St Andrews Marks Tey - holiday club http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/holiday-club en Space Academy - Holiday Club 2013 http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/9-sep-2013/space-academy-holiday-club-2013 <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/001.jpg?itok=gLQPnY1L"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/001.jpg?itok=gLQPnY1L" width="620" height="414" alt="Space Academy" /></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>On Monday, July 22, 42 Space Cadets and 25 leaders set off on a journey through space and time, at the Space Academy holiday club.</p> <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__226 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large" height="413" src="http://www.marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/002.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" width="620" /></p> <p>Over the next 3 mornings we had great fun with Captain Steve, hearing the Bible story of Daniel, learning some space-themed songs, finding out some amazing space facts, and laughing (or groaning) at space jokes.</p> <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__227 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large" height="413" src="http://www.marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/003.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" width="620" /></p> <p>After this we spent some time doing different activities in our Starship groups. In the Cosmic Craft sessions we made models statues and space rockets, and everyone loved icing (and eating!) cakes and biscuits!</p> <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__228 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large" height="413" src="http://www.marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/005.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" width="620" /></p> <p>Thanks to the lovely sunny weather, we were able to hold most of our Phaser Fitness games sessions outside, and in the Transporters Bible-exploration sessions we looked more closely at the story of Daniel.<br /> It was great having so many parents and carers join us for coffee at the end of the last morning to see what we had been getting up to. You don’t have to wait until next summer to come back, we have Seekers Club and Soul Bar groups for 5-14 year olds at our 11am Sunday services, and would love you to come and join us!</p> <p><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__229 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large" height="413.15834039" src="http://www.marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/004.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" width="275" /></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/holiday-club" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">holiday club</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/youth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Youth</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/mission" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Mission</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/space" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Space</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/blog/daniel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Daniel</a></div></div></div> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:52:12 +0000 David Turner 242 at http://marksteychurch.org.uk http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/9-sep-2013/space-academy-holiday-club-2013#comments Holiday Club 2012 http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/15-aug-2012/holiday-club-2012 <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/clip_image002.jpg?itok=g0VHyA95"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/clip_image002.jpg?itok=g0VHyA95" width="620" height="100" 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>The 2012 Holiday Bible Club ran for three mornings 23 – 25 July for children aged 5 – 11 years and was blessed with such great weather.  <br /> Mark led the event based on Scripture Union’s Booklet and DVD depicting Jesus calling his team, shaping them and then inspiring them – all interspersed with music and DVD teaching (<strong>Stadium</strong>), games (<strong>Running Track</strong>) craft (<strong>Pentathlon</strong>) and Bible teaching (<strong>Gymnasium</strong>).   According to their age the children were based in groups with their ‘trainers’ as <strong>Rowers, Cyclists </strong>or <strong>Swimmers</strong> during their Athletic Heats.  Yes, you’ve guessed it – it had an Olympic slant to it!  It was great fun and the children were so enthusiastic about learning how Jesus called his disciples Simon, Andrew, James and John [fishermen] and  then Levi [tax collector] and told them to <em><strong>‘Follow me’ </strong></em>;  and then  he completed his <strong>Team </strong>by calling the rest of his disciples and they obeyed him.  <em><strong>Day two</strong></em> brought to life the story of the healing of the blind man Bartimaeus and how he regained his sight through his faith in Jesus .   <em><strong>Day three </strong></em>taught them about Jesus asking his disciples who they thought he was <em><strong>(you are the Messiah )</strong></em> and then  his Transfiguration on the mountain  with Moses and Elijah and God telling the disciples with him <em><strong>‘this is my Son, listen to Him’ .</strong></em><br /><img alt="" class="media-image attr__typeof__foaf:Image img__fid__121 img__view_mode__media_large attr__format__media_large" height="465" src="http://www.marksteychurch.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Holiday%20club%201.jpg" typeof="foaf:Image" width="620" />Each of us helping at this year’s Holiday Club had some very special moments  (and much laughter) with these amazing children, and we all want to thank them for helping to enrich our lives.<br /> What was the children’s verdict?        <strong>Great fun - we are coming back next year ……..    </strong>Watch this space! </p> <p>Jean North</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/holiday-club" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">holiday club</a></div></div></div> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:48:47 +0000 Derek North 127 at http://marksteychurch.org.uk http://marksteychurch.org.uk/blog/15-aug-2012/holiday-club-2012#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