Saturday Church is a monthly get-together at 10-11.30am designed for families with young (ish!) children, and open to everyone.
The whole gathering is based around an indoor picnic (food and blankets provided), with some craft activities and games beforehand
Alongside the food and games, there’ll be a chance to engage with some Christian stories and activities, and meet some new people.
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It’s all free, but donations are welcome (there's an offering box in the entrance). No booking needed - just turn up on the day!
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Q & A from our APRIL 2018 SATURDAY CHURCH.
Today in the UK, people tend not to fuss too much about the
meaning of names… but when Jesus was born, the meaning of names was a really
big deal, especially as Mary and Joseph (Jesus’ mum and dad) didn’t get to pick
his name; they were told his name by an angel! The Christmas story in the Bible
has an angel saying to Joseph: “[Mary]
will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his
people from their sins.”
There’s lots of way to help to people: the key is to look. Sometimes, when we see difficult things, we want to look away, or cross the road to avoid the difficult things… if we want to help people, one of the best things we can do is ask “are you ok?”, or “how can I help?”.
Yes, but not at the same time! I prefer my feathers to be on birds, or in pillows, or sometimes in a hat if I’m feeling jaunty.
makes us the same way we make precious things that we love: by hand! The first
people were formed with his own hands, and filled with his own breath to give
us life. We were made to be like him – loving, kind, thoughtful… and God is
still making us know. Whether it’s helping tiny baby grow, or older people
change, God is involved every step of the way giving us the strength and love
to keep growing.
I couldn’t speak for all of them, cause there are over 5000 species of ladybirds, but yes – most of them hibernate. It’s quite sweet really: they like to hibernate in groups! You can get a whole family, or even hundreds of ladybirds tucking up together to hide from winter!
I had to get some help with this one… according to NASA:
Blue light is scattered in all directions by the tiny molecules of air in Earth's atmosphere. Blue is scattered more than other colours because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. This is why we see a blue sky most of the time.
Me too! That’s so great – thank you so much for sharing that!
One of my favourite verses in the Bible is about love. It say this (written be a fella called John, who was one of Jesus’ friends):
We love each other because he loved us first.
Thanks Nicole! Apple trees start growing as soon as the seed splits open… they’re in the ground, it’s all invisible, and you’d have no idea anything was growing! Then it takes several weeks before anything sticks out the ground… but once it’s got going, apple trees don’t stop growing! It gets to a stage where they get eaten as quickly as they grow by all the creatures living in them, so they don’t get larger, but they keep growing.
“Growing” can mean lots of different things! In the physical sense: our body takes in food, it keeps the best bits (like calcium) and sticks it somewhere important (like on a bone) and gets rid of the rest. Gradually by keeping all those bits we grow.
Growing in our mind and spirit is the same. We have to keep the important bits, and get rid of the rest! Paul (one of the people who wrote bits of the Bible), puts it like this:
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
I think that says “why are my children growing up?”
I suppose there are some wonderful bits and hard bits there…
Growing up is important. It’s hard to be a child: lots of things don’t make sense, and people make decisions for you…
is horrible. I wish there wasn’t cancer. Cancer is when cells (the tiny living
bricks that make up our bodies) start misfiring – rather than growing like a
normal cell, they go mad and grow really really fast and start effecting the
other things around them. There’s lots of different types of cancer, which can
start in different ways. Sometimes it’s because the cells have got old and
started to malfunction. Sometimes there are things around them that break the
cells and stop them working properly, or sometimes our bodies just get it
wrong. Cancer can be really scary. As we go through life, we have to face
“worst case scenarios” – the unthinkable horrible things, like cancer, happen.
God promises us that especially in those moments, he comes along side us, and
he can help make us strong and brave.
hide in their burrows! They dig tunnels and make little rooms underground when
they sit together to sleep and rest, before coming out to eat and play. If a
fox or something scary comes along, they jump back in their burrows… which is
why they never wander too far away. I suppose we can learn from them in that.
When I get scared, I run to God, and to safe people who I love. Maybe I should
never get too far away from them, in case I struggle to get back in a hurry
when I need to.
We need sleep to give our brains and bodies a chance to turn off! If we left our toys on all the time, the batteries would run out – and we’re the same! By having a rest, we last longer!
I defo say the chicken! In the Bible, we hear the story of how
God made everything, including animals like chickens.
That said, chickens don’t all look the same – some are big and fluffy, some and small and scrawny… those changes happen egg by egg, gradually over generations of chickens… but it all started with a chicken.
shouldn’t really have left this one here…this was my attempt to write with my
toes. It was hot, I was wearing flip-flops… I think it went pretty well.
I think that says “why did people kill you?”, which is a hugenormous question, if you’re asking it about Jesus!
People killed him because he was revolutionary! He was upsetting all the systems that protected the wealth and privilege or the few, because he wanted everyone to be free: to know they are loved by God, to be free to choose to love him back, and to be free in their body, mind and spirit.
is a really deep question! Jehovah means “I am”. God uses the phrase which we
translate as “I am” as his name. It forever holds true in that nothing could
ever or would ever stop God existing. He is and always has been complete,
perfect and present: “I am”. But that’s a pretty tricky idea, and I certainly
get confused when I try to find exactly what that means – which is why Jesus is
so amazing! Jesus is the image of the “I am” – of Jehovah - of God as seen in
the Old Testament. He is made of the same stuff, but in skin being a human.
Birds pretty much go where ever they want! Some birds fly around to find warm places, others like it cold so they fly to cold places!
My favourite verse in the Bible is about birds flying:
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles…
It seems to me that really, the only cause of war, is greed. Some people want more stuff – more land, money, power – than anyone else.
They pretend it’s about other stuff – often religion – but it generally comes down to greed. That’s how it starts… then someone retaliates, or tried to defend the people who are getting hurt, then everyone gets their friends involved… it can get out of hand really quickly.
And he loves you too! I love Saturday Church where we get to share in all this love!
He loves us, we love him – we love other people and we are loved by them too! It’s wonderful!