Children

Children & Families Resources

6Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7, NLT)

 In a time of uncertainty, anxiety, and isolation, it is a great comfort to know that we can turn to our Lord and receive His peace which exceeds anything we can understand. We want to do all we can to help you and your families to stay connected with God as well as with others in the church. With this in mind, here are a few groups and resources we are offering to help you and your children continue to grow in faith during this season. If you have any questions, please contact david@aberdeencf.com

Term-Time Midweek Groups

  • Mainly Music: Our parents & pre-schoolers group meets every Thursday morning at 10am and our sessions include rhymes, stories, and play. We typically meet in the church, however, depending on current COVID restrictions, we sometimes revert to meeting at Duthie Park or on Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/197697150). To find out more please contact david@aberdeencf.com
  • Spark: Our kids group for all Nursery & Primary children and their parents meets on Thursday afternoons from 4-5pm. We have action songs, games, stories, quizzes, memory verses, prayer spaces and more on offer. We typically meet in the church, however, depending on current COVID restrictions, we sometimes revert to meeting on Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/678979081). To find out more please contact david@aberdeencf.com

Children’s Talks

Children’s Church Resources

Practical & Prayerful Support

  • Pastoral Care Network: The leadership at ACF want to ensure that this time of social distancing doesn’t lead to isolation and loneliness for those connected to our church family. If you want to get in touch about a pastoral or practical need please let us know, either by emailing office@aberdeencf.com 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

 “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)