Children’s Message, Alpha & Omega symbols — Tod Gobledale, UK

Revelations 1:8, 21:6, 22:13 — Lectionary reading for Christmas and New Year A,B,C; Easter 2C, 5C and 7C, All Saints Day Year B, Pentecost 27B (Proper 29B) Alpha & Omega: Introducing the symbols of the church to children   This message offers children the opportunity to look around the sanctuary or worship room and discover […]

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Matariki – Māori New Year — New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Traditionally for the Maori, Matariki is a time to remember those who have died in the last year.  The Progressive Christianity Aotearoa website provides the outline of a service that may be used for Matariki, All Hallows Eve or All Saints Day. Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as […]

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Remembering the Saints and Souls — New Zealand

I wondered what would happen if instead of sitting in our church buildings worrying about people missing the significance of All Hallows eve, we left the church building and got engaged in adding significance to the halloween celebrations going outside. I suggested we might gather at a church yard, with a fire and remember the […]

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Children’s Message, All Saints Day — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, Colorado USA

Children’s Message for All Saints Day – recognizing God’s workers By Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, Colorado USA Preparation Script  (Adjust to your setting.) Saint Stories I like to include a couple familiar figures, a couple less recognized figures, and one or two personal figures, either from my family or my community.  The iconography […]

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