Summer Club 2014
The Summer Club during the August holiday this year had a circus theme with Pepperoni the Ring Master, Beanie the Clown, Flingo the Juggler, Susie Smasher the Plate Spinner, Puffer the Balloon Modeller and Mr Phantasm.
With over 80 children each day and 96 children participating over the course of the week we had a great and very busy time. The kids did brilliantly in their groups: the Crazy Clowns, Jolly Jugglers, Amazing Acrobats, and Fantastic Firebreathers.
The Summer Club included games, crafts, drama, music, stories, led by members of Ferryhill Parish Church. During the week the children explored important themes including friendship, respect of others, our feelings, and honesty.
On Saturday we had a family picnic around the bandstand in Duthie Park and then on Sunday the final day arrived during the service with the arrival of the Queen for a performance of the Ferryhill State Circus... custard pies and all.
You will find a gallery of photos from the week below the jump.
A welcome to Dan Christian Spinks who was baptised on 4 July 2014 at Ferryhill Parish Church. Our prayers are with Dan and his mum and dad, Karol and Raymond.
We came, we saw, we cheered, as Ferryhill Parish Church member, Doug Guy, ran a leg in the Queen's Baton Relay to help kick off the Commonwealth Games on Monday 30th June starting from Footdee at the Silver Darlings Restaurant, travelling along the Esplanade footpath to South Square. Well done Doug! Video below the jump.
We are launching something new, Café Connect, which is open to all, with a particular focus on those who might like to be part of a group that do things a bit differently from church as you used to know it.
Gathering in the relaxed surroundings of the café in the foyer of the church with refreshments and snacks available, this is a great opportunity to meet up with people and make new friends. We will focus on a particular theme or topic at each gathering and let the conversation flow from there. This is a safe place to ask questions, to discuss with each other, and to think about what God's perspective might be.
Café Connect will launch in the autumn of 2014, on Sunday 7 September at 7 p.m.
You may have taken advantage of our excellent Coffee Shop at Ferryhill Church over the years. It is open every morning (Monday to Saturday) of the year with a break over Christmas. The Coffee Shop provides an excellent space to catch up with friends over a cuppa or to get a bite to eat. The Coffee Shop is made possible because of teams of volunteers who are on duty once a fortnight. You do not need to be a church member to be involved in one of these teams. If you are interested and would like to find out more about joining one of the teams, please contact Edna Sainsbury on 01224 572477.