Getting Ready to Worship
Introduction to the Unit
Getting Ready for Bible Storytelling
Saying Sorry to God
Saying Sorry Action
God Gives us a New Start
Prayers for Other People
Thank You God
Sharing God's Peace
Taking God's Love
Into the World
In November We Remember
➜ Book 1, pp.129-166.
The In November, We Remember unit gives young children the opportunity to take part in the ‘remembering’ that goes on at this time of year. It’s particularly appropriate for groups from churches holding services for Remembrance Sunday, All Saints and Christ the King, but other groups may also find the material helpful.
In week 3, children are gently invited to explore death and dying as a natural part of life, first through the beauty of dying autumn leaves, and then through a leader remembering someone who has died. It can be hugely beneficial to young children to witness an adult talking in a healthy way and in a safe environment about their memories of someone they love who has died. More guidance on how to go about this in your group is given in the introduction to that week’s session.
Build your own Diddy Disciples session
Click on the Building Blocks on the left to explore the worship material and build your own Diddy Disciples session.
See Book 1, p.6 for a short introduction to how to build a session.
See Book 1, p.217 for a step-by-step guide to each Building Block.
See Diddy Disciples Book 1 for the six stories from the Jesus' Wonderful Love Unit.
Week 1: We Remember: All the Saints! (1Cor 1.2; Eph 4.11-12), p.143
Week 2: We Remember: Remembrance Sunday, p.149
Week 3: We Remember: All Who’ve Died (Rev 21.3-4, 23-25, p.153
Week 4: We Remember: Christ the King
Option 1: Do This to Remember Me (Matt 26.26–28), p.157
Option 2: The Humble King (Luke 2.1–20; Phil 2.6–11), p.159
Extra Week: We Remember: People in Need (Acts 20.35), p.162
This unit contains an extra week (it can replace any of the other weeks or be added to the week prior to November), which invites young children to take part in raising money for those in need. Your group may like to choose a local or overseas project for which to raise money. Alternatively, if your church or school is already getting involved in a Children in Need project this November, you might like to contribute to that.
Creative Response Starter Ideas
See Diddy Disciples Book 1 from p.76 for a wide range of Creative Response Starter Ideas.