Love Reaches Out: Doing Small Things With Great Love

LRO_A4_poster-page-001Our Love Reaches Out art and writing competition is open,  so get creating….

Love Reaches Out is an initiative of Kids Friendly and Family Works.  Children are invited to creatively explore the central theme of our gospel.  This year’s focus is Doing Small Things With Great Love.

Download your poster and entry form 

The Love Reaches Out competition closes on Friday 31, July.

Entries can be sent or delivered to:

  • AUCKLAND:  Jill Kayser, c/o Somervell Presbyterian, 497 Remuera Road, AUCKLAND 1050
  • CHRISTCHURCH:  Robin Humphreys, 1 Toledo Place, Mt Pleasant, CHRISTCHURCH 8081
  • DUNEDIN:  LOVE REACHES OUT, c/o Presbyterian Support, 407 Moray Place, DUNEDIN, 9016
Resources to inspire creativity:
LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES

Because we’ve found that children are better able to express themselves through art and writing when they’ve had time to reflect upon the topic, we’ve created some lessons and activities you can do with your children to get them thinking and creating.

Click below to download free activities to use with your Sunday children’s ministry, Christian education classes or holiday programmes.

Small Things With Great Love Lesson 1The Little Flower

Small Things with Great Love Lesson 2

Download a copy of The Little Flower, by Becky Arganbright

Purchase The Little Flower, by Becky Arganbright

PICTURE BOOKS TO INSPIRE CHILDREN TO REACH OUT IN LOVE

Our ex-teacher and lover of children’s books Cheryl Harry has created this amazing resource recommending lots of fabulous books to inspire children and get them creating.

Download recommended picture books to inspire children to reach out in love

ORGANISING A LOVE REACHES OUT ARTY CRAFTY EVENT

Cheryl and Carolyn (Presbyterian Support Otago) are also planning an art day in Dunedin where children will get to explore these books, listen to stories and create.  You could do that too!  A great idea for holiday programmes and holiday Sundays.  Invite some of your congregation to come along and read a stories to children.

Download ORGANISING A LOVE REACHES OUT ARTY CRAFTY EVENT

Download a sample invitation to an ARTY CRAFTY EVENT

AND MORE…

We also have lots of ideas, activities, discussions and lessons that we have created in past years that apply to the overall message of loving others.  Check them out!

LOVE REACHES OUT….LOVE IS INSPIRATION STATION AND 3 LESSON PLANS

LOVE REACHES OUT…LOVE IN ACTION CURRICULUM

LOVE REACHES OUT….CARING FOR OUR WORLD TIPS FOR GROWING GREAT ENTRIES