St Andrews Marks Tey - Children http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/children en Children taking Communion http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/28-sep-2014/children-taking-communion <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/ChildrenandCommunion4.JPG?itok=gsc4C8vQ"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/ChildrenandCommunion4.JPG?itok=gsc4C8vQ" width="620" height="465" alt="Child taking Communion" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Steve Kersys, Children's Work Adviser, came to Marks Tey on 28th Sept and told us about children's approaches to Communion, and how many churches are now admitting children to Communion rather than excluding them until Confirmation.  He said many people ask questions about whether children understand (indeed, which of us understands?) and whether it's a free-for-all (there must be a teaching course, with a decision to make).  See the Chelmsford Diocese page <a href="http://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/ministers/lay/childrens">here</a>.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/children" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Children</a></div></div></div> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:34:18 +0000 Ian Scott-Thompson 454 at http://marksteychurch.org.uk http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/28-sep-2014/children-taking-communion#comments Food for the soul for our young people http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/6-oct-2013/food-soul-our-young-people <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Finding out about life's <strong>BIG QUESTIONS</strong> is always better with croissants and cakes, so that's why the young people at St Andrew's Church have been cooking up some excellent ideas during their Sunday mornings.</p> <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__241 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large" height="414" src="http://www.marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Soul%20Bar01_0.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" width="620" /></p> <p>Soul Bar is a group for secondary-aged young people. We meet at St Andrew's Church each Sunday at 11am during term-time.</p> <p>We are an informal group, having fun finding out the answers to big issues facing young people today. So, if you are curious to learn about your potential through a croissant or some other fabulous food, then come and join us.</p> <p>We have also had fun recently by holding camping parties and pizza nights, and there are other mouth-watering plans for the future! For more information, please call Tetta Ley on 01376 561786.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/soul" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">soul</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/bar" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bar</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/youth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Youth</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/children" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Children</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/secondary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">secondary</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/school" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">school</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/marks" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">marks</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/tey" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">tey</a></div></div></div> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 19:06:09 +0000 David Turner 268 at http://marksteychurch.org.uk http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/6-oct-2013/food-soul-our-young-people#comments Passport to Adventure http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/3-sep-2011/passport-adventure <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/223653_266755716668579_253866687957482_1183059_7817774_n.jpg?itok=etLOLx10"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/223653_266755716668579_253866687957482_1183059_7817774_n.jpg?itok=etLOLx10" width="620" height="872" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>From the moment the children entered through Passport Control to meet up with Captain Andy and his Flight Attendants, I don’t think their feet stayed on the ground very long. What an adventure it has been and what a busy, busy time. It was seen constantly in the children’s faces and with their enthusiasm for everything from the immense fun of the drama, to creative crafts, quizzes and scavenger hunts, and frenetic parachute games. Phew! It was amazing – the icing for decorating cakes never ran out….! It was great fun and a privilege for us all to be involved in teaching these young people a little about some of the Bible’s Super Heroes</p> <p><img alt="" class="center" src="http://orion.servers.rbl-mer.misp.co.uk/~markstey/?q=sites/default/files/styles/large/public/parachute%20game.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" /><br /> • Day One was the Old Testament hero Joshua and how the walls of Jericho came tumbling down.<br /> • Day Two was on Jesus’ teaching of the Prodigal Son and forgiveness<br /> • Day Three saw us learning about Peter, his amazing love for our Lord and his miraculous escape from prison.</p> <p>All of this drama was performed by the highly talented COVENANT PLAYERS with help, of course, from our own talented youngsters!</p> <p>‘Please can we do this next year?’ was one of the requests. Watch this space…………………….</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/children" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Children</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/holiday-club" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">holiday club</a></div></div></div> Sat, 03 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Administrator 19 at http://marksteychurch.org.uk http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/3-sep-2011/passport-adventure#comments