Welcome to another week at Sunday Kids@Home activity for the week-
The materials you’ll need include
* A flat stone and pencils or texters to write upon the stone
* Older children: access to the internet. Plus paper and pen/pencil to write down your ideas.
Read Acts 7: 55-60
But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
Today’s reading is all about one of Jesus’ early followers who was very brave and stood up for what he knew was right. He was like a ‘Living Stone’ helping to build the church up to be and become Gods people, even in tough times.
Sunday Kids@Home Activity
Today’s activity is a stone challenge.
Find a nice flat stone, not too big but not too small either.
On one side paint or draw a picture of something you love and are truly thankful for.
On the other side, write your first name and the date.
When the stone is dry, get you family to help you to sneak down to church and hide your stone somewhere in the gardens around church.
Next week, Father Andrew, Michelle and I will try to find all the stones and collect them into a special place. They’ll take a photo of all the stones they found and will share the photos with you.
There are organisations that act like Stephen to stand up for what is right. One of these is Amnesty International. There is a special candle stand in the church representing Amnesty International. Look at their website and all the people they are trying to help around the world.
See if you can find someone on there who you feel has been badly treated and read what Amnesty International would like you to do to try to help them. Ask God if He thinks you should help and how. Send an email to Lorna to share your thoughts.
Materials for next weeks Sunday Kids@Home activity
Draw or download and print outline of a dove.
Paper, pencils, texters, string or ribbon.
Older kids activity – no materials needed.
If you’d like another activity, try downloading the Seasons of the Spirit Activity sheet for Sunday May 10 2020Download