2020 Lenten Retreat Guide

We are pleased to present a Sunday School Lenten Retreat Guide developed by the Educational Enhancement team for the 2020 Lenten Season. In order to provide a consistent education experience throughout the diocese, it is encouraged for each region/parish to conduct a Sunday School Lenten retreat based on the theme presented here. These are resources, … Continue reading 2020 Lenten Retreat Guide

2020 Lenten Retreat – Section 1

Discussion on Forgiveness We are told to forgive, we say, “I am sorry” when we make a mistake and we are also taught that God forgives our mistakes or sins when we ask for forgiveness. But what does it mean to forgive? Let us look at Tommy and Jaimie. They are siblings. They got a … Continue reading 2020 Lenten Retreat – Section 1

2020 Lenten Retreat – Section 2

Note: The material presented below is meant for suggested age groups: ages 7-11. The material below can be presented in either a general lecture style or through individual classes, depending on logistics (class size, teacher availability, facility space, etc.). For younger age groups, the material is suggested to be presented through a variety of age … Continue reading 2020 Lenten Retreat – Section 2

2020 Lenten Retreat – Section 3

Opening Activity (15-30 min) Choose an opening activity from the suggested activities page, according to the class size, space available, etc Lesson Plan (30-40 min) Introduction: explain the structure of the Shubqono Service The Shubqono Service takes place on the first Monday of Great Lent, usually after the noon prayer. The whole church community gathers … Continue reading 2020 Lenten Retreat – Section 3

2020 Lenten Retreat – Songs

Possible songs to use that fit the theme of forgiveness. Overview ENGLISH You Forgive Me  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO-2fm7IKcU Forgive One Another  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ_wCZ1gPN4 Forgiveness    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Lu5udXEZI Create in me a clean heart oh God by Maranatha Singers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fVliokreqE At The Cross  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3n2uiHJ7YE God Forgave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZw6qQby24A MALAYALAM   Rekshithavine kanka paapi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfkobjgoS0I HINDI    Jab se pyaara yeshu aaya (When loving … Continue reading 2020 Lenten Retreat – Songs

2020 Lenten Retreat – Activities

General activities that can be added and used for in each of the classes. For younger kids learning basics of forgiveness: https://www.kidsofintegrity.com/lessons/forgiveness/kids-talk-god General Activity for all ages  https://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/children/lovesurrounds/session4/activity-3 https://living.thebump.com/childrens-bible-activities-forgiveness-16182.html Heavy box Activity https://www.kidsofintegrity.com/lessons/forgiveness/hands-options/yucky-lesson Need a pumpkin – Can probably use a watermelon for Yucky lesson https://www.kidsofintegrity.com/lessons/forgiveness/hands-options/bitter-roots https://www.kidsofintegrity.com/lessons/forgiveness/hands-options/blessing-instead-cursing https://www.kidsofintegrity.com/lessons/forgiveness/hands-options/clean-hearts https://www.kidsofintegrity.com/lessons/forgiveness/hands-options/gods-sponge https://www.kidsofintegrity.com/lessons/forgiveness/hands-options/heavy-luggage https://www.kidsofintegrity.com/lessons/forgiveness/hands-options/living-love https://www.christianitycove.com/play-the-i-forgive-you-relay-to-teach-forgiveness-0316/1187/ Good for all … Continue reading 2020 Lenten Retreat – Activities