Service After School - November's session

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Service after school takes place in St. Lawrence church each month for Primary age children with their parents. Most children who attend come from St. Lawrence School but several come from other schools and all are welcome.

This month the theme was 'Making a Difference' and was about Salt and Light and 31 children came..

David Hinks told a good story, we prayed together and sang 'This little light of mine'. There were eleven adult helpers from the GAP churches, serving refreshments and running activities. I decided to ask some of the children and adults why they like to come.

Here are some of their quotes:

'It's just good fun and it's a good influence for kids!' (9 year old from Anstey Junior).
'There are lots of fun activities'
'I like it because there are lots of activities and you can do them all,'
'Church can be a bit boring (not in Alton!) but I like all the things at SAS because it's specially for us (children)'
'It's fun and it's a time to respect God in his home.'
'Lots of fun activities and we listen to a story and you get to learn new things about the bible.'
'It's such a lovely friendly atmosphere and the children get really excited about the activities. It's so generous because people give their time and resources free for the children' (Parent)
'My daughter loves to come. She likes the activities, the story and the singing. The children find out more about God in a way that is relevant to them.' (Parent)
'I'm so impressed and Poppy wouldn't let me forget. So much time is put into it' (Granny)
'There are so many, we need another table!' (Child waiting in a queue!)
'Thank you to all the adults who give up their time.' (Granny)

Why not come along and join in? The last SAS this year is on Thursday 8th December in St Lawrence Church at about 3.15.

Sarah Broadbent.

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