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This week, we will take a recapping look over our Fractions work from January.
L.I Consider if people are more important than the place
Today, we are going to think about how different parts of worship; silence, nature and being together, help Christians connect to God.
Thinking about and visualise what you have learnt about Christians, write a list of how going to church on a Sunday supports Christians. Think about why they go and what they do while they are there. For example;
- To pray to God
- Being together
‘Community’ is a very important way for Christians to be the ‘body of Christ’ which means ‘to act on the behalf of Jesus’. Going to church is one of the ways that Christians practice their faith. Do you think Christians do more than go to church to show practice Christianity?
‘Nature’ – Christians believe that all life on Earth comes from God. Some Christians feels closest to God when they can get out of towns and cities and connect with the natural world. Read the following Celtic Christian blessing and try to visualise the images:
Deep peace of the Running Wave to you
Deep peace of the Flowing air to you
Deep peace of the Quiet earth to you
Deep peace to the Shining Stars to you
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you
‘Silence’ – Ignatius Loyola was a 16th century Catholic who developed ‘spiritual exercises’ to help people find God in silence and meditation. Christian churches and cathedrals are usually open all the time so anyone can enter, sit quietly and pray by themselves. Why do you think Christians may want to be silent together and on their own? Do you think it helps them to feel that they are connecting with God in a way that singing hymns and bible readings may not? Do you like to have quiet time to yourself, perhaps to read a book, practice a hobby or just to relax?
Draw 3 boxes and add the headings, ‘Community’, ‘Nature’, ‘Silence’ in each one (there is an example below to help you). Visualise and draw an image for each, based on what you have learnt about Christians and Community, Nature and Silence today. Add a brief description of what you have drawn and why.
I have drawn Christians sat in church together during a Sunday service because….