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Table Talk for Easter is a conversational game written by Joanne Cox and Paul Griffiths. The game explores six themes from the Easter story: hope, evil, justice, forgiveness, suffering ...


Lent is usually about giving stuff up, isn't it? What if you could add something transformational to the traditional?What if you could give up chocolate and give the money to your favou...


Out of the 80 million chocolate Easter eggs sold each year in the UK, The Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter egg to explain the Christian understanding of ...


Ask your work colleagues to join you for a lunchtime discussion group about Easter. Top Tips:• Think about the type of people coming to the group; try to make them feel relaxed.• Liste...


Raise money for a charity with a sponsored ‘Hymn Sing’. Create a list of well known Easter hymns and songs, and invite people from around the community to sponsor their favourite one, ...


Host an Easter service or event looking back at the good times in the past. Invite previous church attenders to join you, asking them to bring any old photos or stories they may have. ...


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...


Hold a special service, singing the best Easter hymns and songs. Invite the community and provide refreshments. Include a homily about the importance of Easter....


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...


Easter - God wanted us to see how much he loves us. Jesus' death on a cross was not the end of the story.This Easter why not discover something more about who God really is, and exactly...


Invite a friend to an Easter service at your local church.You could:• Pray beforehand for the right opportunity to ask them, • Pray that they will agree to come.• Offer them a lift, and...


Help a friend explore the story of Easter, by purchasing one of the following films and lending it to them:• The Miracle Maker• The Passion of the Christ• The Bible, Passion episode – T...


Your colleagues will expect to see some tinsel on your desk at Christmas, but they would be surprised if you adorned your work area with Easter decorations. It doesn’t have to be a cru...


We can’t always find the right words to explain the Christian faith to our friends and colleagues, but we could always give away a book that does.There are several good books that expla...


As you celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus, give some of your time to help an elderly neighbour. From changing their light bulbs, to cutting their hedges, there is often something you cou...


Contact your local radio station and request your favorite Easter song, during Holy week....


Foster relationships with your neighbours by giving them an Easter card....


During Holy Week, post a famous Easter painting on Facebook or Twitter.Here is a list of 10 famous paintings to help:'The Procession to Calvary'- Ridolfo Ghirlandaio.‘Noli me Tang...


During Holy Week, post Easter poetry as your Facebook status. Search the internet for poems that eloquently explore Easter, and amaze your friends with your new found cultural heritage...


Here is a challenge for you. Can you take a photo that expresses Easter in a modern format, and post it onto your social network site? Use the tag ‘Easter is…’Think about:• What will ex...


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...


This idea can be used by individuals or churches of any size. The more people who get involved, the bigger the impact!What’s the idea? Think of something you do on a regular basis...


Flesh and blood is a campaign by Kore and 'NHS Blood and Transplant' to encourage church members to consider giving blood and donating organs. See www.fleshandblood.org for free re...


Why not invite local school classes to visit your church in the run up to Easter and re-enact the Easter story for them? St Polycarp’s in Sheffield did just that with brilliant re...


Many schools would welcome a visit from a Christian or a group from a local church to explain what Easter means to them, and what happened over 2000 years ago. Why not approach you loca...


The Mother’s Union in Bishop’s Waltham used a programme devised by the Diocese of Gloucester, and invited the Year 6 classes at their local junior school to visit St Peter&r...


Run a competition to see who can produce the best image around an Easter theme e.g. ‘hope’ or ‘new life’.Launch the competition in schools, through community gro...


Find significant places in your community where there will be good passing traffic and hand out Hot Cross Buns as a small celebration of Easter. This works well at places like train sta...


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?...


To connect with young people, Gateway Church in Leeds looked at the four most popular YouTube videos and held a service talking through how these clips spoke of the gospel. They also in...


Easter Sunday is an excellent opportunity to connect with people who may come to church irregularly, or for the first time. Here are some suggestions to make the service memorable.Drama...


Gather your young people together for a day cleaning up their town. Provide them with all the equipment they are likely to need, divide them into teams, and set about clearing up rubbis...


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...


For hundreds of years, Christians in different villages, towns and cities, have joined together to take part in a walk on Good Friday to remember Jesus’ journey from his trial to ...


St Mary’s Church in Luton used the popular CS Lewis story The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to attract attention to their church. They put a wardrobe in their doorway so that p...


Gather a group of enthusiastic singers from both the church and the surrounding community and begin rehearsals. It could just be for the fun of singing together or you could put on a pe...


A practical way to help a charity while also getting your young people thinking about physical and spiritual ‘junk’ in their lives.What’s the idea? At the start of Len...


Using chocolate to share the true message of Easter.What’s the idea? Challenge your young people to give out a small Easter egg to each of their friends/classmates and use it to e...


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...


Since 2010 around 20,000 people have gathered in Trafalgar square each Good Friday to watch the passion of Jesus – a re-enactment of the final hours leading up to Jesus’ cru...


Composer Sheila Wilson has written three Easter musicals to suit different age groups (4-8, 5-11 and teenagers) that are around 15-25 minutes long. Each musical captures the hopes, the ...


The Table Talk for Easter app, is an all age conversational game written by Joanne Cox (Methodist Church ) and Paul Griffiths (The Ugly Duckling Company). The game explores six themes f...


Connecting Scripture with pop songs. Think about what you are feeling when you read a bible story, and if there is a pop song that you can connect to it. Post the scripture and the...


Join and be a part of a nationwide movement to tell the story of the Passion, in hundreds of streets and communities in the UK. Plan something unique and public that is specific to your...


Watch a short film each day of Holy week. Eight short animations tell the story of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday and the triumphal entry, to Good Friday and the cross, and culminating in ...


Five prayer stations on the theme of Easter. Download the resource and set up the stations in your church to help people experience Easter through the Bible's life words....


Damaris Media is providing free, official resources to help churches and community groups engage with the epic new thriller Risen, in cinemas March 18th 2016 with a subsequent DVD relea...


TAKING EACH OF THE NEW TESTAMENT GOSPELS UNEDITED AND UNABRIDGED AS ITS SCRIPT, THE LUMO PROJECT OFFERS FOUR FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS THAT REVOLUTIONISE THE WAY WE EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTAND...


We turned our local community centre into a homemade cinema to watch Miracle Maker, with hot chocolate, sweets and popcorn, then gave out Scripture Union Easter comics for the kids to t...


We hosted an Easter party for our youth group, involving Bible story, decorating boiled eggs, Easter egg hunt, egg races and games, music, and used the theme of new life to talk about h...


At our church gathering on Christmas morning we attempted the mannequin challenge--a viral internet craze of 2016. We got everyone to freeze and walked around with a camera, making 20-s...

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