Home worship, and pastoral care, for coronavirus

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Released today: a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler Helping Children, Children And Family, Free Books, My Books, Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo, How To Teach Kids, Teaching Kids, Fun Learning

Out now: a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler - Nosy Crow

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London […]

Do you deliver front-line support to people living in Lambeth?Do you want to gain a better understanding of grief, so your organisation can effectively support and sign-post bereaved clients? Education In England, When Someone Dies, Emotionally Drained, Time Heals, Behaviour Management, Bereavement, Helping Others, Grief, Booklet

Cruse Bereavement Care

Coronavirus: children and young people | Cruse Bereavement Care

How to safely meet as Messy Church after many months apart Ministry, Worship, Medical, Meet, How To Plan, Words, Medicine, Med School, Horse

Suggestions for returning safely to Messy Church together

How to safely meet as Messy Church after many months apart

All-Age Zoom Lent Course – Children's Ministry in St Albans Diocese Church Of England, St Albans, Lent, Ministry, Storytelling, Worship, Easter, Age, Lenten Season

All-Age Zoom Lent Course

I wrote an All-Age Lent course last year, and several churches were in the middle of trialling it when the pandemic hit. I’ve adapted it for Zoom and you can download it below. A few notes …

There have been a range of COVID-19 guidance documents with regard to activities and GB has reviewed these to produce GB’s guidance for resuming face-to-face activities. Team Leader, Group Activities, Assessment, Ministry, Worship, Mental Health, Resume, Leadership, Range

COVID-19 Resuming GB community group activities – guidance | Girls' Brigade Ministries

There have been a range of COVID-19 guidance documents with regard to activities and GB has reviewed these to produce GB’s guidance for resuming face-to-face activities.

Not the time to lose touch How Many People, My People, Ufc, Herd Immunity, Human Connection, Pharmacology, Public Health, Case Study, Knives

Not the time to lose touch

Online or in person, churches are embracing new ways of ministering to children, says Margaret Pritchard Houston

Nativité - Nativité --- Hanna Varghese, "God is With Us," Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in. Christmas Bible, A Christmas Story, Christmas Ideas, Christian Images, Christian Art, Nativity Painting, Hanna, The Birth Of Christ, Egypt Art

Crib Service on Zoom

This was both a wonderfully joyful and creative, and heartbreaking thing to write. If you’re thinking of using it, you may feel the same. If you want to skip straight to the downloads, which …

Supporting congregations and people exploring faith online as churches begin to reopen | The Church of England Worship Service, Church Of England, Church Building, Youth Ministry, Christian Faith, Helping People, Exploring, Social Media, Photo And Video

Supporting congregations and people exploring faith online as churches begin to reopen | The Church of England

Equipment, safety considerations, GDPR and advice for starting online services as churches begin to open

Life on Hold: children's wellbeing and Covid-19 - from the Children's Society Young People, Worship, Hold On, Public, Wellness, Health, Life, Health Care, Naruto Sad

Life on Hold: children's well-being and Covid-19 | The Children's Society

Our report looks at the impact Coronavirus has had on young people's health and public freedoms during lockdown.

Why kids need forts more than ever - Kids are using sheets, pillows, blankets and more to create safe havens as the world feels out of their control. Cardboard City, Welcome Gif, Build A Fort, Sensory Issues, Safe Haven, Baby Sister, Fun Activities For Kids, Autism Spectrum, Safe Place

Perspective | Why kids love building forts — and why experts say they might need them more than ever

Kids are using sheets, pillows, blankets and more to create safe havens as the covid-19 world feels out of their control.

Free weekly resources with craft activities suitable to do at home - could be adapted for RE lessons and Collective Worship Our Father In Heaven, Heavenly Father, Road To Emmaus, Bible Stories, Craft Activities, New Beginnings, Have Time, Save Yourself, Curriculum

Messy Church For Messy Times - online session for June 2020

An online Messy Church session, created by the Diocese of St Albans, using the at-home session plans for June 2020. You can find this session, and more about...

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Messy Church at home - downloadable sessions

From April 2020, we have been providing a scheduled Messy Church at home session. This is to provide a backstop if you don't have time or the energy to create your own 'at home' resources. The idea is to help you stay in touch with your families while churches are in lockdown, save you time scouring the range of resources across the web and to provide resources that reflect the Messy Church values as far as possible.

Weekly Lectionary story videos for home/streamed worship. Story Video, Lent, Worship, Presents, This Or That Questions, Videos, Gifts, Lenten Season, Favors

Second Sunday Before Lent - Year B

Retelling of John 1:1-14, for home/streamed worship where children are present, or for children's/all-age groups. Includes wondering questions for reflection.

Bridging the gap during Covid-19 (REPORT OF RESEARCH FINDINGS) Learning Resources, Kids Learning, Human Resources, Teaching Ideas, Student Games, Scavenger Hunt For Kids, Scavenger Hunts, Teaching Phonics, Comprehension Strategies

Bridging the gap during Covid-19 (REPORT OF RESEARCH FINDINGS)

The media has been filled in recent weeks with parent's real-life stories, updates and speculation about school closures and the impact that this is having on our children's education, development and well-being. Yet very little has been said about their spiritual well-being, and the impact that the physical closure of churches was having on children's faith nurture. Physical closure of churches resulted in children not being able to attend 'Sunday School' type activities. This created a…

Ideas and resources to help us make the most of Advent and Christmas Worship, Advent, Weather, Leaves, Clouds, Outdoor, Outdoors, Outdoor Games, Weather Crafts

Ideas and resources to help us make the most of Advent and Christmas

Scroll across to see all seven columns. Please post your ideas and resource suggestions/links by clicking on the + button at the bottom of the relevant column, and then attaching a file or creating a link to a webpage.

Babies in Lockdown - Home-Start launches new report | Home-Start UK Online Group, We Need You, Feeling Alone, Bbc Radio, S Stories, New Parents, Anxious, Vulnerability, Awkward

BBC Radio 4 Appeal

COVID-19 places the greatest strain on families who are vulnerable, isolated, or facing mental health challenges. Broadcaster Kaye Adams, shares the story of Mercedes and her young son Toby, for the BBC Radio 4 Appeal. At a time when so many families are feeling alone, the power of human contact and connection is needed now more than ever.