In the UK, Father’s Day falls on Sunday 18th June. Many Church Leaders I know have spoken of the challenge of doing church services on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, as so many people in their churches are dealing with difficult and painful circumstances related to parenthood and having children. Yet, this also gives us an opportunity to shine a light into the darkness people are dealing with, and to celebrate the fathers and father figures who cherished by those in our congregations.
To aid church leaders in their church service plans for Father’s Day, I have written a resource that could be used by church leaders across the UK. I have done this in partnership with The Resource, an organisation which exists to equip, support, encourage, train and develop those working with children and young people.
You can download the pdf resource HERE and the PowerPoint for Activity 3 HERE. It has guidance for sensitively running a service on the subject of fatherhood, includes videos that could be used with a service and activities to do with both adults and children during the service. If you’d like any further information about the resource, you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope the resource is useful! Do feel free to leave feedback in the comments!
The resource is totally free, but if you would like to financially contribute to my work, you can do so through my Give account, which can be found HERE.