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 throughout Summer
Sunday 4 July, 9.30am Breakfast Session & 10am Themed Service Online
The theme for this month is ‘Being Church’ and we will use the story of ‘Stone Soup’ to explore the ways in which everyone brings something, and is important in creating our community of church. You might like to chop up some veg and prepare a soup lunch as you participate and reflect together on what it means to be church for each other?!
Lynn will be leading the Breakfast Session for a general catch up and chance to share news beforehand – a good way to experience being church for each other! You might like to print out these Stone Soup activity sheets. There is a wordsearch and an anagram puzzle; of which there is an easy version or harder version available.
Sunday 11 July, 10am, Gathering on the Green
Sunday 18 July, 4pm, Intergenerational Worship on the Green
This will hopefully be co-led by Hannah and Sarah Rose who is taking on the role of children’s worker for the next few months!
As this will be the end of term for many this might be a nice moment for a picnic tea on the green together after the service?
Sunday 25 July, 10am, Gathering on the Green
August will be a much quieter month but there will be opportunities to gather informally which we’ll share more of in the final newsletter of the term once Sarah Rose has had chance to think about what she and the team can offer.
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 [email protected]