Games, crafts, activities and valuable reflections on what it means to Love God, Love Hove whatever age you are
Sunday Children's groups
Our children's group run in term time during the 10am Sunday service except for on the 1st Sunday of every month when we have
10am All Age worship together.
If you haven't been before, please register using the button below
To see which weeks our children's groups are running and what we'll be doing please scroll down
What we're learning Autumn 2022
Our theme this term is the Sermon on the Mount, and specifically the part known as the “Beatitudes”!
The sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ most famous sermon and can be found in the Bible in Matthew. We’ll be thinking about what it means when Jesus says to the crowd,
“YOU are the light of the world, a city on a hill cannot be hidden”
We will be looking at the “Blessed be” verses, also known as the Beatitudes.
These verses are challenging, inspiring and key for understanding what it means to be a Christian, what it means to be a church and how we can make a difference, as individuals and as a group, in the world we live in.
It’s a fantastic part of the Bible. If you’d like to read more around it (we really recommend this - great for conversations with kids and for your own heart and soul!) we can recommend this blog by Glen Scrivener or this book by Richard Rohr
You can see exactly what we’re doing each week - games, stories, activities - by clicking this link. We do try to offer a range of activities that are accessible for our wide range of ages and needs but let us know if you have any suggestions for us for how we can make our group times more accessible
Dates this term
03 September FAMILY SERVICE - no Message
11 September - Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
18 September - Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
25 September - Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
02 October FAMILY SERVICE - no Message
09 October - Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
16 October - Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
23 October Half Term - no Message
30 October Half Term - no Message
06 November FAMILY SERVICE - no Message
13 November - Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
20 November - Round up and Quiz with Brian the Blessed Bee!
27 November - FAMILY SERVICE - Patronal - no Message
4 December - Christingle week!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Registration and collection - Don’t forget to collect your peg on your way into church so we can register your child and if your details have changed please let us know Please accompany your child to the Message and collect them afterwards. We are strict about this as while the church grounds are lovely we do sadly have issues with antisocial behaviour. Also, please don’t leave the building (church) while the message is going on. If there is a problem we need to be able to come and get you quickly.
Age groups - We’ve been asked what age the Message is for. Broadly speaking, it’s for Reception to Year 6. However, we often have younger children with their parents and if they want to be there we’re happy to have them. With older children, again if they want to engage or help out, then we are more than happy to have them. If they are finding it less interesting as they get older, it may be better for them to be in the main service. You are completely welcome to stay with your child during the message. We kindly request that only one parent stay, (otherwise we get very crowded!) and that you help your child join in with the group.
Helping at the Message - We are always looking for extra helpers! Each Sunday we have 4 roles: leader, Co leader, Door Monitor, SEN assistant. If you’d like to help in any of those roles, please contact us - we’d be really happy to hear from you