Junior Church At St. George's we are fortunate to be blessed with many children and young people. Our aims are to provide Bible based teaching in a safe and loving environment and to provide a place where the children feel they belong and where they can grow in faith.
On a Sunday morning, the children in Beginners and Junior Church start off in the main church service for worship. Children are encouraged to sit with their parents and to engage in the service as they are able. After about 20 to 30 mins, the children leave to continue their activities in the hall. The children breakdown into smaller age groups for a related activity or craft. The age groups are split: 4-5's, 6-7's, 8-9's 10-11's. After the service, parents can collect their children from the Hall at 11.45 a.m. and tea and coffee is served in the Hall
One of the things many people say about St Georges is that we are a family and all ages feel welcome together. We also recognise that all ages worshipping together is important, and we would not want to loose that special time.
At times of celebration all ages worship together for the whole morning ie Easter, Pentecost, Harvest etc
At St. George's we consider it a real privilege to work alongside the various groups of young people within the church. Our aims are to help them discover who they are, and who God is and to walk alongside them as they do that, through the ups and downs of their teenage years - and our prayer is that when they leave the youth groups at St George's and move into the adult world they will have their own vibrant faith and will continue to grow.
School Years 7- 9 7Up continues to meet in church for the first part of the service and then go out into their group with their leaders.
From time to time this age group takes part in events such as Make Poverty history, 24 Hour Famine; Comic Relief, Stop the Traffic.
School Years 10+ (Youth) YF AM Young people in Yrs 10+ meet in a peer led group, members of the group take it in turns to lead the Bible study and discussion. An adult youth leader leads the group once a month. Alongside this the young people may either join in with the church service or try their hand at serving in a variety of ways, ie in the worship group, on the P.A. system, helping with the children, to name but a few
Small Groups/ Navigators. Meet on a Thursday evening for a time of bible study and discussion. With opportunities for fellowship with their peers, for example Bowling, Skating, Pizza etc.
Pilots Pilots is a Christian club and national organisation for children and young people which is sponsored by the URC. (School Years R to 10+). We meet on Thursday evenings for fun, games, laughter and learning for more details email firstname.lastname@example.org