Worship group meet to expand their faith in God and to share their ideas with others, contributing to Collective worship in school and using their ideas in the classrooms and around school.
The Worship group is working upon a worship idea that was presented last academic year to them, which they found really helpful. They are sharing it with the school this term.
It is based on a book called ' Have you filled a bucket today?' by Carol McCloud.
All day long, everyone in the world walks around carrying an invisible bucket.
You can’t see it, but it is there.
The bucket is to hold your good thoughts and good feelings about yourself.
You feel happy when your bucket is full and sad and lonely when your bucket is empty.
Other people can fill your own bucket and you can fill theirs.
But, you can dip into a bucket and take out some good feelings.
You dip into a bucket when you make fun of someone, when you say or do mean things, or even when you ignore someone.
When you dip into other’s buckets, yours will never be full.
When you fill someone’s bucket, you fill your own bucket too.
Our planet needs lots of great bucket fillers to make the world a better place.
We have just attended a Worship Forum this term where we meet with other worship groups from around the area. These are photos from our visit. The theme was 'The parables of Jesus' so you can see the lost sheep craft , and literally drawing a house on the rock. The children wrote their talents on coins and put them in special bags to treasure. They were given seeds to plant and think about the Sower and the seed after drawing themselves on a leaf which was made into a 3D tree- all with straws made of reeds to protect the environment.
Last term the theme was Prayer at the Forum.
The children were given a button to think about the world and the four holes represented the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and ourselves. We also thought about a button being used to mend things, like our world which needs mending and praying for.
They made bracelets where each colour bead represented a line from the Lord’s Prayer. These were very popular!
They wrote a prayer for people they knew and placed it under the cross, taking wool to weave across to make a full picture.
The children held a dice where each number represented something of God, for example 1- God, 2- Old and new Testaments, 3- the Trinity, 4- The 4 Gospels, 5- 5 loaves and fishes, 6- 6 days to make the world before a day of rest. They thought about what their favourite number meant to them.
They made a twirling loop made from one strip of paper to represent God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
What a wonderful way to meet with other children , make friends and learn about prayer.