There are some exciting changes taking place in our children’s and youth work at All Saints’. Our baby and toddler group, Little All Sorts, is now meeting weekly on a Monday morning in the Barber Rooms from 9.30 to 11.00am in school term time. Our primary school age children’s work formerly known as ‘Sunday Special’ is now beginning a new Sunday teaching programme as ‘Junior Saints’.
For pre-school age children, the Lower Asset Room can be used as a creche as there are toys to play with – and parents are welcome to take their children to that room at any point in the service – there is a speaker which can be turned on so you can hear what’s going on in church. It would be great if we had some volunteers to be on a rota to look after creche age children during worship, so that Mums or Dads could leave their child being looked after while they were able to benefit from being in the worship service.
But this month there is also a new group starting for secondary school age children on Sunday September 9th at 10.30am. This is called ‘FROG’ which stands for ‘Fully Rely On God’. Tim Vinall, Kate Crebbin, Deb Pickford and Laura Bond are heading up the new group which will meet at the same time as Junior Saints, i.e. on Sunday mornings at 10.30am starting in Church and then going to groups after the first part of the service – Junior Saints to the Barber Rooms, FROG to the Upper Asset room. On the first Sunday of the month we all meet together for worship in Church at our 10.30am Saints Alive service.
So how can we help FROG to leap into action this Autumn? Please could you think of and encourage any secondary age children you know to come along and give FROG a try. In addition to the Sunday meetings we are hoping that there will also be occasional socials and activities to be involved in at other times – all those of secondary school age are welcome. And if you don’t know any specific children to encourage to come, then please would you pray for FROG to get off to a good start this month – for its meetings to be both enjoyable and inspired by God’s Spirit, for its leaders to be good role models of what being an adult Christian is like and for the members to grow as followers of Jesus through their teenage years.
Yours in Christ,