Friday 11th January 2019
At Bible 📖 Club this week we learnt actions to the song “Only a boy called David”. If you want to enjoy it at home here is the link Only a boy called David David was a very brave shepherd boy who fought the giant Goliath, but as well as being brave, he also knew that God was with him, and he was a good singer and musician. If any Reception children (or others in year 1 &2) would like to join Bible Club please fill in a reply slip asap (letters should be in book bags) we meet on Fridays 12.30-1pm in Crocodile class. Children who already attend Bible club are welcome to carry on coming and don’t need a new reply slip. Places will be limited but we hope to have a few new members next week. Helen Buick, Children’s leader at Christ Church Downend.
Friday 18th January 2019
That Friday Thing – Bible Club Be like David: A big welcome to our new Reception children who have joined our Bible Club. We are so happy you are coming along. We are continuing to learn about David (From David & Goliath fame), and we watched part of a Veggie Tales cartoon, with Larry the cucumber & Dave the tomato. It was called "Veggietales, Dave & the giant pickle" and you can find it on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/jKxK70RQYxA It’s so great to learn that even though David was small. The youngest of 8 brothers, yet David knew God, & God chose him to be brave and gave him the courage to be bold too. So even our youngest children in the school can be like David. Helen Buick Children's Leader at Christ Church Downend
Friday 25th January 2019
That Friday Thing – Bible Club Hello everyone, We are really enjoying having the new Reception children at Bible Club. We sang our David & Goliath Song, “Only a boy called David” & watched another section of the cartoon, “Dave and the Giant Pickle!” Then we made shepherd’s crooks with pipe cleaners. David was a shepherd and he wrote the most famous Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd.” David knew God looked after him like a shepherd and we learnt that God cares for us, He comforts us, He gets us out of tricky situations and He loves us because he is a shepherd to us when we need him too. Helen Buick, Children’s Leader at Christ Church Downend.
Friday 8th February 2019
At our Bible club this week we talked about how we each deal with sadness differently, we talked about how tears work for some people & Jesus who was sad when he lost a close friend. Then we watched a film of a burning candle while we said prayers. We were thinking especially about Jess, Tom & their dad Paul & everyone who has been really sad with them this week. It is a privilege to look after those who are sad amongst us, and there will have been many kind words & gestures as we support one another and show love to one another. Bible Club made a card for Jess & Tom, just a small way of saying we are praying for you.
With love from Helen Buick & all the children from Bible Club
Friday 9th November 2018
For the start of our Compassion term we all tied knots in string to try and remember to be kind. We listened again to the story of the Good Samaritan who looked after the poor man who had been attacked by robbers and left half dead on the roadside. How amazing that this person was kind and cared for a stranger in need. I wonder what kind deeds our children will make this week?
Friday 16th November 2018
That Friday Thing does, “The Lost Pudsey!” This week our Bible story was adjusted to include 99 Pudseys and one Pudsey who was lost. (It’s taken from the story of the Lost Sheep and how God is like the shepherd, He goes and looks for any lost sheep and is so happy when the lost one is found!). You can read this story at home in your Bibles in Luke 15. Or you could search for a cartoon version in YouTube. We found 99 Pudsey Bears in Mrs Jenkins’ class and then we found the lost one too. Helen Buick Children’s Leader at Christ Church
PS. It’s Messy Church next Wednesday 21 November 4.30- 6.30pm at North St Hall. We would love any CCI children & their families to come and join us.
Friday 23rd November 2018
At “That Friday Thing” we learnt special actions to the Lord’s Prayer. Maybe your children can show you them tonight and you can share the prayer at bed time together? Each child brought home a copy of the prayer and an invitation to come and lead the Lord’s Prayer at our Christingle Services next Sunday 2 December at Christ Church at either 10.30am or 4pm. Do let me know if your child wants to join in with the prayer actions at either service. We would be so delighted to welcome all our CCI families along to our Christingle Services. All Christingle Services raise donations for the Children’s Society. (https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/) Each class has a candle shaped collection pot. Children can bring a coin to put into the candle pot if they want to next week. These candles filled with coins are part of the offering at Christ Church for Christingle. Thank you. Helen Buick, Children’s leader, Christ Church Downend
Friday 30th November 2018
At That Friday Thing today we made Christingles. With the orange as the world, the red ribbon as Jesus' love for us, and the candle as Jesus the light of the world and the four sticks with sweeties all reminding us that God blesses us with good things at every season of the year.
Friday 7th December 2018
Today in our Bible Club we heard the story of when the angel visited Mary and how it was such a big surprise and the angel showed compassion on Mary and told her not to be afraid. Then we made our own Christingles to take home. A big thank you to all the Bible Club families who came along to our Church Christingle services last week and helped with the Lord’s Prayer actions. We are looking forward to welcoming all of you over to Christ Church for your nativity and carols. Helen Buick Children’s Worker at Christ Church.
Friday 28th September 2018
We had a brill time in Bible Club this week changing water into wine. We are learning about how to love our neighbours & friends 👫 this term and Jesus was helping his friends when they got rather embarrassed & ran out of wine at a wedding. This was the first of Jesus’ miracles. Enjoy our time lapse film on our CCD facebook Page too !
