FAITH AT HOME
During the Coronavirus lockdown, this page will be the location of “Faith at Home” resources. These are designed to use with children and adults together. There are currently two groups of resources.
The first is a Sunday by Sunday “Family Lectionary at Home” resource. As we are beginning to move away from a Lockdown situation, I am now going to produce one sheet each week based on one of the Lectionary readings. This will be suitable for children and adults to work through and talk about together. I will continue to produce occasional videos, aiming for one every few weeks.
The second resource is called, “Faith at Home,” and links an everyday photo which could be taken on a local walk, with a Bible reading and suggested activities. Both groups are being regularly updated.
FAMILY LECTIONARY AT HOME
SUNDAY 18TH JULY TRINITY 6 (Proper 11)
PowerPoint of Matthew 13:36 – 43
SUNDAY 12th JULY TRINITY 5 (Proper 10)
SUNDAY 5th JULY TRINITY 4 (Proper 9)
SUNDAY 28th JUNE TRINITY 3 (Proper 8)
SUNDAY 21st JUNE TRINITY 2 (Proper 7)
SUNDAY 14th JUNE TRINITY 1 (Proper 6)
SUNDAY 7th JUNE TRINITY SUNDAY
SUNDAY 31st MAY PENTECOST SUNDAY
SUNDAY 24th MAY EASTER 7 Sunday after Ascension Day
This week there is a downloadable sheet to use. Easter 7 sheet
EASTER 7 Video clip. This video clip is in the form of a timeline – on one long piece of paper. As I’m using a phone to record these clips, the result is not as as stable as if I had a fixed camera! If the movement is too distracting you could use this PowerPoint with the audio of the film. (Timeline Powerpoint. Ascension ppt for film clip )
ASCENSION DAY – Thurs 21st May – A short activity for this day
SUNDAY 17th MAY EASTER 6
Ideas and activities for families and households to explore:
A simple Powerpoint version of the Acts 17 reading:
A short video clip to illustrate the Acts 17 reading can be found here
SUNDAY 10th MAY EASTER 5
SUNDAY 3rd MAY EASTER 4
Easter 4 Video clip
Easter 4 Pictures from the story
SUNDAY 26th APRIL EASTER 3 Luke 24:13-35 and Acts 2 14a, 36-41
EASTER 3 GAME TO PLAY (below)
EASTER 3 VIDEO CLIP (below)
Here is a YouTube clip about today’s reading. You are welcome to use this freely if you are streaming a church service.
EASTER 2 JOHN 20: 19 – end
The second group of resources is called, “Faith at Home” and uses photos taken on a local walk to connect to Bible passages. This work is on-going. Three of them are complete currently.
The Holy Week at Home resources are still available on this site if you would like to use them.
Many thanks to those who have contributed resources and links to other useful sites. In order to avoid confusion on this page, I am now adding all of these other resource links to the next page, so please look here for other links. https://derby.anglican.org/education/children-2/training/
All activities have been planned to use a small range of resources. Most will only need something to write or draw with, some paper (which can be a recycled letter etc) and a few other things which I felt most homes might have. I have tried to list alternatives if you don’t have any of these things.
FAITH AT HOME
The Photo Challenge Intro
FAITH AT HOME – THE PHOTO CHALLENGE!
If you’re able to go for a short walk around the area where you live, ask if you can take a phone with you and take some photos. (see the “Faith at Home” intro.) If you can’t take photos, just see if you can spot some of these things on the list below:
- A street light
- Rain falling
- Some small stones
- Some grass
- A plant growing in good soil
- Some netting
- A small place to hide
- A wall that is falling down
- Some railings
Choose one of your photos and see where it leads you! Examples of the photos can be seen on the FAITH AT HOME intro (see below)
FAITH AT HOME 1 THE BROKEN WALL
Did you find see or take a photo of a broken down wall? The broken wall reminds us of someone in the Old Testament called NEHEMIAH. Download Faith at Home1 to find out about him.
FAITH AT HOME 1
If you have a printer you could play this game about building the wall (thanks to Ellie Brown for the layout and graphics)
FAITH AT HOME 1
FAITH AT HOME WALL GAME
FAITH AT HOME 2 WHERE DID THE SEEDS LAND?
Did you see or photograph some plants growing in unexpected places? Maybe you saw some big spiky thistles or stinging nettles which were stopping little plants from growing. Or maybe you saw some plants in lovely soil, growing well. Jesus’s story about a sower encourages us to thing about where seeds land.
FAITH AT HOME 3 THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
Perhaps you saw some grass as you walked. Faith t Home 3 is based on Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd.
FAITH AT HOME 3
FAITH AT HOME 4 LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
FAITH AT HOME 4 Faith at Home 4 LIGHT
I will be adding more FAITH AT HOME activities in the next few weeks.
HOLY WEEK AT HOME – still available.
PALM SUNDAY – ACTIVITIES, download below.
MAUNDY THURSDAY – ACTIVITIES, download below
GOOD FRIDAY – ACTIVITIES, download below
EASTER SUNDAY – ACTIVITIES, download below
Download the ROAD TO EMMAUS game! (Thanks to Ellie Brown for graphics and layout)
OTHER PLACES TO LOOK
Portsmouth Diocese has some great resources to use at home. Here is the link: https://www.portsmouth.anglican.org/coronavirus/children-young-people/
If you have access to a printer, don’t miss the Bible Chat Mats which are produced by the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Great to use as you sit around the table – do some colouring and chatting!
Messy Church have also produced some ideas for Faith at Home.
You Tube videos – do make sure you preview videos before showing them to children. I haven’t watched all of these listed below!
These are from Footprints Theatre’s heritage “Story Stash”.
Crossroads Kids Club – lots of parables to watch https://www.youtube.com/user/crdschurchkc
Little Worship Company – Bible stories and songs with children’s images https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU0THiwLn9TCAHLrcpYGL8A
And from the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education, for all ages to listen to and discuss. Click on the link – below.
I am Sarah Brown – Diocesan Children’s Adviser. I work part-time for the Diocese – usually all day Monday and Tuesday and also Wednesday morning. My mobile no. is 07425 132717 and my email address is Sarah.email@example.com