Worship

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.

A shudder of angels

All-age
A retelling of the shepherds' story, in the context of security guards watching over a building by night. Suitable for use at a carol service or other Christmas event.

Mrs Dinn at the Inn

All-ageSpecial event
Finding a new way to tell the story of Christmas is always a challenge. This charming version with illustrations could be just what you need to share the wonder of Christmas with adults and children at a special festival service.

Simon says

All-age
Jesus is invited to a dinner party that is interrupted by an outsider who gives him the love and welcome he should have received from his host. This idea is a performance piece for an act of worship or a reflection on welcome, love and forgiveness

An all-age Trinity

All-ageAll-Age service
The Feast of Trinity comes on the Sunday immediately after Pentecost and celebrates the mystery of God as three in one. This outline is full of lively suggestions for exploring this mystery in an all-age service or special event.

Messy mothers

All-ageAll-Age service
This is an outline for the celebration at Messy Church or as part of an all-age service on the theme of mothers. It focuses on a mother whose persistence and faith brought healing for her daughter.

The shepherd's song: a joy-filled meal

8-11 year olds, All-age
Offering hospitality to strangers is a strong Middle Eastern tradition. In Psalm 23, David sings with joy about the welcome he experiences as a guest of God's generous hospitality.

A selection of Christmas readings for children

All-ageSpecial event
This idea contains a variety of readings and poems that could be read by children or children and adults as part of a Christmas carol service, Christingle or special event.