Children and Families Intergen Ministry Resources – May

From Project Officer Mission – Beth Nicholls

As we continue in this covid19 time, with some returning to school and some restrictions being lifted there is still a sense of caution, even nervousness about how to be a community.  We as church have a special place at this time as we pastorally care for each other. Jesus calls us to be God’s family in whatever situation we find ourselves. The church is already a community of connected and caring people – this is what we offer to those about us.

I’ve heard stories of people asking questions of churchgoers about how they seem to have more people calling them or checking in on how they are going. Remember when we were travelling people it was said that we always have a place where we are welcome because we know we can go to church. It’s true! In these restricted times this is exactly what we can witness to – tell our non-church friends about how good it is to belong to God’s family.

 

Here are some resources I’ve gathered for children and families ministry plus some for intergenerational ministry.

If you or your church has some resources to share please send them to me and we’ll put them up on the Presbytery Facebook page

 

Kids blessing.  Here is a lovely YouTube with kids singing the Blessing Song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?

 

Baker Ross has put out some free card ideas for children and adults to make to send to someone to brighten their day.  Baker Ross news@emails.bakerross.co.uk

20 Zoom game ideas for households  I came across this resource of 20 games to play online a good variety and just some fun!  Good to also include in you take home resource

https://parentingforfaith.org/ from BRF The Parenting for Faith has a searchable library of videos, articles and resources for parents , carers and churches.

 

https://kitchentable.org.uk/ the Kitchen Table project which has a whole lot of rescources for parents and church leaders about encouraging parents to share faith with their children. There are some videos to inspire.

 

Lost Sheep Resources

Andrew McDonough, creator of popular illustrated stories like Cecil the Seep’ and ‘Basel the Vine’ has written large number of books and resources based on Bible Stories. The books are sold at Koorong but are also available for purchase online at :

Cecil the Lost Sheep <info=lostsheep.com.au@>; on behalf of; Cecil the Lost Sheep info@lostsheep.com.au

United Reformed Church UK.  When the lockdown starts to ease, what MUST resume, what SHOULDN’T & what might we do differently? Read for the new “normal”, a new booklet that’s written by URC Synod Moderators to help carry URCs & ministers past the lockdown & into a healthy future: https://urc.org.uk/

& from Chris Barnett Vic/Tas Synod

 1.       Some practical ideas

35 ways to love your neighbours right now

155 animated Bible stories (Saddleback Kids)

5 tips for on-line ministry with younger generations

1 Story to consider: The Great Realisation (Tomfoolery)

 

2.       Some resources for homes

Pulse mail for families (Pulse)

Quizworx home delivery (Quizworx)

Faith at home through play (GodVenture)

Church at home packs (Jesus without language)

Glimpsing Life – sensory faith activities (Glimpsing Life)

 

3.       Holy Communion in the current context

Waiting for communion (Grow Ministries)

Holy Communion and Covid-19 (Jason Goroncy)

Resources for thinking about Communion at this time (UCA)

Come and have breakfast: a table liturgy for home (Sally Douglas)

Liturgy of Empty Hands” a Communion alternative (Hy.phenated Faith) 

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