Junior Church

Another year has gone by and we see a difference in the weekly attendance. We have 27 names on the registers, but the numbers we see each week varies from 5 to 16. Unfortunately Sunday morning activities such as birthday parties, sporting events, family visiting etc. all affect whether or not the children can come to Junior Church.

The Scripture Union resources enable the youngsters to explore the Bible in groups through a variety of fun activities. The leaders try to encourage all round faith by talking and listening to the children and are guided by the sessions set out by the Scripture Union material. Our titles during the year have included Daring Daniel, Queen Esther, the Gift of God’s Spirit, Paul’s letters illustrating how God lives in the lives of his people and God’s goodness and mercy were explored through the story of Jonah. During the summer an average of 6 children of different ages came together to enjoy games, craft and cooking whilst looking at themes of “Kindness”, “ Gentleness” and “Peace”.

The summer party and the Easter egg hunt are always popular. The Christmas/New Year party was moved because of bad winter weather, however it was rather too hot for the outdoor games last June so the icecream was very welcome!

We made gold and silver stars as part of our contribution to the Christmas Tree Festival. The children sometimes take part in the church services by taking the collection and they helped lead a family service in December.

Religion never was designed to make our pleasures less. Isaac Watts