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All-age worship service outlines

Outlines for services where all ages meet together

More traditional family services

Less traditional family services

Messy Church

Other fresh expressions of all age worship

 

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More traditional forms of family services

 

 

 

 

Light All Age Service Annual volume 4 (Scripture Union) RRP £14.99

 

The latest volume of 15 all-age services, linked to Light themes from autumn 2010 or to specific festivals.

 

Includes Bible talk, Bible reading, games, songs and music suggestions, prayer ideas, plenty of interactivity - everything you need to lead a regular all-age service.

 

Plus 52 sets of 4 starter activities for when the children are first in the service or on their return. The material is linked to the Light curriculum material but is also self-standing. 

 

 

 

 

Light All Age Service Annual volume 3 (Scripture Union) RRP £11.99


15 creative outlines to be used and adapted for the needs of your church including a nativity service, Mothering Sunday and harvest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Age Lectionary Service Year A (Scripture Union) RRP £19.99

 

60 all-age service outlines that make full use of the Lectionary Bible readings in Common Worship and the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A.

 

Suggestions for Bible storytelling, Bible exploration, prayers, a statement of faith, games, music and ideas for beginning and ending the service. The material recognises the importance of interactivity and the different ways that people learn from and respond to God.

 

This book is in a hard back format, providing easy to access, grab-from-the shelf material. It replaces the quarterly Light for the Lectionary series.

 

 

 

 

Together for a Season: Feasts and Festivals (Church House Publishing) RRP £24.50

 

This series helps church leaders use the Common Worship seasonal liturgy in an all-age context. This volume covers the Agricultural Year and All Saints to Advent, along with major saints' days. It includes fully worked-out all-age services for key dates, creative suggestions for incorporating multi-sensory elements into worship, and additional practical resources for use with groups of children and adults, at home and in outreach activities. 

 

Includes a free CD-ROM with downloadable services, diagrams and photographs.  

 

2011 conference recommended title

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Roots for Churches Adults and All Age magazines

Bi-monthly magazine that follows the Lectionary.

 

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Less traditional forms of family services

 

 

 

All-Age Services (Bob Hartman, David C Cook) RRP £8.99


Written in Bob's inimitable style, this book explores how services that will appeal to all ages can be shaped by the Bible passage you want to teach.

 

The 12 designs in this book provide scripts, active and interactive learning ideas, and appropriate prayer and worship opportunities. Each stands alone but taken in sequence from Genesis 1 to Acts 3-4 they provide a biblical overview of God’s plan for salvation.

 

2012 conference recommended title

2010 conference recommended title 

Read the introduction.

Song suggestions for each service.

Celebrations - All Age Worship (Nick and Claire Page, Authentic) RRP £8.99


A ready-to-use resource for all-age worship services on the theme of celebrations. Using a wide range of activities, users will be able to simply and easily put on family services.

 

Including drama, poetry, prayers, activity ideas and lots of humour, it will make life easy for those who have to stage all-age worship - you can either use the ideas straight from the page or adapt them by adding your own ideas. Celebrations covered: New Year, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost, Harvest, Advent, Christmas.

 

Celebrations Sorted (Scripture Union) RRP £11.99
Craft, drama, events, service outlines - a resource packed full of ideas for churches to use at times of celebration and to help maximise on outreach opportunities.

 

Includes New Year, Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuesday/Ash Wednesday, Lent, Mothering Sunday, Pentecost, Father's Day, sports events, Harvest and also tackles "difficult" festivals such as Remembrance Sunday and All Souls Day.

 


 

Messy Church

A way of being church for families based around hospitality, creativity and celebration. It began in 2004 in the UK and has since caught the imagination of churches of all denominations around the world as they try to rethink how to be church for people who have little or no church connection. 

