w/c 24 February 2020
This assembly encourages children to be generous. Beginning with Jesus’ words about giving more than we need to, the children will then be inspired by a story about St Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) and her very generous way of living to find simple ways in which they too can go above and beyond.
“And if anyone orders you to go one mile, go two miles with him. Give to anyone who asks and if anyone wants to borrow, do not turn away. But I say this to you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:38-48
Key Point / Learning Objective:
Children will learn:
- That Jesus wants them to generous, even when it feels difficult.
- From the example of Mother Teresa, finding simple ways to go above and beyond each day.
- Engage with the film and answer questions.
- Participate in the time of reflection.
- PowerPoint Presentation.
- Appendix 1 – Gospel Reading.
- Prepare a child to read Appendix 1.
- Traditional: A New Commandment arranged by Stephen Dean
- Contemporary: I Will Offer Up My Life by Matt Redman
Marie Christine Ginty
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