Family Worker Ramblings
Latest ideas and News for Families and Children ...
As you might have read in the notices, the Church Council is happy to help subsidise the cost for people to go to Greenbelt this year, which is on the August Bank holiday weekend, 28th-31st August. Rev'd. Denise and I are willing to supervise a group; others may want to help too. Families are welcome to join us. Please talk to either Rev'd. Denise or me if you are interested.
To get tickets at the best price we need to commit as soon as the tickets are released. Take a look at the Greenbelt website. Our Treasurer has offered for the Church to help with payment up front if this is needed, but once committed and ticket is paid for, it is your responsibility to pay. A booking form will be out soon - look out for more details, and let Rev'd. Denise or me know as soon as possible if you would like to come.
Children’s Event 2015
Following on from the successful World War One evening, I am sure the older children in Church would like to do something together this year. Has anyone got any suggestions! So far we have had suggestions of a sleepover, sponsored walk, or car wash.
No Camping trip but a day together instead
This year we are fitting our 0930live! camping ideas into a day. So if you haven’t fancied camping, you might like the sound of meeting together for a day of activities, and cooking tea in the open air, with games and finishing with worship. This may be for you! Keep 4th July free as a potential date and look out for further details. We will not be travelling far from home, but will hopefully be at a venue outside Frodsham.
Anyone for puppets?
Having found some puppets who are eager to be brought to life, I need a team of children/ adults to make this happen. Additional puppets may be required before we can work on a sketch. Find out more at 0930live! or by speaking to me.
Toddlers is having a makeover!
Thursdays at 9.15am Still £2 per family. Since starting back this year, we have set out the rooms in a different way. Moving the larger toys into the smaller room and the craft/snack tables down the hall separating the Baby area from the main hall. This has quietened the large hall and given parents better space to stand and chat. We are still experimenting with the layout so any other suggestions would be helpful.
Young Families Worker
A slightly belated Happy New Year!
It’s good to be starting a new year, and for me it’s good to be back amongst you all. I’ve missed you very much. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, cards and cakes!
We (Frodsham Methodist Church Leadership Team) are hoping to look at things with fresh eyes with your help this year. You will have seen by now questionnaires that are being handed out to everyone who is connected to the church through attendance of some form or another. Or you may be more technologically able and filling in the questionnaire online on Survey Monkey. The manner of your participating is not important – but your participation is. We want to try to plan for the future. We want to see what God is saying to us as His family of Methodists in Frodsham about priorities for the next year, and three years, and five years...
You might think it doesn’t matter, or you’re happy with how things are. Well, please tell us that. You might want some things to be different, or for us to do something new – so please tell us that too.
My one request to you each is this – whatever you write, whatever box you tick, whatever comment you formulate – please do it from careful and most importantly, prayerful reflection. The Leadership of the church will be listening to your voices – and through you to the voice of God. So, please will you help us to complete this piece of work – so that we might be ready and able to serve God now, but also in the future. And when the responses come in, by the middle of February, please look out for the Church meeting where it will all be presented and discussed – you are part of the life of the church and we want you - I want you - to be part of shaping the future under God’s care and wisdom.
Thank you, and God bless you,
Reverend Denise Harding
Written by the Minister & Members