Interactive Easter 2014 at Rosefield Uniting Church started with an invitation to make and decorate palm leaves in the church foyer. This also serves as a kind of 'holding area' while people wait to enter the worship space. On this occasion we also gave each family an Easter basket for collecting things as they moved through the activities. The idea was that they would end up with a take-home Easter story of text and symbols. So at several activities there were laminated story cards and symbols to collect.
We run the plenary session every 10-15 minutes and bring people through in groups from the foyer. The aim here is to make people feel welcome, introduce them to the Easter story, and explain the activities. There was narration, we used a video clip from the "Holy Moly" Holy Week & Easter DVD from Sparkhouse, and the musicians sang "Love Has Come Again" with some images onscreen.
Download Plenary Gathering Script (54 kb PDF)