Experience Easter resources

Experience Easter resources, teachingExperience Easter is an initiative bringing together local churches, schools and communities to share the story of Holy Week and Easter.

Posters and invitations are designed to raise awareness of Easter in our communities and to invite others to share in our services and events over this period.

Clergy ministering within the Diocese of Gloucester request free posters and car stickers from the Mission and Ministry Department. There is limited stock available this year, so it will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. However banners can be ordered directly from CPO.

Logo available as a download and you are free to use it in your own literature

Experience Easter blue cross poster

A wide range of other excellent resources are also available, aimed at engaging children, adults, families, teenagers, older people and those in residential homes with the Easter story.

These include:

Experience Easter with Families. This exciting resource for families contains an activity board to take you on a journey through Lent to Easter and beyond. The resources are designed to help the whole family think together about the story of events leading up to Jesus death. It could be a family who share a home, a brownie family or a family in a classroom. Ideal for use at home or wherever small groups gather together.

See sample of the activity board and a page from this pack, downloadable below.

Experience Easter with Children.
This is an imaginative approach to help children experience Easter through six easy to assemble, interactive stations set up in different parts of the church.
Classes from the local primary school will be invited by the clergy to visit the church where in small groups they will be guided by a leader from the school around each station. The pack gives detailed instructions to church members to enable them to create the stations. Also included are careful instructions to help the school group leaders introduce and reflect on each part of the story. Cost £15 plus £3.95 postage and packing.
This can be purchased from the Resource Centre: Jumpingfish@glosdioc.org.uk

Experience Easter Outside.
Experience Easter Outside is used in churches and schools up and down the UK. Feedback has been really positive as the journey fits well with the outdoor learning initiatives that are now so popular in schools. Cost £15 plus £3.95 postage and packing.
This can be purchased from the Resource Centre: Jumpingfish@glosdioc.org.uk 

Experience Easter with Young People. Journey with Jesus (free download below). Journey with Jesus is a series of prayer stations, from complied and adapted material, based around the Passion narrative given in Mark’s Gospel

Experience Easter in Residential Homes and with older people. (free download below)
Ideas for talks and activities revolving around reminiscence. Each session involves telling a simple story with an optional craft activity. The emphasis is on giving people plenty of time to talk.

Experience Easter with adults. (free download below)
Using prayer stations based on those for children, adults will be invited to travel round a series the stations with prayers and medications at each one. There is also a series of reflective bible studies encouraging people to stop and think.

Downloads

SAMPLE Activity Board
SAMPLE page of Experience Easter
Experience Easter in residential homes and with older people (black and white)
Experience Easter in residential homes and with older people (colour)
Experience Easter with young people (black and white)
 Experience Easter with young people (colour)
Experience Easter with adults (black and white)
Experience Easter with adults (colour)
Experience Easter Logo

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