Friday, October 26, 2007

Lost in Wonder - online Labyrinth

Check out It's an online labyrinth a bit like


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Talk response 25: the bubble project

Check out the street bubbles on Perhaps this idea could be used as a way of reflecting on the news or magazine articles.

This is also a good source for a bubble template for my gossip talk


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Love - PowerPoint

I put together a PowerPoint for our All you need is Love Rock Solid night. You can download it here. Hopefully you'll find useful - we just had it continually playing on the projector during the night as a way of emphasising the theme.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Talk response 23: blob pictures

Blob pictures - where are you?


Saturday, December 16, 2006

Talk response 22

Give everyone a piece of paper and felt pens etc.
Invite each person to draw a picture.
Ask them to include themselves in the picture, either literally of metaphorically.
You could then the person to explain what the picture is about.


Monday, December 04, 2006

10 questions...

Check out the 10 questions to manifest the impossible on embody blog. These would make a great discussion starter or a better set of questions than my New Year questionare...maybe you could combine the two ideas....

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Purpose - a reflective powerpoint

This was week Hiede and Jonathan have been running Pyramid Rock summer club and on Sunday we had a service to finish it off.  My contribution was to put together a "quiet reflective bit" for those who took part (basically the adults).  I've uploaded the power point here.  I gave everyone this sheet and pen before they came in.   I played some "reflective" music from Moby "play" - Inside and My Weakness.

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Monday, February 27, 2006

Where are you at? A reflective discussion

I've just uploaded the "reflective" talk we did back in July. You can find it here. The idea is to provide an opportunity to talk about where they are "at" and highlight the big issues in their lives. We are thinking of rewriting this an using it as an intro to a residential weekend - you know the kind of this, we come here with various bits of baggage...etc.

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Friday, October 14, 2005

Talk response 21: flash paper

Flash paper...a good response to a talk on forgiveness. You can buy flash paper from various magic shops. I've bought it from the Magic box in Newcastle. It cost about £6 a pack. The idea is that you cut the sheets into small pieces and invite your group to write their confessions / prayers onto them. You need a chunky marker pen. When you set fire to them (use a candle), they literally vaporise...they burn up really quickly. This then ties in with God wiping your slate clean etc...there is nothing's gone...


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Talk response 20: Paper prayer chains

Paper prayer chains - see the conclusion to this talk on friendship

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Friday, September 30, 2005

Talk response 19: weather symbols

Print out some weather symbols...ask the do you feel? Pick the symbol that matches where you are at...

Note the BBC list their weather symbols here.


Monday, September 26, 2005

Talk response 18: caption

Print out some of the caption pictures from Caption City. Invite those present to to choose a picture / write a caption as a response.


Sunday, September 25, 2005

Talk response 17: Newsround

TV prayer - video a news program such as Newsround. Show highlights to the group and ask them to pray about the issues raised

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Talk response 16: prayer ballons

Prayer balloons. Ask each person to write a prayer topic on a piece of paper and put it inside a balloon. Blow the balloon up and let it go so that balloons are distributed all round the room. Tell the group to stamp on a balloon and pick up the piece of paper that was inside it. Invite them to pray for the subject on the paper.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Talk response 15: ten by ten

The 10 x 10 website shows all the latest news as a series of pictures. Why not use it for prayer?

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Talk response 14: montage

Make a montage out of magazines. Include key headlines. To finish it off, write on some suitable words of prayer, ie, "Lord hear our prayer".

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Talk response 13: friendship braclet

Make a friendship bracelet. Each strand could represents a prayer. I think I saw this at Spring Harvest

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Talk response 12: pipe cleaners

Hand out some pipe cleaners and say "make something you hope for". Give people time to make something and then pray.

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Talk response 11: Worldometer

Display the Worldometer and use this as a prompt for prayer.

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Talk response 10: names in hat

Put the names of the people present into a hat. Ask each person to pick out a name and pray for them

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Talk response 9: candle

Light a candle for someone or something

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Talk response 8: keys

Have a selection of different shaped keys - pick one. What does the key represent? Good for talking about the future / new ventures etc.


Talk response 7: postcards

Give everyone a post card. Invite each person to write a message to themselves and fill in their name and address. Collect the cards in and post them at some point in the next few weeks.


Friday, September 09, 2005

Talk response 6: colours

Choose a colour that describes how you are feeling


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Talk response 5: faces

Print out some of the pictures on How are you feeling today - these are pictures of different facial expressions. Ask those present to choose one...


Talk response 4: Pass the parcel

Pass the parcel prayer:
1) pray when the music stops
2) include cards in the wrapping paper that are used as topics for prayer.

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Talk response 3: postcards

Collect a variety of different postcards portraying a whole range of places / people / situations.

Ask people to prayerfully pick a postcard that best shows where they are at.


Talk response 2: road signs

Print out some pictures of different road signs - you can easily find these with google. Invite people to choose a 'road sign' that reflects how they feel


Talk response 1: giant map

Make a giant map from an old road map - invite people to pray for different locations on the map. You could use post-it's (arrow shaped ones)

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