Sunday 7th June, 2020 // Eyes On Jesus

This week Chris is speaking from Psalm 46 ‘From Fear To Faith.’ We’re going to think about Hebrews 12 verse 2:  We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete.

So rather than look at trouble and fears let’s look to Jesus.  When we ‘look’ we see what Jesus is like, he is peace, kindness, hope, light in the darkness and freedom. If we use our eyes to look at Bible verses and learn what Jesus is like, it helps us to grow in faith.

For today’s service you may want: Googly Eyes PDF, scissors and blue tac.

Just for fun you may also like to watch these videos!
Follow The Leader Cats
The Ooglies
Funny Animals with Big Eyes
Skit Guys (probably for years 5 & 6)

You can also sing along to this song!
I Have Faith

If you wish to keep ‘Being Thankful’ from a few weeks ago, this sheet from Together At Home is good.

 

Powerpack 5-7s in your home!

Everyday get a taster of Powerpack as part of Spring Harvest Home.  It'll be like having your very own Holiday Club in your house.  Powerpack's YouTube Channel is here.  Download the stuff you need below!

Encounters At Home!

How about creating some Holy Spirit encounters in your home during this time?  Each week we'll post a new idea here to help with bringing Holy Spirit into your home!  There are loads of resources listed below, but our ministry is all about Chasing God and Shaking Nations - so the two activities here will give you opportunities for ministry in your home, God's ready for an encounter with you and your family - are you? (Take a look at James 4:8)

Using Objects To Pray For Healing

In this video Esmé, from South Africa, explains how you get get children praying for healings. Esmé provide three fun objects that you can use. This will make the prayer time exciting, fun and POWERFUL. Our children are called to be powerful warriors.

Family Together

For many years Powerpack has produced Bible Study Notes for Children and Families.  We've given them a bit of a reformat and focus on families, added a few puzzles and have re-released them as 'Family Together // Daily Family Bible Devotions'. We've created a two-week set of 10 (Monday-Friday) available as free samples during lockdown.  We'd love feedback to improve them - so if you try them for ten days please could you email us and let us know what you think.

Ten Days Of Family Together Devotions - FREE DOWNLOAD.

Weekly Family Time

Lots of creative people produce quality family time resources – these could be Sunday sessions or used at different points in the week – different styles match different families – so take a look and hopefully some will be good for you.

Daily Family Time

Lots of creative people produce quality family time resources – here are a few links to some devotionals – some you may need to purchase others have free samples available.

All Stars Kids Club

Web | Facebook | YouTube

Superbook
Web | Facebook | YouTube

Guardians Of Ancora
Web | Facebook | YouTube

Worship For Everyone
Wednesday & Saturdays 4pm
Web | Facebook | YouTube

Phil Vischer who created VeggieTales and ‘What’s in the Bible’ video series has launched his new App/Website early!  He has started a daily podcast, that is now called ‘The Holy Post’, (now with more content and interviews done by Skye Jethani – who is good for adults)
 
It’s launched at www.mrphiltv.com with all his ‘What’s in the Bible’ content, plus lots of other good content that he has produced since finishing with Veggie Tales (5 Min family devotional videos, The My Phil show, etc).  Due to the Coronavirus, he’s launching it a month early online (the Apps will follow in a few weeks), with a 2 week free trial.  After that you can pay $US 4.99 per month for extra months, but for families who can’t afford that at the moment, then they can use the Coupon code: GOINGCRAZY to get an extra 4 weeks free.

Some Music Videos

Facebook Groups

SPECIALLY CREATED IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Together At Home
A fantastic new resource, sharing weekly complete teaching packs including:
- Bible passage, discussion, prayers and multiple family activities too.
Please join their main page, latest resources are linked directly below:
- Jesus Calming the Storm
- Hand Washing Prayer
- Lectionary Edition (Fourth Sunday in Lent)
- Mary's Perfume
- I Can Pray a Rainbow
At Home with God - Weekday fun family devotional podcast

WORSHIP:

Rend Collective - Social Distance Worship Club! Live Facebook worship sessions, videos available afterwards too
Worship for Everyone - Great live video of all-age worship, teaching and fun with Nick & Becky Drake. More videos to follow. Find them on YouTube here for loads more content.

