Wraysbury Beavers came round to St Andrew's last week and we had a lot of fun together. What a lively, thoughtful, intelligent and curious bunch they are. Parents, you should be very proud of them!
They wanted to investigate the church, learn about the Easter story, find out what I do as a vicar and think about a story featuring good and bad for their faith badge - a tall order for just one hour, but we managed it. We had a good look around the church. We thought about sad things I do, like when someone we care about dies, and happy things too, like weddings and christenings...
Just like that...
We told the Easter story by thinking about what we use crosses for. I got asked some really deep questions, like "just how did Jesus rise from the dead?" And we sang a song about Easter together, with actions!
Our God is a Great Big God - and He holds us in his hands
That was fun! Finally we needed a story where we could ask what people did that was good, and what they did that was bad, so we had the parable of the Good Shrekmaritan:
So there was this OGRE...
I hope that helped with your faith badges, Beavers, and you are welcome back any time!
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Good grief, all that in one hour? I love the idea of using Shrek in the story! Hope you're all ready for explaining flowers and bunnies and eggs at kids' crafty church tomorrow :-)
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