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postcards – reflective exercise
June 4, 2018, 5:22 pm
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Ruth Atkinson at St Michael’s, Bartley Green has provided us with this excellent resource.  Collect postcards or the pictures from Christmas Cards and use them in the attached reflective exercise either with children or adults.

A reflective exercise of the Nativity Questions you might ask the children

Ruth writes:

I keep several boxes of cards and postcards which I use in a variety of contexts.
With a Bishop’s Certificate group as a warm up exercise i gave them a box of general postcards and religious ones.  They had to choose 2 and then tell the rest of the group why they had chosen them.  At the end of the course in a time of reflection over half went back to mention the cards from the first session with one man saying to me – ‘You have taught us the value of image’.
I also have a box of Sieger Koder images which you can buy online and find the Holy week images particularly useful.
I also look for images on Christmas cards and now have several sets of the Nativity story in cards which I lend to the church school for them to use for a reflective exercise before our final Christmas service.  The attached is a copy of the questions which I supply with the cards to help those staff for who lack confidence in reflective exercises.
Cards are relatively cheap and can be built up over time.  Different paintings and images often show the emotion that the artist maybe considered whilst completing the work.
This and a growing set of estate church resources are on the NECN Toolkit – have a browse, and let me have anything you want to share with other churches
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