The Christmas Angel – A Nativity Panto

This Sunday 10th December, we’re thrilled to be welcoming Duggy Dug Dug and team to our 10.30am Celebration in the auditorium at St Michael’s Centre.

Instead of the usual service format, there will instead be a performance of an exciting Nativity Panto called “The Christmas Angel”.

There’ll be an interval in the middle for drinks and the event will finish at 12.30pm. We can’t wait!

 

Light Party

Each year we hold a light party on 31st October, for children to have fun together and celebrate light instead of darkness. 

We’re excited to  be running two parties this year for different ages. Both in the Old School Rooms.

Reception and KS1  –  3.45pm to 5.15pm

KS2  –  5.30pm to 7.00pm

Please book a place by signing up here

You can download an information leaflet about Halloween here

 

Sunday Club

Sunday Club is church for children.  It’s much more fun, active, energetic and creative than most of the things grown-ups do in church.

If you are aged between 0 and 11 years old, you will be very glad to hear that every Sunday morning, at our 10.30 service, different activity groups are provided for everyone who is primary school age or younger.  If you would rather sit quietly and listen to a grown-up talking for quite a long time, Sunday Club is not for you.  It’s strictly reserved for young people that want church to be more fun than that.

We all meet together – grown-ups and children – for the first part of the 10.30 service.  (There are more details about where we meet on the 10.30 service page of the website.)  Then at about 10.50 the grown-ups gather in the church building, and the children all meet in their groups in the Old School Rooms.

 

Karen Needham

Karen

Karen Needham is our children’s minister.  She organises Sunday Club.  And lots of other fun activities for children and young families around Stoke Gifford.

If you want to know which group would suit you best, or you’re interested in helping at Sunday Club, Karen is the person to talk to.

You can contact her via the Church Office or see her most Sundays in the Old School Rooms at 10.30.

There are 5 different Sunday Club groups…

Creche

This is for little ones aged 0–3 year olds

A couple of creche leaders organise this group, but parents/carers are welcome to stay with their little ones if they like, and we sometimes need a few extra pairs of hands anyway.

 

Bubbles is the group for children who are aged between 3 and school reception age.

Bubbles is a gentle group, with lots of stories and things to make as we learn about Jesus together.

If you’re in Year 1 or Year 2 at school, then Splash! is the place for you.

There are games, crafts, stories and sharing.

 

Years 3 and 4 meet together for some X-Stream fun and learning.

Games, crafts, stories, prayers, competitions and drama are all likely to be included each term.

Pathfinders

The oldest Sunday Club members (Years 5 and 6) meet together in the Pathfinders group, for quizzes, discussion, games, learning and prayer.

(If you’re too old for Sunday Club, but still not a grown-up, you may want to be a part of RS2 or WORD.)

Beehive Baby & Toddler Group

Beehive is our friendly, Christian toddler group.  We welcome all children aged 0–5 years, with their parents and/or carers.

Our aim is to provide a safe and caring environment for the children to participate in play and craft activities, and to meet new friends. Each week a new story is told and we have singing at the end for all to join in. We provide refreshments for both the children and adults who attend.

Where

The main hall of the Old School Rooms, next to the green in the middle of Stoke Gifford

When

We meet during term time, every Thursday morning from 10.00 till 11.30am.

Who

Children aged 0–5 years, with their parent(s) or carer(s).

How much

Weekly subscriptions are £1.50 per family, irrespective of the number of children.

This just helps to cover the cost of drinks, craft materials, etc.

Contact

For more information please contact Karen Needham  via the Church Office

Or just come along on a Thursday morning, see us in person and stay & play with your child/children.

RS2 and Word

These two groups meet during the 10.30 service to give young people a chance to learn more about God and what it means to live as a Christian.

RS2

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RS2 is for anyone in school years 7–9 who wants to learn more about God and what it means to live as a Christian.

We meet on Sunday mornings during the 10.30 service.

WORD

WORD is similar to RS2 but for those in school years 10–13.

For more info please contact our youth team via the church office

Light Party

On Monday 31st October we’re holding a Light Party. This is a fantastic, fun alternative to halloween for primary school aged children

To register your child for the party, please complete the form here.

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Pokemon spotted on The Green

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Its been great over the past few days to see groups of of children, parents and more than a few adults that seem to have forgotten the children hunting Pokemon on The Green and around the Church.

The Church, Old School Rooms & War Memorial are all Pokestops so why not let the kids go hunting whilst you sit outside the Coffee Shop and enjoy one of our freshly made coffees – you can even use the free wifi so you save some data for your own Pokemon hunting later on.

Just please try not to catch any during the services on Sunday!

Light Party

We are holding a  party for all primary school age children on Saturday 31st October. This is a lovely event which encourages children to focus on Jesus and the light he brings into the world, instead of the darkness which Halloween celebrates.   The Light Party will be in the Old School Rooms from 4pm to 5.30pm. There will be crafts, games (including a treasure hunt in the dark for sweets hidden around the building) and party food.  To book a place email  karenneedham@stmichaelsbristol.org light