Children, Families and Young People’s News December 2019

All Aboard for December

Some of us will be thinking Christmas comes earlier each year, but with the Dorking Christmas Festival last Sunday we are all probably humming “It is beginning to feel a bit like Christmas”

Did you enjoy the Festival?  Music, dancing, stalls on the High Street, Stepping into our very own Stable for a photo and not forgetting viewing our beautiful Christmas Trees.  It was a busy afternoon but we can’t help but feel festive!

Picture yourself in the Stable at, Dorking Christmas Festival 24/11/19

Christmas Sheep Trail. Have you got your Sheep Trail Leaflet and started to spot the Sheep in the Dorking Shop?  Maybe you will find your name on a sheep? You can download the leaflet and information for the Sheep Trail below.

What next? The question now must be what is happening next?  Please check out the Church Christmas Leaflet or the web site for more information.  Meanwhile just a little information on what is coming up particularly for the young at heart!

FOFA November 2019

FOFA Sunday 1st December we have our FOFA (Friends On Faith Adventures session).  This session is for all ages and needless to say we kick off December with a Christmas theme.  If you missed the November session on Daniel and the lions you can download the take-home activities here:

Young Church on the 8th and 15th will be Christmas flavoured sessions as we explore various parts of the Christmas Story.  Sunday 22nd will be All Age Nativity (See below for more details).

Quest (for Yr. 6 and over) will be meeting on Sunday 8th December and unpacking latest of their Pizza questions with Joe and Jules. The question this month is ‘How would you feel if you were Mary or Joseph?’ Please do share any thoughts you might have on that, Quest would love to hear them ahead of the session.

Messy Church Wednesday 4th December 3.30pm.  Will be using the theme “God so loved the world”, a great mix of craft, activities, story and songs for all ages finishing with Messy Pasta.  PLEASE NOTE: there will be no Messy Church in January.

Small Fry Christmas Celebration with our Toddler Nativity will be on Wednesday 11th December at 10.15am. As usual, it will be followed by fun and games at the Christmas party, and hopefully a visit from Santa.

Christmas All Age Nativity Rehearsal – Saturday 21st 10am -4pm is an opportunity for young people of all ages to participate in our All Age Nativity ‘Shine star shine’, which will then be performed on Sunday 22nd at 10.30am

Christmas Eve 5pm Join us for our Family Christingle Service

Christmas Day 10.30am Celebrating Christmas Day.

FORWARD PLANNING:

The New Year starts with a FOFA session on Sunday 5th January.

If you have any questions please email durc_childrenandfamilies@outlook.com or speak to Judi, Lorna or Chris.