Our summer events continue…

Holiday Club

It is great that we can hold our week-long summer Holiday Club back at St John’s this year. (Last July we had to have it online.) We are planning to welcome about 60 children (of primary school age) and helpers who are at secondary school. This is a bit smaller than some years, but we feel that this is what we can manage this year.

This year’s theme is based around the Narnia book, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, and the film of that story. That book, written by CS Lewis, was inspired by his Christian faith, and the character and actions of Aslan the lion, is parallel to Jesus’ own life. We will therefore use the film as a way of getting the children to think about what Jesus is really like and what he did for us.

So please do pray for the children, and the leaders and helpers, as the club approaches. Pray that everyone would have a fun time, but also hear and understand the Good News.

On a practical note, if anyone has some large bed sheets that they don’t need any more (for us to paint on), or some large (shield-sized) bits of thick card (e.g. from packaging), could you please let me or Hannah know.

We will be setting up at St John’s during the week beginning 19th July, and the club runs from 26th – 30th July, with the Holiday Club service on Sunday 1st August at 11am.

“Beating the bounds” Sponsored Walk

This will be on Tuesday 3rd August. It is about 9 miles round our parish boundary and Mark and Dan are planning to walk it that day. Others will be welcome to join in for all or part (even a very small one) of the walk. Any sponsorship will go to our Schools and Families Project. Look out for maps of the route going up in our churches soon! If you would like to be involved in any way please let us know. Mark.