 

 

Messy Church (Lucy Moore, Barnabas) RRP £8.99

 

Messy Church is a fresh expression of church being adopted by a growing number of churches. This book explains the concept of drawing the community together for fun, food, fellowship and worship, and contains 15 themed programme outlines looking at passages from both the Old and New Testaments. Each outline has ideas for creative art and craft activities, meal plans and recipes for eating together and family-friendly worship.

 

2012 conference recommended title

2011 conference recommended title

2010 conference recommended title

 

 

 

 

 

Messy Church 2 (Lucy Moore, Barnabas) RRP £8.99


This is a follow-on from 'Messy Church'. The book contains a further fifteen units, again covering a year's worth of material, but this time with a view to enabling those taking part to go deeper with God. Topics include: key events in Jesus' life; Christian basics; biblical stories of faith; and, baptism and Holy Communion.

 

The book also includes many ideas for practical ways to promote a sense of fellowship and community and there is guidance to enable those taking part to go deeper with God. It also includes input from churches that have set up Messy Church initiatives.

 

2012 conference recommended title

2011 conference recommended title

2010 conference recommended title

 

Messy Crafts (Lucy Moore, Barnabas) RRP £6.99

 

A craft book with a difference! Bulging with craft ideas to inspire your creativity at Messy Church, it is also a journal to scribble in, doodle on and generally make your own.

The intention is that it will become a scrapbook of conversations, messy moments and prayers - a part of everyday life at home where you can sketch in your own ideas, list useful websites, make notes, reflect on spiritual moments, and journal your Messy Church journey.

 

Messy Cooks (Jane Butcher, Barnabas) RRP £5.99

 

A handbook for everyone involved in Messy Church catering teams! As well as being a useful treasure store of practical and easy-to-prepare recipes for all your Messy Church events, it also provides tips on quantities, basic cooking skills, essential equipment and ideas for relating food to a Bible story, theme or festival.

36 recipes - two delicious main courses and a scrummy dessert for every month of the year. Each recipe includes at least one helpful hint, suggested variations to ring the changes or provide a vegetarian option, and space for you to jot down your own personal reflections, comments and notes.

 

Sports Fun for Messy Churches (Lucy Moore, Barnabas) RRP £5.99

 

A great way to enhance your Messy Church experience by providing fun-filled games and sports activities for families to enjoy together. This little book provides a wealth of simple, interactive games and family-friendly sports ideas for Messy Church leaders to use in their sessions.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Messy Readings (Lucy Moore, Barnabas) RRP £1.00

 

There are lots of people belonging to Messy Churches who are starting to see that there may be more to the Bible than they'd thought, as they enjoy the stories with their children and discover its helpfulness for living the best life possible in a difficult century.

So we've put together 14 short readings for adults and teenagers, taken from all sorts of books in the Bible, to give everyone a chance to join with Christians all over the world in enjoying God's word and seeing the difference he can make in their lives through reading it.

 

The readings are taken from New Daylight and aim to get Messy Church participants into the habit of regular Bible reading using notes.

 

 

Messy Church DVD (Lucy Moore, Barnabas) RRP £9.99

 

This DVD tells the story of Messy Church and explores the issues it raises through conversations with leaders from around the UK and meeting the children and adults who make up the congregations. It can be used to:

*Introduce the concept of Messy Church
*Help a new team understand what starting a Messy Church might entail
*Help an existing team think through some of the important issues faced by leadership teams as the Messy work goes on.

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More information about the concept of Messy Church can be found on the web site

www.messychurch.org.uk

 


 

Other fresh expressions

 

 

 

Multi-Sensory: Prophets (Scripture Union) RRP £11.99


15 complete sessions that will breathe life into your understanding of the prophets in your church service, small group or youth group. Practical and easy-to-follow directions will help you make the most of exploring the Bible text together, with activities that appeal to a wide range of learning styles. Flexible menu approach, with sessions that stand alone or can be used to create a series.

