There is a lot happening at Emmanuel within the family and children area......so we hope that you find something that really excites you!
Whether it's weekend or weekday there is always something going on.
What's available for kids at Emmanuel?
Sunday morning at 9:15am at Emmanuel has groups for all kids aged 0-11 years old. We run groups all over the church so we will make sure you come to the right one.
Our mission is to bring children into a relationship with Jesus in a fun, accessible and meaningful way.
How we do that is by modelling Christ-like living and to encourage each child to do the same through solid Bible based teaching from enthusiastic leaders and inviting the children to share in the story through discussion, worship, craft, games and prayer.
We do this because he who first loved us, loves children just as much, and we want all the kids who come to Emmanuel to know that.
What you can expect is an exciting, fun filled leap into scripture with relevant teaching by people who love Jesus, as well as songs, drama and above all spending time together worshipping God.
The children from Twinkle, Sparklers and Shine all remain with their parents at the beginning of each service until 9:40-45 when they leave to join their groups.
Apart from the 4th Sunday in the month which is Communion Sunday, when the children go out to their groups straight away. They then rejoin the service later, to share in communion together.
For more information please contact Ruth or Sarah
Where do I go in Shine?
Is our awesome group for children aged 0-3 and meets in the Africa Lounge.
They have a Bible storytime, songs, free-play, craft for the older ones and of course biscuits and juice!
Is our group for children in Nursery and Reception, generally aged 3-5.
Much like Twinkle, there is time for Bible stories, songs, craft, free-play and sometimes even biscuits! In Sparklers we take things a step further as we begin to learn about the stories in the Bible. Sparklers follow teaching material aimed at their age. It is a happy, warm and welcoming group.
In Shine we run three groups for children in school Years 1+2, 3+4, 5+6.
We begin our sessions with a time of sharing about what God's been doing in our lives and a re-cap on what we did the week before. We share the Bible and have a short time of teaching together.
We then split into our three groups to look at the story in an age approiate way and to think about how the story affects us as children living in the 21st Century. We then spend some time praying together.
Once a term we have SUPER SUNDAY!! This is where all our Sunday morning groups come together, including Frantic (11-14s Youth Group), to worship God creatively through music and drama.