Celebrating Festivals Paperback
Reading, reflections, crafts ad prayer activities
by Sally Welch;
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Ideal for all-age worship, Sunday schools and outreach activities - resources for 20 major festivals of your church's year
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Each section has a unifying theme and includes suggested Bible passages, a reflection for adults, a children's story and questions, a prayer activity, 'messy' craft activities and edible craft activities. An additional dimension links each festival to a part of the church building, helping children to understand the idea of sacred space and explore the relationship between the physical and the spiritual.
The book also addresses the practicalities of crafting with children, with detailed advice on resources, setting up activities, recipes and safety.
The Festivals covered in 'Celebrating Festivals':
- Advent Sunday
- Baptism of Christ
- Ash Wednesday/Lent
- Mothering Sunday
- Palm Sunday
- Maundy Thursday
- Good Friday
- Trinity Sunday
- St Michael and All Angels
- All Saints
- Christ the King
Celebrating Festivals by Sally Welch was published by Bible Reading Fellowship in September 2014 and is our 19814th best seller. The ISBN for Celebrating Festivals is 9781841017112.
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Celebrating FestivalsChristine Leach, via The Good Book Stall
Sally Welch outlines Bible readings, reflections for leaders, a Bible story with ‘I wonder...’ questions, prayer, activities and craft ideas including sweet and savoury recipes in this book for those encouraging children to celebrate the festivals. She covers the major festivals—Christmas, Easter and Harvest but broadens the book by including less familiar occasions such as Petertide, St Michael and All Angels, and Remembrance.
In addition, for those working within a traditional church building, Sally links each festival to a part of the building. This is not an essential however, and the ideas could be used in a variety of situations from midweek clubs, Sunday children’s ministry to Messy Church events.
There is a wealth of ideas and extremely detailed instructions for the craft and cooking activities, including help to find less common ingredients and clear instructions with regard to safety issues when using knives, cocktail sticks etc. when younger children are present. None of the recipes require cooking during the actual session which is very helpful.
The inside covers at the front and back of the book have small pictures of the finished products and helpfully larger versions of these pictures are available on the website.
By contrast much depends on the ability of the local leaders to bring the stories, prayer activities and teaching to life as these are outlined in much less detail. I wonder if without this expertise children will be in danger of knowing and experiencing more about craft activities and church architecture than they do about the God to whom we are seeking to introduce them.
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|Page last updated||19th July 2017|
|Author / Artist||Sally Welch|
|Publisher||Bible Reading Fellowship (September 2014)|
|Number of Pages||224|