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Welcoming the Stranger, Part III

You’ll notice, from the fact that this is my third post on the topic, that welcome is REALLY IMPORTANT.

It’s the absolutely crucial element in taking your church from the “few or nought” category in terms of children’s work into a thriving inter-generational community. 333 more words

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Christenings are REALLY important. Every year, hundreds of children are christened in our Diocese, many of whose parents don’t come regularly to church. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with new parents and get to know them, hopefully bringing them into our community and walking with them and their child on the journey of faith. 435 more words

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Welcoming the Stranger, Part II

Tonight I have the privilege of speaking with some Lay Readers on the topic of Welcoming Children and Families.

I’ve put together a PowerPoint, which I thought I’d share with all of you. 79 more words

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Welcoming the stranger

EDITED: A few changes have been made to the documents, based on readers’ suggestions. Thank you so much – keep the great ideas coming!

Newcomers who aren’t familiar with what happens at church may be nervous and feel unsettled and conspicuous. 369 more words

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Making It Through Sunday Service

We’re late.

We’re always late. No matter how well I think I’m doing on time, someone can’t find their shoes, or has to go potty, or just wants to throw a fit when it is time to leave the house for church. 793 more words


Book review: The Art of Curating Worship

Mark Pierson’s book is subtitled “reshaping the role of the worship leader.” Based on years of experience in ministry, including founding new churches and supporting artists, he proposes an approach to worship that is democratic, interactive, and based on the principle of “curation” – arranging items and experiences in a meaningful way, to create worship. 266 more words

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Pray and Play

Another wonderful Pray and Play corner, from St. Andrew’s, Bedford. Here’s what Children and Young People’s Activities Coordinator Becky has to say about it:

“There are some of the Lent calendars and some other worksheets/colouring and plain paper for the children to let their imaginations flow. 297 more words

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