Another successful ‘Step Into Good Friday’ event was delivered at St George’s this Good Friday by the Junior Church team. A ‘tour guide’ led a total of 22 children through the events of Holy Week. On the way they met ‘news reporters’ at various locations who told them about the events on Palm Sunday, the turning over of the temple money changers’ tables by Jesus, the Last Supper with his disciples, Jesus’ agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and his betrayal by Judas. the children listened intently as they heard about Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday from another reporter and how Jesus was laid in a tomb after he’d died on the cross. They were intrigued to hear of Jesus’ resurrection on the third day when Mary, one of his followers, met her Lord and Saviour in the garden near the tomb. The day of Jesus’ resurrection is now celebrated all over the world by Christians and is known as Easter Day. Here are photos from the morning with related scenes and craft activities together with photos at the end of the morning when the pilgrims from St George’s Walk of Witness joined children and their parents for hot cross buns, squash or tea.
Drawings by the children of what they need to take on a journey and importance of taking God with them as they go on any journey
I think they more than adequately show the wonderful use the new church space gives to the church community now that we have chairs, rather than pews! A really happy time was had by all the children – the church was ringing with laughter and excitement throughout the event – and we all kept (relatively) cool and out of the blazing sun. A great time was had by all!
Messy Church – Christmas Fun
The children created a plastic fish to show that plastic is an issue for the whole earth.
The Messy Church holiday fun photos.
The Messy church had water theme of baptism and cleansing in the hot weather.
The Messy Church looks at talking to God in prayer and how his Kingdom is here. There were lots of activities for the children to take part in.
The Good Friday photos are below. The moving and beautiful cross is in church.
The Mother Day activities photos are below