CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
YOUNG CHURCH BUILDERS
All Hallows welcomes children of all ages, and has an active Sunday School, called YCB (Young Church Builders), which meets in All Hallows Church Rooms during the Sunday service at All Hallows. Through music, discussion, games and craft, pre-school and primary school-age children are introduced to different aspects of Christianity - not just Bible stories, but also values that we have in common with people of all faiths, such as social justice.
WAAG (We Are A Group) is our youth group. It usually meets every other Sunday evening during term time and anyone of secondary school age is very welcome. Its mission is to keep young people involved with church and thinking about faith and social justice issues so we mix Bible-focused learning with film nights, discussions, drama, music and games, and the occasional outing. We have also taken groups to Peacejam in Winchester, where they heard inspirational Nobel Peace Prize winners, participated in seminars and activities with a diverse group of young people and have been inspired to work for peace and justice.
While Covid continues, WAAG meetings are happening via Zoom.
DUE TO COVID -19, OUR THRIVING GROUPS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ARE RUNNING, BUT WITH SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS, AS DETAILED BELOW.
PLEASE LOOK HERE OFTEN FOR NEWS OF ANY FURTHER CHANGES.
Resources for families with young children during the Coronavirus outbreak
Young Church Builders - the suppliers of the resources we use have kindly made these available free of charge for everyone whilst our services are suspended.
They have changed how these resources can be accessed and now you need to type the following into your browser and just insert the correct date for the Sunday in question:
Teenage members of the congregation are invited to help run YCB, and many report that they enjoy spending time with the younger children. We have an annual YCB outing, as well as a regular social evening for the parents of YCB children.
During the pandemic, YCB meetings are just monthly and are fully risk-assessed and Covid-secure. During full lockdown, the sessions happen over Zoom. If you think your child would like to attend any future sessions, , then please contact the Parish Admininstrator on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will make sure Caroline gets in touch with you.
Cheeky Pandas is an 11-part fun-filled and Bible based video series, with songs, animated stories, prayer and interviews with special guests.
To accompany each episode, there is an activity pack that includes crafts, games, a Bible reading and prayers.
A new video will added every week.
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WAAG next meets on Sunday 25 April at 7am via Zoom.
One of the leaders will send out the Zoom link beforehand.
Some of the young people in our church (from WAAG and Young Church Builders) created this ‘graffiti art’ to brighten up the old notice board and show that although the church building is not currently open, the church itself is alive and well.
The theme of ‘God loves us all’ is an antidote to the racial tensions that have been flaring over the summer – we wanted to show that God’s love is for everyone, whatever their appearance, background or personal traits. God made all of us, everywhere, in His image and He loves us all.
Unfortunately, we cannot open our old noticeboard to display the art, but hope that many people will see it on the website and perhaps later in the church.
A new noticeboard is being made for us by Hurstbourne Forge!