Welcome to the Bramhall and Wythenshawe Methodist Circuit 

Growing God's kingdom through South Manchester and North Cheshire

Resources - items that can be borrowed for a short time for a particular purpose (ie. more expensive things you might need but wouldn't want to buy!)

Item Location Comments
Badge Maker Bramhall Belongs to Circuit
Mr Bean box set Cheadle 14 episodes. Mr. Bean sessions for youth group
Parachute C/Hulme and Bramhall
Wilmslow
Any idea what size?
12 person / handles at Wilmslow
Puppets x 2 Wilmslow 1 x boy (Bert), 1 x girl (Lucy)
Toy story games Wilmslow 2 x card games, 1 x fuzzy felt, 1 x water pistol - all Toy Story
Puppets and stage C/Hulme A variety of puppets available with a collapsable stage and also some prerecorded scripts.
Puppets x 6 Bramhall  
2 blue hard hats Wilmslow  
Laminator  Wilmslow need to buy pouches
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Skills list - what skills we have that we can offer the rest of the Circuit (add onto other people's if you feel they have a skill they haven't added!)

Name Skills list
Jo  
Melissa  
Emma

I am good at talking to people, holding babies and assemblies :-) Excellent at keeping in touch with people, sending out birthday cards etc.

Stuart Video Editing/Photography (for flyers etc)/Play Piano (I can play the 4 most useful Christian Chords)! Good at getting alongside youth / dads
Judith Holiday Clubs, Massage - adult / baby, play guitar / flute (very rusty on both!), singing, administation, parenting advice

 

Ideas for craft activities, craft days etc

Theme Age Description Keywords Author PDF
Christmas Primary   Angels, walnut baby, gift boxes Emma  
Easter Primary   Palm weaving Emma  
Eco Primary   Tin can pencil holders, recycled paper bags, bird feeders Emma  
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

 

 

Theme Age Description Keywords Author PDF
Ash Wednesday Primary 20 minute assembly talk, song, prayer pancake day shrove tuesday lent giving up temptation right choice desertjesus 40 Emma PDF
Superheroes / love Primary 5 - 10 minute talk & prayer love superhero superheroes super hero powers loving Judith PDF
Harvest / sharing Primary 5 - 10 minute talk & prayer sharing share food drink harvest cake Judith PDF
Valentine's day Primary 20 minute assembly talk, song and prayer God's love Emma PDF
Easter Primary 20 minute assembly talk, song and prayer Easter food hot cross buns eggs fish fingers tomb resurrection Emma PDF
Harvest Infants 20 minute assembly talk, song and prayer Harvest thank you for food and the people who make it farmers parents Emma PDF
Moving on Juniors 20 minute assembly talk, song and prayer Do not be afraid change God is with you the unknown reassurance Emma PDF
Teamwork Primary " " Working together can achieve more than by yourself God can help us Emma PDF
Christmas Primary " " Presents the greatest gift of all Jesus Emma PDF
Advent/patience Primary " " waiting patience Emma PDF
Eco Primary 15 minute talk, song and prayer God's creation beautiful world spoilt people responsibility Emma PDF
Determination Primary 15 minute talk, song and prayer Olympics, 4 friends, Jesus heals lame man Emma PDF
Harvest Primary 10 minute talk and prayer drought water h2o drinking water judith PDF
Communication Primary 10 minute talk and prayer communicating blindfold prayer talking Judith PDF
Bonfire night / God's everlasting light Primary 10 min talk & prayer bonfire firework lamp torch dark light of the world  Judith PDF
Valentines / Love Primary 10 min talk & prayer valentines love string wool trick everlasting  Judith PDF
Easter Primary     Emma PDF
Easter Primary     Emma PDF
Ash wednesday Primary     Emma PDF
3 crosses - Good Friday / Easter Primary     Emma PDF
Honesty Primary 10 min talk and prayer honest truth peter denies Jesus Judith PDF
           

 