GENERAL IDEAS:

Messy Church BRF - Lots of resources and an excellent recent Q&A live video. Messy Church also have a range of ideas, advice and material on their website here
Scramblers Network - Focus on toddlers/under 5's
Playtime (Care for the Family) - Focus on toddlers/under 5's
1277 Make Them Count - Focus on toddlers/under 5's
Additional Needs Alliance - For parents of children/young people with additional needs
Reachout ASC - Austism Support (excellent resources for explaining Coronavirus)
Parenting for Faith - Kid's ministry resources (recently posted a brilliant video on how we can keep connected, find it here)
Find more of their resources on there website here
Kids Leaders Network - Wide age range for kids ministry
Diddy Disciples - Regular live prayer videos, resources and encouragement
Children Worldwide - Kid's ministry resources
GodVenture - Kid's ministry resources
The Resource - Children and youth ministry resources
Take 5 and Chat - Parenting Additional Needs
Spiritual Child Network - Kid's ministry resources
I Love Kidmin - Kid's ministry resources
EDGE (Ever Day God Encounters) - Kid's ministry resources
Prayer Spaces in Schools - Kid's ministry resources
Children and Faith - Kid's ministry resources
Ministry Boost - Kid's ministry resources
Blackburn Diocese Board of Education - Huge range of ideas, videos and resources

ONLINE TODDLER GROUPS SHARING VIDEOS & RESOURCES:

Bumps&Babes@Church - Live on Mondays 10am
Playsongs Scarborough
Daniel's Den
Little Stars SMC (also on YouTube)
Ladybird's St. Andrews
Little Treasures
Beauchief Baptist Church
Jelly Tots
God for Kids (app and weekly videos)

Pinterest Boards

Home worship/Pastoral Care amid COVID-19 Crisis
Mary Hawes (going4growth.com) 
Emma Pettifer (Diocese of Worcester Children's Advisor)

Resources from One Way UK

FREE Box of Craft Fabric - Only pay £3.95 P&P for a box of fleece and fur fabric craft supplies!
Puppet Craft Set - Includes peepers, gloves, book and free fabric too
Easter Butterflies - A fun way to help share the Easter Story
We are also giving permission for you to read our Easter Butterflies poem, share the story and props in a recorded video to be shared online!
Sing with Me Nursery Rhyme Bag - Just keep singing! Our prop bag helps share interactive songs
Our full range of Under 5's Resources are all available here

Websites

HOW TO MAKE YOUR GROUP DIGITAL

A Beginners Guide to Going Live with Your Service or Event for Free
Step by Step Guide for Live Streaming 
How to Use Zoom - Video guide from Youth for Christ
How to Use Facebook Messenger - Video guide from Youth for Christ
A Church Near You - Now showing churches who are live streaming their services
Labs Learning Webinars - Selection of webinars for improving your churches digital skills
Parenting for Faith - These wonderful people have put together a comprehensive and step by step guide to moving your group online! There is also a wide range of other resources on their website too.
Leading Your Family Ministry in the Midst of  Crisis - Excellent webinar covering many topics of moving provision online
Ministry Ark - Help! I'm Going Live on Facebook! (How to prepare)
How to Share a YouTube Video In Private - Restrict the audience of your videos on YouTube
Minno - How to have church at home as a family
Video Conferencing with Young People - A guide to best practice (Church of England)
Worship Lyric Videos
CCLI Questions Answered

HOW TO TALK ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

Helping Children Stay Safe - Fantastic set of resources, guides and explanations for those with additional needs
Parenting for Faith - Incredibly valuable post exploring many different aspects and practical steps for parents and kids to take
Ministry To Children - Huge list of articles, resources, activities and videos to help parents
Minno - How to explain to your kids about coronavirus
"Mum, what does God think of Coronavirus?"

TEACHING YOUR KIDS AT HOME (ARTICLES AND RESOURCES)

BBC Teach Live Lessons for Primary Schools - Excellent range of videos covering a range of topics
Wot No School? - Helpful guide to approaching teaching at home
Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
Twinkl - Vast amount of teaching at home resources
PhonicsPlay - Kindly made free, username 'march20' and password 'home'
WP Science Stars - Science experiments for home
Science or Cooking Experiments for Home

COMPLETE TEACHING SESSIONS

Faith In Kids - Incredible amount of 'ready-to-go' children's talks, RE Lessons, Sunday School Sessions, Kids Slots, All-Age Services and school assemblies!
Also join them on the Faith in Kids Facebook Page for live videos of 'kids church', Podcasts and blog posts
Aslan - Complete teaching plans for all ages, lots of ideas and easy to search
Being Church Together, Apart - Complete set of resources for all-ages (not just kids), new resources every week
Disorganised Sunday School Blog - Weekly videos with worksheets too
Jesus Without Language
A FREE weekly complete teaching resource for parents with kids aged 3-12. Each pack is only available for one week before a new one is posted.
Many more teaching packs are also available to purchase there too. Also find them on Facebook here
Hodge Hill Junior Church - Complete kids church teaching sessions with video links, stories and activities too
Ministry Ark - Family Devotionals released weekly
They also have a fantastic 'Worry Busters' printable activity pack here
Minno - Choose a worship video and Bible story video or devotional

