This past year we have mainly run two groups with Maxine taking the 11+ age group through the Stepping Stones 1 course, with help from Alison & Hayley. This has been very fruitful with 2 young people looking further at their faith and baptism.
It has been great to witness the baptism and bringing into Church membership of Katie and Oliver.
Myself, Alison and Emma have led the younger children and have mostly tried to follow the same theme as Steve which helps link the worship together between adults and children – and hope this makes them feel part of the witness and work at CPBC that all have a role to play.
Our Christmas party was again shared with the Church fellowship and about 90 children and adults of all ages had an afternoon of fun, games, bring and share tea, laughter and of course a visit from Father Christmas with gifts for all the children. It was great to see so most groups within the church represented from aged 1 month to 93!
The Christmas Service was again a great morning with all taking part – put together using various ideas from the young people and online sources.
This year we have begun to change the format, Maxine and myself sharing the leading with the younger children and Alison & Hayley the young people, this includes them staying in on the first Sunday of the month, making notes and then discussing their thoughts the next week.
Pray for our children and young people and for us as a team as we share God’s teaching.