STAY CONNECTED THIS WEEK
Come and join us anytime online on our YouTube channel by clicking here. Where you can see our archive of worship services and talks.
On this page, you will find a range of options designed to keep the church family connected while our St Paul's building is closed due to the Coronavirus situation. We will update and add to these options during the coming weeks so we would encourage you to come back to this page to see what’s available, not just on Sundays but throughout the week.
As we can no longer meet at Church, PUSH has moved online. See below for various activities for PUSH (11-13) and PUSH Plus (14-18) throughout the week. For more info contact Mark or Mandy email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Take 45@Home
This is an extended version of our 'Take 5' that we run on a Friday Club night and as well as watching a short video, we have time for discussion and to consider how we can apply what we have watched and the teaching of the bible to our everyday lockdown lives.
This is more like a club night online, with time to catch up on what we've all been up to and to play some games together.
PUSH PLUS (14-18)
Tuesday West Watch@Home
During this session we are watching an online stream called 'The Bible Course' which is taking us through the bible in 8 weeks, showing us how it all slots together, and how it still applies to our lives today.
This is our time to catch up, play some games and enjoy each others company, a bit like a Sunday afternoon club session, but without the uni-hoc (and bruises!).
Events for JUNIOR CHURCH
Join us for a time of praise and worship on zoom, selected Wednesdays 4.30 pm - 5 pm. All Junior Church children (and parents/carers) are welcome!
Upcoming dates are: 3rd June, 17th June
For login details or more information, email email@example.com or contact Helen.
ALL AGE STREAM - SUNDAY 24TH MAY
This Sunday we are celebrating Ascension Day, when Jesus ascended into heaven. Try out our different Ascension Day challenges and activities.
Have a go at some of our ascension challenges including making a paper aeroplane, seeing what you can do in between throwing and catching a ball, and can you bounce a ball under your legs?
For more suggestions, click below.
Remember to take a pic or video of you doing them and then send it to us! We would love to see what you can do.
After you have been busy outside completing our challenges, why not try something a little quiet and make your own lava lamp?
Watch the bubbles ascend and descend and think about Jesus as he ascended into heaven.
We can use the lamps as part of our prayers too.
Mountains are very special places in the Bible. Moses spent 40 days on Mount Sinai chatting to God and receiving the 10 Commandments and the Law. Take our quiz to unscramble the different mountain names and then read the passages in a Bible to find out what happened on each mountain.
There is one bonus verse from Revelation. While the mountain isn't named, it is a great description of heaven.
ALL AGE STREAM - SUNDAY 17TH MAY
Jesus said ’I am in the Father, you are in me and I am in you’ (John 14v20). Draw round your hand to use as we pray: Thumb—those closest to you; Index finger—helpers; Middle finger—leaders; Ring finger—weak and vulnerable; Little finger—yourself! Draw a second hand on top to remind us that we are in Jesus and he is in us.
ALL AGE SERVICE - SUNDAY 10TH MAY
This Sunday we are staying altogether on youtube for our all age service - worshipping God together as his family. Join us for worship, Bible reading, talk and prayers. Get active, creative and involved! See below for some activities you can do as part of our worship together. We also have a Zoom coffee after Church for any Junior Church parents and carers. Please contact us for log in details
Prepare a place
Jesus has gone ahead of us to prepare a place for us. Grab some paper and pens and spend time chatting to God about what you place may look like.
See what things come to mind! Or maybe think about your favourite place and chat to God about that - What is it that makes it your favourite place?
Following in Jesus' Footprints
In John 14v12, Jesus declares that the one who believes in him (that's us!!) will do the works that he does and in fact will do greater works than these!
Draw round your foot, or download and print our footprint below, and fill it with actions that you can do like Jesus. Jesus tells us that when we see him, we see the Father. We can show people God by our actions and words too. Remember that Holy Spirit is within us and nothing is impossible for him!
Make a traffic light to remember to ‘Stop and listen to God’, ‘Slow, make time for God’ and ‘Go God’s way everyday’.
There are lots of different ways that you can make your traffic light. You can download and colour our template or cut out the circles and stick onto paper. You can draw your own or get busy using junk modelling and perhaps even paint to create your traffic light. For further instructions and templates, please click on picture below!
ALL AGE STREAM - SUNDAY 3RD MAY
ALL AGE STREAM - SUNDAY 26TH APRIL
Who's the Leader?
It has been a little while since we have seen each other in person and some of our leaders are looking a little different!
See if you can work out who is who during our quiz as part of the all age stream.
Seriously Surprising Story
For our story this week, we are watching Bible Society's video The Seriously Surprising Story. On their website, they have an adventure trail which you can download and complete, alongside lots of other great stuff!
People recognised who Jesus was by what he did. As God's children, we can do the same things as Jesus! Download a superhero emblem below or create your own. Colour it in, decorate it and cover it with declarations about who you are and what amazing things you can do with Holy Spirit.
ALL AGE STREAM - SUNDAY 19TH APRIL
New all age stream
We have an all age stream starting this weekend, which is available on our youtube channel. We start altogether for notices and worship in live stream and then families can leave at the appropriate time to access our all age stream which follows the same Bible readings. This weekend we are looking at John 20:19-31 when the resurrected Jesus met with his disciples.
True or False?
Try our true or false quiz. Questions will be asked during our all age live stream. How many interesting facts do you know or do you have some doubts?
Name the disciples
Download the disciple picture below to colour in. How many of the disciples can you name? Listen to our all age stream to help you find out who's who!
Make a boat challenge
You are challenged to make a boat at home. What will you use? Recycling items, paper, card, cork? Get creative and send us your boats. Then put them in some water and blow. Even though we don't see the wind or our breath, we know that it is there. The same is true for God!
Get involved in the action songs jump around, use the shakers you have either prepared or make during the service.
During the reading
Bubbles (5 years and under)
There is a phonics based Bible reading that you can print from picture below and do with your child.
Splash (Year 1-3)
You get to play Bible Bingo with the online reading. Download the sheets from picture below and compete against a sibling or a parent.
Extra things to do
If there is part of the service that you need something more for your child to do, you can either undertake an Easter garden with a food container and things from your garden. See our video how to guide for preparation. You can also download an Easter story egg.
Easter Story Egg
Draw your own Easter garden or part of the Easter story or filled with your praise, worship or prayers.
Make your very own Easter garden with Mark.
So in short, dance your socks off in worship, engage with the word of God and send us photos of how creative you have been in your worship. Church is not just for Sunday! If you would like to engage with other families or home groups, let us know and we can organise online meet ups. We have lots of groups meeting for all ages so if you want to find out more speak to one of the Youth & Children’s Team.
As part of our worship on palm Sunday we created palm leaves.
On Good Friday morning at 9:30 am, click the YouTube logo for a very short all age service.
For this, you will need some bread or cracker or biscuit and a drink of ribena or juice or some grapes. We will also be decorating rainbows as part of our service. You can print out a picture below or draw your own on some paper. Add a cross to the middle of your picture too and make sure that you have pens or pencils ready!