OUR CHILDREN AT CHRISTMAS

 

Messy Christmas
We enjoyed another Messy Church with a seasonal, Christmassy theme.  This was reflected in the Christmas crafts and decorations, the music and movie along with the carols and Christmas food.  We thought about the Nativity story, not as a nice and clean children’s story but as an account of real life hardship with stable smells and dirt and spiders and of God making Himself uncomfortable to be Emmanuel, God with us.  After our time of crafts and then celebration we sat down and enjoyed a Christmas Buffet together.

 

Christmas Parties

Ardess Little Lambs held their Christmas party on Monday 17th December 2018 and had great fun singing Christmas songs and playing games to music.  We had extra party food for everyone and the real Christmas story colouring-in/activity sheets for each child to bring home to their older siblings and a Christmas card too. 

 

Our Connect group finished for Christmas with a very relaxed, chilled night of food and games whilst our Blaze Youth Club and Flame Youth Club joined together for a Christmas Party of fun, food, games and music finishing with a Karaoke competition and prizes.  On 22nd December, we held a fun-filled Children’s Church Christmas party with food and games and also a surprise visit from Santa Claus with a selection box for each child.