Come and join our Children's Groups (ages 0-11's) @ St Paul's on a Sunday Morning
"Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people who are like these little children"
Junior Church meets during the 10.15 am morning service on 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month.
After spending the first 15 minutes worshipping as a church family, the children leave the main church for their own programme. All children meet together in the Church Hall for worship and good news testimonies together before splitting into groups for age appropriate activities and Bible teaching.
On the 2nd Sunday in each month there is a Family All Age Service, where the children take an active part.
Ages: 0-4 years
For our youngest Bubbles children, who are not yet at school, they leave the Hall after worship and move to the VCR for their own group time. Here they enjoy free play with a variety of toys, craft activities, story and prayer time.
Parents and carers are welcome to join as they settle their children. For children under 2 years old, we ask a parent or carer to stay with them for the duration.
School Years: Reception to 1; 2 to 3
Springs is for those in Rec-Yr 1 and Splash is for Yr2-3.
After worship, Springs and Splash have games and introduction to the teaching together with X-Stream (4-6), before X-Stream leave for group time.
Remaining together in the Hall, both groups enjoy Bible story and teaching, as well as time to chat, craft and prayer activities. Sometimes the groups remain together throughout the session and sometimes they split into smaller groups.
School Years: 4 to 6
After worship, X-Stream stay with Springs and Splash for games and introduction story together, before splitting into groups, where X-Stream go into the Committee Room at the back of the Hall.
In their group time, X-Stream look at the teaching at a deeper level, often enjoying discussion questions as well. They also have prayer time reflecting with God and may also have craft activities too.
All the Junior Church children come back into the church at 11.45 am, even if the service has not quite finished. On 3rd Sunday of the month, children come back into the church service earlier in time to celebrate Family Communion together.
For babes in arms who may be restless or need a feed, please feel free to take them into in the Coffee Lounge at the back of the Church. If you need more space, you can come and join us in Junior Church.
If you want to know any more information about our youth and children's work at St Paul's please contact Helen on firstname.lastname@example.org