Children on Sundays
Children are encouraged to participate in the first 15 minutes of the main Sunday meeting when we worship together as a church and share family news. At around 10:45am the children and youth leave the main meeting room to join their own groups. These groups are largely led by trained volunteers, identified by brightly coloured shirts with the SCF logo (colour designates the group which they lead). We follow a bible-based curriculum and aim to include a range of age-appropriate activities that incorporate different learning styles. Fun, friendship and discipleship go hand in hand.
There are 5 age groups and the group your child or young person will attend is determined by the school year group they are in:
- Joiners – Birth and preschool age (leaders wear yellow shirts)
• Explorers – Nursery to Reception (leaders wear green shirts)
• Seekers – Year 1 and Year 2 (leaders wear blue shirts)
• United – Year 3 to Year 6 (leaders wear red shirts)
• Surround – Year 7 to Year 11 (leaders wear grey shirts)
From time to time, we have an all-age service to allow us to be together as a whole church. This service is dynamic and interactive with elements for every age group within the church.
Safeguarding is a priority for SCF. Our safeguarding officer is Michelle Wilson-Davies and deputy safeguarding officer is Liz Massie.
Babies and Pre-school children
We are hoping to restart in September.
Babies @ the Bridge
Suitable for babies up to walking
Friday 1.15 – 2.45pm
A relaxed and friendly setting for you and your little one to make new friends. Includes an upbeat class with interactive songs, instruments and props. Subsidised by the church, the cost of the group is £4 per session (pay weekly on the door) includes refreshments (cake, hot and cold drinks). This is a group for babies, we are unable to accommodate toddlers and older siblings in the session.
Please book using this link – https://prayin.io/qho-jsx-qbi
Story Fun @ the Bridge
Babies and Pre-School
Wednesday (Term time only)
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Quality time, fun and friendship for parents and carers with babies & pre-school children. Come with your child & have fun through story time, craft and action songs. Group also includes an element of free play. As this is subsidised by the church it only costs £2.00 per family. Places are limited and so currently we are restricted to one adult per family group. We regret that we are not currently able to offer places to registered childminders. Details will be retained only for track and trace. Book a place in the name of the adult attending the group and add the number of children that you will be bringing, (for example Mandy Flanagan 2).
Please book using this link https://prayin.io/yjy-nha-edk
School years 3-6
Fridays (Term time only)
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
United Friday is a lively & exciting weekly children’s club, where we have a lot of fun, spend time making friends and enjoy different interactive activities. We are open to all children in school years 3-6, and we love to welcome new faces! We have an annual weekend away, plus other events and day trips when possible. Booking is essential at this time, as places are limited.
Please Book using this link https://prayin.io/oyx-vbt-tis
United Weekend Away
Every year the United group spend a weekend together away from church. This is a time for fun, friendship and learning and a highlight of the children’s year with us. Some of our past themes include ‘Jesus is our superhero’ and ‘God’s great adventure’.