Lent and Easter
2018 Ministry Resources
Recommended by Uniting Church Synod VICTAS
The following links were shared in the SA & NT Children & Families Ministry Update – December. This monthly email is sent by Chris Barnett, Children & Families, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. To join the mailing list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship leaders, preachers and small group/Bible study leaders may appreciate these resources. Please share these links with them:
- Lent Event – Uniting World> Click on the “Learn” menu for weekly videos, a 6 week Bible study and resources to run Lent Event during your worship service (this includes information to share about
Lent Event and suggested prayers).
- Lent (Going4Growth) (Church of England)> – links to Ash Wednesday and Lent videos, resources, creative ideas, All-Age services, intergenerational events and lots of
materials for churches
- Lent Resources (Common Grace)> – Lent and Ash Wednesday reflections and links to resources by TEAR, Uniting EarthWeb, Australian Catholic and National Council of Churches.
Parents in your church or community may be encouraged and resourced by links below.
- Suggest they choose one activity a week or an activity they can build on across the 40 days of Lent.
- Encourage them to give something a go, to start a new family Lenten or Easter tradition.
- Remember, it’s not about doing everything, it’s about finding something that works for your family.
- Lent (Building Faith) (Virginia Theological Seminary)> – a variety of resources including Lenten books and devotions for adults, children and families, Lenten reflections, activity
idea for church or home plus lots more.
- Lent (Faith in Homes) (BRF)> – lots of different ideas for Lent and Easter activities for families
- Lent (Flame Creative)> – more simple family Lent ideas
Intergen Family Activities and crafts (pre-2011)
Easter Crafts roosters & chicks (90 kb PDF)
Jesus in the Temple rap (42 kb PDF) - Drama
Lent Teardrops booklet (61 kb PDF) - Teardrops for Lent: An activity for your whole family:
Lent leaflet (119 kb PDF) - Family leaflet
Lent Living for Others Family Resource (91 kb PDF) - Living for Others . . . and Loving It
Easter Worship Ideas the Cross (119 kb PDF)
Easter Love Lives! (105 kb PDF) - Easter is about Love. Easter is about Life. This resource contains an assortment of special intergenerational elements that you can incorporate into your regular service order or a special celebration format to celebrate that Love Lives at Easter!
Easter Stained glass crafts (179 kb PDF) - Stained Glass Window Biscuit & Picture
Easter Crafts Tomb and Cross (384 kb PDF) - Chocolate Tomb & 3D Cross
Easter Explorer (277 kb PDF)
Easter Five brown buns Pre-school (81 kb PDF) - Good Friday activities for playgroup or kids club
Lent mobile (323 kb PDF) - Mobile pattern, to photocopy on red/pink card
Easter Butterflies (368 kb PDF) - New life craft
Easter Holy week table mat (48 kb PDF)
Easter Card Crafts (638 kb PDF)
Easter Diaramas (1.3 mb PDF)
Easter together in mourning and joy (624 kb PDF)
- Lent and Easter ideas to use at home
- Countdown to Easter
- Palms for Holy Week
- Sounds of Holy Week
- Easter - the foot-washing story - a dramatic presentation
The Vic/Tas Synod has some fantastic Lent and Easter resources. They are definately worth a look! Check out their Seasonal Resources here. Especically
- 40 Simple Ways to Fast and Feast for God’s Creation
- Lent and Easter Resources from the Children & Families ministry site
The NSW and ACT Synod have also set up this website for Children's Ministry http://www.childrensministry.org.