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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"

Friday, 18 October 2013

Lent or Advent pathway

Lent and Advent are at times when the seasons are changing and in the church they are a time when we try to change/do things differently, we try to work at something or give something up and they lead up to our two most important festivals.

Mark out a simple pathway on large pieces of cardboard. Make hills and valleys along the way to make it look interesting and leave space for children or young people to add their ideas, pictures or models.

Choose activities for each part of the pathway that represent something you would like them to think about e.g. for Lent I had one that represented God’s love is our shelter and the children made tents and placed them on the pathway. For Advent you could have one for each of the themes of Advent Sundays.

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