- Letter templates
- Things to colour in
Ask the congregation to either write a card, do some colouring for, or write a message/prayer for the Baptismal candidate on their special day.
Nail Your Colours to the Mast
- A ship- we made ours from cardboard, a wooden pole for the mast and cellotape
- Tissue paper
Create your own ship. We used some tissue paper to create a sea effect.
Ask the congregation to nail their colours to the mast. Instead of a pirates ship’s colours or the navy’s colours, it is that they agree with the vows that the baptismal candidate has made. They can write messages of their beliefs on the flag or do a picture to symbolise it.
Then use cellotape to nail the colours to the wooden mast for all to see!
Vows of Baptism
- An area of reflection with chairs
- The baptismal vows displayed
Ask the congregation to spend some time praying and reflecting on the promises that are made at a baptism. Do they need to think about these promises to God for the first time? Would they like to renew their promises from the past? Is there someone or a situation that they feel drawn to pray for when they read the vows? You might want to give people the opportunity to come forward to also be baptised if appropriate.