 

 

 

 

Multi-sensory: Message (Scripture Union) RRP £11.99


Nine complete sessions plus lots of additional varied activities and easy to follow directions, produced in partnership with the interdenominational Christian missions agency Interserve who have contributed expertise and case study material. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-Sensory: Parables (Scripture Union) RRP £11.99


15 complete sessions of creative exploration of Jesus’ parables . Practical and easy to follow directions with a flexible menu approach. Suitable for small groups, church services, youth groups and special services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Multi-Sensory: Together (Scripture Union) RRP £11.99


15 complete sessions of creative Bible exploration with material from both the Old and the New Testaments. Practical and easy to follow directions with a flexible menu approach. Suitable for small groups, church services, youth groups and special services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas All Wrapped Up (Scripture Union) RRP £11.99

 

Packed full of top-quality material combining years of SU experience with exciting new ideas, it will help churches get the most out of Christmas this year and for years to come.

 

It contains: all-age Advent service, yuletide evangelism, quotes and anecdotes, plays, quiz questions, songs, rhymes and raps, nativity services, quick Christmas talks, short presentations, Christmas day services, craft ideas, Christingle services, assembly outlines, Christmas parties and games.

 

This is book geared especially to churches reaching out into the community and showing people the real meaning of Christmas.

 

More Christmas Wrapped Up (Scripture Union) RRP £11.99

 

More Christmas activities for use at a time when non-churched people are more likely to go to a church.

 

All-age service outlines, parties and events give churches help to make the most on this opportunity. The children's party outlines, craft ideas, games and quizzes help children explore the Christmas story through different media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Together for a Season: Advent, Christmas and Epiphany (Church House Publishing) RRP £24.50

 

Drawing on the material offered in "Common Worship: Times and Seasons", this book includes: an introduction to each of the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany; fully worked-out all-age services for key dates such as Advent Sunday, Christmas, the Feast of the Epiphany and Candlemas; creative suggestions for incorporating light, sound, images and other multi-sensory elements into seasonal worship to encourage active participation and involvement from the whole church; and a wealth of additional practical resources for use with groups of children and adults, at home and in outreach activities.

 

There are three pathways through the material: Advent wreath, Crib and Jesse tree. The book includes information on the origins of these symbols and suggestions as to how they might become a unifying thread in the worship of the whole community as they journey through the three seasons. Woven throughout are suggestions for how to lift the liturgical texts off the page to produce engaging, multi-sensory worship that encourages the participation of the whole people of God.

 

Includes a free CD-ROM with all the illustrations and templates in downloadable format; the texts of services; and full colour photographs to inspire your own worship.

 


 

Easter

 

 

Easter Cracked (Scripture Union) RRP £9.99

 

Aimed at church, community and children's leaders looking to make the most out of the opportunities they have over Easter to reach people who might not normally come to church.

 

The book contains all-age service outlines for Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, as well as all-age events for Passover, and Good Friday, craft, drama and assembly outlines are also featured, together with other ideas for outreach.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Together for a Season: Lent, Holy Week and Easter (Church House Publishing) RRP £24.50

 

Drawing on the material offered in "Common Worship: Times and Seasons", this book includes: an introduction to each of the seasons of Lent, Holy Week and Easter; fully worked-out all-age services for all the key dates, including the start of Lent, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Ascension and Pentecost; creative suggestions for incorporating multi-sensory elements into seasonal worship to encourage active participation and involvement from the whole church; and, a wealth of additional practical resources for use with groups of children and adults, at home and in outreach activities.

 

There are three pathways through the material: the Lenten tree; Head, hands and heart; and Stations of the cross. The book includes information on the origins of these symbols and suggestions as to how they might become a unifying thread in the worship of the whole congregation as they journey through Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Woven throughout are suggestions for how to lift the liturgical texts off the page to produce engaging, multi-sensory worship that encourages the participation of the whole people of God.

 

Includes a free CD-ROM with illustrations and templates; the texts of services; full-colour photographs to inspire your own worship.


 

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