Creative Kids Work
- a new site from the Netherlands is curating a whole range of ideas around children's ministry. It's currently offering a free subscription so why not take it up and have a look at what it offers?
Telling Time Differently
- Seasons, festivals and colours - the Church tells time differently. This article will help you understand the rhythm of the year.
Growing Up Digital
- This week, the Office of the Children's Commissioner released "Growing up Digital" which highlighted the confusion that young people (and their parents) have over the terms and conditions which are applied when signing up to apps. The NSPCC have an excellent site with good advice about online apps - well worth highlighting for parents in your church.
Talking in Church
- Carolyn Brown calls it holy whispering, but some people frown on talking in church. This blog offers some thoughts about the importance of engaging children in conversation during worship.
Scripture Union have some new resources for Easter -
The Biggest Surprise
- this is a small booklet for ages 5 - 8s and The Most Mind Boggling Mystery
- designed for 8 - 11s, both aim to unpack what Christians believe about Easter. Ideal to give away at Easter events.
The Real Easter Egg Sharing Box
Just £1 per person - Ideal for church services, assemblies, outreach events or gifts for neighbours. Inside are 30 Midi eggs (20g) and 30 copies of the Easter story/activity poster. Each midi-egg foil reads 'The Real Easter Egg. Christ is Risen.'
Children’s Society has a host of resources to use for the season of Lent.
Contemplative Lent Resources - This worship outline is to help in claiming an hour or so of sacred space in this manner, during a church gathering time - a great way to help people focus and refresh.
The Co-op Community Fund
are now open for applications for funding from April to September 2017.
They are looking for 3 projects in each of around 1,500 local communities across the UK. They'll choose projects led by small, locally based organisations that:
- benefit the local community centred around Co-op food stores and funeral homes
- have the greatest possible benefit to their community
- make maximum use of the amount of funding available