Across the circuit we have a number of events and worship for children and families.
One Family is aimed at children of primary school age, although younger children are very welcome if accompanied by an adult. Our young leaders, who are from the One X group do a valuable job, helping out and being great role models for the younger children.
Our in-person meetings are based on a theme and includes stories, games and making stuff. We also share food followed by a short interactive family
We meet between 5-7pm on the first Friday of the month at the Methodist Hub. If you would like more information or would to be added to the mailing list, please contact one of the team.
PARENTING SUPPORT COURSES
Although being a parent can be a fulfilling, joyful experience, it is also filled with many challenges and all families can benefit from a little encouragement and support from others at times. This need has increased over the last couple of years, when the added pressures of working from home, missing loved ones, home schooling, financial difficulties and simply not being able to lead normal, everyday lives has negatively impacted on family life.
We are partnering with Family Matters to offer 'parenting support' classes.
The course gives an opportunity for parents to come together (who have children of a similar age) to share the joys and frustrations of parenting, get a 'toolbox' of strategies for handling difficult behaviour, as well as be reassured that they are not alone.
We are hoping to bring the group together at the end of the course to meet up in person and to look at options for them continuing to meet in some way, to provide an ongoing support network.