Welcome

Getting Ready to Worship

Introduction to the Unit

Gathering Song

Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling

Interactive

Storytelling

Saying Sorry to God

Saying Sorry Action

God Gives us a New Start

Prayers for Other People

Prayer Action

Thank You God

Creative Response

Sharing God's Peace

Taking God's Love

Into the World

God Gives us a New Start

➜ Guide: p.226

 

Every Saying Sorry time should end by assuring the children that

God gives them a new start.

 

Most Diddy Disciples Saying Sorry Actions already include this promise of a new start. If they don’t – or if you’ve created your own Saying Sorry Action – you should choose one from the following New Start options, or create your own assurance of forgiveness.

 

You could also choose to move straight from the Sorry Song to

God’s promise of a new start, without any Saying Sorry Action.

New Start Action: Option 1

➜ 1 John 1.9; Psalm 147.11

➜Action: tracing a cross/smile on each other’s forehead

The Good News is:

God always wants to give us a new start!

Let’s turn to the person next to us

and show that God gives them a new start.

Let’s take our thumb/finger Show thumb/finger

And draw a cross/smile on their forehead

Draw a cross/smile in the air

If your group is drawing a smile, add:

to show that God is very happy with them!

Let’s say ‘God gives you a new start!’

Then let them give you a new start, too!

When the group has finished drawing a cross or smile to show each other God’s new starts:

Let’s use our new start to share God’s love this week!

New Start Action: Option 1

➜ Psalm 145.14; Luke 15.20

➜ Action: standing up and hugging each other

The Good News is:

God always wants to give us a new start!

Let’s help someone next to us stand up from the floor.

Then let them help you stand up too!

Lead the children in helping each other stand up.

Then let’s give each other a hug and say:

‘God gives you a new start!’

When the group has finished showing each other God’s new starts:

Let’s use our new start to share God’s love this week!

New Start Action: Option 3

➜ Song: ‘God loves to give me a new start!’ © Sharon Moughtin-Mumby

➜ Tune: ‘Give me oil in my lamp’ (traditional).

God always wants to give us a new start!

Let’s sing our New Start song together.

[Yes, my] God loves to give me a new start!

Trace a smile/cross on your own forehead

How amazing is God’s love for me!

Cross hands on your chest

[Yes, my] God loves to give me a new start!

Trace a smile/cross on your own forehead

How amazing is God’s love for me!

 

Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna! Wave hands in the air

Sing hosanna to the King of kings!

Wave hands then place an imaginary crown on your head.

Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna! Wave hands in the air

Sing hosanna to the King!

Wave hands then place crown on your head.

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