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Looking for something to do which links in with what’s happening now? Here are some simple, creative activities you might like to try.

Autumn Feasts

Celebrating Biblical Autumn Feasts

As August slips into Autumn, a bit early this year it feels, I’m starting to think and plan for September, and the three Biblical Feasts which all fall in it this year. In the church calendar, Autumn is the ‘green, growing time’, where there are no major festivals. However, in the Bible (and the Jewish […]

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12 ways to share the Easter story with under 5s

I know lots of people do things as a family to celebrate Jesus at Christmas, but what about Easter? In some ways, Christmas is harder as there’s so much else going on, but the Easter is trickier to tell, especially to younger children. Here are some ideas to help you: Tell the story with toys […]

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Encouragement cookies

This fun activity was created by my friend Caroline. Instead of ‘fortune cookies’, she made ‘encouragement cookies’ simply by writing out blessings on slips of paper then put them inside home-made fortune cookies. Warning: the folding bit is rather hot, so be careful! What sort of blessings you write will depending on who you are […]

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Discovering Saints Days as part of our faith at home

Maybe it was because I grew up in a protestant, evangelical tradition that I always thought anything to do with the saints was kind of catholic and probably a bit wrong. A few years ago, I went on a Godly Play retreat in which we explored twelve saint’s stories. To be honest, I wasn’t keen […]

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Snowdrop prayers

What fragile things could you pray for? If you can find some snowdrops, take some photos and use them to inspire your prayers. Every year I love it when I see snowdrops appear. I love their fragile beauty, intricate petals and flimsy stems buffeted by Winter winds. I love their tenacity at arriving while snow still threatens. While other bulbs […]