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Children and Families’ Noticeboard

Welcome! This page offers ideas and resources to help you 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!

Family Provision in May

9th May – 10am, Online Themed Service for Christian Aid

The central topic for this service is water! During the reflection we will hear a good news story about the work of Christian Aid in Kenya, and we will also be invited taste, play with (optional!) and give thanks for our abundant supply of clean water.

During the service you might like to try making a collection pot so that you can raise funds for Christian Aid by noticing how often you use taps and giving 5p or 10p each time. To make this well collection pot, you will need a cardboard tube, flat pieces of cardboard and a bendy straw or pipe cleaner. Alternatively you could decorate the tube with a larger water drop saying ‘Water of Life’.

Here is an activity sheet to explore more about water conservation in our homes. Here are 32 simple ways to save water. And this website has lots more information and a fun pairs game!

To join in, follow or sponsor the St Mark’s Land’s End to John O’ Groats challenge for Christian Aid please go to this page. More information about what’s happening during Christian Aid week can be found here.

16th May – 10am, Gather on the Green. 

So far we have always accommodated everyone, but please do let Hannah know either through email or message if you intend to come so that numbers can be monitored informally.

23rd May – 4pm, Intergeneration Worship on the Green (Pentecost)

This is a great opportunity for us to gather together across the ages for worship. The invitation to join this space it open to all. Please email to express an interest in attending by Thursday 20th May so that we can monitor numbers in regard to COVID restrictions but we look forward to seeing you there.

Private Prayer in the Building

 

Along with gathering on Sundays, you might like to take time out to reconnect within your family and to continue enjoying moments of slowness / mindfulness that have been so important over the last few months. You are welcome to visit the green at any time, where there are creative prayer stations to explore.

Equally, the church remains open for private prayer and you are welcome to visit the church, which is a wonderful sensory experience, and it can be really lovely to have such a space all to yourselves! There are creative prayer stations around to explore. If you would like to arrange a convenient time to visit just let me know.

For further details about all of these activities, including dates and times click here.

 

 

 

Resources for Sunday Mornings:

Useful Resources for standard Sundays:

Here is a copy of the visual cues for a ‘regular’ service booklet.

Makaton Signing for themed services:

The Lord’s Prayer:

This is the repeated phrase during the Prayer of Thanksgiving:

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!

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.

Hannah can be contacted on childrensworker@stmarkssheffield.co.uk