Alton Webteam: October 2018
The 2nd Alton Boys Brigade has been meeting weekly in Alton for over 30years. It takes boys from 5years until 18years of age and their vision is that children and young people experience "life to the full" and, as a Christian movement, they are committed to sharing and exploring faith.
Now this term has started, there are 14 anchor boys (5-7years old), 7 junior section boys (8-11year olds) and 8 company section (11-18 year olds). Our son has passed through the different sections and it has helped to develop his faith and mould him into a wonderful young man.
Due to a variety of reasons, the number of regular staff has decreased recently in the 2nd Alton Brigade and so they need help assisting the leaders of Anchors and Juniors specifically so that they can continue to provide all the amazing activities on offer. This could be helping to cut out crafts with the younger boys, running interest groups or just providing an extra pair of hands and eyes.
On the Boys Brigade website under the section 'partnering churches and communities' it states "We've got 16 year olds in our church, because we start with 5 year olds". What an amazing testimony that is. For over 130 years The Boys' Brigade has partnered local churches to work with children and young people, sharing the gospel and encouraging the development of a personal Christian faith. Today they work with over 1400 churches of all denominations that use their programmes and resources to reach out to over 50,000 children and young people each week.
They also state that 'For many churches, The Boys' Brigade provides a bridge into communities that they otherwise might find difficult to access and gives churches a chance to reach out to families with whom they would otherwise have no contact.
In Alton the Boys Brigade meets in the Methodist Church on a Friday evening in term time. The Anchors and Juniors attend from 6-7.30pm and the company section from 7.45-9.30pm. They would love to hear from anyone of any age who would like to help especially with the Anchor and Junior section boys. Also, please do hold the staff in your prayers along with all those that work with the youth of our town.
From a parent
If you would be interested in offering any help, please contact Pete Burgess, Captain of 2nd Alton Boys Brigade on 01252 334814 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you
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