Throw your money down a toilet, in church!

This may be the first, and last time, that toilet humour is used excessively in church on a Sunday morning…this Sunday we are all about Toilet Twinning and mini hampers.
The 10.45am service is an All Age Holy Communion Harvest celebration! We are setting ourselves two challenges: one close to home and one more global. You can do one, some or all of these:
  1. To make and take a mini hamper to someone nearby who is in need of food, or is lonely, or unwell and would be really blessed by receiving a mini hamper. It doesn’t have to be loads. Sometimes the thought is enough. If you can’t find anyone near you, there will be a list in the porch at church
  2. Toilet Twinning:
    1. For £60 you can twin a toilet. Can you twin all the toilets in your home? Go to Tearfund’s toilet twining website to do this
    2. Then we have a challenge together: to twin a school block in The Congo (next to Rwanda): £240 or even to twin all of STAK and the Stable Rooms–£1080. To take part in this, bring money with you on Sunday and throw your money down our toilet! We’ll keep this going for two more weeks. We will have Tearfund envelopes and gift aid forms available too should you want to use these

Examen prayer for kids

One of my aims as Children and Families’ Minister is to encourage our children to have frequent encounters with God. Here is a really useful way to encourage reflective prayer each evening. It’s the kind of thing they could listen to as they lie in bed. Let’s give it a try

SUPERBOOK website and app

I’ve already recommended the SuperBook App for tablets and iPods etc but the website is possibly even better. There are games, Bible challenges, readings, videos, contests and when you sign up you can have a daily challenge sent to you. It’s definitely worth trying to direct your kids towards if they are into using computers! http://us-en.superbook.cbn.com

Summer SJ Club

Over the summer holidays, we run SJ Club a bit differently to normal. It’s a less structured time where all the children are together and have a choice of activities including arty stuff, games, modelling, Lego and more. All the church services in August and through to and including September 14 are 10.30am starts. The children spend the first 10 minutes in the main service before heading off to Summer SJ Club.

Our theme for this summer is ‘Summer Holidays’. Each week we will be opening a suitcase to find an object and a postcard from ‘Frank’. These will lead us to a Bible story that includes that object. From this point on it’s mostly free flowing play and the children are encouraged to help each other out in whatever they are doing.

If you know you will be coming this Sunday, please download, fill out and bring with you an SJ Club registration form.

SJ Club specific consent form

Hope to see you there!

Tim