Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Zoom Nativity Script

 I work with a group of clergy and lay leaders who (in non-Covid times!) go into a variety of schools for collective worship and lots of other things. We got together this afternoon to film a Zoom Nativity to show in our schools, since we can't be there in person.

The whole nativity is 3-4 minutes long and is suitable for primary school audiences. It works by everyone naming their Zoom profile with their character name and switching their video off unless they are taking part in the scene. The script is very clear about when to switch on and off!

Click here if you'd like to use the script :-)

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday will be Remembrance Sunday and, because of our new restrictions, we will have to do things differently this year. Here are some resources to help!

This is the family service video I made for our diocese this week, including a short story of a real soldier who died in WW1 and what the Bible says in Isaiah 2: 4 about the hope that God will bring Peace between nations. 

Click here for the simple liturgy, if you'd like to follow along with the words.

This is the story of the soldier just by itself: 

Here is a 2 minute video of images to help visual children (and adults!) to reflect during the 2 minutes silence.

This is a play dough mat using a verse from Revelation to help explore Remembrance day themes.

Here are some prayer ideas for people and places in conflict:

Friday, 2 October 2020

Jesus and the 10 Lepers family service video with resources and further ideas

 It's been really busy recently reopening the church and doing many risk assessments. Not everyone is able or confident to return just yet, though, so we are continuing with our weekly online family services. This week we are taking a look at the story of Jesus and the 10 lepers and exploring the theme of thankfulness. If you fancy joining in, here are some links to the resources we are using:

The video of the service including sorry and thank you prayers, story, wondering questions and creative prayer activity.

The service liturgy if you'd like to join in can be printed off by clicking here.

Click here to print off the play dough mat:

Click here for more ideas on saying thank you.

Friday, 17 July 2020

Jacob's Ladder: Video, liturgy and resources for worship at home

Although some churches are open for socially distanced worship now, we have made the decision to remain closed for the time being. If you are in a similar situation and are looking for something that families can do at home this Sunday then here are some resources to help with the lectionary reading of Jacob's ladder in Genesis 28.

Video of a 12 minute family worship service including 'sorry' prayers, 'thank you' prayers, story with wondering questions and a creative prayer activity (see above).

Click here for the service words if you'd like to follow along.

Click here for a colouring sheet.

Click here for a play dough mat.

Click here for more creative ideas.