In an effort to help control the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, as of now (19th March 2020) and, until further notice, all BUC Family Ministry activities – Children’s Corner, Roundabout Playgroup, Messy Church and Mainly Music – are suspended.

Please check back here as these Program Organisers will be working to develop creative ways to ‘stay connected’.

During the 9.15 Sunday Service

This is a child-friendly space within the chapel with craft, toys, a child’s size table and a floor mat for cars.

Craft and colouring in themed appropriately for the day is also available. There are chairs nearby for the parents, grandparents or carers.

Each week there are a variety of activities including colouring, mazes, word searches and usually painting or craft. Children stay in church and may either do the activities in the area set aside or in their seat. There is an adult who helps and encourages the children to join in, keeping them well occupied.

The minister includes the children in a story time and in other aspects of the worship. The service is bright and visually stimulating so children are interested and able to join in with the adults.

Children's CornerWe also have Roundabout Messy Church, an alternative way for families to explore the Christian faith stories, spend time with each other and connect with God, from 4-6pm (including a light meal) on the first Sunday of each month (except in school holidays). For more about Messy Church at Blackwood UC, click here.

Photo: Children’s Corner – Sunday 9.15 worship, first Sunday in Lent
As the congregation were immersed in various wilderness and desert prayer stations the younger children had their own desert experience, exploring the desert in the sand bag.