Events and activities for children and youth
At Sutton Elms Church we run a wide range of children’s and youth events through the week as well as bigger events and holiday clubs throughout the year. With activities for all ages and abilities, you’re sure to find something for you.
It’s noisy and messy, with lots of exciting games and activities to do. We learn about Jesus and the church and also have discussions about what it means to follow Jesus and be a young Christian at school and at home. There are snacks, sweets and arts and crafts activities each week, you can have fun with friends and even bring your whole family for part of the time! M&Ms runs on a Monday evening for primary school age children, term-time, between 6:30 and 7:45. Also if you’re over the age of 13 and would like to volunteer and be a part of the M&Ms team then please speak to one of our dedicated leaders.
Thursday:- Angels and Monsters
Our mid-week toddler group has it all! A large open space with more toys than even the most energetic child can play with in one morning, singing and story times, painting, gluing and sticking (and sometimes even all three at the same time) as well as snacks and drinks too. Best of all, there are comfortable seats with Tea and Coffee available for the parents and carers. Come to socialise, meet new mums and dads, or even come to network your little ones in the toddler community. Whatever your reason, please feel free to come and visit us, termtime between 9:30-11:30am. More info on NetMums.
Friday:- Youth Club
For the curious teenagers (Thomas Estley age and up) we have a Youth Club that runs on Friday nights from around 8:00. With sweets, fizzy drinks, table football, ping pong and football on the field it’s a great space to come and relax and hang out with your friends, as well as a great environment for sharing your passions, such as music, singing, TV and film. We also run frequent trips throughout the year, so bring a friend and get stuck in.
Sundays:- Smash, Pulse and Crèche and Family Services
Smash and Pulse are our weekly activities for children who attend church on a Sunday. Smash is for primary school age and Pulse for secondary. These groups offer a great, relaxing and informally fun way to engage with what the Bible teaches and learn what this means for our lives today. As well we have discussions on world issues, church issues and we pray for each other and for our friends at home or at school.
Second Sunday of the month is Family Service. A lively and fun time with plenty to keep children interested, starting and 10.15 with coffee and cake.
“All these groups also serve to give a voice to children and young people in our church, ensuring that they are heard and valued parts of our church family. Through regular family/children’s/youth services the young people themselves take ownership of their faith and form a visible part of our worship, praise and fellowship.”
Mat Sheffield, Family Worker
Parents may like to take a moment to read our Safeguarding Policy Statement.