Junior & Messy Church
We meet at 9:30am on Sundays along with the rest of the Church, but leave the Service after the first hymn and prayer to go to our own rooms. Here, we learn more about the love of God and Jesus, through DVDs, stories, bible readings, games etc. Our Sunday School leaders are: Andrea, Diane & Joanna. Sue is our Sunday School Secretary and she also leads some of our Special Services, such as Sunday School Anniversary, Prizegiving and Christingle.
We take part in Sunday Services, sometimes helping the preacher or for Special Services such as Sunday School Anniversary and Christingle, through acting out plays, writing and reading prayers, reading the bible, singing and dancing. We like the Christingle on Christmas Eve at 6pm, because we also get to help giving out the candles.
Messy Church is a different form of worship which meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Although Messy Church is aimed at families and young people, it is open to everyone and anyone who wishes to join us in an alternative informal form of worship. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 4pm to 6pm, but it doesn't matter if you arrive late or have to leave early. Each month the Celebration (Worship) and the activities are based on a theme, which is usually biblical.
We usually start with everybody playing a very noisy game and then Sue leads us into a time of celebration where we learn about the subject for that day, have a short prayer and also sing (usually with actions). We then go off and do the various activities which can range from Art & Crafts, making something to eat, or some sort of a game. At approx. 5:30pm we all sit down together to eat a meal or sandwiches, but there is always cake involved.
The wise man built his house upon the rock!
We watched a Lego video about a man who built his house upon the sand, and another who built his house the rock and when the storm blew in, the house on the sand fell down. Then we sang the song about the wise man, and learnt that we all need good foundations to live our lives and Jesus gives us that.
We made rock buns, houses, structures out of straw, built lego houses and stacked rolls up to see how high we could build. We painted houses on stones and made paper houses. For our meal we had jacket potatoes, beans and cheese plus lots of cake!