The Ecumenical Assemblies Team (EAT) continue to share assemblies with the children and staff at three local schools – Brookdale Primary, Greasby Infant and Greasby Junior Schools.
Sadly, under current restrictions, we are unable to visit the schools in person, so this year we are working differently! Assemblies are video recorded by the team – Rev Ken Owen, Curate Danny Sedano, Sue Beattie (from St Johns, Frankby) and Sue Elliott (from Greasby Methodist Church). Our current theme is the life and ministry of Jesus – do ask your children or grandchildren about how Jesus called his disciples to be ‘fishers of men’ or Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding at Cana? God is still calling us to follow Him today.
Engaging with the local schools is an important part of Greasby Methodist Church. Along with our colleagues at St Johns Anglican church we lead religious assemblies every two weeks in Greasby Infants and juniors as well as in Brookdale Primary. Other members of the congregation also go into the school to help on a one-to-one basis with reading amongst other things.
One of our major projects is Hope Journey:
We welcome local schools to join us for a Hope Journey each month.
We believe Hope Journey is an exciting, interactive and engaging way of partnering with local schools to deliver some aspects of the Religious Education syllabus. Through a multiple workshop format, children participate in up to six workshops, each incorporating a different learning style which allows every child to engage in some way with the session. Whilst children hear the Christian believer’s view, the purpose is to deepen understanding of the content of the themes.
We deliver 7 Hope Journeys each year
- Remembering (Year 6) – we look at what and why we Remember each November
- Cross Factor (Year 5) – a reflection on what we are remembering during Lent and what we celebrate at Easter
- Cre-8 (Year 4) – retelling six of the stories of Jesus, including some parables, using music; song and dance; drama; poetry and craft.
- Explore (Year 3) – looking at the Christian faith and comparing with some other faiths and beliefs
- Meet The Characters of the Nativity (Year 2) – we meet the real characters in the Christmas story – the Angel Gabriel, Mary and Joseph, The Innkeeper and the donkey, the shepherds and the Magi, who tell us what really happened and why we are celebrating Christmas
- Epiphany, Journey with the Kings (Year 1) – we hear the story of the three Magi who travelled so far to take gifts to Jesus and what sort of gifts we can give Jesus today
- Sharing Parables (F2 children) – what is the meaning of the parable of the Good Samaritan or the Prodigal Son?
For more information please contact the church office via the contact page.