On the Sunday nearest to 11 November, most churches hold a Service of Remembrance, marking the day when World War I ended; and this year (2014) is the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of that war. Nowadays we also remember all those who have lost their lives fighting in subsequent wars, and a two-minute silence is kept at 11 am.
The material can be used at any time of the year, though probably not as an alternative to a traditional Remembrance Service proper with its usual formalities and silence. This resource is set out as a typical Messy Church menu of ideas for crafts and activities and an outline for the celebration.
This Messy Remembrance session provides you with ideas to use as part of Hope 2014.