Ministry to Young People
The holiday programme usually runs over three mornings or afternoons in the holidays between terms 2 and 3 or between terms 3 and 4. Children from new entrants to Intermediate age are welcome to attend.
This structured programme includes singing, stories, and a variety of crafts suitable for mixed age groups. Each year the holiday programme is based around a biblical theme, for example, caring for creation. Afternoon tea is provided — the children often help to make their own as part of the activities. There is a small charge and bookings need to be made at the church office.
This playgroup meets on Mondays and Fridays from 9.15am to 11am in the Reid Anderson Hall. This group is for pre-schoolers and their parents or caregivers and can also include home support.
The hall opens out on to secure paved areas. The programme involves a Movement to Music component as well as time for social interaction for the parents and free play for the children with playdough, bikes and toys. Morning tea is provided. All are welcome. Parents are encouraged to make a donation towards the costs of this ministry. You can read more about Oasis here.
Sunday School is held during the 9.30am service. Children aged 3 upwards leave for Sunday School after the children’s talk early in the service. The Sunday School rooms are behind the Nora Brown Hall and are reached either through the hall or via the courtyard. A varied and interesting programme is offered which includes singing, prayer, stories, games and craft activities. Children return to church in time to share Communion with their families. Parents not attending church are welcome to leave their children in the Sunday School room from 9.25am for Sunday School if prior arrangements are made. An adult will accompany them to church.
Children in school Years 5 to 8 (aged about 9 to 12) meet after school on Mondays from 3.30pm for afternoon tea and a fun time of games, teaching, and activities.