GWNN is a group especially for young people in Year 7 upwards (until end of school age).
We meet on Sundays, gathering from 5.45 pm to 7.15 pm, and spend some time spent catching up with mates over a drink and games including the Wii, we have an activity that varies from week to week and we wind things up at about 8.30pm.
We do a whole range of fun stuff; DVDs, pool, table tennis, quizzes, chat, games consoles, crafts, puzzles and many more exciting activities.
We would be delighted to welcome newcomers.
Just turn up, enjoy the fun and leave us with your e-mail address so we can keep you updated about future topics and social outings.
Contact Lucy Beard, Youth Worker for more information
News and Events for Children and Families November 2017
Baptism Discovery Mornings
Feel free to pop into Roots coffee shop between 11 am and 12 noon on the 3rd Monday of each month to find out more about Baptism and naming ceremonies for children. There will be helpful leaflets to take away.
On Wednesday 29th November from 4 to 6 pm we have our Advent Messy Church. There will be lots of Advent crafts, followed by a short time in church and then a meal for everyone. It is free and there is no need to book. All ages welcome, however, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Advent Toddler Praise
On Friday 1st December at 11 am we have our Advent Toddler Praise for children under 5 accompanied by parents or carers. The Toddler Praise will last about 20 minutes and then there will be light refreshments available afterwards.
Christmas Event for Children and Families
Saturday 2nd December 2 to 5 pm
Christmas crafts, games and music for children from Reception to Year 6. Cost £3 per child. Mums, dads, grandparents, siblings and carers are invited to join for free at 4.30 pm for carols, a cup of tea and a mince pie.
Contact John at for further details and booking information.
This year’s Christingle service will be on Saturday 23rd December at 4.30 pm. Look out for further information about this in the coming weeks.
Humpty Dumpty didn’t have a good Summer, but he had a great Fall.
The next issue of Focus will be the December/ January issue, due out at the end ofNovember. The deadline for articles is Wednesday 15th November. Please send articles to , or leave in the Church Office or put in the pigeon holes under ‘F
News and Events for Children and Families March 2018
The next two regular Messy Church dates are Wednesday 28th February and Wednesday 25th April, both being held from 4 to 6pm. There is no Messy Church on the last Wednesday of March.
The Secret Angel and Messy Easter Event
On Saturday 24th March at 2.30pm Saltmine Theatre Company are coming to perform a dramatic version of the Easter story called ‘The Secret Angel.’ This will be followed from 3.30 to 5pm by a Messy Easter event. These afternoon activities are open to all ages; however, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. At the Messy Easter event there will be a bouncy castle, games, crafts, food and lots of fun. Entrance to the event starting at 2.30pm is by ticket only. Tickets can be purchased from the church office between 10am and 12.30pm on weekdays, or by emailing . Tickets are priced at £3 per person, with under 3s free. You must fill in a booking form when buying a ticket and all those attending must have a ticket, even those under 3. If you would like further information about this event do feel free to contact me.
Children’s Activity Days
There are two activity days for children coming up this Spring. Both days run from 10am to 4pm for children aged from reception to year 6. The cost is £10 per child, concessions are available.
On Wednesday 11th April we have Easter Eggstravaganza. Come and reflect on the Easter story through games, crafts, songs, gospel illusions and much, much more.
On Wednesday 30th May come and enjoy ‘Spring into Action.’
To book places for either of these activity days please contact John at
Children and Family Worker
Youth Group August 2018
On Sunday evenings, our youth group has been meeting at EMC to have fun, talk about God and have fellowship together. We have enjoyed a variety of activities including an Easter egg hunt for Bible verses to put together the Easter story, discussing the development plan and considering where youth fits in and playing games.
During half term, the youth group joined with some of the CCEMC teenagers to go bowling and for dinner in Kingston. It was a great evening of fun. Over the summer, CCEMC youth are having a variety of events which we will be joining in with.
There is always an element of food involved in youth group. The most notable this term were the Bible-themed pizzas as part of John’s goodbye evening.
Youth group is open to anyone aged 12+. We meet every other Sunday evening from 7 to 8:30pm usually at EMC. We are a small group and will be reviewing EMC’s youth provision in September so look out for more information in future Focus magazines. Please contact me for more information.
News and Events for Children and Families August 2018
Our Messy Church dates this Autumn:
Join us from 4-6pm at EMC for games, craft, stories, food and more! All for free!
We are delighted to be welcoming Saltmine Theatre Company back again this Autumn for a performance of Sleeping Beauty on Friday November 23
News and Events for Children and Families August 2017
Baptism Discovery Mornings
The next Baptism Discovery morning will be on Monday 18th September between 11 am and 12 noon. Feel free to pop into Roots coffee shop between these times to ask any questions you may have about baptism, naming ceremonies or thanksgiving ceremonies for children. There will be helpful leaflets to take away.
The next Messy Church takes place on Wednesday 27th September from 4 to 6 pm. There are crafts and games and one or two challenges for the first hour, followed by a short time in church and then a meal for everyone. It is free and there is no need to book. All ages welcome, however, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Lots of fun activities at Polar Explorers Holiday Club for ages 5 to 15 from 10 am to 2.15 pm Tuesday 29th August to Friday 1st September. The cost is £30 for all 4 days or £10 per day. Stay on for Polar Explorers Extra till 4 pm for just an extra £3 per day.
Feel free to drop off any plastic milk bottles of any size with or without lids to the main office as we will use these to build igloos for our set. Also, if you think you may have some polar or wintry stuff that may be useful to our set please contact me at , or contact Helen Griffin, email:.
There are many ways in which you can help to support Polar Explorers on and before the day. If you would like to be part of a prayer team that would pray on the premises at church while Polar Explorers takes place do please contact me. For more information or to book places contact me by email or telephone.
As this is a double issue you will be delighted to know that there are 2 jokes.
‘A friend said to me, ‘What rhymes with orange?’ I said, ‘No it doesn’t.’
Would anyone like to buy a broken antique barometer from me? No pressure.
John Wilson 01372 741384/07517368362
News and Events for Children and Families July 2018
On Wednesday 25th July Messy Church will take place from 4 to 6pm. There will be crafts, challenges and games, songs and stories in church and food. All ages welcome, however, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Spring into Action
On Wednesday 30th May thirty-three children came to enjoy crafts, games, circus skills, songs and much, much more. We looked at the story of Jonah and were reminded of God’s forgiveness and of how God is with us in good times, but also in tough times. Many thanks to all who helped to prepare for the day and helped on the day itself.
What did one elevator say to the other elevator?
I think I’m coming down with something.
News and Events for Children and Famiies JUNE 2018
The next Messy Church is on Wednesday 27th June from 4 to 6pm. There will be lots of crafts, followed by a short time in church and then a meal for everyone. It is free and there is no need to book. All ages welcome, however, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Children’s Activity Day
On Wednesday 30th May there is an activity day for children called ‘ Spring into Action.’ The day runs from 10am to 4pm for primary school children aged from reception to Year 6. Children can come with a packed lunch to try circus skills, games, crafts, action songs and much, much more. The cost is £10 per person, concessions are available. To book places please contact John at .