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Engage Together - Intergenerational worship ideas for Advent, December 2017

This Advent resource is designed to assist and inspire churches with ways to adapt elements of a worship liturgy to be more intergenerational during Advent (Dec 3 – 24, 2017). The resource
is based on the lectionary readings but the ideas can be adapted to suit any Bible/theme focus. There is also a fifth service included for Dec 31, 2017.

This resource also includes 3 options for an Advent wreath litany (either using candles or water) and an Advent bunting activity to do for the church worship space and to also take
home each Sunday of Advent.

Intergenerational ideas with what to prepare, say and do are provided for each week’s call to worship, a song, prayers of confession, prayers of the people and a Bible reading.

This resource has been written and produced in partnership across three Uniting Church Synods, including South Australia’s Intergenerational Team. Your feedback about this resource
will be gratefully received. Please e-mail your comments to Melissa at intergen@sa.uca.org.au

 

Engage Together: Intergenerational Worship Ideas - overview

Want to know how to shape intergenerational worship? Then this is the resource for you!

It comprises five main sections, four focusing on one element of a typical service – Call to Worship, Music, Prayer and Bible Reading – plus one on Take Home ideas. Each section contains tips, suggestions, a list of ideas and a number of worked examples (with each of the examples drawn from previous editions of Engage Together). Our hope is that people will take up the challenge of embracing the concepts and applying them appropriately to the songs, texts and prayers that they are choosing for the worship services they are responsible for. In Advent, lest people be too daunted by this expectation, we will be returning to the previous format!

This resource has been written and produced in partnership across three Uniting Church Synods, including South Australia’s Intergenerational Team. Your feedback about this resource will be gratefully received. Please e-mail your comments to Melissa at intergen@sa.uca.org.au">intergen@sa.uca.org.au

 

Engage Together: Intergenerational Worship Ideas for August – September 2017 (after Pentecost)

This resource is designed to assist and inspire churches with ways to adapt elements of a worship liturgy to be more intergenerational during the season after Pentecost (Aug - Sept 2017). The resource is based on the lectionary readings but the ideas can be adapted to suit any Bible/theme focus.

Its basic approach is to take as a foundation the general principles of multi-age worship – such as seeking to be multi-sensory, multi-intelligence and multi-ability aware – and add a layer of intergenerational awareness. Broadly speaking, this resource addresses the welcome, call to worship, prayer of confession, prayers of the people, music and Bible reading elements often found in the first third of a mainline worship service.

This resource has been written and produced in partnership across three Uniting Church Synods, including South Australia’s Intergenerational Team. Your feedback about this resource will be gratefully received. Please e-mail your comments to Melissa at intergen@sa.uca.org.au

 

Engage Together: Intergenerational Worship Ideas for Pentecost (June - July)

This resource for Pentecost is still available for download below.

If you did download and use this resource we would greatly appreciate your feedback on how and where you used this resource and what was helpful or could be improved in future resources. Please give us your feedback via this survey>


Planning Intergenerational Worship

Every Christian worship service can be considered an intergenerational worship service in the sense that the worshippers represent (or actually include) the whole body of Christ with its youngest and oldest members.

In this downloadable workshop we will be looking at intergenerational worship as worship that intentionally involves people of all ages in an encounter with God through a range of acts of worship, eg hearing and reflecting on God's word, responding to God with praise and/or confession, receiving forgiveness, giving offerings.

Intergenerational worship is different from 'children's worship' in which, commonly, adults prepare 'something for children'. In worship that is truly intergenerational, young and old worship together. Children, youth, young adults, middle-aged adults and older adults can also take part in planning for, inviting to and leading worship.

Where congregations have such ministry teams: intergenerational worship can be planned through cooperation of the worship team and the children's/family ministry team. Click here to down load this Planning Intergenerational Worship Guide:

Exploring Children's Involvement in Church

The presence of children in a worshipping congregation is a source of joy for the present and hope for the future. It may also provide opportunities to reshape worship practices and attitudes for the benefit of all worshippers.

Help! There's a child in my church! is a study paper to help congregations, worship planners, children's ministry leaders and parents explore the involvement of children in congregational worship.

Worship Service Ideas

On the left hand menu there are a great amount of worship services that are updated regularly. You may wish to use the service as is or adapt elements for your context. Whatever you do we would be very glad to hear your feedback to help use prepare resources for the future.

 


For more Multi-Age Worship resources please visit the following site from Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania>