We continue to deliver a programme of Hope Journeys for children and staff at our three local schools.
Sadly, under current restrictions, we are unable to invite the children and staff into church, so this year we are working differently!
What a joy to share Hope Journey Cre-8 with a class of Year 4 children at Brookdale Primary School on Wednesday 14th October via Google Meet. Following our introduction and welcome, we shared the Images of God workshop and the children drew what God is like on jigsaw pieces. The jigsaw is now displayed in the foyer for your interest.
We told the Parable of the Sower, then the children were able to retell the story enthusiastically with actions eg the farmer sowing his seed, the birds eating seed up, some plants withering in sun, some plants growing but choking and, most important, the plants growing tall and flourishing which Christians aspire to as followers of Jesus.
Using pre-delivered resource packs, the children made musical instruments to use during the story of Jesus Calms the Storm, one of the first signs of who Jesus really is. The Parable of the Good Samaritan was shared using Godly Play style and the children wrote poems ‘Who Is My Neighbour’ which are also displayed for you to read. Why not pop along and have a look? The children also received the usual take home leaflet so they can share the stories with families at home.
Cre-8 sessions will take place on Monday 2nd November and Wednesday 4th November for Greasby Junior School. We are now planning virtual Hope Journey events for Remembering in November and the very popular Meet The Characters in December.