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.email@example.com
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.
You can use these resources freely. As the resources are based on a single reading they are also, of course, suitable to use at any time if you are not following Lectionary themes.
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 16th August - Trinity 10 (Proper 15)
Sunday 9th August - Trinity 9 (Proper 14)
Sunday 2nd August - Trinity 8 (Proper 13)
Sunday 26th July - Trinity 7 (Proper 12)
Sunday 18th July - Trinity 6 (Proper 11)
Sunday 12th July - Trinity 5 (Proper 10)
Sunday 5th July - Trinity 4 (Proper 9)
Sunday 7th June - Trinity Sunday
Faith at Home
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 Home 1 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 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 at Home 3 is based on Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd.
Faith at Home 4 - Light in the Darkness
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”:
Crossroads Kids Club – lots of parables to watch
Little Worship Company – Bible 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.