There’s always a time to feel thankful and a time to be thankful. Feeling thankful acknowledges good things can’t always be taken for granted. Encouraging children to say ‘thank you’ to God and others is not just good manners, it also helps them to show love for God and other people.
Thinking about where our food comes from, being thankful for it and remembering those who don’t have as much as we do helps children to recognise the blessing of ‘our daily bread’.
Autumn has traditionally been a time when Christians explore the big questions about life and death. Watching the leaves fall and the nights draw in is an opportunity for all ages to think about love and loss and remember in special ways.
Kindness is something families really value. Being kind to others matters to God too, and it also feels good to do good! Here are some ideas about encouraging kindness and some of the things Jesus suggested people can do.
As summer draws to a close, there are beautiful colours to be found everywhere, especially in the leaves that fall from the trees. This is the season of Harvest Festivals, with churches celebrating and giving thanks for all that God’s creation provides for our food and wellbeing. As we enjoy the best bits of autumn, we can be thankful along the way, wherever we are…
Now is the time of year when there’s a lot of fresh fruit on the trees and in the shops. It tastes wonderful, is good for our health and colourful to look at. There’s another kind of ‘fruit’ that’s good for us too. Read on to find out more.
At Harvest time, Christians think about saying “thank you” to God, but also about what God wants us to do with the things he has given us. Read on for some ideas to help children learn about the generosity of God and how we can show that to others.
Some parents aren’t sure quite what to feel about Hallowe’en – is it just harmless fun, or are there aspects of it that don’t fit in with how we want to see the world? The christening service is very honest about the reality of good and evil, and Hallowe’en can be a good time to talk about those things and how the love of Jesus can be a ‘light in the darkness’ for everyone.
If you’ve seen banners or posters advertising a Messy Church near to you but you’re not sure what it’s about, find out how you can get involved.
There are some things about birthdays and birds that help us to learn more about God and how he lives with us day by day. Read on to find out more…
Discover a helpful way to read and talk with your child about five inspiring mums in the Bible, who each came through very different challenges with the help of God. Their faith, courage and love made them heroes then, and now…
Enjoying time and treats together is really important, whether that is doing ordinary things together like making and helping or going on a journey somewhere completely new. Being together, using imagination, making mistakes and laughing are all part of the amazing Christian journey. Find some new ideas here.
Prayer is both simple and special, and is one of the things that everyone can do for the children in our lives. It might be lighting a candle or pausing for thought, or it could be something you discover together. Here are some ideas to help you pray with and for a child who is special to you.
If a christening is the start of an amazing journey, the Bible is an amazing book – a map for that journey. There is adventure and excitement, mystery and wonder. There are really well known stories – like Noah or the Christmas story – and new ones to discover.
The amazing journey of discovering faith will have lots of special times to remember. Find out here some of the key moments that you can look forward to over the next few months and years.
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