At the 10.30 Sunday Service, we have a Sunday Club for children from 3/4 to 12 years, and a creche available for those under 3. With our team of Sunday Club leaders, we do activities connected with the readings for that Sunday, and often include a simple, fun craft or a song. We usually use Spill the Beans material. Everyone welcome!
If you would like to know more about our work with children and young people, contact Jennifer Stark, our Associate for Christian Education and Pastoral Care.
Telephone: 07802 263979
What did we do last week?
Sunday 14 May (Easter 5): ‘On the other side’, looking at John 14: 1-14 (Reading 14 May). Quite a challenging passage – for adults too. We started off with a team game comparing ‘the United Kingdom’ with ‘God’s Kingdom’, and found we had to think hard about just what ‘God’s Kingdom meant and what and who might be included! We then took as the theme Jesus’ words, ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life’, and talked about Jesus as the Way, and how we find our way around (eg. with a compass) – and why a church will always tell you which way is north…..
Sunday 7 May (Easter 4): ‘Gateway to Life’. Gates, sheepfolds, gatekeepers – what do they mean? Our focus reading was John 10: -10 (Reading 7 May (Easter 5). We navigated through gates and made some gates out of Matchmakers (bit chocolatey), and talked also about ‘gatekeepers’ in life – exams, interviews and other kinds.
Sunday 30 April (Easter 3): Our Scripture this week was the walk to Emmaus, which our visiting preacher, Rev. Margaret Forrester, dramatised with the children in church. We followed this up by making grape juice and toasting bread in Sunday Club and shared the meal together. It made us realise what hard work it must have been to make wine in Jesus’ time. Maybe it was easier if they trampled the grapes (which we didn’t…).
Sunday 23 April (Easter 2): The story of Thomas the disciple. Can you believe what you see? We tested our memories with ‘Kim’s Game’ and did a wee dramatised version of the story of Thomas and Jesus; then the younger children did a craft about doors – closed doors, open doors, what’s on the other side? – while the older ones discussed how difficult it would be to remember and write down all the stories about Jesus, 50 or so years later. We had a go at this ourselves, and thought about which one we would include in our Bible if we couldn’t agree on them all.
Sunday 16 April (Easter Sunday): The pictures tell it all! It was great to have so many children this morning. We did a quiz to complete a ‘Jelly Beans Easter Prayer’, and then decorated hard-boiled eggs which we then rolled outside until only one was left unbroken. The seagulls came along afterwards….
Sunday 9 April (Palm Sunday):
Sunday 2 April (Lent 5): Gales of laughter at the children’s time in church, all connected with the new £1 coin brought in by Andrew. At Sunday Club, our theme was ‘the Spirit gives life’, based on the reading from Ezekiel about how God brought life to a valley of dry bones. Readings 2 April
We looked at the dry twigs and leaves from our gardens and the buds of new growth; then had some fun with a ‘Skeleton Drive’, learning how to put bones together (and remembered that though bones aren’t very beautiful, we’d all be jelly without them). Finally we had some prayer time together.
To see our March programme, click on the link. Sunday Club activities in March.
To see our February programme, click on the link. Our Sunday Club activities in February 2017
On Sunday 11 December, the Sunday Club children presented Jeanette Winterson’s retelling of the Nativity story, The Lion, the Unicorn and Me, to the congregation. Pictures of the talented cast below!