Godly Play Club runs weekly on Mondays at 3.45pm during the school term. It is free to attend and is a year long curriculm. There will be a new intake in September 2020.

As we are unable to meet due to the current coronavirus crisis, we will posting videos of the stories, along with the wondering questions for all ages to enjoy!

 

The Good Shepherd

I wonder…

if any of those sheep have a name?
if the good shepherd has a name?
who the good shepherd might be?
if you’ve ever been to the green pastures?
if you’ve ever been to the cool, clean waters?
if you’ve ever been in the dark and dangerous places?
if you’ve ever been lost?
if you’ve ever been found?

Free resources

Illustrated Children’s Ministry are supporting local congregations and families, through the COVID-19 pandemic, by providing free, weekly, faith formation resources for all ages.

You sign up via the website https://www.illustratedministry.com/flattenthecurve