Children’s Ministry

Sunday morning church groups for children

Children’s Ministry

Our aim is to learn together from the Bible, hear more about Jesus and think about what faith means in our daily life through lots of different and fun activities in smaller groups during the second part of the Sunday morning service. New families are more than welcome to join any time.

All church families have support from a serving elder and the Ministers. For further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Children Ministry coordinator Elza de Bruin: children@downingplaceurc.org She’d be delighted to hear from you.

Our All Ages service on Sunday 26th June, was led by the Reverend Nigel Uden. Enjoy the music filled service, including a song written by our Junior Church members, by clicking on the video to the left.

We hope you can join us at a service soon.

Junior Church Activity on Sunday 4 July

We invited all the children and their families to the first get together since lockdown on Sunday 4 July, both to take part in an activity to support the shared Service on the following Sunday, and to worship together.

Seeing their faces as they came through the Hub doors was lovely, some excited about the hanging birds and others by the space which allowed a lot of “twirling”.

Four families were able to attend and Lorraine, suitably attired, as David, told the story of how David became King and how he brought the Ark back to Jerusalem with lots of music and dancing. 

Nigel played and sang, (we couldn’t), two hymns, one which he had written especially for the occasion, and the children accompanied him with gusto.

The children decorated Shakers and Wooden sliding whistles for the following weeks service. Unfortunately, most of the instruments travelled “home” rather than stay for the service. A guided tour of the building took place for those who were interested, then it was time for Cake.

 

As Rosemary had joined us, we were able to present her with a unique gift: as many children as possible had previously drawn a portrait of themselves and these were combined into a picture for her.

We hope you enjoy the photographs and a big “Thank You” to Jess for taking them.

Elza, Lorraine and Daphne