Youth Resources

Families, Children and Youth Resources

Please find below a list of resources which your family can use for faith learning at home with your children and young people while we are unable to meet together as a church community at this time. Our youth activities will remain online until the October break at the earliest. This page will continue to be updated, so please check back frequently for new resources.

Children & Youth Consent Forms for 2020-21 School Year

Our recently updated consent forms for the 2020-21 school year cover activities both online as well as in person, as well as provide parental contact information for leaders to be in touch with families while we are unable to gather in the church. If you haven't submitted a consent form since March 2020 which allows your child to use Zoom, please be advised that you will need to have a consent form submitted before attending any online event. All families are being asked to complete a new form to refresh their information for the 2020-21 school year. Filling out a form will also allow us to collect families' email addresses so that leaders can continue to be in touch while doing Sunday School remotely. 

You can edit the word doc, or print and fill it out, whichever is easiest. Please email to our youth worker, Hillary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The consent form can be downloaded here: Children & Youth Consent Form 2020-21 (online and in-person)

Autumn 2020 Worship Resources

Activity sheet to be used with the online worship service: 'Together At Home' 6 September 2020    Together at Home 13 September 2020      Together at Home 20 September 2020  Together at Home 27 September 2020

'Back to School' activity sheet: Together at Home back-to-school

'Journey 2020' - resources to help our young people look over their experience of the lockdown

0-3 & 4-6 & 7-8

Our Sunday School leaders are working hard to organise activities for our children and young people while continuing online until the October Break. Please check back for updates!

Godly Play Youtube Channel: Godly Play YouTube

9-11 & 12-16+

Our 9-11s and 12-16+ will be resuming Zoom Sunday School sessions on 6 September 2020. 9-11s will meet at 11am, and 12-16+ will meet at 11:30am. We will be looking at Illustrated Ministry's Beatitudes lessons with both groups. For Zoom Log-in information, please contact Hillary!

From Monday 28 September 2020, Hillary will be delivering activity packs for our two oldest Sunday School groups (9-11 and 12-16+), as well as supplies for Youth Group (P6-S6). To ensure you get a pack for your young people, please be in touch with Hillary if you haven't submitted a consent form in the past and would like to be on the distribution list!

Roots
 is a website which we use for all ages, but is particularly useful for our older age groups. They are offering free weekly downloadable resources which you can access here: https://www.rootsontheweb.com/


Young Scot: A great website offering advice and useful links to help older youth process and cope with what's going on: Young Scot - CoVid resources

All Ages

Daily family prayer on 'Engage at Home': Engage At Home

A resource for talking to children about coronavirus: Coronavirus and Kids

A resource for talking to children and young people about racial inequality: Together at Home resources

The Body Coach (Joe Wicks) Daily PE lessonsThe Body Coach Youtube

Mental Health & Well-Being exercises on Young Scot: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Online Offering

Contact Information

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church,
18 West Mayfield,
Edinburgh,
EH9 1TQ

0131 667 1522 / 0780 801 1234

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Scottish Charity Number: SC000785

Quotations

  • Because God is both knowable and unknowable the tension of the symbol, the multilayers of the myth and the openness of the poetic are all vital to our desire to celebrate the Mystery to whom we relate and in whom we have our being.
    Mark Oakley

  • You must love him as he is: neither God, nor spirit, nor image; even more, the One without commingling, pure, luminous ...

    Meister Eckhart

  • The purpose of our life is God's glory. However lowly a life is, that is what makes it great.
    Oscar Romero

  • Faith may justify bigotry or fanaticism, as Church history tragically witnesses. It needs a safeguard. If it is not animated as it were by the greatest of the theological virtues (love), faith can become defective.
    Thomas Norris

  • Dry not, dry not, your tears of love eternal! Only to eyes that fail to weep does this world seem so dull and dead. Dry not, dry not, those long, sad tears of love.
    Johann von Goette

  • The post modern paradigm manifests itself as a unity which preserves diversity and diversity which strives after unity.
    David Bosch

  • There is only one assertion that requires no evidence. Children are a sacred trust...Unless we care properly for our children, we shall never build a better world.
    'A Good Childhood’ The Children’s Society

  • These are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest is prayer.
    'The Dry Salvages' T.S.Eliot

  • According to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.
    Origen

  • Myth is a story about the way things never were, but always are.
    Thomas Mann

  • In the darkness ...The child of your love - and now become as the most hated one - the one You have thrown away as unwanted - unloved ..... The darkness is so dark .... I have no faith.
    Mother Teresa

  • I love the Bible. I owe my faith and my life to the Bible and its liberating message. It is in the Bible that I first met Jesus ... I too am included in God's embrace.
    Gene Robinson

  • It is this great absence that is like a presence, that compels me to address it without hope of a reply ....
    R.S. Thomas

  • Faith is not a proud self-consistent philosophy. It involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can't be solved by analysis. It is therefore a living response to the grace of God as revealed in fragile lives.
    Mark Oakley

  • Any religion which does not say that God is hidden is not true.
    Blaise Pascal

  • The contemporary Church is losing aspects of its wide and generous memory and therefore condemning itself to become a 'swimming pool Church' - one that has all the noise coming from the shallow end.
    Mark Oakley

  • For all your doctrinal headaches take Paradox.
    Mark Oakley

  • The true vision and the true knowledge of what we seek consists precisely in not seeing, in an awareness that our goal transcends all knowledge and is everywhere cut off from us by the darkness of incomprehensibility.
    St Gregory of Nyssa

  • Death, death be hanged, the Lord has promised me that I shall live. This I believe!
    Martin Luther

  • We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life have not been put to rest.
    Wittgenstein

  • Religion is the flight of the alone to the Alone.
    Plotinus

  • Stupid clergymen appeal quite directly to a Bible passage directly understood ....
    Soren Kirkegaard

  • What is the point of the arts of reading and criticism as long as the ecclesiastical interpretation of the Bible, Protestant as well as Catholic, is cultivated as ever?
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • A figure like Ecclesiast, rugged and luminous, chants in the dark a text that is the answer, although obscure.
    Wallace Stevens

  • Myth is the poetry of the soul.
    Sara Maitland

  • Our loss of the ability to think mythically, poetically, allegorically, creatively, theologically, and artfully is a greater threat to our religious experience than anything good scientists have to report ...
    Sara Maitland

  • In general, Zen attitude is that words and truth are incompatible, or at least that no words can capture truth.
    Douglas Hofstadter

  • 'God' is a one word poem
    Rowan Williams

  • What is today? Today is eternity.
    Meister Eckhart

  • Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
    Meister Eckhart

  • The most powerful hunger we have, mostly suppressed and misdirected, is the hunger for God.
    Miroslav Volf

  • We frequently judge that things are as we wish them to be, for through personal feeling true perspective is easily lost.
    Thomas a Kempis

  • Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • God is the beyond in our midst.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • 'God is not the answer, God is the question.'
    Herbert McCabe