On a Sunday morning, we have five different groups for children and young people:
We also have a group called Wait for It for young people in S4-S6+. They meet monthly for lunch after the morning service at a nearby home.
Each Sunday when these groups are running (not during school holidays), we welcome children to come a little before 11am and join with their leaders in the halls - so, please come in the side entrance. The children and leaders will then come through for the start of the service and stay for the first part, during which we have songs (shakers and ribbons available for young children) and an all-age slot (either a short talk or prayer for example). We have a space at the front of the sanctuary with cushions, which can be especially good for children under 6 years.
For visitors, parents are welcome to attend the groups if that would aid children settling in. Parents with young children are also welcome to stay in the service if preferred. Do let us know if you plan to visit, we'd love to look out for you and give you a warm welcome to help you and your family settle in well.
Twice a year we also have all-age Communion, when children and young people are welcome to share in the Lord's Supper. We did teaching on this in August-September 2022 and made a range of resources, which are all available via these links:
The teaching on Covenants and Sacraments can also be found via these links:
WHAT TO EXPECT
Below you will find the video from our first all-age Communion, which we'll seek to update in due course. Nevertheless, it contains a helpful visual overview of what to expect and explains the opportunity to receive a prayer of blessing, if your children are not going to be taking the bread and juice. Check out the video for more info:
As a quick summary, here are some useful things to note:
Please reach out to Scott, your Pastoral Grouping Leader or Sunday School leader if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing in the sacrament of Communion with you all and welcoming our children to the Lord's Table.