Messy Church - plans specific to Messy Church - full or part programmes

Theme Small / large group Description Keywords Author PDF
Creation Both small and large Small group craft activities and game suggestions based on Creation. Day, night, creation, nature, craft, flowers, water Jo pdf
The Good Shepherd Both small and large Small group craft activities and game suggestions based on The Good Shepherd. Psalm 23, Sheep game, sheep craft, weaving Jo pdf
Easter/New Life Both small and large Small group craft activities based on Easter/New Life. Easter chick, edible nest, tomb, Easter, Cross Jo pdf
Bible Journeys Both small and large Small group craft activities and game based on Bible Journeys. Car, journeys, roads, travel game, rocky road Jo pdf
Bible Seasides Both small and large Small group craft actvities and game based on Bible Seasides. fish, fishfingers, shells, boats, fish game Jo pdf
Harvest Both small and large Small group craft activities and game based on Harvest. Vine, fruit, collage, bookmarks, treasure hunt, fruit dipping Jo pdf
Africa/One World Weekend Both small and large Small group craft activities based on Africa/Kenya. Africa, Kenya, animals, face masks, sand, shield, water filters, sunset Jo pdf
Joseph Both small and large Small group craft activities based on the story of Joseph. camels, dreams, bubble painting, multi-coloured coat, tent, beards, bread Jo pdf
1st birthday party Both small and large Small group craft activities and games based around the theme of celebrations. hats, party, bunting, birthday, cards, cakes, streamers, gift wrap Jo pdf
Eco/Love your World Both small and large Small group craft activities and games based on the world around us/environment insects, mosaic, wormery, pencils, decorations, cakes, biscuits, collage, dragonfly Jo pdf
Spring/New Life Both small and large Small group craft activities based on Spring/New Life Blossom, Zacchaeus, tree, growth, plants, butterfly, cross, hens, chicks, egg Jo pdf
Moses Both small and large Small group craft activities based on the story of Moses hieroglyphics, frogs, stained glass, burning bush, clay plaque, Moses, basket, balloons Jo pdf
Armour of God Any Crafts etc. bracelets, sword bookmark, sword and shield, soldier collage, treasure hunt Emma PDF
Communion Any Crafts etc. communion cloth, juicing grapes, laminated table mats, love bread, footprint cross, disappearing writing Emma PDF
Water Any Crafts, games, activities etc miracles, woman at the well,  Jo PDF
           
           

 

Books and Websites - things you have found particularly useful

Book - Title & Author or Web address What is was useful for Book available to borrow?
Messy Church 1 Crafts, talks relating to a particular theme Yes see Emma
Messy Church 2 " " Yes see Emma
Tiddlywinks Glitter and Glue Craft ideas for pre-schoolers Yes see Emma
Tiddlywinks Pray and Play Themed ideas for pre-school sessions Yes see Emma
Totzone Year 1 - God is so big! (Children's Ministry) Themed ideas for pre-school sessions (feeling better, God loves me, looking after others, keep praying, my friend Jesus etc) Yes - at Wilmslow
The Fantastic Rainy Day Book by Angela Wilkes (Dorling Kindersley) Craft ideas on a lot of themes, on different levels Yes - at Wilmslow
No Matter What by Debi Gliori (Bloomsbury) A story with attractive pictures where the parent figure promises to love the child "no matter what". A good tool for telling children how much God loves us! Yes - at Wilmslow
Beginning with God from The Good Book Company A book for parents / adults to explore the Bible with their child - stickers, activities, things to think and talk about, designed for parent and child to do together. Aimed at preschool age Yes - one at Wilmslow
Fun with the Bible by Rachel Green Themed craft activities for Junior Church or similar Yes - at Wilmslow
Bible Crafts for all Seasons Does what it says on the tin!! Yes - at Wilmslow
Creative Crafts for Kids Over 100 projects for 2 - 10 year olds, from shell mobiles to flowery hats yes - at Wilmslow
10 Big Bible Stories volumes 1 and 2 Interactive Bible stories - complete with scripts - for small, medium and large sized groups. Yes - at Bramhall
4 copies of the Big Bible Story book really attractive SU bibles for little ones Yes, but regularly used for Junior Church
     

 

Junior Church - any programmes / ideas you've used in Junior Church

Theme Age Description Keywords Author PDF
The Good Shepherd 3+ Games, Story, Craft i am sheep lost parachute mask Emma PDF
Joshua leads the people 3-11 Downloaded lesson plan with games and thinking things   Downloaded by Judith PDF
4 sessions on creation 3-11 games, story, craft ideas   Judith PDF
Garden of Eden, Noah & start of Abraham 3-11 games, story, craft ideas   Judith PDF
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob & Palm Sunday 3-11 games, story, craft ideas   Judith PDF
Good Friday, Easter Sun & Joseph 3-11 games, story, craft ideas   Judith PDF
5 weeks on Moses 3-11 games, story, craft ideas   Judith PDF
10 commandments, Joshua & Jericho 3-11 games, story, craft ideas   Judith PDF
Stepping out in faith 11+ 7 Mr bean sessions swimming pool faith funny video walk on water youth club short jesus walking Stuart PDF
           
           
           
           
           

 

