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Kia ora <<First Name>>

We hope this email finds you well, as we make our journey through Holy Week.

May the power of the Cross, the joy of the resurrection, and the presence of our risen Lord be with you, now and always.

The Strandz Team 

Last minute Easter

We have been adding ideas to our Lent and Easter page, so check out the Maundy Thursday family talk, the Good Friday family service and ideas for Easter Sunday. Make sure to send us in photos of your ideas and resources you love or have created! 
Lent, Holy Week and Easter ideas on our website

Ninja resourcing

Our Strandz children's ministry planners have been flying out of the office so quickly we had to do a reprint! We have sold over 120 in a month, and are working with Messy Church and Anglican Schools to develop their own planning pads too. Order your own planner for $10 here

Resurrection Calendar

A Resurrection Journey is an online, multimedia journey from Palm Sunday all the way to Pentecost, created by the Diocese of Auckland. This calendar begins on Palm Sunday, journeys through Holy Week to Easter Day and then encompasses the entire Easter Season, right up to Pentecost.

Thy Kingdom Come

'Thy Kingdom Come' is a global prayer initiative running for 10 days from 25th May - 4 June. They have lots of good ideas on their website, and we've just linked to their 'Bright prayer ideas for families at home' resource today. Well worth a look!

Easter Competition!

Email us with your favourite Easter resource, telling us why it worked so well in your church or ministry unit, and you could be in with a chance to win a copy of the new purple Explore Together Resource Book! Our winner will be announced on Facebook and in the next Strandz newsletter
Connectible Lectionary Resources

Training & Events

There are so many great opportunities for training this year! Here are a couple of highlights in the couple of next months All training info is on our website and NCMN.org.nz
New Zealand Children's Ministry Network

Family Worship Album

Grace Vineyard Church in Christchurch has put together a beautiful family worship album called Grow. Buy on iTunes, Bandcamp and in Christian stores now!

Ministry of Encouragement

We have put together a pack of 10 postcards to send to leaders, volunteers, families or kids who you want to encourage. Order from the Strandz website for $6 + p&p

WAY2GO 2017

Children's ministry in a changing world. Registrations are open for Scripture Union's children's ministry conferences in Auckland, Wellington and Invercargill. There are some great workshops lined up, so get your teams along!
More details here
 

Mindfulness?

The Anglican Schools Office and Presbyterian Schools Office have collaborated on a resource website for Christian Contemplation, crammed with ideas and insights and information to be used in schools. With the ever increasing popularity of mindfulness, this is a great resource to have.
Contact: Strandz Enabler Diana Langdon and Administrator Jess Weichler
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