Friday, 29 January 2021

Candlemas: The story of Anna and Simeon video

 If you're celebrating Candlemas or the presentation of Christ in the temple this Sunday, here is a short stop motion video of the story! Click here for the link to the video.

Thursday, 7 January 2021

The Baptism of Jesus Story Video and Activities to use at Home

Yet again we have entered into a necessary national lockdown to help with the response to Covid 19.  Some churches are remaining open and some are closing temporarily. Whatever is happening where you are, there are lots of things to help you celebrate faith at home!

This coming Sunday is when we traditionally celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. Here is a video of the story and some extra ideas for exploring it- especially useful if your church is closed and you will be at home with your family.

Make a story spinner

Make doves from paper. Click for the video of how to make them.

Think about God saying that Jesus was his son and that he loved him.

  • Who is in your family?
  • What is a family?
  • How do you know that you belong to a family?
  • What does it mean to be in God's family?

Light a candle and say this prayer:

God, thank you that we are part of your family and part of a human family. Send the Holy Spirit to help us and be with us in the coming year. Help us to learn more about your love for us and help us to show that love to others. Amen.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Epiphany Family service video , service words and extra activities

Here is a 10 minute family service for Epiphany including thank you prayers, sorry prayers, story and interactive prayer activity.

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

Here are some extra things to do on the theme of the Wise Men:

Epiphany Star Finger Print Prayers

Make an Epiphany King Cake

Epiphany Play Dough Mat


Thursday, 31 December 2020

Epiphany Story Video: The Visit of the Wise Men

If you're telling the story of the visit of the wise men this Sunday, here is a short video to help!