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Welcome to The Oak Church Family Resources Page. We hope the information and resources you find here will inspire and grow you, your children and the wider community. You can filter which resources you can see using the buttons below. These resources are created each week as part of our Sunday Gathering at The Oak, click here to join us live at 10:30am each Sunday.

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The Nest

God’s Wonderful World Week 10

27th June 2021

This term in the Nest we are learning about the world around us to help us remember to be thankful for all the wonderful places God has created. This week we are looking at the Woodland!

Verse ‘I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonderful deeds.’ Psalm 9v1

Book Five Minute Bible Stories by Fiona Boon & Hayley Down (pages 71-91) (see link here). Tamsin, one of our fantastic Nest team, has recorded a video of this term’s book including a Makaton signed story and song (see link here).

Songs Who’s the king of the jungle - Creator God - If I were a butterfly - Praise the Lord - When I look (see the videos here) - Father God (to the tune of Old MacDonald, lyrics below, have a go at making up more verses with your child about other things you can find in the Woodland).

Father God made the world, E-I-E-I-O,

And in the Woodland He made a bird, E-I-E-I-O

With a tweet tweet here, and a tweet tweet there etc.

Activity Make collages with Woodland items such as leaves, seeds, flowers etc. If you are able to, you could go on a walk in a Woodland to collect these items and use the time to talk about all the special things that can be found there - we can thank God for the wonderful Woodland.

Either stick these items onto a piece of card with glue or tape. Or if you have sticky back plastic you can let your child stick the items onto a sheet of this. Once they are finished you can then add a second sheet of sticky back plastic to the other side to seal their creation (these look lovely hung up in a window so the light can shine through them). See example here which suggests using tape to attach the sticky back plastic to the table to help it stay still while your child creates their picture.

Treehouse

YOUTH TAKEOVER - Miracles - Peter Walks on Water

20th June 2021

Wellcome back to Treehouse - Our session is special today as we have had some visitors in the Treehouse room, to help lead the session today.

Check out the video to see who they are! 

Our story today, is about Peter walking on water - You can find this in Matthew 14:22-33

Worship: 

When I look up 

Nothing is Impossible 

Walk on Water 

Activities: 

  1. Can you make a junk model boat – using everyday items you may have in the house or plastic from your recycling bin? Why don’t you fill up a bucket or the bath and see if it will float?
  2.  Faith Feet
  • take off your shoe, put your foot on the centre of the paper and draw round it.
  • Next, use blue paint to paint the outside of the paper so that it looks like sea all around the foot shape.
  • Put glue over the foot and sprinkle with glitter

You will now have a glittery foot in the sea, to remind you that God wants us to have faith in him, wherever we are.

  1. Just for fun, why don’t you make jelly with your family. Drop different fruit into the jelly while it is setting. Then eat and enjoy!

Oak Youth

Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do?

20th June 2021

This is week seven of the youth Alpha Course - ‘Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do?’.

The Holy Spirit is… God with us. He is God with you! 

And he is a person – a he/she, not an it – the third person of the Trinity

If you ask God into your heart, The Holy Spirit is your source of strength and freedom. He brings change in our character. The Spirit gives us power to serve, and he fills our hearts with the love of God.

Bible Verses – please read these before Sunday

Acts 1:4 - 5 and verse 8

Joel 2:28 – 29

Ezekiel 36:26

Luke 4:18 - 19


Here’s a question – When you try to imagine the Holy Spirit, what images or words come into your mind? Please write them down and share with us on Sunday.

Meeting this Sunday 20th June 7-8:30pm

Our first week meeting back at our church building!!!! 

Please make sure a parent will be able to drop you off at 7 and pick you up at 8.30.

Please make sure your parents “check you in” just before they drop you off – you won’t be able to join us otherwise: 

https://theoak.ChurchSuite.co.uk – they will need to have a login

Or the Church Suite app

Events - 


See you soon
Rachel & the Oak Youth team

Stories & songsWatch all

We sing songs and tell stories in all our Sunday gatherings of children and young people and encourage our families to sing and tell them during the week. (Double click once you've pressed play to put the video into full-screen.)

The Nest

Guess what, God loves you

A fantastic song about how God loves us no matter how we feel.

Treehouse

Wake

Oak Youth

Jesus You Are

Books & resourcesView all

There are so many resources available for us to use to help our families grow in God together. Here are a few that we have found helpful.

Five Minute Bible Stories

This is a new book we are using in the Nest for our 'Easter', 'Christmas' and 'God's wonderful world' sessions. A perfect Bible for young children, filled with great retellings of Bible stories that everyone will love.

