Monday, 01 June 2020 10:25

Children

I am Sarah Brown – Diocesan Children’s Adviser. I work part-time for the Diocese of Derby – usually all day Monday and Tuesday and also Wednesday morning. My mobile is 07425 132717 and my email address is Sarah.brown@derby.anglican.org

Covid Regulations around Children and Young People in Church - with regulations and advice changing frequently, please refer to these web sites:

1.ROADMAP INFORMATION ABOUT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE - from Children's Adviser 21.4.21. This is my summary of the main organisations' advice around re-starting groups. Please seek advice if you are unsure.

2. The Church of England Covid 19 Guidance for churches 

See this guide for Steps of the Roadmap.

3. GOVT.UK Education and Childcare

4. National Youth Agency and this interim link with Government Road Map and NYA Alert Stages

Growing Faith Update...

"LIKE a scene from the Pied Piper or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, across the Church of England, children and young people are missing..." So begins an article in the Church Times called, "Strategy to put children back in front." You can read the rest of this article at the link below:

"Strategy to put Children Back in Front" https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2021/19-march/features/features/strategy-to-put-children-back-in-front

 Commissioning Liturgy for Children's and Youth leaders Word

 Commissioning Liturgy for Children''s and Youth leaders PDF

 FAITH AT HOME AND ONLINE - For children and their carers/families

THE LAST FAITH AT HOME  WILL BE WRITTEN FOR SUNDAY 20thJUNE! 

Below are some resources to use in online services or at home with children.These are designed to use with children and adults together.

You are welcome to use these resources and distribute them freely..

TRINItY 2 200621 Matthew 6 The Lord's Prayer Word

TRINITY 2 200621 Matthew 6 The Lord's Prayer PDF

TRINITY 1 060621 The Great Commission Word

TRINITY 1 060621 the Great Commission PDF

TRINITY SUNDAY 300521 John 3:1-17 Word

TRINITY SUNDAY 300521 John 3:1-17 PDF

PENTECOST 230521 Acts 2 Word Doc

PENTECOST 230521 Acts 2 PDF

EASTER 7 2021 (AND ASCENSION DAY WORD DOC

EASTER 7 2021 9AND ASCENSION DAY PDF 

EASTER 62021 9.5.21 Psalm 98 WORD DOC

EASTER 6 2021 9.5.21 Psalm 98 PDF

EASTER 5 2021 2.5.21 Jesus the true vine John 15:1-8 WORD DOC

EASTER 5 2021 2.5.21 Jesus the true vine John 15:1-8 PDF

EASTER 4 2021 25.4.21 Jesus the Good Shepherd Joh 10:11-16 and Psalm 23 WORD DOC

EASTER 4 2021 25.4.21 Jesus the Good Shepherd John 10:11-18 and Psalm 23 PDF

EASTER 2 2021 John 20:19-end The Risen Jesus appears to his friends WORD DOC

 EASTER 2 2021 John 20:19-end The Risen Jesus appears to his friends PDF

 

THY KINGDOM COME - LORD'S PRAYER RESOURCES

THY KINGDOM COME 2021 RESOURCE FILE Word

THY KINGDOME COME 2021 RESOURCE FILE PDF

Godly Play Style LORD'S PRAYER Word

Godly Play Style LORD'S PRAYER PDF

 

 

NEW: ACTIVITY BAGS AND PLANS FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

PDF ACTIVITY BAGS AND PLANS FOR EASTER

Simple bags of resources to assemble and offer to children and their carers over Easter. There are bags and activities listed for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day. Use all or just one or two!


LENT: CHILDREN AND HOUSEHOLD RESOURCES - NEW FOR 2021

The series is based on the Diocese of Derby Vision and Values                                                                                                                                                                                                 

VISION: GOOD NEWS FOR ALL Transformed Lives, Growing Churches, Building Community 

VALUES: Generous Faith, Courageous Hope, Life-giving love

The resources for each Sunday are not meant as tasks to work through. Rather, they should be taken as ideas which can be selected by children and adults to best meet the age, development, time and resources which are available. I have aimed to include Bible texts, scope for thought and conversation, craft and activities, worship, prayer ideas, and links to songs, videoclips and PowerPoints from other sites. (Please pre-watch any resource from an external site to check for suitability)

My prayer is that over the season of Lent, children and their carers will grow in their understanding of God’s immense love for each and every one. Sarah Brown - Children’s Adviser

LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES TITLE PAGE 

PDF TITLE PAGE

LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES ASH WEDNESDAY

PDF LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES ASH WEDNESDAY

LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 1 God's Covenant with Noah

PDF LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 1 God's Covenant with Noah

LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 2 God's Covenant with Abraham

PDF LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 2 God's Covenant with Abraham

LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 3 God's Good Rules (10 Commandments)

PDF LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 3 God' Good Rules

LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 4 Simeon and Anna - Mothering Sunday

PDF LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 4 Simeon and Anna - Mothering Sunday

LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 5 A grain of wheat dies

PDF LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 5 A grain of wheat dies

LENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 6 Palm Sunday

PDFLENT SPIRITUAL RESOURCES WEEK 6 Palm Sunday

 

 

Family lectionary at home

2nd SUNDAY BEFORE LENT: COL 1:15,16 Jesus image of God and Lord of Creation

EPIPHANY JAN 2021

Sunday 31st January Epiphany 4 The Presentation of Christ (Candlemas)

Sunday 24th January Epiphany 3 The Wedding at Cana

Sunday 17th January Epiphany 2 Philip and Nathanael

Sunday 10th January Epiphany 1 The Baptism of Christ

Wed 6th January Epiphany The Wise Men and the Star

 

SUNDAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS

Sunday 27th December 2020 1st Sunday after Christmas

Sunday 27th Dec SHEET "How do you know what's real?" 1 John !:1-3

CHRISTMAS 2020

A SHORT CHRISTMAS SERVICE TO USE AT HOME - adaptable for all ages!

