UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Young people at St Andrew’s
Our whole church family normally meets together for the first part of our service (approximately 20 minutes), after which the children leave for their own sessions which are organised by age group. We use modern Christian teaching material from a variety of sources and have games and fun as well. Parents and carers are very welcome to stay with their children and join in with the activities.
We have a crèche with lots of toys where young children aged 0-4 will be cared for during our Sunday morning service by a team of volunteers from the congregation.
LightzoneChildren aged 4 to 8 years meet together for Lightzone. This is a really fun group which incorporates lots of craft activities, Bible stories and games. Contact Rosemairi Evison.
Our 9-13 year olds form the Lazers group who meet to play games with a message, and to talk afterwards about how the message is relevant to us in our daily lives. Contact Katharyne Crosse.
Our 14-18 year olds - the Connexions - have a lot of fun together as we look at the Bible and learn what it says to us and to know Jesus as our personal Saviour. We look at what Jesus’s death and resurrection means for each of us and we search for ways to learn more about God and how we can deepen our relationship with him. Contact Steffi Campbell Smith.
Once a month, normally on the third Sunday - but check the calendar - we have an all-age service as our Sunday morning worship. This is run by a dedicated team and includes music, drama, video clips, activities and a talk exploring a Bible story. We aim these services at all those aged between 0-100!
Jumping Jacks meets at 9:30-11:30am on Fridays during school terms for fun and games in the Aitken Hall. It’s for 0-4 year-olds and their parents or carers and costs £1 per family. Contact Rosemairi Evison for more information.
Baby Jacks is a friendly group for mums and carers and their pre-walking babies. It’s a great way to meet other new parents, swap tips and find that you are not the only person who hasn’t slept for months. It meets every Monday afternoon during term time from 1:15pm to 2:30pm, cost £1 per family. No booking, just turn up! More info from Katharyne Crosse or the Church Office, 020 8642 5000.
Who let the Dads out?
Who let the Dads out? is a fun play group children under 5 years old with their dads or male carers. It meets on the first Saturday of each month, 9:30-11.30am in the Aitken Hall. £1.50 per family, including a bacon roll! Contact Nigel Dickinson for more information.
We have Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and also Rainbows and Brownies who all meet regularly in our halls on Friday afternoons or evenings. Please call the church office for contact details.
Jelly Beans Pre-school
St Andrew’s has its own highly successful pre-school which meets every day during the school term. For more information please see the Jelly Beans website.
For data protection reasons the picture at the head of this article is a stock picture and not one of actual children who attend St Andrew’s.