Resources - Seasonal Ideas

This page has some general concepts that you may find useful.

There are also some limited copyright issues, which are towards the bottom of that page here. Please do read them. They are not complex!

I also make some comments about the source of material - again please read, especially if you recognise your material! I mean no offense.

There is also an Alphabetical list of resources here

This page is far from complete.  It is very much a work in progress.  The alphabetical list is complete!

Many of these documents are in the PDF format.

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Our Videos

Easter 2021 - Jesus is Alive!

Christmas 2020 - The first Christmas night!

 

Advent

Jesus is coming again - a responsive prayer with an accompanying presentation. (ppt)

 

Ascension

Jesus went back to heaven.  Colour booklets, B&W booklets, colouring sheets, wordsearches and puzzles to download. The account of Jesus going back to heaven

 

Christmas

Jesus came to earth as a baby - a simple black and white handout with Makaton symbols.  (PDF)

The first Christmas night - Colour booklet, colouring sheets, a colouring booklet, and other activities telling the story of the first Christmas night

Video - The first Christmas Night!

The Angels discuss Jesus' birth - a simple drama telling the story of Mary and Joseph being told by the angels. (Word)

Good News at Christmas - a simple carol service outline (Word)

Angels visit the shepherds - an interactive reading.  The congregation make relevant noises where there are *** in the script! (PDF)

A Christmas drama

The wisemen look for a baby King.  Colour booklet, colouring sheets and booklet, and other activities

Zacharias can't talk - account of Zacharias meeting the angel, and the birth of John

 

New Year

An acted prayer using flags for the start of a New Year or indeed any other relevant time or event.

Also see "Bible studies" in the Alphabetical list of resources  - All things new: New Beginnings. Luke 19: 1-6,8

 

Ash Wednesday

A "Pass the Parcel" activity that can be adapted for all sorts of occasions.

 

Palm Sunday

A service outline - Notes in PDF (PDF) Presentation in PowerPoint

 

Good Friday

A way of telling the Good Friday story using 10 pictures.

Good Friday and Easter Day - downloadable and printable booklets

For Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter day see Bible Studies - Easter Bible Notes in Resources

 

 

Harvest time

Thank you God for a beautiful world - using all five senses

 

Easter Sunday

An Easter Service outline (1) - Notes in PDF Presentation in PowerPoint

An Easter Service outline (2) - Notes in PDF Presentation in PowerPoint

Jesus is alive - a fun responsive chant reinforcing the fact that Jesus is alive!

Jesus is alive No 2 - another fun responsive chant celebrating the fact that Jesus is alive

Jesus is alive No 3 - Colour booklet, colouring sheets and booklet, and other activities.

Video - Easter 2021 - Jesus is Alive!

The heart beat of Jesus (PDF) - a powerful drama that requires a bit more ability, but can be adapted for all abilities.

A simple silhouette Easter Card to make

Easter Day - downloadable and printable booklets for Easter and Good Friday

For Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter day see Bible Studies - Easter Bible Notes in Resources

 

Remembrance Sunday - Poppy Day

An outline for a part of the service - Presentation in PowerPoint and the  Notes (Word)

 

Pentecost and the Holy Spirit

An idea for Pentecost is here

The Fruit of the Spirit is here

 

Bible Studies

These simple studies have been kindly supplied by Cambridge Causeway, written by Chrissy Cole. (2021)

1.  All things new: New Beginnings.  Luke 19: 1-6,8  docx version   PDF version

2.  All things new: A new family.  John 1:12  docx version   PDF version

3.  All things new: A new commandment.  John 13:34-35  docx version   PDF version

4.  All things new: New Life.  John 11:25-26  docx version   PDF version

5.  All things new: New hope. Rev 21:1-4  docx version   PDF version

6.  All things new: A new meal.  Luke 22:19-20  docx version   PDF version

AND:

Easter Bible notes.  Including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day.  docx version   PDF version

Eyewitnesses!

1.  What is an eyewitness?  1 Corinthians 15:3-8  docx version   PDF version

2.  Eyewitnesses.  Mary Magdalene.  John 20: 10, 14-18   docx version   PDF version

3.  Eyewitnesses. Ascension.  Acts 1:9-11.  docx version   PDF version

4.  Eye witnesses. Pentecost.  Acts 1:7-8  docx version   PDF version

5.  Eye witnesses.  The Road to Emmaus.  Luke 24:30-33, 35  docx version   PDF version

6.  Eyewitnesses.  The story of Thomas.  John 20:24-29  docx version   PDF version

7.  Eyewitnesses.  Jesus forgives Peter.  John 21:15-17  docx version   PDF version

8.  Eyewitnesses.  Paul the last eyewitness.  1 Corinthians 15:3-7   docx version   PDF version

Jesus loves me

1.  Jesus loves me as I am.  Luke 19:1-5   docx version   PDF version

2.  Jesus loves me and forgives me.  Luke 15:20-24  docx version   PDF version