Alton Webteam: January 2018
All our girls returned to take part in another term of activities, learning about God's love for us and, of course, chat!
The older girls have been making stuffed toys as part of their current project and there's still a few finishing touches needed. They are also learning to deliver bible stories to the younger girls. A group of girls enjoyed a showing of Pitch Perfect 3 at the cinema in the company of Kym and Glenda — and an enormous bag of popcorn, so I hear.
In the Junior section we have two new recruits.
The Explorers have been thinking about 'Helpful People', starting with teachers and health workers. Last week we had a room full of bandaged teddy bears having their blood pressure checked and ears inspected. This week we look forward to a visit from a policeman — our very own Myles from BB. We've been learning a new song too — nice tune but no actions so perhaps not one for the parade service in March.
Nancy Buck (Explorer Leader)
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