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Table Talk for Christmas (and New year) is an all age conversational game. Written by Lucy Moore (Messy Church), Joanne Cox (Methodist Church ) and Paul Griffiths (The Ugly Duckling Com...


Table Talk for Messy Church is an all age conversational game written by Lucy Moore (Messy Church) and Paul Griffiths (The Ugly Duckling Company).Groups of 6-8 people gather around a ta...


Invite local schools to take part in a Nativity exhibition where they can display pictures or perform drama and songs. Invite parents and the local community to come and watch....


Hold a Christingle service in your church, invite the community, and local schools. A Christingle is a fun Christmas activity for families. It is made from an orange, red ribbon, a cand...


Here is an idea to think about for next year.'Christmas Lunch on Jesus' is an outreach project initiated by Jesus House in London, which distributes free Christmas hampers to residents ...


Why not use one of Sheila Wilson's great musicals themed around the Nativity to engage with Children? There are different musicals for various age groups.Find out more at www.redheadmus...


'Who Let The Dads Out?' is a movement that aims to inspire, resource and support churches to develop projects which will give fathers/father figures and their children the opportunity t...


'Back to School with God Sunday' is a fantastic way to pray for and support your young people and school staff at the start of a new school year. It is an excellent bridge between churc...


Invite your friends, families or neighbours to an Easter Bake-off. From giant Easter egg cakes, to the tomb recreated in marzipan, see who can re-create the meaning of Easter in cake fo...


Invite your friends, family and neighbours to an Easter Party at your home. Give the party a 'new life' theme, include Easter games, food and drink.You could:Hire a chocolate fountain,D...


Shrove Tuesday is a great opportunity to hold a party where you can invite your friends, work colleagues and neighbours round for a pancake. Your party could include the following activ...


How about getting your church members to donate eggs, then give them to social services, or the local hospital to give to children who wouldn’t normally receive gifts at Easter?...


Easter Holiday clubs can be fun, give parents a break and help children engage with church and God through fun activities like song, drama, craft, story-telling and games. There are man...


A free Fun Day is a great way to get the community together and bless people. You could try some of these Easter themed activities:Free Hot Cross Buns or Easter eggsEgg rolling raceEast...


Order and distribute free 'Books of Hope' to children in your area.  You could give them out a children's event, or pass a copy to your friend or neighbour....


Organise a day out for some of the mums in your community, on a date around Mother's Day. You could provide transport, a light lunch, and a team to look after the children to give thei...


This Mother's Day, why not offer to babysit for a local mum you know well....


From tiddlywinks, to hiring sumo suits, there are many unusual sports activities that could make a community day fun, different and exciting. Create a splash in your local area, by dev...


'In-service day (INSET Day) holiday clubs' or 'One-day holiday clubs' started in 1994 with Aberfeldy Parish Church.  Holiday club days have since spread throughout Perthshire and o...


It is 9 o'clock on a Sunday morning, and in a house on a road called Woodlands Drive in a suburb of the small northern city of Chester, a group of men and boys are gathering. The men ar...


Messy Church is an all age celebration that typically runs once a month. It is a fresh expression of church, that seeks to be accessible, engaging and fun for all ages. Each session is ...


Men often like a challenge, so why not setup a 'Dads Olympics'. Gather a range of fun challenges for the dads to complete with their children, such as: egg throwing and catching, Best b...


Organise a sponsored bike ride for Father’s Day to raise money for a local charity. Find a suitable location to start from, and end the ride at your church building providing refr...


What could be simpler than an ad hoc gathering at the local park? Take equipment with you to play games and sports. Invite the dads in your community, your street or at work to join you...


Find your nearest woodland, forestry commission location or even a large park. Start by challenging the children to find the best walking stick (not necessarily the largest - discourag...


Many a father-child project has later caused a now older child to look back with fond memories on the time spent with their fathers. Why not organise a soapbox car challenge with your ...


Get together with other dads and organise a rough camping weekend for fathers and their children. Find a friendly local farmer, or visit a minimal facility campsite. Cook over a simpl...


Do you know a local Carpenter, Graphic Designer, first aider, bike maintenance guru, basic car maintenance chief, Web Designer, or even someone who can cook the perfect steak, or cultiv...


If you have a church with land attached, or can get permission at a community location, why not transform a small area into a beach. Buy in some sand, paddling pools, and create a beac...


Hold a series of ‘Crafternoons’ during the summer months at your home. Buy craft equipment, invite families and produce engaging creations based around different stories. Te...


Organise a picnic followed by a water fight, for families in your street.You could:• Include a game such as capture the flag. This involves two bases, each with a removable flag and tw...


If you have the available funds, why not create a fun afternoon that your community will love. Hire items such as a surfing simulator, Sumo Suits, a Bouncy Castle, and provide them fre...


‘Who am I?’ is an activity that could be used as part of a holiday club. You could get volunteers from your church, the children’s parents and the community to dress u...


Organise a scavenger hunt using photos of your local area as clues.  Participants follow each clue to lead them on a set route around your community.You will need to...Place a seri...


Create a splash by organising a pool party for you, your friends and their children. You could book the local leisure centre. If a friend has a pool (unlikely but possible) then borrow ...


Guardians of Ancora, is a new digital environment for 8 to 11-year-olds that combines the excitement and creativity of a high-spec online game with an immersive experience of Bible cont...


A prayer space, is usually a classroom sized area in a primary or a secondary school that has been transformed for a few days or a week, with a range of creative activities that encoura...


'Direction Magazine' is a high-quality monthly magazine providing inspiration, vision and teaching for everyone in Elim, and beyond....


'iBelieve' is an engaging and encouraging new Christian lifestyle magazine that is perfect for everyone who believes and people who want to believe!...


New Life is a lively 12-page monthly newspaper, packed with real life testimonies, news and celebrity interviews, to build up believers and help Christians reach out to their community....


'Heroes of the Faith' is a high-quality quarterly magazine, charting the outstanding moves of God and revivals of the past. Readers of 'Heroes of the Faith' will be encouraged to seek G...


Patent Pending Gospel Gliders are 100% fun and educational. Currently 20 designs with more being added. Bible verses for object lessons. Can be used for Sunday School and Vacation Bible...


Higher Sports is a new, and emerging Scripture Union resource. It is a 6-8 week course for churches and schools involving sports coaching and games together with Christian based teachin...


Why not organise a superhero party for the 31st October, at your home or the church building, as an alternative to Halloween. Invite your friends and neighbours. You could: Create chall...

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