Due to the new national lockdown, there will be no gathered services at St John's. This includes groups for children and young people.
A number of our groups do meet online (including Youth Group and Choir). We also send our occasional packs of resources to support Faith at Home, particularly to those families with younger children, who are less likely to engage with worship online. If any of these would be of interest to you or your family, please do contact Chris.
This page will be updated with weekly ideas for families to discover and explore faith at home.
Faith and Giulia are very kindly showing us the actions for a gathering prayer for you and your family to share before starting the weeks activities.
God Loves Me
From the top of my head
to the tips of my toes;
from the lobes of my ears
(Touch ear lobes)
to the end of my nose;
from my back, to my front
to my wiggly fingers,
(stretch out arms and wiggle fingers)
God loves me!
(jump up and down)
This weekend we reach the end of our Lenten journey.
At home this week, you might like to start by watching this Passion Song, which with music and video retells the story of Jesus' death and resurrection: Passion Song
On Maundy Thursday we remember Jesus' final meal with his disciples, the Last Supper. We also remember that at that meal, Jesus washed his disciples' feet. After reading this part of the bible story at home, why not:
On Good Friday, we remember that Jesus died on the cross. After reading this part of the bible story at home, why not:
On Easter Day, we celebrate that Jesus Christ is risen! Read the last part of the Easter story together at home, and then:
For more ideas and activities for Easter Sunday, we recommend checking out these resources from Together@Home.
This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week. In our service (on YouTube) we are retelling Mark’s version of the passion story, and it includes people of all ages from the St John’s congregation.
On Palm Sunday, we remember how Jesus entered Jerusalem, riding on a donkey.
At home this Sunday, can you:
If you would like more activities to do at home this week, we suggest downloading these sheets from Together@Home.
A really helpful 1 hour podcast from Parenting for Faith about talking to the kids about Coronavirus.