‘Whoever welcomes in my name one such child as this, welcomes me.’ (Matt 18:5 )
Sadly our work with children has been hampered by the pandemic. Contact has been maintained including through Thrive and Messy Church. Messy Bags have been delivered, photos shared, and we are now actively exploring new ways of being together both on line and outside as lockdown is eased.
In February 2021 we restarted Sunday Club activities with children meeting in a Zoom break-out room at the end of the Sunday service. During the preceding week, Activity Bags are distributed to the children and the activities discussed on the Sunday.
Children are an integral part of the life of Stainbeck, and we welcome any newcomers to join Sunday Club group which currently meets in a break-out room at the end of Sunday morning services.We offer a varied session including reading, games, and craft and fun activities.
Before the pandemic restrictions, children in Sunday Club explored the bible stories in a variety of ways with their leaders. We followed the lectionary and took inspiration from the Roots material www.rootsontheweb.com to organise our session.We explored the week’s bible passage using story telling, drama, games, craft activities, cooking or supervised computer based activities. We adapt our activities to the ages and intestests of the children.