Junior & Youth Church
Junior and Youth Church Programme
31st October 21 On-Focus Study Group (10.30am)
7th November 21 Waffle Brunch (10.30am)
14th November 21 Service Sunday (10.30am)
21st November 21 Re:Create Lunch Time Service (12pm) - find out more here
28th November 21 On-Focus Study Group (10.30am)
5th December 21 Service Sunday (10.30am)
12th December 21 Waffle Brunch (10.30am)
19th December 21 Re:Create Christmas Special (10.30am) - find out more here
26th December 21 Christmas Service for all family (10.30am)
Junior Church and Creche
Junior Church (P1-P7) and Creche currently meets at the vestibule where there is a screen for parents to follow the morning service while looking after their young ones. The programme for Junior Church is tied to the programme of the Youth Church (see the Programme above). However, on Service Sundays and Sundays when Re:Create is on, there will be organised activity for Junior Church in the vestibule or Primrose Room during the morning service.
At Youth Church (S1-S6), we are trialing a varied program with each Sunday of the month having something different on. Typically we start the month with a Waffle Brunch during which we will make waffles together with the Junior Church and have delicious brunch together and a short reflection on one Bible passage/verse. For this, we gather at the large hall 10.30am on Sunday morning.
Once a month we hold a 'Service Sunday' during which the young people will serve the church in various roles, in welcoming team, serving teas and coffees, at the tech desk and making announcements from the front. If you want to take part in this, contact our Young People's and Families' Ministry Co-ordinator, Mirjam Murphy.
Second last Sunday of the month is time for Re:Create, our creative and interactive all family lunch time service, at 12pm in the large hall. On the final Sunday of the month, we hold focus group for under 18s in Primrose Room called 'On-Focus'. This is a Bible study and age-appropriate discussion on a theme that closely follows preaching at the time. You can find out more about Re:Create here.
PATCH (Parent And Toddler CHurch) Praise is a worship service for babies, toddlers, young children and their grown-ups.
PATCH Praise is informal, open to everyone with young children, and geared for families being involved in the activities together. It lasts for about twenty minutes and is followed by tea/coffee/juice and cake/snack, although some adults may want to go through to the main service at that point. Everyone in PATCH goes through for the last 15 minutes or so of the main service so, for example, if there is a baptism, everyone in PATCH will be there in plenty of time.
PATCH Praise worship time is based around a theme, and we sing songs, have fun, hear what it says in the Bible and usually make a craft to take home.
UPDATE: During lock-down, PATCH Praise was being broadcast weekly via our youtube channel Claremont Kids https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7rQB7uESqwTdxcAJsLlqEw and our PATCH Praise facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PatchClaremont . The activities and the teaching on these videos are also suitable for older children. We endeavour to resume face -to-face PATCH services in spring 2022.