Growing Together Pages for this Extraordinary and Challenging Time
Growing Together Pages are a collection of resources for households (people of all ages) to explore or nurture Christian faith in their own time and at their own pace. The following pages have been written in direct response to the challenges brought by Covid-19. We hope to continue to add new pages regularly.
Holy Ground – Latest resource
Holy Ground is an engaging, easy to follow, resource for use at home during Holy Week and Easter, beginning with Palm Sunday.
It has been written to encourage and help families journey through the week together and, through engaging with The Bible and prayer, explore their Christian faith and respond to their thoughts and feelings. Particularly suited to households with children, it could also be shared on skype or face time etc. with grandchildren or godchildren. There are a few resources required, do adapt these with whatever you have available, this also goes for the ideas for response activities.
Growing Together: Pages for more Ordinary Times
Growing Together is a series of monthly sheets of ideas for households (people of all ages) to explore or nurture Christian Faith in their own time and at their own pace. No planning or preparation is involved and there are no tasks or deadlines.
There are eleven attractive double-sided sheets of engaging ideas that follow the Christian year. Each edition has an overarching question, a story and a choice of activities to enable adults and children to consider the question together. Worshipping communities and schools can offer Growing Together to households as a photocopied sheet or as an electronic download. It has the potential to be used in multiple ways. Copies could be given to school Worship Teams or used as a Messy Church ‘Take Away’. The prayer space ideas might be developed for class reflection spaces or interactive prayer spaces in churches. The questions and activities could be used for planning Messy Church, collective worship or all-age services.
To purchase the complete publication, for £21 plus p&p, which includes a hard copy as well as the password for access to digital versions downloads go to www.gloucester.anglican.org/schools/jumping-fish-publications/