'Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.' (Mark 10:14)

***COVID-19 Update 1st Dec 2020: In person services and children's groups will resume from 6th December 2020.  You can also tune in to HBC Kids session on our YouTube channel and e-mail Heather to get our weekly e-mail of activties***

We love having children and youth in our church and seek to make Sunday mornings fun and engaging for them.  Our aim is that all of the young people in our church come to understand the love of God for themselves and develop their own relationship with Jesus. 

The children and youth would normally join in the first part of the service for family worship before going out to their separate groups, however, in the light of the current restrictions upon places of worship, we have taken the decision to keep the children in their groups for the whole of the service and thereby minimise movement in and out of the groups. Here is what you can expect from our children's groups at the moment:

  • Children's groups all meet in Hersham Youth Centre, which is opposite the church on Arch Road;
  • Parents and carers should drop their children off at the Youth Centre before the start of the main service at 10.30am;
  • Details will be taken for the NHS Track and Trace programme;
  • Parents will not be allowed inisde the Youth Centre and children will be asked to sanitise their hands with the sanitiser provided when they enter the building;
  • Children can remain in the main service with their parents but must remain seated at all times;
  • We will be encouraging the children to practice social distancing as much as possible, but we do understand this is harder for the younger children.  Separate resource packs will be provided to each child to avoid too many things being handled by multiple children;
  • Children will be in the same groups each week they attend;
  • There will be no creche provided at the moment and we ask that parents keep babies with them;
  • Explorers is our group for children aged 3 years up to Year 2.  Explorers should be dropped off and collected from the front door of the Youth Centre;
  • Adventurers is our group for children in Years 3 to 6.  Adventurers should be dropped off and collected from the rear door to the Youth Centre at the far end of the car park;
  • HBC Youth will not be running at the moment and youth are encouraged to stay in the service for now or join Adventurers if they wish;
  • Children should be collected from the Youth Centre at the same door they were dropped off at as soon as the service ends.  The service will last approximately 50-60 minutes at the moment.

The sessions all involve a mixture of worship, games, a focus on the BIble, prayer, activities and reflection time.  

Please e-mail Heather if you would like to find out more about our Sunday morning children's groups.

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