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Zephaniah 3.14-20; Isaiah 12.2-6 (Canticle); Philippians 4.4-7; Luke 3.7-18

Go with God

Adult & All Age

Go with God

Consider together what you have explored, what that means for you and how you will live your faith this week

All age act of worship Session
  • Living authentically can be really difficult outside our churches. Invite people to share ways in which they, or Christians in general, might support and help each other in any of the things that have been explored today: difficult consequences of following Jesus; everyday choices and decisions; how we are signs of good news; the fruit by which we are known; the covenant choice we have just made.
    W E A

 

Go with God 24/7

Encourage everyone to put their faith into action

Take your daily devotional – prayer book, Bibles notes, Bible, or whatever you use – with you to your workplace/school/etc., and read it during your lunchbreak each day as a sign of the importance to you of the good news of Jesus. If that is not possible, could you read it when you are travelling on public transport? Or put a sign or a lit candle in a window while you are praying at home?
S A

 

Give out the ROOTS at home resource to encourage faith at home.

 

Spiritual styles abbreviations
W Word E Emotion S Symbol A Action
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Children & Youth

Go with God

Consider together what you have explored, what that means for each of you and how it might influence your daily lives. (10 mins)

Activities marked with an asterisk  next to the activity title are in addition to the resources in the Ready to go sessions. Suggested timings for these activities are also shown. NB The inclusion of additional activities varies from week to week.

 

FOR CHILDREN

Childrens Session
  • Place a small branch or mini Christmas tree in the centre of the group and give everyone a bauble or other tree decoration.
  • Ask the children, in their own time, to go and hang the decoration on the tree or branch and, as they do, to think about how they can be a sign of the good news this week, as many Christmas activities are happening.

 

Go with God 24/7

Encourage the children to put their faith into action

Do one thing differently this week to live for God and be a sign of the good news.
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Before you finish, give out the ROOTS at home resource to encourage faith at home.

 

Childrens Session
Very young childrens Session

Sing

To the tune: Hakuna Matata (chorus)

The season of waiting, what a wonderful chime.
We think of the prophets, Mary, John and signs.
We’ll wait for Jesus, make the most of this time.
These are special days, to sing God’s praise,
enjoy your Advent!

 

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Young people Session
  • Have an open and honest discussion to try and answer the question, ‘What should we do?’, remembering that John gave specific advice.
  • Ask the young people to consider what they, as young people, in this time, should do to be a sign of the good news this week.

 

Go with God 24/7

If you do not already wear a cross or similar symbol of the Christian faith, consider doing that this week and being prepared to talk to others about what this sign means.
E S A

 

Before you finish, give out the ROOTS at home resource to encourage faith at home.

 

Spiritual styles abbreviations
W Word E Emotion S Symbol A Action
Read our Spiritual Styles articles
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