Children and Families’ Noticeboard!
Welcome! This page is to offer ideas and resources to explore faith and spirituality in a variety of ways within your family. It is often being changed and updated so do keep coming back to have a look!
Resources for Sunday Mornings:
Useful Resources for standard Sundays:
And here are the makaton signs for this week’s Taize chant:
More videos of signing for themed services can be found further down the page.
Family Breakout Space
The breakout group will start after ‘Journeying Together’ and we will return during the Offertory hymn and will be an informal opportunity for children and families to meet together. It will vary each week but is likely to involve a mixture of singing together – familiar songs/chants and nursery rhymes etc; a story or something to explore together; space to bring and share news and activities etc; and time to bring forward the people and situations we would like to pray for.
Preparing Music for Worship
Over the last year, children and families have often taken part in the Gloria and various other aspects of music within the service. We would really like this to continue during our Zoom services. This is the next Gloria that we will be using, which should be fairly familiar. This is the reference track for you to use –
Makaton Signing for themed services:
The Lord’s Prayer:
This is how we sing ‘The Peace’ together as a call and response…
Zoom church – creative ways of connecting.
As we settle into something more like a normal routine here are some ways of creating a prayerful space within your home, ready for services or those precious moments of quiet!
This link also gives helpful ideas about creating a prayer corner at home.
In addition to creating a sacred space, our household has found it really helpful to be actively prayerful by creating prayer squares together while participating in services. The video explains a bit more but its really very simple and you don’t need any special resources – just paper and something to draw with. Enjoy!
If we had gathered on Palm Sunday, we would have enjoyed a procession into the Church and we each would have had a Palm Cross to take away.
Here is a quick introduction to where this tradition comes from and two videos to show you how to make them:
You might like to display them somewhere so that other people can see them as well – either in a window or take a photo and pop it on social media!
B – Tots Playgroup
There is a growing bank of nursery rhymes and songs that can be found on our facebook page! Hannah has been taking requests and adding one or two each week. Also we are now meeting through zoom occasionally which has been a lovely opportunity to remake contact – parents sharing their experiences of the last few weeks and children delighting in singing songs together. If you would like to be involved in B-Tots please go to the Btots Broomhill Playgroup Facebook Page.
The Church is the People!
We are reconsidering how to create ‘space’ for our children. If you have been to our 10am worship and registered your child/ren with St Mark’s you should have been invited to join a closed facebook page called ‘St Mark’s Families’. We hope that this will provide a safe space for children to access and interact with resources generated by our families and children’s leaders. If you would like to register your child/ren for St Mark’s provision please email Hannah.
Hannah can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org