ACTIVITY/CRAFT/TEACHING IDEAS

Care for the Family - Great range of craft ideas and videos too
Scripture Union - Free teaching packs for multiple ages
Youth for Christ - Their main resource page for online advic
Sun Hats and Wellie Boots - Blog packed full of ideas!
Bible Story Guy - Great range of illustrated Bible stories with activities
DramatiX - World's largest collection of royalty free Christian scripts
Free Bible Images - Illustrations to add to your teaching, easy to search too
BRF Ideas Hub
Messy Church USA - Bringing home the mess
Got Questions? - Bible questions answered (for adults)
GQKidz - Bible questions answered (for kids)
412 Teens - Bible questions answered (for teens)
RE:quest - RE Lesson material
Flame - Creative Kids Ministry
Illustrated Faith Formation
Urban Saints Energize (subscription, free trial available )
Ministry to Children
Crossroad Kids Club
Skit Guys
Mission Bible Class
SparkleBox
Kids Sunday School Place
DLTK Bible
Danielle's Place
Sunday School Zone
Creative Bible Study
Crafting the Word of God
Lifeway Kids Ministry
Christianity Cove
All Free Kids Crafts

YouTube/Videos

COMPLETE VIDEO SERVICES

Cool Bananas - Complete kids church programme running weekly sessions on YouTube (approx. 40 minutes)
LifeKids Plug & Play Kids Services - Full length video services for kids ministry, with interactive elements, worship and more! NOW AVAILABLE. New content each week through to Easter.
Find their website here and their Facebook page here.
Kidology - Complete online kids services
Go! Curriculum - Working to provide lessons for families at home, sign up on their page to be notified of new videos
First video now available here - Jesus Washes Feet
Hillsong Kids - Complete kids church videos
Discovery Kids - Facebook Live kids services (Saturdays 10am)
Vineyard Kids - Weekly 30 minute complete online kids services

ANIMATED BIBLE STORIES

Saddleback Kids - YouTube
Bible Stories for Kids - YouTube
Life Kids - YouTube
Friends and Heroes - Lots of online resources and also here for activities too

 TEACHING/WORSHIP

Bethal Music Kids - YouTube playlist of worship songs
Play It By Ear Drama - Posting storytelling videos for children and families
Out of the Box Productions - YouTube channel with new videos covering challenging questions, with activities, games and crafts too
Kids UK - Live videos Wednesday 10am and Sunday 3pm (videos on Facebook Live and YouTube)
Amy Scott Robinson - Live storytelling videos and more!
Twist Online - Regular kid's ministry videos
Douglas Talks (Facebook & Website) - Teaching videos with Douglas (puppetry)
Gigi's Spotlight Theatre (Facebook & Website) - Teaching videos with Gigi (puppetry)
Maegan Bruce - New videos coming soon
Crossroad Kids - Kid's ministry online
What's In the Bible? - Videos, teaching and more!
Allstar Kids Club GO - Loads of videos for your kids ministry
KidSpring Childrens Ministry - Songs and teaching
Minno Kids - Monthly subscription based streaming service for kids ministry. Countless videos available, including What's In The Bible, VeggieTales, Friends and Heroes, and so much more
Liz and Doug - Bible teaching videos (puppetry)

 

Apps

YouVersion Bible App for Kids - Illustrated and interactive Bible stories and teaching
Guardians of Ancora - A virtual world where Bible stories come alive
God for Kids App (also on Facebook here) - Bible based puzzles, games and questions
Hoop - For listing your online events to let families know what you are providing

 

Other Resources

Bible Chat Mat (Diocese of Bath and Wells)

NOT FAITH BASED BUT STILL HELPFUL

Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities
Free Live Ballet Sessions - Multiple sessions each day for different ages (Facebook)
Boredom-Busting Suggestions
Five Minute Moves Kids Workout - YouTube
Hobbycraft - Daily Kids Craft Videos
100 Things to do Indoors
Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with the Kids
20 Virtual Field Trips To Take with Your Kids
13 Zoos That Offer Live Streams
Crayola - Colouring Printouts
Just Colour - Colouring Printouts