GAP gives thanks for Open the Book

Home » News » Open the Book
Samaritan 2

On Sunday 30th June the members of the Greater Alton Project came together at St. Lawrence Church to celebrate their outreach to the local community, especially the work of the Open the Book teams. The Greater Alton Project is a covenant between Alton Methodist Church and the churches of the Anglican Parish of the Resurrection. Members of the GAP churches work together in providing Open the Book assemblies for local primary schools. The assemblies are based on Bible stories which the team present in a dramatic and interactive way. The congregation at St. Lawrence was treated to two stories — Jesus healing the lepers and the story of the Good Samaritan-performed by the teams as they would perform to schools with audience participation. Open the Book was set up by the Bible Society with the aim of presenting Bible stories in primary schools in an accessible and enjoyable way. It is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and the service on Sunday was a chance for the local group to join in this celebration as there has been an Open the Book group in Alton for the past 15 years. The teams receive a warm welcome from the schools they visit and plenty of positive feedback from the children. In a card presented to the team from Andrews Endowed school, Harry said, " Thank you for your wonderful assemblies. I enjoyed the assembly about lots of mouths to feed", while Lilli-Mai said..."I love your acting and your courage"

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Circuit Farewell Service & LP accreditation
Alton Webteam: Mon 21 Jun 12:31pm

...

Worship June
Alton Webteam: Sat 19 Jun

Welcome to Worship!We join together from near and far to offer our worship to God both on-line and together in Church.Today the service is led by Rev Philip Simpkins with Judy Nicholls reading the lesson and Angela Simpkins the...

Pasted Image - 58
Alton Webteam: Fri 18 Jun 9:17am

Dear Friends,Everyone has been talking about how hot it has been in recent days with the temperature rising to 25-27 degrees centigrade on some occasions.Such heat often leads to thunderstorms which at the time of writing are due over the next couple of days!I was reading that thunderstorms occur when warm and cold air rub together, causing friction and energy in the sky, which makes...