GINGINS: 3-6 GROUP
Our 11-14 Sunday school group meets in Gingins every Sunday afternoon. We participate in with the beginning of worship with the congregation then join together to study the Word of God and figure out how to apply it to our lives. This is a space to learn, share and question for our young people, in a safe environment.
GINGINS: 7-10 GROUP
The coordination and resources for this group is assisted by some able parent helpers each week. We sometimes combine with the 3-6 group, when numbers in both groups are low. The main resource used with this group is the “Roots” material which follows the lectionary readings and enables the children’s groups to look at the same Biblical themes as the main church service. The range of ages and ability can make leading the group a challenge, but the material offers scope to tailor the lesson to suit the class. There has been very positive feedback from parents saying how much their children love coming to Sunday club and go rushing in with enthusiasm! Nurturing our children’s faith is a really important part of our community life at La Côte. Our current leaders are looking for others to join in the fun. If you like working with children, the Chaplain email would be pleased to hear from you.
GINGINS: 11-13 GROUP
In an effort to further engage the young people in the Sunday afternoon sessions, we have abandoned traditional teaching materials and are using the “Ideas Factory” manual. This offers adaptable discussion starters to get teens talking and provides the young people with the opportunity to open up, to dig deeper and to take it to the Word by exploring its relevance to Christianity. Young people in this age group are also prepared for communion.
DIVONNE: 5-9 GROUP
Four children regularly attend this group and we continue to use the programme set out by “Roots” which follows the lectionary used in worship. One of the highlights of the year is all the children participating in an end of summer term party with games followed by a picnic under the trees in the church garden. Great fun! In 2016 we look forward to the children preparing for communion following the preparatory course “Welcome to the Lord’s Table.”
DIVONNE: 10+ GROUP