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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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..
- 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.
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.
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.
Sunday June 14th, 2020
A couple of action songs on themes from the readings for today.
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!
Two songs in response to our Gospel reading for today from Matthew 28:16-20
A craft activity to help younger children (2-5 years) to think about Matthew 28:16-20
Sunday May 31st, 2020 – Pentecost Sunday and Church Weekend Away (at home)
Pass the Peace using British Sign Language
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.
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!)
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.
Sunday May 3rd, 2020
Sunday April 26th, 2020
Sunday April 19th, 2020
Sunday April 12th, Easter Sunday 2020
Sunday April 5th, Palm Sunday 2020
Palm Sunday ideas/worksheets
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
- Word search (I’m told “these are the best!”)
- Draw picture to news article
- Dot dot dot and colouring
- 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