We ensure a warm welcome for all children and young people
The Junior Church welcomes children and young people from the age of 3 years to 16 years, meeting in three groups.
· ‘Beginners’ is for children aged 3 – 6 years
· ‘Juniors’ is for children aged 6 – 11 years, and
· ‘Seniors and Young People’ is for young people from 11 – 16 years.
We meet during the 10.30am service on a Sunday. We join the main church congregation for a short while, usually at the beginning, and then break into groups. We aim to put lessons from the bible in a way that our children and young people can relate to, but in addition we play games, have discussions, maybe share snacks and meals together, do craft activities and much, much more. We aim to help children and young people to experience God in their own way – from their own “Wow” moments to playing and sharing together.
We often get the different age groups together so that they can all learn from each other. And once a year we lead the whole church in worship – a very rewarding experience for the kids, young people, teachers and the congregation.
As a group we are involved with nominating charities for the church to support, and have worked to raise money in some innovative ways. For example we raised £180 for Ingfield Manor by walking a distance equivalent to the journey taken by Moses. We raised £120 for Sussex Air Ambulance by making and decorating cupcakes. Earlier activities included making and selling “eco-crafts” for Christmas, and collecting loose change in Kinder Eggs!
In addition we encourage our children and young people to integrate with others in the church and the life of the church.
Any children or young people would be welcome to come along – just turn up and we will find the best group for you to attend. So come along and join the fun!
For more information please contact Trefor Little on 01403 268934.
NB: All those who work with children in the Junior Church have CRB checks and we work according to the Methodist Church safeguarding policy. Your written permission will be sought before children undertake certain activities.