LENT ideas!

Lent is approaching fast
[Ash Wednesday is 9th March!]
If you’re still looking for ideas and resources to use with your group, why not visit the Lent pages of Going for Growth . There are plenty of links to websites which should give you inspiration!

AND another pile of online resources from the National Children Adviser (Mary Hawes – thanks, Mary!!)

Mothering Sunday
Sermons Plus Several talks, and near the end some intercessions.
Mothering Sunday 1
Mothering Sunday 2 Two Mothering Sunday Talks from Martyn Payne
MU Ideas from the Mothers’ Union
Christian Aid Downloadable Mothering Sunday talk + Lent ideas for children from Christian Aid

Lent ideas for children
Lenten prayer pots
crafts and activities
MumsNet Some ideas from Christian mums on mumsnet

Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms with children
Palm Sunday PpowerPointA simple PowerPoint retelling of Palm Sunday from a child’s point of view

Good Friday
Ideas from Carolyn Brown
Spiritual Child How one church used Good Friday Stations with children

Easter Sunday
Ideas from Carolyn Brown

General sites for Lent/Holy Week/Easter
Carolyn Brown’s lectionary based ideas
Barnabas in Churches Lots of ideas for the season from Barnabas in Churches
SU You’ll need to register (free) but then Scripture Union’s Light Live will give you plenty of ideas for the season

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