Ministry with children and young people at Christ Church
On Saturday 31st of October, we are having a light scramble -The Light Scramble will take place between 5-6pm on the streets of Long Lane and Swanpool Lane. Along these roads there will be members of the Church holding lanterns. Your challenge is to find them all (whilst maintaining physical distancing) and ask them the questions on the sheet (Light Scramble. In doing so, you will collect a variety of letters which will spell out a phrase. Once you have worked out the phrase and cracked the code, bring your answer sheets to the Ministry Centre car park to collect your prize.
Some resources for you to do at home with your young people.
Due to Covid-19 prohibiting us from meeting face to face, we have tried to cater for each of our groups; to fit the respective ages and the specific needs for the children and young people; to learn and have fun in a safe and secure environment. All the times, dates, and ages are displayed below with a short description of the group and what will be taking place during the sessions.
Age group: 0 -5 years (i.e.: up to end of school year 1)
This group is for children aged 0-5, meeting at 2 pm on Friday afternoons. Each week the group partake in Bible stories and action songs covering a different theme each week. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children during these sessions.
Age group: 5 – 11 years (school years 2 – 6 )
This group is for children in primary school-aged 5-11 years old, meeting at 10:00 am-10:35 am on Sunday mornings. During Xplore we will share stories with one another, play games, sing songs, listen to Bible stories, and make crafts.
Please note, that when making craft it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child is safe. During Xplore sessions there will be a minimum of 5 leaders present to make sure the session is enjoyable and safe for each child present.
Age group 11 to 13 years (school years 7 – 8 )
this group is for young people in years 7 and 8 of secondary school, meeting at 7:30 pm-9:00 pm on Wednesdays. During this group we will play games, watch a video and then discuss questions based on the video we have watched. Videos are all based around issues that young people may be facing during this current environment of Covid-19, such as fear and anxiety, making wise choices, and improving friendships. There will be a minimum of 2 leaders present during each session.
Age group: School year 9 plus ( 14+ Years)
this group is for young people in Year 9 and over of Secondary school; with those in their early 20’s also in attendance, and meeting at 7:00 pm-8:30 pm on Sundays. In Reflect we discuss big topics that are relevant to young people growing in faith; such as creating good habits and leadership. We will also discuss big topics that are relevant in the world today; such as mental health, self-harm, and pornography. There will be a minimum of 2 leaders present during each session.