Sunday Morning Program
During the Sunday Morning Program (SMP) our young people engage with stories of faith, exploring them through games, songs, prayers and art making activities.
Our approach is invitational and relational: We ask wondering questions together, inspired by the practice of Godly Play.
Three SMP groups operate on Sundays during term times– Prep-2, Grades 3-6, Years 7-10. A wonderful group of people offer their time as teachers and assistants.
Everyone rejoins the rest of the congregation at morning tea.
All Age Worship
On the first Sunday of the month we have All Age Worship (AAW) and children and young people stay in the service to share Holy Communion. On these Sundays there are quiet art-making activities inside the church and children of all ages participate.
In August 2015 AAW we celebrated two years since the report Pathways to the River was commissioned by the congregation. It addressed the future shape of children’s and youth ministry at Brunswick UC. The children made these outriggers designed by one of our leaders. The words on the sails reflect the promises we make at Baptism to:
- nurture one another in faith
- uphold one another in prayer
- encourage one another in service
Activities after Worship
After worship we play table tennis, have fun with hulahoops, create pavement art with chalk, blow bubbles and make and fly paper planes. Our wonderful green space is also great for kicking a ball around. Lots of fun for everyone.
Nourish is an occasional series of early evening storytelling and Holy Communion services. Designed with younger children in mind it is nevertheless a wondering space for adults also. We gather for toasties at 6pm, have fun playing games in the hall and take our shoes off to enter the worship space to listen and respond to a story and then celebrate Holy Communion around the table.
We’re delighted to announce that there will be a special session for children (mainly primary school aged) on both Wednesdays of the school holidays.
Julie and Ian will lead the 10th of April, and Janet and Ann Soo will guide the 17th – the day before Maundy Thursday
(We are looking for a kindly kitchen supporter for both sessions)
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