Creative Prayers - any prayer ideas for use with children

Theme / Title Age Description (or idea) Keywords Author PDF
Bubble prayers 1 - 90 Think of a prayer, blow it into a bubble (using bubble mixture), when it pops, know it is heard! bubbles bubble pop hear prayer hearing Judith None
Healing Prayer 1-90 Draw around a small person on wallpaper or chalk their outline on the ground. On plasters or plaster shapes, write the names of people to be prayed for and then stick them on the outline. healing Jenny  
Thank you prayers 1-90 Write a thank you on a paper chain link and then make a paper chain. See how many thank yous you can think of. See  how much  God blesses us! Thank you, paperchain blessing Jenny  
Sorry Prayers 1-90 Write or draw your 'sorry' in sand. Say sorry to God and then rub it out Sorry, confession, sand Jenny  
Sorry Prayers 1-90 Give everyone a blob of shaving foam, smooth it out and write or draw your 'sorry' in it. Say sorry to God and rub it out Sorry, confession, shaving foam Jenny  
Thank you prayers 1-90 Write thank yous on paper leaves and stick then on a tree thank you, leaves, tree Jenny  
Paper plane prayers 1-90 Write a prayer on a paper and make it into a paper plane. Throw the plane and then collect a plane and pray the prayer on it paper plane Jenny  
Listening prayer 1-90 Sit quietly for a minute and see what pictures, words or words from the Bible come into your head. After a minute, draw or write what you saw/heard on large sheets of lining paper Listening prayer Jenny  
Sorry prayer 1-90 Write your sorry on a piece of paper. Say sorry to God and use a shredder to shred the paper Sorry, shred ,paper shredder Jenny  
Help Prayers 1-90 Make paper boats. Write prayers on small pieces of paper. put the prayers on the boats and float the boats across a water-filled paddling pool. Help, boat, paddling-pool, water Jenny  
Loud Thank You Prayers 1-90 Ask everyone to think of a 'thank you' the leader says 'Thank you God for 1,2,3,' then everyone shouts their 'thank you together.' loud, thank you prayer shout Jenny  
           
           
           

 

Holiday clubs - full or part programmes / ideas

Theme Age Description Keywords Author PDF(s)
Finding Nemo / Prodigal Son 4 - 8s 4 -mornings club - craft, upfront, story, drama, activity, games and Nemo fish prodigal son Judith  
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

 

Toddler Groups + Tiddlywinks - anything you've used for these groups, 0 - 4 years old (ish), God slots, crafts, programmes etc.

Theme Who for? Description Keywords Author PDF
Moses - the life of Tiddlywinks group - 0 - 4yrs 6 sessions based on the life of Moses with a message each time moses exodus 10 commandments parting sea desert mana manna burning bush Judith PDF - 10 simple commandments printable sheet
Love / Easter Tiddlywinks group - 0 - 4 years 4 weeks about love and 2 about Easter (sorry - on the same planning sheet!). Message and activity each time easter last supper passover meal love animals Abraham hungry caterpillar Judith PDF
New Testament Jesus Stories Tiddlywinks group - 0 - 4 years 5 sessions (+1 obscure one!) on New Testament stories - water into wine, calming the storm etc. Message & activity wine paralysed man calming storm mark 4 v 35 - 40 mark 2 v 1 - 12 Acts 2 v 1 - 4 John 8 v 12 light of the world parachute dark party wedding at cana Judith PDF
Old Testament stories / Mothers Day / Easter! Tiddlywinks group - 0 - 4 yrs 5 sessions on OT stories, 1 on Mothers Day, 1 on Easter (Jonah, David & Goliath, Red Sea, Daniel, Joseph) Jonah and whale big fish parting of red sea daniel and the lions den giants Goliath joseph multicoloured coat Judith PDF
Sharing / Feeding of 5000 Tiddlywinks group - 0 - 4 yrs 1 session on theme with magic trick! sharing feeding 5000 five thousand crowd food Judith PDF
Mish mash of themes Tiddlywinks group - 0 - 4 yrs 10 sessions on various things (prepared for my maternity leave!)   Judith PDF
Animals Tiddlywinks group - 0 - 4 years 6 sessions on animals - eagles, fish, donkeys etc, all linked to bible story with ref, plus activities fish spiders donkeys sheep lost sheep talking donkey eagle soar wings eagles Noah's Noah ark Proverbs 30 v 28 Matthew 17 v 24 Numbers 22 v 22 Isaiah 40 v 29 Genesis 6 v 9 rain flood Balaam God cares Peter fishing coin in mouth of fish Judith PDF