On Wednesday 5th December, The ethos Group led a Christingle worship for the whole school.
They explained the meaning of the Christian symbols and how Christians remember Jesus, The light of the world. One of The Ethos group volunteered to be the human Christingle as a visual as the ethos group explained what each of the symbols represented.
The orange represents the world.
The red ribbon represents the love God has for the world.
The 4 cocktail sticks represent the four seasons and four corners of the world.
The sweets represents God's gifts to the world. His creations plants, animals, rivers, mountains and more.
The candle represents Jesus as the light of the world.
The Ethos Group were the first people to light their candles, they then invited 2 representatives from each class to light theirs, followed by the whole school.
The worship was closed with 2 prayers written by The ethos group, the new school prayer (which can be downloaded from our prayer page) and a special Chrsitingle prayer written especially for the service.
At the beginning of the Autumn Term, The Ethos Group led a collective worship to introduce this half term's gospel value - generosity.
they asked the children in other year groups how they had been generous and how people have shown generosity towards them.
The Ethos Group, explained that generosity appears throughout the Bible when God freed his people from slavery; when Jesus fed the 5,000; and the generosity of Jesus healing and teaching people.
The ethos group encouraged the school to think how they could be generous Christians and follow in Jesus' footsteps.
They ended our service with this prayer:
Our Heavenly Father,
at the start of this new school year
we ask you to enter our hearts and minds
so that we may remember the most precious gift
you shared with us - your son.
may we always be very thankful for Your generosity.
During one of our regular meetings, The Ethos Group had a look around school. Our focus was to look at how worship is displayed around school and discuss its value and see if there were any ways in which we could improve our displays.
At the beginning of the Summer Term, The Ethos Group led a whole school worship on the gospel value Wisdom.
They showed the story of Solomon's dream and how God was pleased with his request of wisdom. they then acted out the story of Solomon and the 2 mothers. The Ethos Group really enjoyed putting on a performance for the whole school.
To finish they read a prayer that they had written:
Wisdom comes in many forms,
Like books, TV and people.
But only true wisdom,
comes from God.
Ask and you will receive.
The Ascension of Christ.
The ethos group led worship on the ascension of Christ. They talked about friends and the disciples of Jesus, who were pleased to see him back from the dead but then sad as Jesus left them again. They finished with an prayer they wrote:
This ascension day
let us give glory to God
And remember that one day Jesus
Will return the same way He left
The Ethos Group led a whole school worship on our new gospel value - Justice.
They asked the school what a judge does and what they would like a judge to be. The Ethos Group explained that God is the best judge anyone can have: He is Holy and righteous,
He cannot be bribed,
he has all the facts and evidence,
He sees everything and everyone,
He is pure and won't be misled.
The Ethos Group acted out the scene, from the bible, when Jesus cleaned the temple and told the children that God will not tolerate judgmental Christians and the damage they can do.
They finished with a prayer they wrote on justice.
The Ethos Group led the school in worship to introduce the new Christian value, this half term- trust.
They talked about what trust means and looked at some of the stories in the bible where people have demonstrated trust to God. The Ethos Group the spoke about how Peter walked on water, through his trust in Jesus and how if we do not keep our eyes on God, we, like Peter, will drown in worry and work.
the children acted out this scene for the school; then discussed how God is the anchor, keeping us steady and safe in our own personal storms. they showed the anchors they had decorated and finished with their own prayer on trust.
On Wednesday 14th February, The Ethos Group led the school worship on Ash Wednesday.
They spoke about the meaning of the ashes and why Christians feel it is important to observe Lent.
The children were asked what they could take up instead of giving up, such as: pray more, do charitable work, reflect on their lives and be a little nicer.
Ethos group finished with their own lent prayer.
On Wednesday 10th January, The Ethos Group led the worship on our new gospel value of truthfulness. They talked about Paul in his letter to Ephesus and how wearing the armour of God will give you the help you need, to live a christian life.
Ethan demonstrated for us how to wear armour:
- The belt of truth;
- the breastplate of righteousness;
- the shield of faith;
the helmet of salvation;
- the sword of spirit
They finished with a prayer they had written themselves.
In order to introduce our new Christian value, for this half term, The Ethos Group led the collective worship about the value of peace.
They spoke about how Jesus came into the world bringing peace with Him. They told the school about how Jesus brought Peace to other people, the storms and our life today.
Ethos Group asked the children what peace meant to them and where they would find it. They finished with their own prayer on peace.
The Ethos group led a whole school worship to introduce our new gospel value - Thankfulness.
They talked about what we should be thankful for and how the people in the bible gave thanks to God.
they finished with their own prayer on thankfulness.
The ethos Group led the school worship on Pentecost. they explained that Jesus said to his disciples, that they were to wait.
When the Holy Spirit arrived, the disciples were filled with courage and the ability to speak different languages.
3000 people were saved and the Christian church was born.
The Ethos group closed the assembly with a Pentecost prayer.
The Ethos group led our whole school worship, on Wednesday 24th May. They explained the meaning of Ascension. They told us that 40 days after the resurrection, Jesus ascended to heaven. They spoke about friends and how the disciples felt when Jesus left. A series of pictures was held up to depict Jesus on the mountain, the cloud covering him and then Jesus gone.
The assembly ended with the Ethos Group reading a prayer they had written on Ascension.