This month, I'm working on the Garden of Gethsemane lesson set with the Writing Team.
Question 1: What is the most INTERESTING Gethsemane lesson idea you've ever done to teach the story of Jesus in the Garden?
Question 2: What do you think is "THE BIG TAKE AWAY" for kids and this story?
Question 3: What plants could you plant in a real garden to commemorate this story? Also...what do you think about creating a Gethsemane "Rock and a Hard Place Spot" at the church? Rocks. path. Olive something. Praying space. Thinking out loud here!
Reoccuring Plea #5: Yes, I am still wanting to press olive oil (Gethsemane means "place of the olive press" and "pressed" is a good double entendre regarding Jesus there). Anybody ever done that with kids? --I ask this every year @CreativeCarol says pressing oil from olives with kids is not do-able. Help me astound her!
~Neil the Asker
P.S. If your "olive oil" idea makes it into the WT set, the Board will give you a free three-month membership. I didn't ask them if I could do that, but they are so nice, ...really.