John

A lame man is healed at the Beautiful Gate

All-age
A fun way to tell the story of the healing of the lame man by Peter and John, using a well-known nursery counting song. It is suitable for a Messy Church celebration, an all-age service, collective worship or a group session with adults and children.

Palm Sunday story

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-age
The story of Palm Sunday, told from a child's point of view. Suitable for all-age worship or a children's group.

A father's prayer

8-11 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
This outline for a group session focuses on a father who came to Jesus for help because his son was very ill. It can be used for Father's Day or could be adapted as a framework for an all-age celebration in church.

The forgotten story of Christmas

All-age
The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth is often overlooked in our eagerness to tell what happened to Mary and Joseph at the first Christmas. The following outline offers a storytelling template to be used in all-age worship and with children's groups.

A mother's best advice

8-11 year olds
This outline explores the story of the miracle of water into wine at Cana with a particular focus on Mary's advice to Jesus. Parts of this outline could be used in the context of Mothering Sunday.

The woman at the well

8-11 year olds, All-ageAll-Age service
As Jesus travelled through Samaria once, he stopped by a well to talk with a woman. The conversation that followed his request for a drink is a master class in how to draw people closer to God and to a living faith of their own.

Celebrate the Last Supper

All-ageAll-Age service
This simple outline offers a lively way to tell one incident from the Last Supper and introduces Jesus as the Saviour King who shows us the way to serve others.

Let there be light

All-ageAll-Age service
An idea for a dramatic presentation by a group to explore different sorts of light and leads into how we can all be part of God's command to let the light shine.

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