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Food Donations to the Nightshelter and Foodbank. View our lovely flower and harvest arrangments - Photos

 

 

 


Holiday Club Report - Ready, Steady, Go!  We’re Going on a Journey!

From August 30th to September 1st the church sanctuary was transformed into a welcoming space for our primary school-age holiday club children.  Here you can see them being introduced to the memory verse activity on the second day.  The children had been worn out from games in the hall so were happy to sit and listen!  The memory verse was: Jesus said, “I am with you always,” Matt 28:20.

Over the three days we looked at journeys Jesus went on (The Calming of the Storm and on the Road to Emmaus) and at the advice He gave for our life’s journey (the Wise and Foolish Builders).  It was great to have the majority of children coming along for all three mornings to have fun and find out that Jesus loves us and we can build our lives on Him.

A highlight was how well the children listened and took in the Bible stories and what they mean.  They threw themselves into the crafts and games, making boats, decorating canvas bags ready for a journey and having a great time building on sand, followed by a watery end!  They were keen singers as well, led by our music team, and thoroughly enjoyed the holiday club song, “Going on a Journey” by Stephanie Reynolds.

On the Saturday – our building day – we were joined by parents, carers and families for the final half-hour and they happily got stuck into our Building Challenge using only newspaper and sticky tape.  The winning, tallest tower was on display at the Sunday service next day where a fourth journey was the theme – that of Saul/Paul on the road to Damascus.

There were over 30 people involved in the holiday club team: prayer partners, artists and take-home-gifts makers, refreshments servers (the 8.30am cup of tea was nectar!), a team devotions leader, musicians, story tellers, group leaders, craft and games leaders, welcomers on reception, publicity and security people, administrators for paper and website/Facebook tasks, and a genius projector and sound operator!  We were very grateful to be able to use the Sanctuary throughout the event so many thanks go to our friends from Time for God who used the Warwick Room on this occasion! 

We praise God for all the children who came along.  Please join us in praying for them – now they are back at school and working through a busy term – that they will remember what Jesus did and taught, and take Him who promises to be with us always on their own life’s journey.

Laura Kisby

 


Baptist Assembely 2018

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Family Pancake Praise – Saturday 10th February 2018 - View more Photo's

What do you do when you’re only 3 and are taken into this huge space?  You see your Little Stars leader, a tunnel to crawl through and stepping stones to walk on.  All is well - happy little person and all the family can relax!  So began our Pancake Praise: an hour of things to do for all the family, topped and tailed by short sessions of worship.

90 people of all ages came along and ‘a good time was had by all’ with activities including craft (decorating a paper pancake), writing or drawing prayers on a pancake (paper plate!), making real pancakes over a tea light, and pancake races up and down the centre aisle of the church sanctuary. That’s where the tunnels, stepping stones and hoops came in!



In the service parts, Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association (BB/GA) members helped with some prayers and a reading and there was a talk by Rev Anthony Orr about ‘Finding Jesus’.  After singing ‘All things bright and beautiful’ it was time for the pancakes!  

Over 200 pancakes were made on the premises and served hot with various toppings.  Little Stars families provided cakes. During refreshments, the BB/GA band gave us a presentation of their drumming, bugling and glockenspiel playing.

Many thanks to everyone who came along and to the church team.  Around 20 people were involved: from planning and publicity, setting up (and down), helping with activities, sorting out the sound, etc, through to washing up.  Special thanks to Sara Rouse, Little Stars Pre-school Leader, who provided ideas, equipment and even got the Church Secretary going through a tunnel with a pancake on a plate, and to Marianne Orr who cooked all those pancakes!
Laura Kisby
 


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