Friday 21st September
We had a brilliant start to our term at Bible Club, it was lovely to see some new children joining in. We did a circle name game trying to remember everyone’s names and their favourite Bible character name too. Then we did leaf rubbings with crayons - God made all of us and we are special and different, just like all the leaves falling off the trees, each one is different but made by God.
Friday 5th October 2018
Wow everyone it’s such an exciting weekend at Christ Church and our Bible Club had a little preview of our treasure trail to discover the different parts of the newly refurbished Church. We did a practise run trying to find all the clues in Crocodile classroom today and shared the Zaccheus story again, because Zaccheus was hiding in a tree! On Saturday there will be 11 clues to find, hidden all over the building, as well as crafts, refreshments and a bouncy castle. If you can’t make it in the afternoon the trail will be available all morning (9.30-12.30) or you can see lots of photos of the Church on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ch ristchurchdownend/ or our Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/christc hurchdownend/?hl=en
Friday 12th October 2018
That Friday Thing Our amazing Friday Thing children coloured little fish 🐟 to decorate our Messy Church pumpkin for the trail this weekend. We read the story of Jonah and heard how God rescued Jonah in a very clever albeit smelly way. God is with us even when we don’t do what he wants us to! The beady eyed among you will question why the rainbow is there in our picture. You might spot it to over the weekend when you are pumpkin hunting. Happy hunting from Helen Buick, Children’s Worker at Christ Church Downend
P.S All our CCI families are invited to join us for tea this Wednesday at Messy Church at the Parish Hall from 4.30- 6.30pm. RSVP to Helen 07817077141 for numbers. Thank you.
Friday 19th October 2018
That Friday Thing had a big jump and a big gulp to do today. We remembered how Jonah spent 3 days in the dark, smelly belly of the whale. And how God rescued him after 3 days. And then we made a massive jump to the New Testament and heard how Jesus mentioned the Jonah story when he called it the, “sign of Jonah” because Jesus spent 3 days in the cave after he died until Easter Day when he rose from the dead. After that sign of Jonah God rescued all of us so we can go to heaven.
Friday 13th July 2018
Today we had our end of year Bible Club party. We danced, we laughed we ate yummy food and just had fun. Today was my last bible club and I just wanted to say what a pleasure it has been to be with these amazing children week after week. CCI will continue to be in my prayers and I wish you the very best. God Bless You All Emma King
Friday 22nd June 2018
How amazing that God had a plan for Joseph. He ended up in prison, but he talked to a prisoner about his dream and then ended up talking to the king of Egypt about his dream of 7 fat cows and 7 thin cows. When things don’t go to our plan, we can still trust God to be with us.
Friday 15th June 2018
Today we read the story of Joseph and his coloured coat (Genesis 37). We talked about how Josephs brothers were very unkind to him and how that would make us feel. This reminded us that we must always be kind and respectful towards each other! We made beautiful coloured coats to remind us of this.
Friday 8th June 2018
This week we started to talk about the changes we will all face at the end this term. Children will be changing class or even changing schools. We drew pictures of how God will be with us in these changes. Theo drew our world with crosses all over it to show Jesus all over the world and Imogen drew a heart with Jesus inside her heart as we take Jesus everywhere with us in our heart.
Friday 18th May 2018
At Bible Club today we enjoyed the sunshine. We used the maze to show how being a Christian is a journey and sometimes we can go wrong but God is with us. We used all of the things in the playground to make crosses and hearts to remind us of God Love for us.
Friday 11th May
At Bible Club today we heard the story of 4 friends who took their poorly friend to Jesus to be healed. When they got there, the house was too crowded and they couldn’t get in. They didn’t give up, instead they went onto the roof and made a hole and lowered this friend down to be healed by Jesus. We made little stretchers to carry the paralysed man. We learnt that Jesus heals those who are ill & we prayed for our friends and family who are ill.
Friday 4th May 2018
At bible club today we reminded ourselves of the 10 commandments. We talked about what each one means. We drew round our hands and wrote each of the commandments on each finger so when we look at our hands it reminds us of them.
Friday 27th April 2018
Today we read the story of feeding the 5000. We thought about how amazing the little boy was to share his food. This reminded us that even though we are small, we are really important and make a big difference. We made plates of our favourite food that we would share with Jesus.
Friday 20th April 2018
That Friday Thing At Bible Club today we thought about prayer. We reminded ourselves that we can talk to God anytime. We made paper cup phones on string and wrote prayers on them to talk to God.
Friday 23rd March 2018
At Bible Club we heard the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet at the Last Supper in John Chapter 13. We washed our feet and had a sticker to show for it. We learnt that it is important to follow Jesus’ example and serve one another.
Friday 16th March
Today in Bible club we were learning about Palm Sunday, when Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, which in the Christian calendar is this Sunday. We watched a video before making our own palms that we could wave.
Friday 9th March 2018
Today we thought about our mummy's and how special they are, and what they do for us. We thought about how our mums love us no matter what and that God also loves us no matter what. We made our mummy's a special gift for mother’s day to show them how much we love them.
Friday 23rd February
Today we read the bible story about Creation. (Genesis 1-2). We thought about all the things in our world that we enjoy. We talked about how we need to look after the world that God created for us. We made these amazing fruit dolphins to remind us of one of Gods creations.