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We run an exciting varied programme of activities and events for younger members of the congregation.
For more information on all of these programmes, please contact the Church Office.
‘Kids Learning About Stuff that’s Holy’ is for children aged 3 - 12, introducing them to the basic truths of the Christian faith in a way that is relevant, meaningful and fun.
We meet every Sunday morning in the chapel during All-Age Worship, for an all together singsong, which is followed by lively group work.
As well as the Sunday activities, there are some special events in the year. The children enjoy putting together a presentation of the Nativity for performance in one of the services leading up to Christmas. Then there is a Christmas party for the younger children, and a Christmas outing for the older ones - usually to somewhere like Megabowl or Laserquest. There is also, often, a summer outing for the whole of K.L.A.S.H.
Each week, the children are encouraged to bring in an offering. This is so that K.L.A.S.H can continue to sponsor two children, via Tearfund.
St. Andrew Blackadder is fortunate to have a very well equipped creche complete with baby changing facilities.
We welcome babies and small children up to the age of three. Parents are also welcome to join in the fun.
Every Tuesday morning, between 9.30am and 11.30am, ‘Little Angels’ gather together for fun and games in the creche, whilst their parents enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.
Youth Fellowship gives young people the chance to get to know God in a relevant, contemporary way. A variety of media is used and all are encouraged to participate in group discussions.
Members from Youth Fellowship lead worship on a Sunday occasionally throughout the year. This has proved to be a very rewarding experience for all.
The schedule for YF is quite varied with a group meeting the same time as KLASH on Sunday mornings and two different types of monthly get togethers
Once a year, there is an opportunity for our members to strengthen their Christian faith by joining their peers for a three-day long residential camp.
- Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.
- Messy Church is primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church.
- Messy Church meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't already belong to church.
- Messy Church typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.
- Messy Church is all-age.... families are encouraged to come all together
- Messy Church is fun.
- Messy Church is a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age
- Messy Church models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family.
- Messy Church's aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
- Messy Church is meets in St Andrew Blackadder Church monthly through the winter on a Sunday afternoon