Roots 2015

Welcome to 2015 from ROOTS!Roots logo

W hope that you’ve had an enjoyable Christmas and feel rested and rejuvenated for 2015.

TherootsJan15magazine exciting news is that our new resources are now live!

These activities are normally only available to ROOTS subscribers but ROOTS has provided them free for you to try.

Every week in Children & Young People
•    More ideas to help engage very young children
•    Our brand new Young People page
•    A downloadable Planning Sheet to help preparation

Every week in Adult & All Age  
RootsJan15magazine2    Notes on the links between the lectionary readings
•    To help the listener, background information and key points in the passage
•    Presentation suggestions for both the Gospel and the Old Testament
•    Online support: a children’s talk before they go into groups, and Pass it on to enable DIY discipleship

In both magazines
•    Response activities marked to show which spiritual styles preferences they support.
•     All the prayers gathered together for easy reference and selection.

RootsJan15MarksgospelYou can see a sample week of the new weekly pages in both magazines for 1 February, which focuses on Jesus’s preaching and miraculous healing in the synagogue at Capernaum from Mark’s gospel.

Pancake party
RootsJan15PancakeSome great ideas for a Shrove Tuesday event with children

You can use these ideas to enliven a simple pancake party, or go for the whole lot and have a children’s or all-age activity evening.
Explore the background to Lent, why we make resolutions, ideas for what you can do as an individual or church community, a fun quiz, games and races, as well as prayer and reflection.

ROOTS resources are published in two magazines – Adult & All Age and Children & Young People, plus a supporting website.

If you’d like a free sample magazine, phone 0845 680 5317, or email to request a copy.

Hand in Hand Conference: February 6-8 2015

hih-banner-1080x3951The  next conference will have a focus on ‘Dads and Lads’. The main session speakers will Squires, supported by some of the BIG Ministries team, posing the question ‘Boys and girls: are they really different?’; Mark Chester from Who Let The Dads Out? speaking on ‘Turning hearts’; and Rachel Turner who will send everyone off on Sunday with an uplifting challenge: ‘The power of one’.

For more information visit the website:

Full weekend:           £87
Friday:           £19
Saturday:       £59.80
Sunday:         £24.40

25% discount for over 65s, full time carers and those actively seeking work.
Young Leaders:
50% discount for those under 21 on 6th February 2015.

Ticket prices do not include food or accommodation.

To book online click here.

For Postal bookings click here (There is a £15 administration surcharge for postal bookings)