Pentecost = Church Birthday?

Some people celebrate Pentecost as the birth day of the church. You could do this by having a birthday cake and singing happy birthday to the church! You can make or buy a cake, or use muffins or whatever works best for you. You might have fun trying to work out how old The Church … Read more

Pentecost fire!

When the Spirit came to God’s people at Pentecost, they saw what looked like flames of fire land on each of them. Choose a way to watch flames safely. You could: • light some tealights • light birthday candles • have a BBQ • light a fire in a fire pit • watch a video … Read more

Pinwheel Prayers

At Pentecost, when the Spirit came God’s people heard a sound like a rushing wind. Acts 2:1-2 Jesus also said: “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8 Let’s use the wind … Read more

10 fun Bible and prayer activities to do outside

I’ve talked a lot recently about how being outside is a great way to worship and connect with God see HERE and HERE. Since it’s now Summer, the bees are busy and we have fewer and fewer excuses not to spend time outside. So I thought I’d share some ideas for focused faith activities which … Read more

Review: Abigail story book

Title: Abigail: a story book in the Mighty Girl, Mighty God series Author: Lucy Rycroft Illustrator: Andy Gray Published by: The Hope Filled Family Price: RRP £8.99 Good for: Families with children age 3-10 years old, childrens’ group where Bible stories are shared Best bit: I loved the combination of rollicking rhyme and detailed, expressive illustrations Worst bit: Rhyme is hard, and sometimes … Read more

Seven Simple Ways to Celebrate Easter

Over the years, we’ve celebrated Easter in many creative ways. (See my mega list of ideas here!) However, some years it’s necessary or even good to pair everything back and just do something simple and meaningful, and perhaps also fun. Here’s seven simple Easter ideas: I hope that inspires you to do something simple this … Read more

Easter Story Treasure Hunt

Here’s a really simple, fun and meaningful Easter activity – an Easter story treasure hunt. It’s created to work with your family at home or as part of a group or service – anywhere you want to have fun while exploring the Easter story together. You can source your own pictures, but to make it … Read more

Listen to the Easter story

I’m a huge fan of listening to stories – I listen to books myself and my children listen both individually and together when we’re in the car. I don’t feel it’s better or worse than traditional reading, and it definitely means we get more read. Let’s apply this to the Easter story: If you read … Read more

Celebrating real love

I find it really sad that in our culture, Valentines Day has become just a way to celebrate romantic love. In many languages (including those in the Bible), there are multiple words for ‘love’, demonstrating the different types of love and different types of relationships which involve love. The most classic passage in the Bible … Read more

Book Review: Faithful families for Lent, Easter and resurrection

Faithful Families for Lent, Easter and Resurrection Title: Faithful Families for Lent, Easter and Resurrection Author: Traci Smith Published by: Chalice Press Price: £9.59 Best for: families looking for simple, spiritual ways to mark Lent and Easter together Best bit: by focusing on spiritual practice, Traci gives us a great range of options to try, while … Read more

Create an Easter Garden

Have you seen some of the amazing Easter Garden ideas around the internet? I love these beautiful gardens, but I also love simplicity. I like it when I can create something from what I have around the house. Use your Easter garden to help visualize the story of Jesus’ burial and his resurrection. A lovely … Read more

Seven ways to use Baker Ross Nativity Mini Wooden Shapes

I’m sure, like me, you occasionally visit the Baker Ross website. I usually go looking for one thing, and am quickly overwhelmed by the sheer variety of wonderful crafty things! What I find tricky, is buying craft items which can only be used in one way, so here are seven ways you could use the … Read more