Here are the events for families with younger children in February together with two notices for January.
The Junction: 5th, 19th and 26th February at 09:15 Oliver Bird Hall
A service for families with younger children, parents / guardians and children aged 0 to 11. There is a short service with songs, prayers, live music and bible story before dividing into the following groups:
- under 4s (Gems).
- infant school children (Pebbles).
- junior school age children (Rock Solid).
- bible discussion for parents, bring your child if you want, it does not matter if you need to leave part way through.
- at approximately 10:00 am there is a prayer and we all move to church for communion.
All Age Worship: 12th February at 09:15 Church
The theme is 'Sinners Welcome!'. We will be thinking about how we can learn to love others, especially those we find difficult or annoying.
Prayer meeting for the Cosgroves: Thursday 19th January 8:00 pm Church
Many of your will know that a member of our congregation, baby Henry Cosgrove is very unwell. The prayer meeting will be an opportunity to light a candle, say some prayers, reflect on how we all feel about what the Cosgroves are going through, and to express our support for them and for one another in our concern for them.
Bring and Share lunch: Sunday 29th January 12:00 Oliver Bird Hall
January is the first anniversary of The Junction and we are having a celebration. It will be on a bring and share basis so please bring a dish for sharing. Please sign up either at The Junction or by emailing Viv Dobson at email@example.com with numbers of adults and children. It will be a case of ‘first come, first served’. There will be a small charge of £1 per adult to cover costs including French bread and squash. A bar will be available.
Daddy and Me: Saturday 4th February 10.30 Oliver Bird Hall
For fathers with children up to age 6. Please let us know if you would like to come by Thursday 2nd February, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Richard Moll Tel 705 3271.
Prams to Pre-school Praise and Play: Friday 3rd, 10th and 24th February 09:30 Oliver Bird Hall
With praise songs and bible stories for the little ones and coffee, chat and prayers for parents and carers. Contact Linda Hicks email@example.com or Tel 270 7390.
Children's Praise: Thursday 9th February 2:00 pm Church
An event for babies, toddler and pre-school aged children and their parents/carers, combining informal worship and other activities. Contact Elaine Diskin Tel 705 3265 or Alison Pratt firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 711 3889 for more information. Or just come along.
Little Treasures: Every Wednesday in term time, 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm.
Welcoming and informal group for babies, toddlers & pre-school age children accompanied by a parent/carer. No need to book, just turn up. Leader: Jackie Jenns Tel 705 4388.
Mothers Union Pancake Party: Saturday 18th February starting at 5:00 pm in the Oliver Bird Hall
This event was very popular last year, come and take part in team pancake races with a trophy for the winning team. There will be a pancake tea, wine and soft drinks. Tickets £2 for adults £1 for children, available in the OBH or contact Pat Marshall email@example.com or Tel 705 8761. People can enter as teams of 6 or teams can be formed on the night.
Many of you help with The Junction, thank you very much for that. We need more volunteers:
- people who can help supervise children doing the Gems activity sessions;
- people who can help get out and put away equipment, chairs etc;
- more Welcomers, the teams who welcome people when they arrive;
- people to compile the schedules which is what is projected onto the screen on Sundays;
and various other roles besides. Please contact Richard Moll on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 705 3271.