Woodlands Methodist Church Summer Club

Woodlands Church is looking forward to holding their Summer Club this August. The Club is to be held on the mornings of  9, 10 and 11 August and is for children aged between 5 to 11 years. They will be divided into 3 groups dependent on age and will take part in a variety of activities including, Drama, Crafts, Music and Story. The aim of the event is to help children learn more about Jesus and make connections between the Bible and their lives. It will enable the children to worship in a way that they understand and is relevant to them.

The theme this year is Sweet Factory with the underlying theme being that we are all different yet all equal, a variety, all important to each other and to Jesus. We are all part of God’s family. The Club is to be led by Matthew Lunn, our children and family worker. Matthew has planned the activities and the timetable of the event and will be delivering it at both Bilton and Woodlands. The Groups will be led, under Matthew’s leadership, by volunteers from Woodlands Church.

Other Woodlands volunteers will provide the refreshments, registration and general help. In all it will not only bring the children together in active worship but also the adults.

The event will be drawn together at the Sunday morning worship on Sunday 13 August.  It is hoped that the children will bring their families to join the congregation to celebrate the event. Each group will present the work they have done and reflect on what they have discovered. We will also be sharing the new action song that Peter Phillips our organist wrote especially for the event. Please come and join us if you would like to.

Evelyn Holyland


Woodlands Methodist Church Easter Garden Festival.

If you had walked into Woodlands church over the Easter weekend you would have see more than 20 Easter Gardens, all different yet all expressing the same message. They were produced from groups within the church, users of the building and nearby residential homes, in a community event to celebrate Easter. During opening times each day a short film was shown to the children and booklets of the Easter story were given out.

Music from different groups was played in the church and hot cross buns and drinks served in the small hall. A short service brought the weekend to a close on the Tuesday evening.

Sue Ross