Growing Together

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.

Whilst these pages will deal with challenging themes like fear, anxiety, coping with change, loneliness and loss, it is not our intention to meet these topics head or even to provide answers. Instead we offer these activities and games as tools that might gently prompt conversations about faith and offer hope.

We plan to continue to add new pages regularly during this time.

Choose joy

Small things done with great love

Calming the storm

Living well together

Being a channel of God’s peace

The gift of time

Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

After Easter – The world was not the same

Living Well Together (Coming soon)

Calming the Storm (Coming soon)

Small Things make a Big Difference (Coming soon)

Supporting Children with Anxiety, Grief and Loss

These resources have been created especially for use during the Corona virus pandemic.

There are three resources which complement each other;

Fear  How do we talk to our children about Corona virus? Fear and coronavirus

Grief  How children grieve and how they can be supported. Grief and coronavirus

Saying Goodbye

Ideas for acknowledging our grief and saying goodbye to our loved ones: Saying goodbye and coronavirus

Here is an order of service https://www.gloucester.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Order-of-Service-1.doc  to celebrate and remember the life of someone who has died. Families or individuals of any age can use this at home if it is right for their circumstances.  It is possible to type in the person’s name and print these sheets out.

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.

 

Downloads

This resource is free for churches and schools that are part of the Diocese of Gloucester. The password can be accessed by contacting  and providing your name, postcode and parish or school details.

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/


 

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