A way to begin worship when all ages are present.
Taste the difference!
You will need: milkshake syrup, milk, a clear glass, a whisk, some paper straws.
Ask: Who inspires you or gives you confidence? Do we surround ourselves with positive influences? (It may be helpful to have some images of influential people, past and present, to use as a prompt.) Share examples of how the experiences of others, and the faith that they put in us, builds our confidence. How can we continue to be inspired in our daily lives particularly when we are on our own? The Holy Spirit can be a part of our lives if we allow him to ‘stir us up’. Pour some milkshake syrup into the glass – say that this represents the Holy Spirit. Slowly add some milk – this represents our lives. But there will be no taste to the milkshake until it is whisked up together (whisk it up). Once the Holy Spirit is a permanent presence in our lives, we can be confident in his closeness. Give out straws and say: Let’s taste and see that the milkshake is good!