Holiday Club 2018
‘Better Together’ was the theme of Holiday Club this year and 5 to 11 year olds enjoyed learning about team leaders and players in the Bible plus plenty of team games outside in the sunshine. A celebration service on the Sunday brought church family together with children and parents from Holiday Club to celebrate all that went on during the club and to share what was learned. Thanks to all who made the club happen whether leading a group, helping or making the coffee!
Inspired by the knitted angels of Starbeck and Gracious Street, crafters at Woodlands have been knitting our own angels since Easter with the aim to make enough to give away at our events and outreach in the festive season as well as to church family. Join us for a knit-in on Tuesday 6 November, 7pm at church and add to our angelic stash! Needles and wool provided or bring your own 3.25mm to 4mm and double knitting wool.
The Bridge Breakfast Club
Since the end of April ten older people and ten children from Willow Tree Primary School have been meeting for breakfast each Friday morning during term time. Volunteers collect surplus food from supermarkets and other shops the day before and a team prepares and serves breakfast the next morning. A ‘pay as you feel’ table ensures that any excess food donations do not go to waste. Old and young alike are feeling the benefits of eating and sharing conversation together.
New Lunch Club
Following the success of Breakfast Club plans are now afoot for a lunch club from September that will also make use of the excess food plus produce from the Community Garden. The Foresight group for visually impaired adults with additional needs, who meet on the premises, will be working with volunteers to cook lunch for themselves and up to ten guests who would also enjoy a freshly cooked meal at no charge.
The Yorkshire North and East District staged Reimagine about worship outdoors in June, Yorkshire in Bloom judges visited in July and plans are afoot for harvesting fruit and vegetables in October. The last Sunday of the month is a regular gardening get together from 2pm to 4pm for various jobs fuelled by tea and cake!