Dear Church Family
As you know, our children and young people are so precious to us at St Martin’s.
With this in mind, please see below for loads of different opportunities and resources which I have gathered together to engage our children and young people.
Please share these opportunities and resources with your friends and family, far and wide.
I hope you enjoy them!
Old Deeks, from Camberley Youth for Christ, is posting everyday on Instagram stories & posts with encouraging and uplifting messages specifically for young people.
Also, on YouTube, he will post around two videos a week. Mondays will be his Monday Challenge videos where he partners with a local youth worker and one of his volunteers, Stephen, where they do silly, fun and engaging challenge videos.
The link below is a link to the Monday Challenge playlist
Furthermore, Oil is setting up some online 1:2:1 mentoring. This is the link to his consent form for young people to access this.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei-bjlvddd-Z1Uv-zaa-GtjT3eOfPcAi1IxqHzUUQDj1iE3g/viewform
Wintershall have produced some lovely activities for families to do at home on Good Friday.
This is a recording of Martyn Payne’s Holy Week and Easter in colours. It is a lovely retelling of the whole story of Easter.
Follow this link to enjoy your own Messy Easter at home:
Here are some recordings of Godly Play stories for Holy Week
- Maundy Thursday:
- Good Friday:
You can also follow this link for Easter ideas for Home Schooling
There are loads of other resources for families, not just for Easter! Check these out:
Nick and Becky Drake will be leading a family worship session from their home every Wednesday and Saturday @ 4pm
Diddy Disciples are live streaming compline for young families from their Facebook page
Roots are offering free, lectionary based, activity and colouring sheets for families
The Little Worship Company are streaming weekly family devotions on their Facebook page
Engage worship will be posting daily prayer and worship activities
The BibleApp for kids has lots of content for families to use together
You can find Free Faith at Home resources here:
Thy Kingdom Come ideas, many of which are suitable for families:
Worship at home ideas and resources from the Church of England:
There’s a wealth of Bible, prayer and seasonal ideas for families to do together here:
There are masses of creative things for children to do, including downloadable sheets here:
Lots of this could be adapted for families to do at home:
Messy Church is also offering:
- A series of interactive live events on the Messy Church Facebook page providing an opportunity to share concerns and ideas.
- A Messy Church at Home Pinterest board with over 100 curated pins, including relevant activities, information and fun links from Messy Church and a range of other organisations.
Lots of these ideas could be adapted to be used at home too:
Here are a few sites/playlists with contemporary kids songs with lyrics:
These resources are designed to help parents talk with their children about the current situation:
Jane Whittington has created 5 interactive prayer and reflection activities:
A helpful post from Parenting for Faith:
Some prayers parents can use with children:
If you register with Prayer Spaces in schools you can download some excellent prayer activities here: