Community Kids meets during our Sunday morning service, usually from 11am.
We aim to make all children from 3-12 years old welcome, regardless of ethnicity, disability, background or anything else!
(Children from 0-3 can be cared for in our crèche.) Some of the children like to sit with their parents at the beginning of the morning celebration, and some of them choose to sit together – we usually sit in the front row! We have been trying to take an active part in the celebration by leading the congregation in prayers, giving readings, helping with the offering and sharing chocolates with those who have something to celebrate.
Our older children, in years 6-8 have their own group called Ablaze. They often meet separately and read the Bible together, as well sharing in quizzes, games, fun and snacks.
The youngest children (age 3-5) are called Sparkles, and enjoy singing, listening to a story, making a simple craft, sharing a snack and playing together. We use a visual timetable, and have the same structure each week in order to help some of our children with additional needs.
Lighthouse group (age 6-9) have a programme based on the Jesus Storybook Bible. They read the stories together and enjoy activities including crafts, worship, prayer and games. Some mornings we run all three of the above groups, on other occasions the children come together as a larger group and sometimes we join the grown-ups for all age services.
In order to keep your children safe during their time with us: – All of our volunteers are DBS checked – Your children will be supervised, and 1-1 situations with an adult will be avoided – We have a safe registration system in place – you sign your children in, and are in control of who can pick them up – Our volunteers also attend safeguarding training, and the church has a written child protection policy in place. If you ever have any safeguarding concerns, or suspicions of abuse that you’d like to report please contact Michelle or Jo.
We hope to welcome you to Community Kids soon.