 PLEASE ALSO SEE THE CHRISTMAS AND EASTER RESOURCES PAGE (next page on this Children's part of the website.)

There is a new JOIN IN AT HOME NATiVITY CRIB SERVICE to use. 

 

 ANIMAL NATIVITY STORIES FOR PRE-SCHOOL AND KS1 - Four interactive resources which tell the Christmas story from the perspective of an animal which could have been there. These are suitable for online assemblies/colective worship, all age worship or use at home. Each one uses a bag with some different objects in to help tell the story.

EDNA THE DONKEY'S TALE - The journey to Bethlehem

BARNEY THE SHEEP'S TALE - Angels and shepherds

MAVIS the CAMEL'S TALE - The star and Wise Men 

HECTOR the MOUSE'S TALE - All that happened in the stable and the familiy's quick departure 

 

CHRISTINGLE RESOURCES 

Online order of service for Christingle and many other useful resources here: CHILDREN'S SOCIETY CHRISTINGLE RESOURCE 

 Also see MESSY CHURCH CHRISTINGLE RESOURCES

SUNDAYS IN ADVENT

ADVENT WREATH AND CANDLES - Create your own wreath then design a candle each week based on each Sunday's Advent Wreath theme.Two alternative prayers from the Church of England Lectionary are provided for each week.

ADVENT WREATH CANDLE ADVENT 1

ADVENT WREATH CANDLE ADVENT 2

ADVENT WREATH CANDLE ADVENT 3

ADVENT WREATH CANDLE ADVENT 4 

ADVENT WREATH CANDLE CHRISTMAS DAY 

 

ADVENT SUNDAY

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT ADVENT? PowerPoint exploring the meaning of Advent, together with ideas for craft. Sections of this could be used in online services and children's worship.

The Advent PowerPoint is uploaded in three sections as the file was too big for the website. If you download all three they will fit together as one longer resource.

ADVENT PPT part 1

ADVENT PPT part 2

ADVENT PPT part 3

PDF of whole Advent PowerPoint

 

 

 

 

Sunday 22nd November SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT Sheet - CHRIST THE KING Matt 25:31-end and Psalm 95

Sunday 15th November 2nd SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT

2nd BEFORE ADVENT Sheet - The Parable of the Talents Matt 25:14-30

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY -  Ideas for a live or online All Age service, and activities for Faith at Home -  Sunday 8th NOVEMBER 2020

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY All age service and activities

Sunday 1st November ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY

ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY sheet

Sunday 25th October Last After Trinity BIBLE SUNDAY

Last after Trinity Sheet - BIBLE SUNDAY

Sunday 18th October - Trinity 19 

Trinity 19 - Jesus and the Roman Tax Mathew 22:15-22

Sunday 11th October - Trinity 18 (Proper 23)

Trinity 18 Sheet - The Parable of the Wedding Banquet Matt 22:1-14

Sunday 4th October - Trinity 17 (Proper22)

Trinity 17 Sheet - The Ten Commandments and The Tenants Exodus 20 and Matthew 21:32-end

Sunday 27th September - Trinity 16 (Proper 21)

Trinity 16 Sheet The Two Sons Matthew 21

HARVEST FESTIVAL - The Greedy Farmer Luke 12:16-30

Harvest Festival RESOURCES - The Greedy Farmer Luke 12

Sunday 20th September - Trinity 15 (Proper 20)

Trinity 15 Sheet  Manna From Heaven

Sunday 13th September - Trinity 14 (Proper 19)

Trinity 14 Sheet A Walk through the Sea

Sunday 6th September - Trinity 13 (Proper 18)

Trinity 13 Plagues and Passover

 PowerPoint The First Passover

Sunday 30th August - Trinity 12 (Proper 17)

Trinity 12 Moses and the Burning Bush [Word]

Sunday 23rd August - Trinity 11 (Proper 16) 

Trinity 11 Moses in the Bulrushes [Word]

Sunday 16th August - Trinity 10 (Proper 15)

Trinity 10 sheet: PDF | Word

Washing hands: Matthew 15:1-20 PDF | PPT

Sunday 9th August - Trinity 9 (Proper 14)

Trinity 9 sheet

Sunday 2nd August - Trinity 8 (Proper 13)

Trinity 8 sheet

Trinity 8 - How many people?

Sunday 26th July - Trinity 7 (Proper 12)

Trinity 7 sheet

Trinity 7 - Yeast activity

Sunday 18th July - Trinity 6 (Proper 11)

Trinity 6 sheet

Matthew 13:36 – 43 The Story of the Wheat and Tares - PowerPointPDF

Sunday 12th July - Trinity 5 (Proper 10)

Trinity 5 sheet

Sunday 5th July - Trinity 4 (Proper 9)

Trinity 4 sheet

Sunday 7th June - Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday sheet



OTHER PLACES TO LOOK

The Diocese of Portsmouth has some great resources to use at home.

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”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipfV1a-yeIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-u-qgC_lCY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRXsxzPvAnU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGXRFLrrSIg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qjQBcyeqns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPg2Vs0kqL0

Crossroads Kids Clublots of parables to watch

Little Worship CompanyBible stories and songs with children’s images

And from the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education, Bible Podlets for all ages to listen to and discuss.

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