On Saturday 5th Feb, Mum and Dad had a Growing Kids God's Way course, run by my friends' parents, at Papakura Baptist Church from 2 - 4pm. That was the second week of a 17 week course.
And since there is approximately 25 children/babies, and only 3-5 people (4 teens and a pre-teen) running the children's program, my friend Anne Roos and I went along to help out as well.
Well the idea was to be at the church at 1:30 so we could see what we were supposed to be doing with the children, but..yeah..anyway..that kinda didn't work out! I think we got there just before 2.
We were downstairs and used 3 main rooms, which we refer to as the 'big room' and the 'little rooms.'
Soooo... we started by getting all the children to sit down in the big room, and ticked a book to show who was there. Then Esther told them all what was happening, and split them into 2 teams, before taking one team into each of the smaller rooms.
Once in the smaller rooms, and seated around a table, we helped them make the following craft:
In case you were wondering, the words are
the fruits of the Spirit, which is what they
were learning about that week
Then took them back to the big room to say the previous week's memory verse, learn the new verse - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control", and listen to a story (which I had to read....).
After which we split into the smaller rooms again, to colour in a picture and have afternoon tea.
Next we put them all back in one group, and upstairs to play games in the gym until 4.
After that we were all exhausted(!), so just sat around talking until it was time to leave.
Until next time,