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A lame man is healed at the Beautiful Gate

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.

Like a mustard seed

4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, All-age
The parable of the mustard seed is one of the most memorable and profound stories that Jesus told his followers. This outline explores some of its meaning with reference to three other Bible stories.

The feeding of the 5000

8-11 year olds, All-age
Here is a version of the miracle of the five loaves and two small fish that turned a surprise picnic with Jesus into an unforgettable feast.

Celebrating 1 in a 100

All-ageAll-Age service, Special event
The parable of the lost sheep is possibly one of Jesus' best known stories. This outline for a celebration focuses on ways to explore this story with children and families in all-age worship, Messy Church or at a special event.

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.

Celebrate harvest

All-ageAll-Age service
This is an idea for a short act of worship for all ages at Harvest Thanksgiving.