Last week the prayer torch visited the Taylor family. Here’s a snapshot of their ‘GodVenture’-
The prayer torch brought with it a lot of excitement in our house. The thought of ‘holding a prayer’ galvanised the children into full-bodied engagement with prayer. With God. It’s redefined prayer for us in a lot of ways. It’s an activity, a demonstrative act of sharing, joy, growth, safe confession, and forgiveness. We enjoyed writing our ‘sorry prayers’ in washing up liquid, and then washing them away.
We were moved by the depth of some of the suggestions in the GodVenture pack. Illustrative prayer that really brought us togther at set times. However, we didn’t do enough. You see, Mike and I really believe in the creative power of prayer, and the Prayer Torch has been a genius provision for this (thank you Rachel!). To really make it’s mark, we need to set aside time – mini-Sabbaths during each day when we worship together with joy, excitement, and quiet reflection. Opening our eyes in prayer has helped us to see the extraordinary gifts available to us when God is at our centre. Alleluliah
Today was the launch of Breathing Space, out family-friendly ‘Chillout Church.’
A chance to relax, reflect and pray before the start of a new term, you can come and go as you please. Stay for a catch-up in the fellowship room and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and cake. Make yourself at home!
Breathing Space will be open Mon-Weds, 8 am till 6 pm at Chatburn Methodist Church.
The Olympics may be over, but the Circuit Prayer Torch is still going strong!
Last week at Chatburn Holiday Club we learned that when we pray, we pass on the ‘flame’ of God’s love to others. Children said prayers of thanks and asked for healing of loved ones. The torch will be visiting Waddington’s Holiday Club next week- please keep the flame going by praying for our children and leaders there.
More photos of the Chatburn Holiday Club fun coming soon.
Sing The Story launched last week with a mad science demonstration by the amazing Mel Taylor.
For the next three Thursdays this summer, we’ll be exploring Bible stories through music, science and activities. Sing The Story meets 1:30-2:30 pm at Trinity for chiildren aged 5-11, and costs £2 per family. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Come along and join the fun!
This week the Trinity Methodist Church hall was filled with energetic children (and fearless volunteers!) for an action-packed holiday club, ‘On Your Marks’. What did you think? Click on ‘leave a reply’ and complete the sentence: The best thing about holiday club was… and let us know! Or share your suggestions on how we can make it […]