Do you have a passion for helping urban churches share God’s love with children and their families? CURBS is a values-based project focussed on supporting ministry and mission with 'Children in URBan Situations' across the UK. The CURBS Trustees are currently looking to recruit two key part-time positions: CURBS Project Coordinator CURBS Developmen
This family devotion material is based on the 7Ways BibleMAX lessons in Unit 5 - Christmas. This means that parents can follow up at home what children are doing in their program at church.There are 5 weeks of simple and creative family devotions, using the 'Head, Heart, Hand' method. It is clearly laid out to make it easy for any family to use, wi
This Multi-age Advent Resource encourages households, multi-age small groups and multi-age congregations to engage together around some of the Advent lectionary readings for each week of Advent. You will notice that these are not the classic ‘birth narratives’ of Christmas. Rather, they are texts that provide an opportunity to be stimulated by a greater brea
We are delighted to offer this Assembly Outline for your Primary School this Christmas We're offering every Primary School an exciting FREE gift! An Assembly Outline with all you need to run a 10-minute talk/presentation on the story of Christmas, including: A short animated video - you can download a high-resolution version for showing in assembly Asse
A reflective, interactive resource for children's and family workers, parents, carers and grandparents How do we understand Christ's love better? Taking 1 Corinthians 13 as its starting point, Exploring God's Love in Everyday Life uses readings, reflections and prayers to explore the love that Jesus lived and taught. The material covers 20 the
Creative Ideas for Lent and Easter contains a wealth of inspirational ideas and activities for Lent and the Easter season. All the ideas use readily available materials and have instant appeal. From the traditional Simnel cake through a living Easter tree to a 3D action ascension scene, this book will inspire church leaders and families to deepen their exper
Three complete sessions for Lent, Holy Week and Easter, together with a wealth of activities to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church - creative prayers, games, food crafts, and ideas for organising an Easter trail. Craft templates and a session planning grid are included.
Using a family-friendly approach the Messy lyfe material draws all ages into a closer understanding of God's love. Through activities, thoughts to reflect upon and short suggested Bible readings, the whole family is given something to think about, be thankful for, to consider in their own lives.
You've probably heard the Christmas Story ... but have you heard the Story of Christmas? •Why is it called Christmas? •Why do we celebrate on 25 December? •What year was Jesus really born? •What do Christmas Trees have to do with Jesus? •What about Santa Claus? Where did he come from? •Which came first? Christmas or Hanukah? and which one did Jesus cele
This weekend we will be baptizing several parents of kids who are part of our children's ministry. This happens almost every time we have baptism. Parents who have come to Christ are baptized with their children. We see this happen because of a change we made a few years ago. Here it is. We have parents attend their kid's faith commitment / bapt
Many churches offer Advent Wreath making as an intergenerational activity. There are so many positive aspects of this activity. On the other hand, careful planning is needed. Today we hear from Kathryn Carroll, who has been coordinating this event for years, along with her Advent “gurus” at Christ Church United Methodist in New York City. It’s another instal
We try to bring together a team of people of both genders, different denominations, lay and ordained, large and small churches and from both rural and urban contexts. (So please don’t take it personally if your writing is brilliant but we simply have too many people from a similar background!)
Stephen Gough, 79, worked as a woodwork teacher at a school in Aukland, New Zealand, and was a committed churchgoer and active member of the local community. He admitted to nine child sex abuse charges on Wednesday. "It's hard to imagine a more gross breach of trust," sentencing judge Kevin Glubb said, highlighting the "persistent, relent
As a parent we want to make the most of every season. Christmas time is no exception. I remember a few years back looking for ways to help my kids “get” the true meaning of Christmas. I’m not anti-santa just more of a Santa agnostic. We tried to teach our oldest that Santa wasn’t real for a while and a few years ago despite our best efforts he opened his gif