St Chad's Church
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Fireworks (Sunday Club)
For children at school, this group meets each Sunday in the school term-time, except the 2nd Sunday of the month. On these occasions the youngsters join the informal worship in Church. Nichola Holmes
Especially for pre-school and nursery class children, this group meets on Sunday mornings during the school term-time, except the 2nd Sunday of each month when many members join the congregation in church for Parish Praise. Bible stories are heard and discussed, songs are sung, models made and cards coloured all in the context of learning about God and his family. Jan Hemming
A new group "Busy Bees" will meet in the Crèche area at the back of Church during the sermon. It will be led by different people, including parents of the children themselves. If members of the congregation would like to be involved in leading a session for the Busy Bees please could you let Tom or Helen know.
Group for Year 6 children
This was a new group set up which aims to provide discussion based teaching from the Bible for Year 6 youngsters. We started with a cosy chat in bar area of the Church Hall during the refurbishment process. We take a theme, read what the Bible says and then talk about it, what it means to us. We use various tools to discuss the topics – mind maps, brain storming, charades, beetle diagrams, maps of the bible lands and conversation. At the end of the end of the group we pray and ask God's help with what we have learnt and say the Lord's Prayer together. Mary Stewart
Help for asylum seekers' children
As you may know, the congregation supports PAFRAS, (Positive Action For Refugees and Asylum Seekers), by bringing offerings of tins, pasta, packets and other basic groceries each week.
As a spin off from this, it has been suggested that the Sunday Club children might like to widen the range of items we can take to PAFRAS each week by supporting children of asylum seekers themselves.
PAFRAS needs pens, pencils, rubbers, crayons and other small stationery items to give to these children. Any contributions you can make can be put in the box with grocery offerings – or left at Sunday Club.
Dates for Fireworks (Sunday Club) and Sparklers
Plans for the rest of the summer are not yet finalised, but there will be something happening most Sundays in the summer holidays. Watch this space!
The older Sunday Club Groups may not meet on each week that Sparklers meets!
As a reminder: each week a basket is left out for your, or your child's, offering/ collection. We would encourage everyone to get into the habit of regular giving. All money collected is used for the running costs of the church, supporting its charitable giving and ministry, including Sunday Club.
Thank you to everyone for giving generously, helping and generally keeping Sparklers going!