Collective Worship Autumn 2016




School: Resources

Bible Reading

Autumn Term 1st Half: Value: Generosity(Including Harvest)


Loving Others As We Love Ourselves

In this worship children learn a good way to test how generous we are being to others is to think about whether we are being as good to them as we are being to ourselves.

Big Question

Have you ever been generous without telling anyone?

  •  Legend story of Johnny Appleseed
  • Acrostic poem for generosity

Class Worship Ideas

  • The feeding of the five thousand

 Mark 12:31

"Love your neighbour as yourself".


 Roald Dahl Day    


 Giving Sacrficially

In this worship children find out what Jesus wants his friends to understand about generosity

Big Question

Have you ever been put off doing what you are able to do because someone might be able to do it better?

  •  The Generous Widow
  • Generosity Poster
  • Collecting Box

Class Worship Ideas

Does generosity always have to be about money or can we be generous in other ways? - write ideas about giving generously

 Luke 21 1-4


 Giving Cheerfully

From today's worship it shows us if the person giving is glad to give and enjoys giving it, the gift becomes very special.

Big Question

When has your generosity served to help future generations?

  •  Drama - Freddie's Sponsored Ride
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving

Class Worship Ideas

  • Food bank to be linked - Harvest
  • Elijah and the Widow
 2 Corinthians 9-7 'God loves a cheerful giver'


 Caring for Creation

In this worship children think about special heirlooms that they cherish and care for. They then link this to the Garden of Eden and God's creation.

Big Question

Can you remember one small way you have shown generosity to one person?

  •  'A World of Wonders' picture by Chris Dobson
  • A family heirloom

Class Worship Ideas

  • Favourite palce to appreciate the wonder of God's world - staff to provide a painting/photo of a place that helps them appreciate the wonder of God's world - talk about it and then link to children's special places - what it looks like, feels like, sounds like etc.

 Genesis 2.15

'The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and look after it'


 Giving Our Time

In this worship children think about people who give generously of their time and energy to build something special.

Big Question

Can you be too generous?

  •  Book of Nehemiah
  • 'Many hands make light work'

Class Worship Ideas

Many hands make light work - what does this look like in school, in class? - moving heavy objects, making it practical, tidying up.

 Book of Nehemiah


21st Oct 2016

Harvest Festival

 Class Led Worship: Y6

Harvest Festival in Church Friday 21st October 2016

  •  This week Yr 6 will lead worship on an aspect of generosity that has particularly caought their imagination.
  • Refer to assemblies on pen drive 'Thoughts for Harvest' and 'The Flying Pizza'.
  • Margaret Cooling - More Assemblies Autumn Term p20
  • Refer to Bishop's Harvest Appeal Materials

 No Bible Ref

Deuteronomy 8.7-10

Half Term

Collective Worship - Autumn 2 Term 2016




 School: Resources

 Bible Reading

    Autumn Term 2nd Half:

Christians believe that true wisdom comes from God. As a believer grows in faith so wisdom will increase.  In the Bible wisdom is seen both as a gift from God and a characteristic of God.  In his parables Jesus taught that placing trust in God and recognising what is of value in life brings fulfilment.


1st Nov

All Saints' Day

2nd Nov

All Soul's Day


Wisdom: Wisdom from the Tree of Life

In this act of worship, children will explore upon some well-known words of wisdom, or proverbs.  They will reflect on the Biblical teaching that wisdom is a gift from God
  •  VFL - Wisdom Week 1
  • Four well-known proverbs
 Well - known Proverbs Based on Proverbs 3.18



Remembrance Day

Remembrance Sunday 13/11/16


Wisdom : The Wisdom of Building on Secure Foundations

In this act of worship children will reflect on a story that Jesus told about building firm foundations for our lives
  •  VFL - Wisdom Week 2
  • 'Anyone who comes and listens to me and obeys me, is like someone who has dug down deep and built a house on solide rock' - Lile 6.47
  • The Two Houses - Lion Storyteller Bible

 The Two Houses

Matthew 7

Luke 6



14th Nov Birthday of Guru Nanak (sikh)


Wisdom: Learning Wisdom from our Parents

In this worship the children learn the Bible’s teaching that we should honour our father and mother and the wisdom that they pass
  •  VFL - Wisdom Week 3
  • 'Listen my child to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck'
  • Proverbs 1,8-9

 Words from Proverbs




Wisdom: The Wise King


In the following two acts of worship children will learn about the wisdom of King Solomon. Today they will reflect on Solomon’s important choice of the gift of wisdom
  •  VFL - Wisdom Week 4
  • A Wise New Ruler - Lion Bible for Children
 1 Kings 2,3


30th Nov

St Andrew's Day

 Advent 1: Hope. To understand what advent is.  To identify that people had been waiting a long time for the Messiah – as foretold by the Prophets.
  •  Refer to Advent Folder on PC (see folder for display materials)
 John 18: 33-37



 Advent 2: Peace: To illustrate that John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus – trying to tell people how they should live their lives properly.
  •  Refer to Advent Folder on PC (see folder for display materials)
 Luke 21: 25-36



KSI Nativity in Church

Advent 3: Joy: To illustrate that Gabriel announces to Mary that she is to be the mother of Jesus.  
  • Refer to Advent Folder on PC (see folder for display materials)
Luke 3: 1-6



Carol Service in Church

Advent 4: Love: To illustrate that we are all God’s people and that he loves us all.  
  • Refer to Advent Folder on PC (see folder for display materials)
Luke 3:7-18
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