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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Children’s message, Keeping promises, Luke 2:22-40 — Tod Gobledale, UK

Luke 2:22-40, Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Readings for First Sunday after Christmas, Revised Common Lectionary Year B This is intended to be used with a group of children gathered together around the worship leader.  One or two children will suffice; more is delightful. Preparation: small child-size chair, for worship leader soft cloth bag large enough to hold […]

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St Andrew’s Day — 30 November

What words do we use to commemorate saints of old? What words connect to the swelling pride of a nation commemorating a patron saint? What lyrics might the drone of a bagpipe arouse in us?   St Andrew’s Day 30 November is Scotland’s national day commemorating St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. St Andrew […]

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Contacting God, Children’s Message — Tod & Ana Gobledale, UK

Preparation:   Bag with telephone inside.  The telephone should be easily recognizable, as a telephone, by the children. Gather the children around. I like to face the children, with my back to the congregation.  I either sit on the floor or on a child’s small chair.  The children either sit on the floor around me or […]

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Father’s Day — Fathering Sunday

What words do we use for describing fathers? Who they are and who they have been? Our relationships with them — the easy ones, the complicated ones, the painful ones?     Newest ‘Father’s Day’ posts . . . (images link to posts)   Alphabetical archive of all ‘Father’s Day’ resources . . .

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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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