Go4th is Back! - the 4th Sunday in every month (except December and August) 10.45-11.45am in the school hall.
Doing church a new way - bring your children, children bring your parents; for craft and games; to learn new songs; drink coffee and chat and find out a bit more about the Christian faith with Rev Ian, Rev Jess and the Go4th team. There is an adults-only area for group-led discussion about how our ancient faith can help and shape our modern lives.
Dates for your Diary:
Sunday 25th November - The Good Samaritan (waiting)
This month’s Go4th was based on the parable of the Good Samaritan and Rev Ian focussed his retelling of the story on waiting and the many things that we may be waiting for as well as the answers to prayers that we are hoping for.
Sunday 28th October - the parable of the mustard seed
This month’s Go4th service was based on the parable of the mustard seed. As usual the children enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities and games including burying a chocolate button in a cake under a mound of icing and making an expanding mustard seed inscribed with the message ‘Where God’s in charge, small things grow large, and in God’s hand, small gifts expand’.
Sunday 23rd September (The Lost Sheep)
This month Go4th focused on the depth of God's love for us around the parable of The Lost Sheep . Lost sheep (balloons) were rounded up by plastic hockey sticks much to the children's delight. A brioche breakfast was enjoyed by all.
Sunday 22nd April 2018 - The Good Samaritan (kindness)
On Sunday our theme for the morning was 'kindness' based around an entertaining modern retelling of the Good Samaritan story involving audience participation. Children made a bracelet to give to a friend as well as wooden 'kindness' tokens. There was a lovely activity where children worked with a friend to paint one hand each 2 different colours and then rubbed their hands together to make a new colour. Danish pastries were consumed and lots of fun had by all.
Uganda (and Pants) Sunday 4th February 2018
We had a fabulous Family service last Sunday. It was wonderful to see so many of our school community learning about the goodness of God and enjoying crafts and activities incorporating pants, presents, chocolate and Uganda. We prayed a prayer of blessing over Mrs Horner as she prepares to leave for Uganda for two weeks. She will be working in Jinja with the Ugandaid team who sponsor vulnerable young people to learn a trade. We have been collecting underwear for the students, many of whom arrive at the Nile Training Institute with nothing.
For more information please see www.ugandaid.com
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal - Sunday 9th November 2017
This was our 3rd Bowdon Sunday service henceforth to be known as Go4th. The story for the morning was Elijah and the Prophets of Baal. We built a bonfire together, doused it in 'water' and then waited for God to set it alight. We learned that nothing is impossible for God.
We also took part in a variety of firework themed crafts including rockets, paintings and icing biscuits. We learned a new song called Hopes and Dreams with signing and finished with a beautiful blessing song.