Assembly Themes

This term our theme for collective worship is Truth & Truthfulness.

‘Tell the truth to each other.’ Zechariah 8.16

‘Be truthful, gentle and fearless.’ (Mahatma Gandhi) Why do you think Gandhi believed the truth should be told with gentleness?

‘Truth is complete, it needs no exaggeration.’ (Anon) It is sometimes tempting to exaggerate the truth to make something sound more impressive or exciting.  Have you ever known this to happen?

Focus:

  • Telling the whole story
  • Living without lies
  • Making the right choices
  • Searching for the truth
  • Having the courage to be honest

Last term our theme for collective worship was Service.

‘Serve one another in love.’ Galatians 5.13

‘You are what you do, not what you say you will do.’ (C G Jung) Is there something important that you have never got round to doing?

‘Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. (Edmund Burke) Can you think of a small act of service by someone else that made a big difference to you?

Focus:

  • Using our talents to serve
  • Receiving as well as giving
  • Giving with no strings attached
  • Looking at the heart
  • Living for others

In term 4 our theme for collective worship was Justice.

‘Learn to do right.  Seek justice.’ Isaiah 1.17

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. (Mahatma Gandhi) How much of what you need is what you actually need?

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.  (Eleanor Roosevelt) Do you think about what is fair for others as well as what is fair for yourself?

Focus:

  • Treating people fairly
  • Making wise decisions
  • Seeing God’s love in action
  • Seeing the whole picture
  • Keeping God’s rules

In term 3 our theme for collective worship was Perseverance.

‘I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.’ Phillipians 4.13

By perseverance the snail reached the ark. (Charles H Spurgeon) Have you ever made fun at someone who takes a long time to do things?  Maybe like the tortoise in Aesop’s fable, they will surprise you.

‘Fall seven times, stand up eight.’ (Japanese proverb) Did you ever have to try lots of times before something was possible?

Focus:

  • Running the race of life
  • Keeping going against all odds
  • Doing the right thing
  • Meeting a personal challenge
  • Encouraging others to keep going