Let's Get Together! is an exciting mix of creative ideas designed to encourage the whole church family to relax and have fun together in a variety of situations. The resource includes themed starter activities, Bible-based storytelling, action-packed drama, punchy puppetry, instant crafts, team games, reflective prayers and take-home Bible bloodhound challenges. The ideas can be used in five linked sessions to create a holiday-style programme. Alternatively, one session can be taken on its own and explored in informal, ongoing worship or as a special one-off event. The drama can even be taken as a piece in its own right and delivered in a single performance. The overall theme draws on the visual metaphor of a tree to explore what it means to be family together. The basic concept is to explore the different shapes and sorts of family, all of whom have the commonalities of foundations (roots), growth (shoots) and outcomes (fruits). The theme connects into the idea that, whatever our earthly family tree looks like, we are all part of God's family tree and members of his global family.
The focus for the five individual sessions is as follows: The tree is planted (belonging) The sapling tree (appropriate boundaries and encouragement) The tree bears fruit (valuing ourselves and others) The tree sends out seeds (sharing what we have) The tree in maturity (resting on the promises of God)