Introduction - Themed Gatherings January February March April May June July August September October November December Games: Parlour Games Moving and Mixing Games Party Games for Active People Games for Young People Large-space Games - for energetic, suitably clad, young people Games for Christmas Ideas for Church Groups: General pointers Fellowship Meetings Minute Minder and Agenda Guide Role of `Person in Charge of Meeting' (PCM) Special Sundays and Church Related activities Quizzes on General Topics: Days of the Week Gods Greek and Roman Gods and Goddess Planets named after Roman Gods Famous Couples New Zealand Facts Facts about other countries Famous New Zealand Books and Authors Maori gods and goddesses Maori Words Famous Kiwis Animal Quizzes Word Teasers Words within Words Common Expressions: Are they from Shakespeare or the Bible? Bible Quizzes: Biblical Journeys Biblical Places Biblical Partners and Lovers Food in the Bible Flowers, Fruit and Nuts in the Bible Bible Foods and Who Ate them Bible Children with stories Bible Mothers and their Children Bible Fathers and their Sons in Genesis Other Biblical Fathers and their Sons Biblical Fathers and their Daughters Bible Trees Who or What completes the phrase? Bible Characters synonymous with a particular action or quality Bible Firsts and Lasts Bible Numbers Bible Riddles
Rosalie Sugrue has been organising programmes all her life beginning at age 10, when she initiated a Secret Six Society for classmates in her street. With support from her mother, (who was banned from meetings but permitted to provide snacks), weekly meetings, complete with passwords, minutes and planned programmes, lasted for two years before morphing into a Junior Red Cross Society with a larger membership and a more ambitious programme. Rosalie went through Girl Guides, helped with Brownies and was a Boys Brigade leader. She has taken leadership in Sundays Schools, Youth Groups and student camps. A feminist at heart, Rosalie was instrumental in bringing women into full membership of New Zealand Jaycees, being the first woman to ever address a Jaycee Conference as a (local) member (Rotorua 1974). She has held various positions in National Council of Women, been the National Programme Convenor of the Methodist Women's Fellowship and organised countless meetings, socials, and U3A groups. Rosalie currently runs social programmes for a group of elderly women. Although retired from primary school teaching, she continues to tutor struggling readers and achieves success by inventing educational games and activities geared to each student's needs. All games and activities in this book have been successfully used in groups that Rosalie has led. She is a lay preacher and has plays, poems, prayers, Bible puzzles and articles published in many church magazines.