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Talking Hands   8 comments

submitted: Rev Jane Denniston

Ask the kids if they know that hands can talk? They will usually say yes and refer to sign language. But do they know that their hands talk too?
How do they talk?
What sort of things do they say?
Don’t be naughty! (wag finger)
Look! (point)
Well done, I like that   (clap)
I’m angry  (shake fist)
Sh!   (finger on mouth)
Goodbye! (wave)
I like you! (hold hands)
Jesus’ hands talked too!    "Little children were being brought to Jesus so that he could lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them (wagging fingers). But Jesus said, Let the children come to me, and don’t stop them."
Blessed the children…. His hands said…..I love you… I want you to be here near me….You are welcome.
This is a good one for Armistice Sunday if the end is changed and a different point is made.
What does it mean when we shake hands? It used to mean “I come in peace”, now it often means “let’s be friends”.

Posted August 29, 2010 by dgbmcc in General, Remembrance

Build Again   Leave a comment

required: tower of children’s building blocks

Bible Link: Haggai 2

Simple idea…  Have a tower already built (perhaps on the Communion Table)… talk about tower you built before the church service… as you move forward to talk to children, the tower of bricks collapses… what now?  Do you want to help rebuild….  Kids will want to help rebuild something even better… stronger.   Haggai reading (Year C) seems appropriate for development with Remembrance theme… building up again following times of destruction…

Posted August 21, 2010 by dgbmcc in General, Remembrance