What you Need:
- Ball of yarn long enough to wind through your church
- volunteers to help shepherd the ball through the crowd
- If your church is super large, you may want to have volunteers tying yarn from multiple sections together.
What to do:
We are working on a Sunday service focused on UNITY. We are specifically talking about how each person in our church is important to the mission that God has placed before us. We were trying to figure out how to demonstrate that and this is what we came up with. This is what we plan to do. I will report back how well it worked out.
We are going to take a ball of yarn and pass it around the church unrolling it as we go. Each person is going to get a piece of the yarn to hold. When we are finished we will have a whole long piece of string that is connecting our whole church.
Then we are going to talk about how you can feel the pull of everyone else. When one person pulls on the string it effects everyone else in the room. The same is true for us as a church family. We are connected because God has brought all of us to this place in this time. When you pull away we don’t just forget about you. We are all pulled with you. When you decide not to show up we don’t forget about you. You are connected to this group of people and no matter what you are family.
After we pray we will dismiss and then have people leave the yarn on the floor and hopefully no one will trip over it.