Normal In-House Services to resume Sunday, 12th July 2020
As we come back to face-to-face services a few things will be different in the Children’s Corner of the church. For a start we will ask parents to provide their own toys, books etc to keep their children occupied. Each Sunday there will be some colouring-in sheets relating to the Lectionary reading for the day ready for the children. In the interim parents may want to bring the bits and pieces to make the craft that has been emailed to them and do that on the table provided or they may want to bring a finished article to share. All shared resources will have to be sanitised following the service.
Probably by August we will be ready to provide supervision and the materials for the craft activity actually in the church. The activities may be in individual packs but we will see how things are closer to the time. At this stage we would still be relying on parents to provide their own toys and books.
We look forward to all being together back in the church and hope to see you soon.
Children’s Service for 5th July 2020
Children’s Service for 28th June 2020
Children’s Service for 21st June 2020
Children’s Service for 14th June 2020
Children’s Service for 7th June 2020
Children’s Service for 31st May 2020
Children’s Service for 24th May 2020
Starting this week 17th May 2020 we will be offering a special revised addition of our Sunday Service, especially edited for Children. We hope you enjoy.
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.
We 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.