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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
Christ Church is looking urgently of ways of having some of these activities via remote videoconferencing during the pandemic when we have had to suspend face to face activities.

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. Young people are joining Christ Church virtual service during the pandemic closure of church - see home page for the link.



 
Within the main worship there is 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. Children are encouraged to play within this area during the service.








Pathfinders
is a group for young people aged 10 – 14. It meets each half term for Sunday morning breakfast (PFB), and Thursday evenings in term time (PFT), 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.

T-club pilot was very successful and Christ Church will be continuing this provision for 7-11 year olds and the meeting dates for Spring Term 2020 are 14 January, 28 January, 11th February, 3rd March, 17th March. Topics we will look at are new beginnings, new friends, kindness and compassion, Lent and Easter. It is as the name suggests a time for tea together with games and craft activities with a little age relevant talk and discussion about the theme. Further information contact the Parish Office.

Many of the Pathfinders also take part in the youth activities provide by the Soulroots Community in the area such as Fresh, Fishdotcom and skills sessions. 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. Please see our Safeguarding Children Policy at the foot of the home page.


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 the Parish Office (236 3335)