Children’s Ministry Update
We are so pleased to be back in person with both our midweek after school clubs and a weekly gathering on a Sunday morning alongside the outdoor service. All our groups are run in accordance with Government COVID-19 Guidance, as well as following the advice published by the National Youth Agency. We cannot wait to see you all again in person very soon, see below for information on the programmes we are currently running, as well as information about Detonate!!
Lighthouse is our after school club for those in years 1-3 – this group is open to children from all schools. We meet at The Junction between 3:15 (school finish time) until 4:45. Parents/Carers are asked to drop off their children at main Junction doors as we are currently unable to collect the children from school at present. At lighthouse we have soooooo much fun! Our sessions include a craft, games, a snack (prepared in a COVID safe way) as well as a short reflection. This term we are looking at trusting God as we are learning about people from the Bible who had to trust God during really difficult times.
Illuminate is our after school club for those I years 4 & 5 and is open to children from all schools. We meet at The Junction between 3:15 (school finish time) until 5pm. Parents/Carers are asked to drop off their children at main Junction doors as we are currently unable to collect the children from school at present. At illuminate we love to grow deeper in our relationships with each other and God. We start with a bit of free time where there are a choice of activities, football is a firm favourite, along with crafts, card games and giant jenga! We then gather together for a snack (prepared in a COVID safe way) before we go deeper into the Bible, and this term we are looking at the core values of what it means to be a Christian and what it means to put God at the centre of our lives!
On a Sunday we host a kid’s service that runs alongside our outdoor service. The service starts at 10:30 but our doors open at 10:15. Sign up in advance is necessary for track and trace and room capacity purposes; to sign up visit http://cccw.org.uk/timelist/ or alternatively see the weekly email sent out on a Monday with all the sign up links for the following Sunday. Arrive at the main gate for the outdoor service where you will be checked in and a steward will direct you to the kid’s service. The service is for children in reception to year 5. We play games, do crafts, worship, pray and learn from the Bible. At the moment we all learning all about the Holy Spirit and how it is alive with us today and about the gifts and fruit that we can get from it – we cannot wait to see you!
In addition to the kids service we are pleased to offer a self-service crèche facility in the children’s room. This is for all children and their parents who are not yet at school (0-4), there are a number of toys and craft activities available and the outdoor service is live streamed so you as a parent/carer don’t miss out. This provision is entirely optional so feel free to remain outside if you wish
We are so pleased to announce that Detonate is returning for 2021 between 26th-30th July at The Russell School in Chorleywood. Detonate is a Christian holiday club organised by the churches of Chorleywood and is open to those in school years 1-6 (current academic year). Bookings are open now for both children and team places. Places are limited this year so book in asap. More information, and the booking form, can be found at: http://www.detonate.org.uk/.
For more details about any of the above information, or if you would like to book a walk and talk session, or a phone call, do not hesitate get in touch with either Brianna, our children’s minister: firstname.lastname@example.org or Alistair, our assistant children’s minister: email@example.com