Alton Webteam: November 2016
This month is a tale of two halves.
The first half of the month includes Remembrance and the band leading the parade through the town, a very special event and a great advert for our young people. It was, as always, a very well supported and poignant event.
The second half of the month see's us entering our next battalion competition, the 5 a side football. Historically we have not been especially successful in this but, who knows, perhaps this is our year!
Meanwhile, our Friday night meetings continue with our interest classes...no models built or painted yet, but noises are emanating from the church in music class, and there is a new shelf in our cupboard!
I'm sure that every other article is telling you about the Christmas fayre on the 26th. We will be in the hall at the back of the church with some games to entertain your youngsters while you look around the stalls.
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It was great to welcome lots of children, parents and grandparents to the first Messy Church of 2020 on Jan. 4th.After table games as people arrived we played two group games which burnt off plenty of energy. We then acted out the story of Mary & Joseph taking Jesus as a baby to the Temple to give thanks for his life. Old Simeon and Anna were so excited to see him! We then imagined what it was...
Messy Church Style Christingle ServiceOn Christmas Eve at 4pm the church began to fill with children, parents and grandparents as we began our Christingle Service.After singing some carols, lighting the advent candles and hearing the Christmas story we all moved to gather around tables to make our own Christingle using an orange, sweets, raisins, ribbons and candles. In no time...
The CAMEO Christmas Tea Afternoon began with a quiz, requiring members to work together to answer a range of general knowledge questions. After all that brain activity they were able to relax and enjoy some musical entertainment. Terri White very kindly brought along three of her pupils who played for us — the first public performance for all three of them! We sang along to some familiar carols...