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.
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.
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.
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.
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 left...it's gone...
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.