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Resources to borrow
Badge Machine – for information contact Reception at Jubilee House (01636 8124331)
Parachutes – we have a range of various sizes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bubble machines – we have a machine that can be borrowed. Contact email@example.com
Making the Most of Mothering Sunday
Family Care, in association with Nick Harding who has written the resource, has produced a resource pack full of ideas and suggestions to help put services and sessions together for Mothering Sunday. The pack also gives some information about the great work of Family Care with children, parents, and families. For a printed copy contact Family Care (0115 960 3010), or for a download copy contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus on Fathers
The diocese has produced, with Nick Haerding as writer, a bookelt full of ideas to help churches celebrate Fathers’ Day. Bishop Tony says ‘this special day gives us a chance to celebrate, affirm and pray for fathers.’ For a printed copy contact email@example.com, or for a download copy contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of us have concerns about Halloween, both in spiritual terms and the unpleasantness and commercialisation of the season. Here are a few things you could do:
- Speak or write to the manager of your local Supermarket, expressing your concern at the unpleasant and scary items they are selling alongside groceries.
- Gently discourage your local schools, Brownies, Cubs, and so on from holding Halloween events.
- Work as a church or group of churches to put on an alternative event such as a ‘Light Party’.
Nick’s book ‘Better than Halloween’ ISBN-13: 9780715141014, published by Church House Publishing, is full of ideas and suggestions to make the season fun, bright and positive. It comes with a CD Rom of ideas,. images, posters and decorations.
Children and Communion In this Diocese 50% of benefices now admit children to Communion before Confirmation. There is a booklet with policy guidelines and advice for churches available from the office, or for a download copy contact email@example.com
Nick’s book, ‘Ready to Share One Bread’, co-written with Sandra Millar, gives a great deal of ideas and resources to help churches move forward with children and communion. It is published by SPCK.