Friday clubs A fun-filled time exploring faith and God through a range of activities including craft, games, cooking, drama, singing songs and prayer activities. It is free to attend, just turn up. Sparks 4.45pm - 5.45pm (in term time) School years reception - year 2 Radiate 6.00pm - 7.00pm (in term time) school years 3-6
Kids for God
Sessions for children in the Church Hall every Sunday during the 11am service. 0-5s meet in the crèche room. 6-11s meet in the main hall. We have fun with games and crafts in and around the Hall, using the enclosed garden on sunny days. Most weeks we get together in our own age groups but sometimes we all gather for lively Fun Sundays suitable for all ages. Paws (the church dog) often comes to see us! Kids for God is led by our Children & Families Leader, Rachel Mason and many others from church. Come and join us! We’d love to see you.
Come at 10.45am for a drink and doughnut.
Please note: babies and toddlers are also very welcome in church (we don't mind noise!) There is a side-room with toys you can use for baby-changing and feeding if you prefer. It's up to you.
A group for parents, grandparents, carers and toddlers. Mondays 1.30pm to 3pm during school term time in the Church Hall.
Safe, friendly group with a wide range of toys.
Baby corner for playing and feeding.
Interactive story time.
Crafts – for children and carers together.
Snacks and refreshments for children and adults.
Parent Chat Every Monday morning during term time we meet to chat, during this time we pick up strategies that we can then try out at home. Its great to meet other parents that are often sharing the same frustrations as we are! We also provide a free crèche. This all happens between 10 -11.30am, many parents and children come along to The Big Breakfast first.
Parenting Teenagers Do you want:
to bring out the best in your teenager?
to connect with your teenager?
a better atmosphere at home?
some tried and tested strategies to put into practice?
to share the challenges with another parent?
We can help! We run a free six week Parenting Teens course, where you can pick up strategies to try out at home, whilst meeting other parents sharing the same frustrations as you are. Contact the church office for dates of the next course.
“My teenager made me cup of tea the other day without me asking - wow!”- A parent “Something’s changing in this house … and it’s good!” - A teenager
Recommended Books ‘Teenagers! What Every Parent has to Know' - Rob Parsons ‘How to Talk so Teens will Listen and Listen so Teens will Talk’ - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish ‘Don't Sweat the Small Stuff - for Teens' (for teenagers to read) - Richard Carlson
Useful Links Care for the Family Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. The parenting page of their website contains useful advice and articles on a range of parenting topics. www.careforthe family.org.uk
Netmums There’s a wealth of support and advice, including a free online parenting course that’s delivered to you in eight parts via email at www.netmums.com
Paws Paws is the church dog. He often around at church - especially on Fun Sundays, Kids for God, Messy Church and in local schools. If you want to ask him a question please email him.
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