Kay Walker (Children’s Report) | 9.02.2022
From February to June 2021 we continued with giving the children activities to do in the service. We had been putting a link on the website for families at home to download activities but stopped doing this after a few months as it was no longer being used.
In person Sunday school resumed in July. It has been lovely to be able to have space to run around, make a noise, have fun, learn about Jesus and grow in our faith together. We have had numbers ranging from 1 to 12 and ages from 2 to 11. The numbers seem to have stabilized at around 6-10 each week at the moment.
I am privileged to work with a team of 7 volunteers who do a wonderful job of helping the children to have fun, learn and who set a fantastic example for them to follow. Some volunteers are a second pair of hands, some tell the story or lead a game, they are all amazing and vital to what we do, thank you. Going forward we hope to split the under 5’s and over 5’s into 2 separate groups.
Some of the highlights are seeing children really understand the gospel and come alive spiritually, a child saying “We actually have a lot in common with Jesus” in the lesson about Jesus’ childhood (which was exactly the point), children feeling at home in church and Sunday school and really enjoying themselves. We have resumed encouraging the children to learn memory verses or recall the story each week (depending on the child’s ability) with the incentive of winning a book when they have received 10 stickers.
Families & Community Worker