Children’s Session: Matters of the Heart

Children’s Session: Matters of the Heart

Children’s Session: Matters of the Heart Before the Service Reflecting God’s Love Gather a collection of mirrors that the children can use to look at themselves with. The idea ois to encourage the children look at themselves and ask God to show them what He loves about them. God sees us differently to the way […] You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children's work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y team.This content is available to Patrons pledging $1 or more on Patreon Unlock with...
Children’s Sermon: Walking on Eggs (Sunday 26th Auguust)

Children’s Sermon: Walking on Eggs (Sunday 26th Auguust)

Children’s Talk: Walking on Eggs Readings 1 Kings 8: (1-6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Joshua 24: 1-2a, 14-18 Psalm 34: 15-22 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 Idea: The children’s talk focuses in on the Ephesians reading about the armour of God but teases out themes present in all of today’s readings. Namely that God is […] You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children's work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y team.This content is available to Patrons pledging $1 or more on Patreon Unlock with...
Children’s Session – Noah #SuperSunday

Children’s Session – Noah #SuperSunday

This is the second post in a series of children’s sessions journeying through the Bible called SuperSunday. It’s ideal for children’s clubs or Sunday School and it’s designed to be quite fast paced with an element of choice built into the session. Before the Servic Animal Masks Print off the masks templates and give children […] You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children's work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y team.This content is available to Patrons pledging $1 or more on Patreon Unlock with...
Children’s Sermon (19th August 2018) What’s on the inside

Children’s Sermon (19th August 2018) What’s on the inside

Children’s Talk (19th August 2018) What’s on the inside Readings 1 Kings 2:10–12; 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 Thought God is not external to us but is ‘seen’ and ‘felt’ within us. Often the spiritual part of our lives is hard to identify and difficult to find under the various layers of who […] You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children's work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y team.This content is available to Patrons pledging $1 or more on Patreon Unlock with...
Children’s Session: Abraham – God Keeps His Promises

Children’s Session: Abraham – God Keeps His Promises

This is the third post in a series of children’s sessions journeying through the Bible called SuperSunday. It’s ideal for children’s clubs or Sunday School and it’s designed to be quite fast paced with an element of choice built into the session.  Balloon Art Materials: Small balloons; Balloon pump; Washable Paint; Plastic Darts; Thumbtacks, Canvas […] You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children's work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y team.This content is available to Patrons pledging $1 or more on Patreon Unlock with...
Children’s Session: Peace

Children’s Session: Peace

Exploring Peace: Below are some ideas, activities and discussion starters to help children and young people explore the theme of peace.   Inspirational Quotes Print off the inspirational quotes about peace and display around your meeting space. Quotes:Postcards-for-peace-inspirational-quotes Peace – Mindfulness Colouring     Activity: Origami Doves   Instruction Video here   Group Activity: Agree/Disagree […] You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children's work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y team.This content is available to Patrons pledging $1 or more on Patreon Unlock with...
Children’s Sermon (12th August 2018) – Living in Harmony

Children’s Sermon (12th August 2018) – Living in Harmony

Children’s Talk (12th August 2018) – Living in Harmony Readings 2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33 4 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4: 25- 5: 2 John 6: 35, 41-51 Thought Often conflict arises from creating labels of them and us – establish ways of determining who is in and who is out. Building peace starts with creating spaces where all are welcomed and affirmed; and where we can explore how we are all connected. As we see in the reading from Ephesians neighbours are in truth members of one another. Children’s Talk The best stories aren’t the ones we watch or listen to – the best stories are the ones we carry, live out and share in. So this morning I wanted your help in sharing a story together that is as old as time itself. A story that brings us all here to church every Sunday. I’m also going to need some special volunteer musicians from the Sunday School. Hand out some musical instruments to the children – this could be shakers, tambourines if you have them. For a more basic option – an upturned bucket makes a great drum.All stories have a rhythm and a tempo. Have someone play a simple beat that the congregation can clap along to and the children can join in with with their instruments. If you have other musicians within the congregation have them join in and build up the song one-by-one until everyone is playing and clapping along in unison. This could lead to a medley off choruses/praise songs. Or it might be an opportunity to sing and play together a song...
The Cost of Children

The Cost of Children

The Cost of Children I read an article this week showing the real cost of raising  children. What was interesting was that it also listed what you got for your money. The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with a total of £67,716 for an average UK family. That doesn’t even touch college tuition. But it’s not too bad if you break it down. It translates into: · £3762 a year, ·  £313.50 month, or * just under £80 a week. · That’s a mere £11 a day! · Just under 50p an hour. Still, you might think the best financial advice is not to have children if you want to be “rich.” Actually, it is just the opposite. What do you get for your £67, 716 Naming rights. First, middle, and last! Glimpses of God every day. Giggles under the covers every night. More love than your heart can hold. Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs. Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies. A hand to hold, usually covered with jelly or chocolate. A partner for blowing bubbles, flying kites Someone to laugh yourself silly with, no matter what the boss said or how your stocks performed that day. For £67,716, you never have to grow up. You get to: finger-paint, carve pumpkins, play hide-and-seek, catch lightning bugs, and never stop believing in Santa Claus. You have an excuse to: keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh, watching Saturday morning cartoons, going to Disney movies, and wishing on stars. You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and...
Children’s Sermon: The Cake Mix

Children’s Sermon: The Cake Mix

Below is a short script I used for a recently children’s talk during the church service. How do we live life in all its fullness? What might guide us? Whose advice might we listen to? Does anyone here like cake? What is your favourite kind of cake? I love cake and I would like to bake one for you! (Take out cake mix.) This is going to be the most delicious cake ever! It says to empty the cake mix into a large bowl. (Rip open the box and pour the contents into the bowl) Now it says to add in 2 eggs. (Take the eggs shall and all and smash it into the bowl.) Next it says to add in some sugar. I have have any of that, but I’m sure that salt would be fine instead. (Dump in some salt). Let’s see, now it says to add in some flower. I don’t have any but I found this white powder in my cupboard and home so I guess I can add that. (Dump in the baking soda.) Then it says add in oil and a little water and stir, but I don’t have any water but I do have some vinegar. I love putting oil and vinegar on a salad so they are probably the same. (Pour in some vinegar and stir as the reaction occurs.) I don’t have any chocolate powder…but I do have some brown sauce. They’re both the same colour so we’ll probably be alright…. Would anyone like to come and be my taster? Oh no! This is a huge mess! I don’t understand...
Children’s Session: Creation

Children’s Session: Creation

This is the first post in a series of children’s sessions journeying through the Bible that I have called SuperSunday. It’s ideal for children’s clubs or Sunday School and it’s designed to be quite fast paced with an element of choice built into the session.  Activities are provided for before the Sunday service as a […] You can become a patron of Children & Youth through Patreon. In return for your monthly support, we offer first access to a range of youth and children's work resources. Thank you for being part of the C&Y team.This content is available to Patrons pledging $1 or more on Patreon Unlock with...