Showstoppers Holiday Club – please register by Friday 21st July

A reminder to register for our SHOWSTOPPERS Holiday Club.  It is very helpful to us if you register by Friday 21st July to enable us to plan the groups and get the right amount of resources for all our children.

If you haven’t already got your registration form, please pick one up from St Catherine’s church, or contact us via email.

Not heard of SHOWSTOPPERS ?  Then read on …

SHOWSTOPPERS is the theme of this year’s week long holiday club at St Catherine’s. It’s for children aged 5 – 11 and lasts 2 hours each morning.

Every morning, through fun, games, video, stories, songs, drama and craft; we’ll be looking at a well known story from the Bible that helps us understand God’s plans for us and his creation. At the end of each morning, different groups of children have the chance to be SHOWSTOPPERS as they perform a drama or song for parents.

Get ready to lift the curtain on the greatest show on earth – God’s great plan for salvation!

See the magazine, or click here, or contact us here for more details.

 

Joint Service at Cornwell – Sunday 9th July

Sunday 9th July is a joint service at the Cornwell Centre where we’ll join members of Cornwell Community Church.

In response to previous feedback, the service will be at the normal Cornwell time of 10.30 for 11.00 am. So come early for cake and real coffee.

Another reason for the later start is that we’ll finish with a picnic outside (weather permitting).  We’re not allowed to take anything outside the Cornwell Centre (chairs, tables, cutlery, crockery etc.) so bring what you’ll need to eat and sit on (we’ll continue to provide cake and drinks).

There will only be the 8:00am service at St Catherine’s on that Sunday, so we hope that you can join us, even if you can’t make the picnic.

Messy Church : What is Baptism ? – Saturday 1st July

The last of our “What is ?” Messy Church series, and the last before the summer break, we hope that you can join us on Saturday 1st July for our normal mix of Fun, Faith and Food.

This time we’re thinking about “What is Baptism ?”  Why are we baptised ? Was Jesus baptised ? Is it different from Christening ?  Come along to St Catherine’s at 3:30pm on Saturday 1st July to find out.

Showstoppers Holiday Club

This year’s Summer Holiday Club is “SHOWSTOPPERS”.

Every morning, through fun, games, video, stories, songs, drama and craft; we’ll be looking at a well known story from the Bible that helps us understand God’s plans for us and his creation. At the end of each morning, different groups of children have the chance to be SHOWSTOPPERS as they perform a drama or song for parents.

Get ready to lift the curtain on the greatest show on earth – God’s great plan for salvation!

See the magazine,  or click here, or contact us here for more details.

Registration is now open. Please register by Friday 21st July.

Pentecost Praise and Prayer – Sunday 4th June

On Pentecost Sunday – 4th June – there will be special Pentecost Praise and Prayer service in the evening at 6:30pm.  It will be based on the global prayer initiative ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, started in 2016 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Their hope is that everyone who participates will deepen their friendship with Jesus, bring others to know Jesus or to know him better, and come to know that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.

With this in mind, we’ll spend an hour praising God and praying for His Kingdom to come in us, in those we know and love, and throughout this parish.

Messy Church : What is Pentecost ? – Saturday 3rd June

Many of us are in the middle of a week off, in addition to the Bank Holiday Monday we’ve just had.  But have you thought about what we’re celebrating ?

Some of you may remember the term ‘Whitsun’ Bank Holiday.  Whitsun is an old word and scholars disagree on its exact origin, but these days in most churches, it’s known as Pentecost.

Pentecost falls fifty days after Easter.  But unlike Easter which moves, back in the late 1970’s, the Whitsun bank holiday was ‘fixed’ to the end of May.  This means our Bank Holiday and the day of Christian celebration now normally differ.

But what is Pentecost, and why is it so important that we get a bank holiday ?  Come along to Messy Church on Saturday June 3rd (the day before Pentecost) to find out !

We’re delighted that our friends “Word Puppets” will be joining us for our celebrations.

We hope to see you next Saturday at St Catherine’s, 3:30pm start.

Regards,

The Messy Church Team