WELCOME to the Purbeck Deanery’s blog for Children’s and Young People’s leaders, for sharing ideas and experience in providing ministry for young people and their families in our communities. We hope you’ll find something interesting and useful here as together we work to communicate God’s love to a new generation.

Please pray for this ministry – may God bless you for your interest.

John Wood, Rural Dean of Purbeck

"Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us that we must become like children in order to enter God’s kingdom, and you took children in your arms to bless them; guide us as we work to bring your special blessing to the young people in our communities in Purbeck; through your Spirit, give us wisdom to know how to do this; give us strength to undertake the task; give us compassion and a caring heart to reach out with your love, that your kingdom may grow and all rejoice in your blessing; for your glory’s sake. Amen"

Monday, 3 December 2012

Don’t eat it yet - you’ve got to wait!

That was how advent prayers started for the Sunday Kids at Lady St Mary’s Wareham this week. 
12 children sat there, a fruit pastille or a minstrel sat on their out stretched hands - waiting - just as during advent we wait. We wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we remind ourselves that we are also waiting for the day when Jesus returns. 

We prayed

Dear God
Thank you for the fun that is Christmas. Thank you that you chose to come to earth and be just like us for a while. Thank you that one day you are going to come back and be with us for ever. As we wait - help us to be more like you.

Then we ate the sweets!

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