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Children and Young People

At Christ Church we aim to:
  • encourage children and young people to grow into a personal relationship with Jesus
  • enable them to grow in confidence and faith, so that they can share Jesus with their friends
  • equip and empower them to live a life modelled on Jesus, and contribute their gifts to the life of the church


SUNDAYS

The 10.00 Service on Sundays at Church is is relaxed and no one minds a bit of noise from youngsters! During this service we sing songs and hymns, have readings from the Bible, a short sermon and, once a month, celebrate Holy Communion.
The crèche space is in a room at the back of the church, close to the disabled toilet with baby change facilities. Toys are provided for the children to play with.


The 4.30 service held at the Church Hall is all ages, all together.  The room is laid out with an area for colouring, a table for theme-based craft, floor space with a rug, cushions and toys for wrigglers and crawlers, beanbags and books as a chill-out area, and central space with chairs and projection, with the band and worship leaders at the front.  Food to finish our worship together is laid out at the stage end of the Hall, as we believe in worship feeding both the soul and the body!


Pathfinders is a group for young people aged 10 – 14. It meets each half term for Sunday morning breakfast together with occasional extra get-togethers for special projects. There are discussions and activities based around a Scripture Union course but with plenty of scope for wide ranging discussions about Christian life and current issues. The team has worked on other projects such as the production of a short DVD based around a modern parable, Bakeathon for World Mission, supporting the education of a young person in Uganda through Compassion UK and are always thinking of projects to help others.

Many of the Pathfinders also take part in the youth activities provide by the Soulroots Community in the area such as Fresh and Rock Solid. See
www.soulroots.org.uk.

All youth and children's leaders are DBS checked, and we follow the Safeguarding Policy and Procedures of Sheffield Diocese.


MIDWEEK

Dore Church Toddler group is held on Thursdays at 10.00-11.30am in the Church Hall on Townhead Rd. There are toys, craft activities, stories and songs for the children and a chance to chat and have coffee for the parents! For more information, contact: Katy Sanders via the Church Office.

You and your family will be very welcome at any of these activities. If you would like to ask about any aspect of Dore Parish Church or our work with young children please 'phone either the Vicar, Katie Tupling (236 0967), or the Parish Office (236 3335)