3 February 2019
Some of us will be training to become altar servers.
Today we started our training with an introduction to it, as you can see.
Our Nativity Play
This Sunday was called Christ the King. Our leaders were Naomi and Heather. We heard about what kings were like, like in the Lion King. And how Jesus is our King!
Then we made crowns to wear before we told everybody in the congregation why.
We talked about Community today because all the mayors were in church.
Our picture shows people who do things to make the community work better.
We left an empty shape in the middle because that could be us, when we are older.
Elsa, William and Elliot made this lovely prayer garden today. You know why there’s a (tiny round) mirror at the back of the garden? It’s so that we see our face when we pray; and to be reminded that when we pray we also should remember the things we ourselves didn’t do right… and ask for forgiveness.
And this is one of the prayers we wrote and then we said it in the church for everybody.
Hannah and Fran were our leaders today and we talked about what it means to be faithful.
Faithful is if you stay close to someone you love and who loves you, like Jesus.
The story of Greyfriar Bobby was a good example- he would not leave his master’s graveside for fourteen years even though he could not see his master anymore!
Today, Sunday Club started again after the summer break.
We hope everybody had a good holiday and look forward to seeing many of you again!
Sunday Club will be on every Sunday, except when we have our All Together Church on the first Sunday of the month.
We talked about being kind, giving, brave, honest, and we thought of examples to tell each other. After we finished Sunday Club we also told them to the people in church and showed our posters and pictures.
Everybody worked really hard this morning and here is the picture of God’s Garden that Maggie made.
Thalleia explains what we did today:
In Sunday Club, I learned some sign language and I thought that other people should learn. I made a quick guide so everyone can.
Here is a picture of the quick guide. We could sign the words of the song: Jesus loves me this I know. And we gave a very good demonstration at the end of the service!
Today we made people chains while we talked about love in families, in our own family and in the wider church family, and how we can show it. This is us in the picture 🙂
27 May, Trinity
We’ll probably never look at a clover leaf the same way again after today’s Sunday Club session! Thank you Rallou, for teaching us the origami folding for the leaves 🙂
20 May, Pentecost
The best Pentecost dove we’ve ever seen!
13 May 2018
Because last Thursday was Ascension Day, we made cloud mobiles while we thought about Jesus going up into heaven so then the disciples couldn’t see him anymore- which is just like us! Then we wrote a special prayer on one of the clouds, that we said together at the end of the service to the people in the church.
1 April 2018
Today we begin a new page because it is EASTER which is all about new beginnings.
If you took part in the Easter workshop on Saturday you may have helped with the Easter Garden making and remember the cave, with the big stone rolled in front of the opening? That was the place where Jesus was buried after he had died on the cross.
This is the picture of the Easter Garden you made together. It is beautiful!!
But it DIDN’T END with the burial!!
You also heard Mary Magdalene’s story of how, two days later, Jesus was no longer in the grave, and that SHE was the one who had seen him alive again – before anyone else!
Here are some of the pictures of the workshop, to help you remember the WHOLE story, of the donkey and the palms, and the Last Supper, and the crucifixion, and the burial – and the awesome bit about the Resurrection.
Did you ever get separated on a family outing?
Perhaps in a shop, or on the beach?
And perhaps your parents found you before you had found them?
They would have been terribly worried when they realised you were missing.
When Jesus was a young boy, Mary and Joseph suddenly realised He was missing from the group they were traveling with. They were terribly worried.
The Bible story tells how they looked for him for three anxious days. (Luke 2. 42-48)
And then they found him.
They must have been overjoyed, just as your parents would have been when they found you (even if perhaps they didn’t show it…)
Isn’t that almost like the Easter story.
On Good Friday, Mary of Magdala thought she had lost her dearest friend forever because he had died on the cross.
On the third day after that, she found him again:
He suddenly turned up…. ALIVE!
Can you just imagine her joy!
You can tell from the way she showed it.
She ran and told all the others: “I HAVE SEEN THE LORD!
I HAVE SEEN THE LORD!”
That’s why people have a smile on their face when they greet each other on Easter Sunday with this special greeting: CHRIST IS RISEN! ALLELUIA!
Can you feel it yourself? – The joy, that Jesus, your best friend, is alive forever more, and always with you!
HAPPY FOREVER EASTER!
The picture is about this story. It is in one of the windows in our church. Can you find it?