Children & Young People

Children and Young People are wholly part of our church life and community, and we seek to continue to find ways to enable them to interact within our services and to grow in their faith and love for Jesus.

Each week we add a range of resources to this page for Children and Young People, including age-sensitive worship and Sunday School materials, ideas and resources to help with the days (and nights) at home, some support for parents/carers, and hopefully some online fun and games.


Children

Watch this space! We’re still developing resources and activities for children but scroll down to see lots of activities from our Sunday services or visit the Prayer and Discipleship page or Church Holiday 2020 page for all-age activities.

CCN-Kids

CCN-Kids Videos

CCN-Kids Video 1. June 26th, 2020
CCN-Kids Video 2. July 3rd, 2020
CCN-Kids Video 3. July 17th, 2020

Watch this space for more videos, songs, stories and more for from Community Church of the Nazarene, Longsight

NYI (young people)

Our Nazarene Youth International (NYI) group is continuing to meet via Zoom. The group meets every other Sunday and every other Wednesday evening.

NYI Sundays

  • June 7th
  • June 21st
  • July 5th (with year 6)

NYI Wednesday Hangouts

  • June 17th
  • July 1st
  • July 15th

Please contact Hannah or another member of the Pastoral Team for times and Zoom details to participate.

Click the NYUK logo to visit the District Facebook group.


Sunday School Materials

It’s helpful to check the Sunday Worship page to see which Bible readings will be used this week and to see if there are any other resources that you would find helpful. Below are additional materials for each Sunday that we’ve gathered…


Sunday July 5th, 2020

TWO ACTIVITIES DURING THE SERVICE

  1. Handy word: There will be handprints on various slides through the service today. Collect them all to spell a phrase that is connected to our readings for today..
  2. All-age helping hands prayer activity: You need some paper and pens/crayons/pencils

As part of our prayers (and beyond), this activity is suitable for children of all ages. People will be asked to draw around their hand and to write or draw a picture of someone who has helped them or someone they would like to help. You can make as many as you want and arrange them into a heart-shape or other pattern.

Helping hands

Sunday June 28th, 2020

Two videos for younger children picking up a couple of the themes from Matthew 10:40-42 and our Old Testament reading from Genesis for today.

The Welcome Song https://youtu.be/Kf2AvpruhU0
Unlikely Heroes Song https://youtu.be/ZmH2iFzeeRE

Sunday June 21st, 2020 – Father’s Day

Two videos for younger children picking up a couple of the themes from our Old Testament reading for today.

Promises Worship Video https://youtu.be/yY3EogFlkCY
30 minute video. God’s promises to Abraham and some other Veggie Tales songs and craziness. https://youtu.be/jMc6JtGu7yQ

Sunday June 14th, 2020

A couple of action songs on themes from the readings for today.

Action song, Every Move I Make
https://youtu.be/MPvnZILn6EY
Action song, To God Be The Glory
https://youtu.be/hUFbhH9TvK0

Sunday June 7th, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

A song celebrating God and all His creation. Also, a song in response to our Gospel reading for today from Matthew 28:16-20 as we think about taking God’s love to all creation.

We hope to learn the City on a Hill actions (below) as part of our service!

Creator God (Nick and Becky Drake)
https://youtu.be/GM4IVZuljEI
City on a Hill action song (Nick and Becky Drake)
https://youtu.be/4Bmm4-MYkBk

Two songs in response to our Gospel reading for today from Matthew 28:16-20

New Wine Kids, GO
https://youtu.be/N-cVawfoWNw
‘GO’ Memory verse Matthew 28:19 (Hand Motions)
https://youtu.be/aADUKP0s0xo

A craft activity to help younger children (2-5 years) to think about Matthew 28:16-20

Making footsteps as we follow Jesus
https://youtu.be/LvvxtzBE5yw

Sunday May 31st, 2020 – Pentecost Sunday and Church Weekend Away (at home)
God sends the Holy Spirit (3 minutes 29 seconds)
https://youtu.be/OMQKy1Mx49M

Pass the Peace using British Sign Language

Pass the Peace today using British Sign Language
https://youtu.be/CoIRm5HQGFg

Sunday May 24th, 2020 – You will be my witnesses

From this week most of our Sunday School activities can be found by clicking on the ‘Together at Home’ document below. Here you will find a short discussion starter and family activity that can be used to help your child/ren to prepare for or to reflect on some of the readings or themes of our morning service. There is also a colouring sheet and puzzle sheet. We’ll also add to these as our worship leaders plan each week.

Collect the letters: Watch out for the clues on the slides in todays service. Collect them all by watching and writing them down. They spell a special word.

Jesus’ Ascension (2minutes 58 seconds)
https://youtu.be/UcFw8pLBSIo

Sunday May 17th, 2020 – Love one another

Design a poster? One of the themes for this Sunday is ‘love one another’. Could you design your own poster with the following words?: ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind’

Or, CLICK HERE to try these craft ideas with toilet rolls and make something you’re thankful for (as well as toilet paper!)

Love One Another
https://youtu.be/LYlkcoAfLU4

Sunday May 10th, 2020 – Cornerstone and Living Stones

We’re talking about stones this week!

Find a nice big stone, have some paints, markers or even crayons ready. And we’ll tell you what to do at the beginning of the service! Don’t worry if you can’t find a stone, you can also use paper.

Also, bring a special stone with you to our service this week.  It could be special for any reason – a story attached to it; brought back from holiday; valuable; a kidney stone(!); particularly beautiful; whatever.

See if you can learn some of Jesus’s important words from John 14:6
https://youtu.be/6krxcv50RqYhttps://youtu.be/6krxcv50RqY

Sunday May 3rd, 2020

Sunday April 26th, 2020
An animated story of the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) https://youtu.be/ndtnZV-5QTo

Sunday April 19th, 2020
A children’s telling of John 20:19-31 https://youtu.be/vLqX5VQTCbg

Sunday April 12th, Easter Sunday 2020
An animated story of Good Friday and Easter Sunday https://youtu.be/HL8R158Ujp4

Sunday April 5th, Palm Sunday 2020
An animated story of Palm Sunday https://youtu.be/z-39h0xYqdE

Palm Sunday ideas/worksheets

Also see Discipleship and Prayer page for Easter Garden and Palm Cross and Door Branches all-age worship activities

FREE until April 17th, Easter Tales from Rhema Theatre Company (4-5 minute video series). More information HERE


Sunday March 29th, 2020

Raising Lazarus from the dead – ideas/worksheets

  • For younger ones: Download and print the Rainbow Colouring Page below. Children can colour and/or write a little message of hope and send to someone who could do with a reminder of God’s faithfulness (or take a picture and send to the Pastoral Team to post on social media!)

More worship for kids…

  • Easter and Lent Lots of interactive Lent and Easter activities, games, and stories for children (Youth for Christ schools materials).
  • Tales from the Miracle Book: A library of filmed Bible stories through ‘story theatre’ (used a lot in primary school RE). Also includes ‘Easter Tales’

Fun and Games

Young People (NYI) Zoom Social:

6:00-7:30pm, Sunday March 30th. Hannah will send login details to the regular NYI group but do contact her if you would like more information.

Colouring and activities for younger children:

One of our NTC graduates and her design colleagues have put a few FREE activity sheets together. Thanks Sarah! Click Here to download

More coming soon!


General help and info for Parents/Carers

My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19 available to download in various languages

For more information and to download PDF files in various languages from the IASC website CLICK HERE


Official Website www.longsightnazarene.org

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