This new page features some ideas and links to help families and children to connect with God, during the time when families are having to stay at home. It will be updated and refreshed regularly, so do keep checking it out.
New from Lifetree Kids
A new, beautifully illustrated, resource from Lifetree Kids called Notes from Jesus is now available. It reminds kids that Jesus enjoys their company, and he wants a lifelong friendship that deepens with each new conversation.
Thinking about Noah and Rainbows
A Special Message for our confirmation candidates from Bishop Jill
Because of the current health crisis, we have had to postpone our confirmation service which had been due to take place on 30th March. Bishop Jill has let us know how sorry she is that the service cannot go ahead as planned. She has enjoyed the letters about confirmation which she has received from the candidates.
Bishop Jill has recorded lovely short video message for Y6 and for the adults whose confirmation service was postponed. There’s a really helpful message about courage in the message too. Click here to watch it.
Lots of children and some adults find colouring calming.
Click here to download these lovely Bible colouring sheets
Sunday Sheet for 29th March
You may like to download the sheet below to help children to be part of the service on 29th March. It was going to be recorded at Appley Bridge All Saints’ but is now being recorded from people’s homes. It will be and sent out by email. Thanks to Tracey for sharing. A link to the previous week’s sheet is also below.
Let’s Keep Singing
Some different songs for the week beginning 29th March
The Getty Family Sing
The Getty Family who gave us ‘In Christ Alone’ and other great modern hymns, are doing a free family Hymn sing on line every Tuesday – the live version is on too late for our side of the Atlantic, but we can watch later and join in.
Illustrated Children’s Ministry produce high quality Christian colouring pages which may be useful to children, teenagers and adults too. Many people find colouring calming.
It is normally a subscription service, but during the Coronavirus emergency they are very kindly making some resources available free. You need to give your email address but it’s worth it – click for colouring pages
Guardians of Ancora is a 100% free game produced by Scripture Union and aimed mainly at children from 7 – 11. It is a downloadable to app for tablets and smartphones. It is biblically faithful and has no adverts or in-app purchases. It offers absorbing, immersive gameplay with new content added regularly. Click here for the Guardians of Ancora page which takes you to links for downloading the app.
Bible Podlets – New Family Bible Resource
Bible Podlets is a brand new resource from the Blackburn Diocese Board of Education. It is a podcast for primary aged children to listen to with adults so they can study and learn from the Bible together in a fun way. Click on this podlets link to go to their homepage, subscribe, download and listen.
Family Devotional Experience Pack from Lifetree Kids
This a great idea for busy families and unable to attend church due to closures and concerns from COVID-19. Provide your family with simple and meaningful devotional times that will help you grow in relationship with God and each other. It a free downloadable resource – you’ll need to give your email address. To get it click on this link – Lifetree Pack
We really love Lifetree Kids in Appley Bridge All Saints’ C of E Primary school assemblies – it may be a winner.