Children

We are delighted to involve people of all ages in our activities, and we welcome the life and noise children bring.

 

Sundays:

• ENERGIZE

Energize is the name for our Childrens’ Sunday morning discipleship groups. It is made up of 6 groups:

LITTLE LAMBS     CHILDREN UP TO 3 YEARS OF AGE.

This meets in the crèche.

IGNITE                    CHILDREN IN PRESCHOOL AND RECEPTION YEAR.

This meets in the Calthorpe Room with Marian.

FUEL                        CHILDREN IN YEARS 1 and 2.

This meets in the Winchester Room with Pip or Lyndsay or Judith

PULSE                      CHILDREN IN YEARS  3 and 4.

This meets in the Hall with Paul or Paula

BLAZE                      CHILDREN IN YEARS 5 AND 6.

This meets in the Youth Room with Tracey Ann and Jeremy

ROOTS                      YOUNG PEOPLE YEAR 7 UPWARDS.

This meets in the Coffee Shop with Yener.

 See more details about this and other activities for young people aged 11-18 on the youth page.

Energize meets during the morning service, except on the first Sunday of the month where we have an All-Age Family Service (see below). In Energize we pray, read the Bible, do craft activities, play games, sing songs and do other age appropriate activities. Our groups are run by trained and DBS checked volunteers. For more information please contact Marian Fairbairn or Pip Yeneralski via the Church Office.

We have an electronic signing in system for all children under 16, which is situated in the foyer before the service. Children need to be registered in each week on arrival at church (except when there is All-Age Worship). Children then normally go with their families into the early part of the service, before going out to their Energize group when indicated.

Our “Move up Sunday”, where the children move to a different aged group, happens in September.

• Creche

Our creche area, for babies and children aged 0-3, is normally supervised during the Sunday morning service (see Little Lambs, above), except on the first Sunday of each month, when it will not be staffed and children need to be Parent Supervised.

The Crèche has an audio-visual link to the main worship area, so that parents and carers can continue to participate in the service. For more information please contact Sue Moll via the Church Office.

• All-Age Services

On the first Sunday of each month we have an All-Age Service, where we all stay in the morning service together to learn, sing and pray as a Church family. Everyone is welcome, bring your family along!

 

Midweek activities:

• Bumps and Babies
Held every Monday morning, this group is for mums-to-be and mothers or carers of babies too young to go to toddler groups. Drop in for a drink and a chat. For more information please contact Diana Wood via the Church Office.

• Noah’s Ark
A parent and toddler group, open to all, held on Fridays Mornings during term time. For more information please contact Ali Kirwan via the Church Office.

• Holiday Clubs

In the School holidays we run a Holiday Bible Club for children to have fun and look at what it means to follow God today. Our next Holiday Bible Club is to be advised. For more information please contact Marian and Ron Fairbairn.

Previous Holiday Bible Clubs: “All Aboard” … “Groundbreakers” … “Desert Detectives” … “Monsters Stink” … “Champions’ Challenge” … “Pyramid Rock” … “On Fire” … “On Your Marks” … “Space Academy”… “Up, Up and Away”

Please contact the Church Office for more information about any of our children’s activities.

 

In addition to these activities, the Church is pleased to host a large number of other children’s groups including some of the local uniform groups, dance lessons and many pre-school activity or support groups. Please visit the Church Office on a weekday morning for more information.