St. Peter’s Parish held an Easter Activity morning this Maundy Thursday to encourage children in the local area to come into St. Peter’s Parish Halls and learn more about the Easter story.
Frank Dillon is the new Children’s and Family worker at St. Peter’s and he has a real passion for engaging with kids to share the good news story of God’s love.
Paula Poulton-Marshall, who leads up the Sunday School at St. Peter’s was also part of the organisation of the kids morning. Pauline was the creative mind behind the crafts and helped the children make a fantastic Easter garden, paper plate cross on a hill and Easter egg crafts using polystyrene eggs and junk materials. Pauline was helped by some of the mums who stayed to join in and lend their support.
The morning began with games to burn off some of that excess energy and then Frank lead a short time together with a praise song and a talk. Next the children had a choice of 4 crafts to make; a good opportunity for the adults to get alongside the kids, chat and build up relationships. After a welcome snack, the morning was finished off with another short time together to bring everything to a close. This included a creative prayer activity which encouraged the children to write a prayer and stick it to a large wooden cross. This helped the children to focus on what Jesus did for us at Easter and gave them an opportunity to make a response to all they had learned about Him during the morning.
Rev. Brian Lacey, rector of St. Peter’s called in to lend his support to the event. Frank and the team are keen to build on the success of this Easter activity morning. Frank has lots of experience in kids work and will be coming up with more exciting activity days for the children of the area. We look forward to hearing more from St. Peter’s in the near future!