Buy on Amazon

Noah’s Ark

A fantastic book we are using in the Nest for our 'Noah's Ark' sessions. It is a bright and colourful retelling of this well known Bible story, which is very suitable for young children.

Buy on Amazon

My Very First Prayers

This book is designed to help teach young children how they can talk to God. With fun rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, it describes how, where, when and why we should pray.

Buy on Amazon

The Story of Easter

The story is told in rhyme and uses beautiful illustrations to engage and inspire little minds as they explore the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

Buy on Amazon

This Is Easter (Our Daily Bread for Little Hearts)

Introduce your little ones to Jesus and the true meaning of Easter through colourful images and rhyming text. This captivating book draws you into the story of Jesus - from telling fishermen to "come and follow me!" to giving His life on the cross. Perfect for toddlers, this engaging little book shows how Easter is all about God's amazing love!

Buy on Amazon

God Knows All About Me

This is a new book we are using in the Nest for our 'God made me' sessions. Using fun, engaging rhyme, this book shows our little ones from an early age that God knows everything about them. It goes through the different parts of the body and feelings and reminds us that whatever happens 'God knows all about me'!

Buy on Amazon

God Loves Little Me

Another book we are using in the Nest for our 'God made me' sessions. This short board book reminds us of some of the things God loves about his creations, complete with actions for children to join in with.

Buy on Amazon

This Is Christmas (Our Daily Bread for Little Hearts)

With lovely pictures and rhyming text, this book helps toddlers learn the true meaning of Christmas. Based on Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem, this adorable book leads young children straight to Jesus - the best gift of all!

Buy on Amazon

God Made Me This Way

We loved naming all the animals in this book in our Nest sessions about creation. From a monkey's swing to a zebra's stripes, God made all of us just the way we are! Using adorable animals, this book explores how fearfully and wonderfully God has made all of His creations.

Buy on Amazon

Stories Jesus Told

We have used this book in the Nest and the stories are fantastic for young children. With delightful illustrations and easy to read text, these simple, short and often funny stories are great for sharing truth with our children.

Buy on Amazon

Diary of a Disciple: Luke’s Story

Dr Luke has a story to tell. It's a super incredible, massively, mind-boggling totally AMAZING, absolutely awesome, epically HUGE story. Luke wrote down everything that happened because he wanted everyone, everywhere in the whole world to hear what he had to say.Luke's story tells you who Jesus is, what he did, the people he met, all the super interesting things he had to say, and it has a pretty jaw-dropping twist right at the end...Diary of a disciple: Luke's story is a contemporary retelling of Luke's Gospel. Written in a quirky, contemporary, accessible style, Diary of a disciple offers a way into the Bible for the next generation.

Buy on Amazon

Diary of a Disciple: Peter and Paul’s Story

Sheep falling from the sky, bald heads, fiery heads and wrinkly noses, boys falling out of windows, people throwing rocks, storms and shipwrecks, prisons and fish biscuits?! How could all of this be part of just one story? Well. Dr Luke has a story to tell a story about a man called Peter and a man called Paul. It s a totally epic tale, a stunning super-saga, a page-turning, jaw-dropping dazzler of a yarn and it s all here, in one book, just waiting for you to get stuck in... Diary of a Disciple: Peter and Paul s story is a contemporary retelling of the book of Acts. Written in a quirky, contemporary, accessible style, Diary of a Disciple offers a way into the Bible for the next generation.

Buy on Amazon

The NCV Youth bible

The New Century Youth Bible, first published in 1993, has consistently been among the top three selling Bibles in the UK.  Contemporary and easy to read, with lots of great explanatory notes and 'extra' bits to help young people relate the word to school, home, relationship issues etc. Ideal for any young person from around the age of 11 years, through the teen years and beyond. Boys might prefer the alternative colour cover design available here.

Buy on Amazon

The Jesus Storybook Bible

This children's bible is told in 44 stories- 21 from the Old Testament and 23 from the New Testament and is a firm favorite here at The Oak.  Every story links to the ongoing plan of God's "Never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love." It does this by linking every bible story to Jesus's death and resurrection.

"I like this Bible because the stories are long enough for a 9 or 10 year old not to feel patronized, but explanatory enough for a 5 year old to understand."

Buy on Amazon

Action Bible

This is a great bible for children and younger teens to enjoy the bible through the use of a comic strip.  It doesn’t mince its words and with 200 stories doesn’t shortcut some of the more difficult stories.

“We’ve found this to be so helpful for our boys, they’ve enjoyed it so much and have read the whole thing several times.” Chris & Lisa Mason

Buy on Amazon