This section contains a variety of material for special points in the church year; from Christmas Crib Services led by Camel Puppets to a Multi-Sensory Maundy Thursday alternative communion to an interactive Good Friday service.
As with the general All-Age services, these seasonal All-Age services are written “as a whole” so that the talks, music, prayers, puppet scripts, dramas and links all flow towards a common purpose – be that to teach or challenge or inspire. The aim is that those with the shortest attention spans (not always the young ones) will stay engaged while there is sufficient depth of teaching for mature disciples too. Each All Age Worship service consists of many short items so that the service is fast paced and doesn’t lose momentum.
The scripts include music suggestions to suit a variety of church styles. When songs or hymns are used with a number of verses, it is worth cutting out any verses that are not totally necessary. Songs and hymn sheet music can be purchased at the following website: https://www.weareworship.com/uk/songs
What you need:
These services will generally work best if you have access to screens and a data projector. I have not provided PowerPoint files as copyright issues with graphic files can be complicated, but I do suggest that for each teaching point made during a service that a picture is projected with a few words (the fewer words the better – keep it very succinct). Pictures can be easily found with a Google image search, and it makes a big difference to both children and adults if they have something visual to see to go alongside the teaching point. If a picture can be found to illustrate the key teaching point of a service and is used on all the slides, this will again reinforce the teaching. In most buildings the best colour for projecting words will be white on a dark background.
Many of the services have Drama & Puppet scripts incorporated – but alternatives such as YouTube video clips are given where possible.To browse all the scripts click here