JC’s is aimed at 5 to 12’s, (children of Primary School age and into Year 7). It takes place between 6.00pm and 7.30pm on a Friday evening. Youthie, for the 12's and over, follows on until 8.30pm.
We try to engage the CHYPS (children & young people’s) in various ways, and regularly meet together as a ‘staff team’ (CAYT - children and youth team) to review what we do, to plan and organise, to iron out any problems and to try to draw together the children and youth work. The team have an annual Away Day to do some praying, playing and planning!
We have developed a curriculum so that the ABC worship is a continuation of the teaching in JC's.
At the moment the structure of our evening can be:
♦ To start in the upper room with a game and chat
♦ To descend to the Worship Hall to engage in the story through song, dance, games (very lively and noisy ones usually!) drama, craft etc. very much in Holiday Bible Club form.
♦ A snack time
♦ Finishing with sharing news and prayers and the grace together, and usually a sweetie to go home with!
We are a community who get on well together (most of the time) and look after each other. We share problems and issues, deal with arguments and fall outs, share our joys and laugh a lot, are often very noisy and generally have a good time.