We met on 10 December for an afternoon of Christmas craft activities and our informal all age worship.
The crafts were many and varied and included cooking activities, making ‘count your blessings’ jars, wire coat hanger snowmen, Christmas tree pictures and bird feeders. Over 20 children and their families joined in and the atmosphere was noisy, fun and creative!
In our worship we heard from some angels who told us what they were up to ‘that night’ when the baby was born. We had a ‘hunt the nativity figure’ game and made a lot of noise during our Carol singing!
We finished with a very energetic version of ‘The 12 days of Christmas’ which involves everyone standing up during the ‘day’ that relates to the month of their birthday (ie 1st day of Christmas = January etc)
Finally, our teenage helper, Daisy, raised over £60 in donations for her chosen charity ‘Water Aid’ by selling her home made mince pies and Christmas cards. We were also pleased to add our own donations from the afternoons activities. Daisy also showed her film she had made, which featured all our ‘Celebrate@4’ family in various Christmas jumpers and accessories, singing along to Band Aid’s ‘Do they know it’s Christmas’ – well done Daisy – a fab and fun project!