This week’s video for worship at home or streamed family worship is the story of Pentecost. You can find it here – please do share it to anyone who might find it useful.
I’ve also copied a Pentecost scavenger hunt I used when I was a children’s worker – we did it at church, but it could easily be done at home by a family, or in many homes over a Zoom Sunday School meetup!
Christ Church St. Lawrence, in Sydney, has some Pentecost reflections and activities that could easily be done at home, as does Flame Creative Kids.
Messy Church for Messy Times:
Our “Messy Church for Messy Times” activities are in full flow – we have Zoom cafes every day this week from 2 – 3 pm and you’re very welcome at any or all of the remaining ones. For the Zoom link, email me!
You can also use the video session we’ve put together, featuring prayers, activities, music, and a story. It’s led by Bishops, Archdeacons, their children, some Messy Church families from All Saints Clifton and Southill, and me.
We’re also having Twitter conversations about Messy Church – use the hashtag #MessyChurchAtHome and follow my Twitter feed on @stalbanscme
Keeping in Touch:
Church Print Hub has made downloadable prayer postcards saying “Loving God, Bless My Family Today.” You could send them to Messy Church or toddler group families to encourage them to pray for each other and remind them you’re praying for them. Or you could make them available to families to send to relatives they haven’t seen for a long time. You can order them in packs of 20 here.
Here’s a Pentecost scavenger hunt I put together for a half-term club when I was a children’s worker. We did it in the church, but you could easily do it at home as well, after online church on Pentecost, or as part of a family service.
Here are the rules I set:
- You can be as creative as you like in deciding how the objects fit these clues. But each object can only be used for ONE clue.
- If you find something that can’t be moved, you can take us to it for judging time or take a picture of it and use that.
- One point for each item you find.
Pentecost Scavenger Hunt
CAN YOU FIND:
Something that can be used to make fire
Something in a different language
A picture of water
Something that reminds you of wind
Something that helps tell the story of Jesus to people who haven’t heard it
Something that brings light into darkness
Something that could help someone who is afraid feel brave again
Something that shows Jesus’ friends
Something with lots of colours
A lock or key
You can download this week’s edition of Children’s Ministry News At Home here..
There seems to be a problem with the links in the PDF, apart from the email link for the Ronni Lamont event.
Here they are:
YouTube video of the Ascension.
Rochester Diocese Faith at Home resources, including Ascension and Pentecost
Dove and Flame template
Engage Worship – Ascension and Pentecost
For Messy Church Zoom cafes link (M – F 25th – 29th May, 2 pm), email firstname.lastname@example.org
As some of you may know, Julie has been put on furlough for now. This means I’m doing the administration – and I’m on a steep learning curve on how things work. So this is a different place from the one you’re used to finding Children’s Ministry News. Hopefully we’ll be back to normal next week, but in the meantime, you can download the newsletter here:
Children’s Ministry News at Home, 12 May 2020