Family Fun, Jigsaw, Toddlers, Children's Area, Holiday Club
Advance notice for an exciting Summer Holiday Club for children aged 5 -11, on 28th, 29th and 30th August 2018 from 10.00-12.30.
This will be an exciting event called 'Mission Rescue' a secret agent theme that allows children each day to engage in missions, invent secret language, crack codes and deliver messages as we explore God's amazing rescue plan.
For more details watch the website or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Booking will be essential. A pdf version of the Booking Form can be downloaded here. It can be filled in manually and dropped into the Parish Office, or scanned back to "email@example.com". Alternatively a .docx version of the form can be downloaded from the information page, filled in electronically and emailed to "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Good Friday at All Saints this year began with a morning Family Service where children and parents gathered together to celebrate the Easter story in song, words and craft-making. The children created a large Easter garden which was on display throughout the weekend. On Easter morning the children took part in an Easter egg hunt as part of our celebrating the risen Christ. It was a joy to see so many of our young friends and families with us at Easter!
Applications are invited for a new post of Children and Families Pastor, to continue our work with young families. Full details and application form can be found on our news page on this link: https://www.sanderstead-parish.org.uk/articles/64
Family Fun is a monthly activity based service, usually on a Sunday afternoon, for all children up to the age of 12 years, and their parents, grandparents and carers. We start at 3pm in the All Saints' church halls with lots of time for activities and crafts based around the Bible, which the children do with their parents and carers, followed by plenty of lively singing and a story. We end our time together with a tasty snack and refreshments for all. Children take home everything they have made.
At Family Fun in February and March we learnt about some of the parables that Jesus told.
In February we learnt how Jesus told stories about growing our faith, with the story of the sower and the seed; we planted seeds, created pictures with seeds, decorated cakes to look like gardens, and watched balloons grow when they were placed over a bottle with yeast in!
In March we learnt how Jesus taught that when we are lost to God he celebrates when he finds us again. We hunted for lost sheep and coins; made sheep to hide in little boxes and made more cakes with a hidden pearl inside.
We always finish with a story, songs and prayers and sometimes a video. Then there is a lovely tea to all enjoy together.
Join us at All Saints for a special service on Good Friday at 9.30, when we will make our Easter garden, Easter baskets and Easter wreaths, there will be hot cross buns and coffee/juice after the service. All ages welcome.
Join us at our next Family Fun on April 15th 2018 3.00pm in All Saints Hall
We look forward to welcoming you to Family Fun. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Dates for the first half of 2018 are 15 April, 13 May and 10 June.
Jigsaw is Sunday School for primary school aged children. Join us at All Saints on 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month at 10 am.
The Children's Area at All Saints is located in St Catherine’s Aisle, which is part of the main church. There are toys, books, games and puzzles suitable for babies and older children and a member of our congregation, who has been D & B checked, stays in the Area throughout the service to look after and ensure the safety of the children. Parents are welcome to stay with their children or to come and go during the service. Children can take toys or colouring books from the Children’s Area and sit with their parents if they prefer. There are toilet facilities and a baby changing unit nearby in the vestry.
Our lively and popular Toddler Groups meet in All Saints Halls on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9.30 am in term time.