Safeguarding

This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community. Further information and contact details are on our Safeguarding page.

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Emmanuel Church Centre,  South Lake Crescent,  Woodley,  Reading, RG5 3QW

© 2019 by Emmanuel Church 

CHILDREN'S WORK AT EMMANUEL

Little Gems

Little Gems is a group which meets from 10-11.30 am on a Thursday morning during term time.

It's for preschool children from 0 - 5 and their carers. We begin with free play indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Often with crafts and play dough available.

We then serve healthy drinks and snacks for the children - and perhaps not so healthy cake, teas and coffees for the carers! There is more time for play and then a shared tidy up time before coming together for songs. We incorporate a gentle witness to our faith with the occasional craft and song - and invitations to family events run through the church. 

All are very welcome and we hope that you'll join us! (the cost of Little Gems  - to pay for snacks and craft materials - is £1/ session for a carer and 1 child. Plus 50p for each additional child)

Children and Youth Light groups on Sundays at 10:30am

Emmanuel church is blessed with a dedicated, loving and caring team of leaders who serve heartily as volunteers to run our light groups. Our volunteers are supported with training and resources by Emmanuel Church.  These light groups run during term time, alongside our main Sunday church service. Once a month, all the groups join the main church congregation for an All Age Service. 

Our light groups provide safe and nurturing environments where children and young people can develop their relationships with each other in fellowship and grow spiritually with God through stories, craft, play, bible studies and other enriching activities.

Sparklers - Ages 2-5 years.

A fun safe and secure place to explore the bible through stories, craft activities, active play, games and toys. There is a drink and snack time, a great time for sharing news such as birthdays, holiday experiences and alike and making new friends.

Flame - 5-8 years.

A lively group for children to develop further their relationships with God and strengthen their faith. Learning to study the bible and forge good friendships with their peers and the adult leaders. A really fun place to be on a Sunday morning. Learning materials from Urban Saints are used within this group.

Ignite 8-12 years

A group for older children developing further in themselves, asking questions, journeying on within their faith and relationship's with God. This group aims to provide thoughtful activities and discussion with participation and interaction strongly encouraged. As with Flame learning materials from Urban Saints are used within this group.

Synergy School years 7-10

This group is a fun space for young people to explore their Christian faith, building accountable fellowship with others of their own age and studying the bible through games and activities. This group is overseen by our Youth Pastor Laurie-Ann Price  

Registration: If it’s your first time with us, you’ll need to fill in a simple registration form for safeguarding purposes. The Leader of the group will have the registration form  when you drop your child off. Parents are encouraged to stay with any child who wants or needs them until/unless they are really happy to be left… though for most children that doesn’t take long!

Volunteering: If you are interested in becoming part of our light group team, please contact our Light Group co-ordinator David Mansfield.