Join us to celebrate harvest in this informal service. All are welcome and we’d really like you to come with a vegetable – all types, shapes and sizes are welcome!
St Mary Magdalene church was teeming with a group of lively Beavers on Friday evening. The Beavers visited the church to do a series of activities towards their faith badge.
Activities included musical balloon prayers, prayers for the world and foil intercessions among other things. They also gave examples of things they had done to help other people. These were collected in flower drawing and hung on branches.
The Beavers also completed a treasure hunt round the church and received their own ‘we explored St Mary Magdalene’ badges.
Today we spent time reflecting on Good Friday and the passion of Christ. As part of those reflections we used prayer stations to help us think and reflect – we even had a video projected onto the bare altar with a simple but powerful retelling of the Easter story.
Here are some of our other prayer stations for your reflection:
con·nect /kəˈnekt/ verb Bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established
CONNECT is a new monthly service seeking to do just that… Connect! to bring people (aged 9+) from all over South Cambridgeshire together, along with their families, to establish real connections with each other…and with God!
Launching on April 23rd, CONNECT is a new initiative brought about with the help of a small group of clergy, youth workers and volunteers who all want to see God’s Word brought to life through engaging music, activities, drama, games, speakers and prayer.
Over the coming months we will be looking at some of the stories Jesus told, hoping to unravel four of his parables and exploring together what these well-known – and sometimes not so well-known – stories can really mean to us today.
We will be meeting at St Andrew in Stapleford on the 4th Sunday of each month from 5.30pm, where there’ll be an informal, interactive service followed by a time of food and fellowship all together. The dates for your diary are: 23rd April, 28th May, 25th June and 23rd July – so be sure not to miss out!
This really does promise to be a fantastic gathering that we hope you can be a part of it too: it would be great if young volunteers from each parish could help .. maybe hand out books, make the drinks or play in the band. So invite your friends, invite your family and let’s join together.
The sun was shining and the children where in high spirits for our Easter craft day. Although we had low numbers of attendees we certainly had lots of fun and managed to pack in a huge number of activities. Some of these will act as prayer stations for our Good Friday devotions and everyone is welcome to drop in to Ickleton church between noon and 2.45pm on Good Friday (14th April 2017) to meditate and reflect on the children’s view of the Easter story.
You can see some of the crafts they produced here but before getting too excited you should know at all the tomb biscuits have been eaten!
Come along and build a tomb, construct a cross or plant a garden. This craft and activity day for young people is designed to tell the Easter story through art installations. The children’s interpretation of Easter will bring a fresh view of the concepts we can find difficult at this time of the year. The art works will then form the basis of prayer stations for our devotions on Good Friday.
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Easter craft day flyer – download it here.