DecemberMe, You and Breakfast 2 falls on the first Sunday; the first Sunday in December is traditionally a Christingle service. So, we did a mash-up of both to quote modern music parlance! We sat in pews, like a service, but there was lots of movement around church. Ruth talked us through the meaning of the Christingle, then we all moved to the craft tables to make our own. We came back to sing the Christingle song with a veritable orchestra of percussion instruments. Back to the tables to write prayers on Christingle shapes, thinking about on who or where we would like Jesus’ light to shine. Then we carefully lit our Christingles and had another jolly good sing! Refreshments went down well with doughnuts (round like the Christingle, with red (jam) in the middle like the blood shed by Jesus), choc chip brioche and Christmas cup cakes. See how it went! Photos
After the long hot summer, it was back to business inside All Saints church for the September Me, You and Breakfast 2. Last bit of fun before back to school.
We were thinking about the Good Samaritan. A traveller was on a journey with his donkey when he was set upon by thieves, who stole everything he had, beat him up and left him for dead. A very noisy story with cries of Help me, help me! and donkey noises galore made for fun until new member, baby Eddie started to cry very time there was a donkey noise. Of course, the traveller was rescued by the Good Samaritan after two supposedly upstanding members of the community had walked on by and left him. Followed by making donkey biscuits and a clothes peg donkey. Perhaps the activity the children enjoyed the most was wrapping each other in bandages, like the Good Samaritan did to the wounded traveller! All good practical stuff to remind us all that we should treat everyone exactly the same, just as God does with us. A selection of photos can be found here.