Step Out: Jungle Adventure Holiday Club
- ACF’s annual Step Out holiday club will take place from 9th-13th August 2021! This year we are going on a Jungle Adventure, exploring the great outdoors and discovering how Jesus is the greatest guide ever! The sessions run from 10am-12noon and will include actions songs, Bible stories, games, crafts, and much more. Each session will begin and end at our church building on Union Grove and, weather permitting, we will spend some of our time outdoors at Rubislaw Terrace Gardens. This event is free to attend, though a suggested donation of £2/day would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs (donations will be accepted during the week of the club). It is essential that children are signed up if they wish to attend – to do so, click the link below:
- Mainly Music: Our parents & pre-schoolers group meets every Thursday morning at 10am during term-time, and our sessions include rhymes, stories, and play. To find out more please contact email@example.com
- Spark: Our kids group for all Nursery & Primary children and their parents meets on Thursday afternoons from 4-5pm during term-time. We have action songs, games, stories, quizzes, memory verses, prayer spaces and more on offer. To find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- In The Beginning (Current Series): Talks exploring the book of Genesis.
- The Story of Easter: Hear the Easter story from someone who was there to see it first hand – Nicodemus!
- Tales From the Promised Land: A series looking at the life of David in the Old Testament.
- A Fresh Start: Stories of people in the Bible whose lives were changed when they encountered Jesus.
- Acts – Stories of the Early Church: Looking at what happened after Jesus’ resurrection.
- Sunday Mornings: We have now reintroduced in-person Children’s Church as part of our Sunday morning worship services at ACF (as COVID restrictions allow). To join us, you can register for free via our Eventbrite page (see the ACF homepage for the up-to-date link to think). These sessions are open to all children ages 0-11.
- One Big Story: Due to ongoing COVID restrictions, each week we are also releasing a new lesson for children and families to do at home, exploring how the many stories in the Bible truly form part of ‘One Big Story’. To access these, simply click on the links below where material is available to download. These resources have been prepared by Scripture Union Scotland, and if you would like to find out more you can visit their website by clicking here.
Prayer & Support
- Connect Prayer Group: This group meets via Zoom on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30pm to pray for our children, youth, and families. To find out more, contact Donna at email@example.com and to join us on Zoom click here.
- Pastoral Care: If you want to get in touch about a pastoral or practical need please let us know, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling our Pastoral Care Line: 07307654996 (9am-9pm).
- Talking to Kids about Coronavirus: The wonderful folk at Parenting for Faith have created an information page and a video to help offer guidance about how to speak to children about the ongoing coronavirus situation – to check this out please click here.
- Parenting for Faith: A huge range of helpful posts and podcasts are available to aid parents in nurturing their children’s faith, covering subjects such as: relationships, gender and sexuality, mental health, struggling in lockdown, additional needs, grief, fear, fostering and adoption, and many more. To access these click here.
Children’s Faith Resources
- Family Devotionals: A great way to get into God’s Word are daily family devotionals, and there are many wonderful plans out there. One great resource for this is bible.com, which has a wide range of options we would recommend.
- Prayer Spaces: A creative, fun, and meaningful series of activities to do at home to encourage families to be praying during this season can be found at the Prayer Spaces in Schools website. They have released a whole new series called Prayer Spaces at Home which have been specially adapted to work within the home during this season.
Media & Streaming Services Worth Checking Out
- RightNow Media (Email email@example.com to request access to ACF’s account): Kids Library
- Netflix (Subscription Required): The Star, VeggieTales in the House, VeggieTales in the City
- Amazon Prime (Subscription Required): Superbook, The Torchlighters, Animated Kids Bible
- Phone Apps: Guardians of Ancora, The Bible App for Kids, SunScool
- The Pilgrim’s Progress Animated Movie: Free Online Viewing
- Allstars Kids Club: Kids Catalogue
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26, NIV)