Pray and play time for kids

Ed­ward Bear at St Oswald’s

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - CLUBS & SOCIETIES -

AFTER say­ing good­bye in July to 10 of our chil­dren who have started school, we are pleased to wel­come five new fam­i­lies who have joined us.

Ed­ward Bear’s team of vol­un­teers con­tin­ues to de­liver a pro­gramme of ‘praise and play’ which is made up of sto­ry­telling, prayer, craft, singing and in­stru­ments.

Over the past few weeks we have ex­plored sto­ries and themes from ‘Diddy Dis­ci­ples’ our wor­ship and sto­ry­telling re­source about The Good Sa­mar­i­tan, The Lost Coin, The Lost Sheep and The Prodi­gal Son.

We have just cel­e­brated Har­vest Fes­ti­val by singing songs about plant­ing and the har­vest­ing of wheat; cel­e­brat­ing and say­ing ‘thank you’ to ‘God the Maker’ for all the won­der­ful food that he sup­plies to us.

We shared bread to­gether and sang the ‘Har­vest Samba’ (words for this are in the Ed­ward Bear area and are great fun to sing).

We are for­tu­nate to have had two moth­ers come for­ward to be­come more ac­tive mem­bers of the Ed­ward Bear Team: Anna (with baby Char­lotte) are lead­ing ‘Tommy Thumb’ prayers and Reina (with Luke) takes more of a lead with our singing and in­stru­ments. How won­der­ful this is!

Ed­ward Bear con­tin­ues to sup­port the Moses Char­ity. Week by week fam­i­lies are bring­ing and fill­ing Moses Bas­kets with es­sen­tial items to be sent to ex­pec­tant and nurs­ing moth­ers and their new­born ba­bies in war-torn ar­eas of Syria and in the ‘hold­ing camps’ in France.

Ed­ward Bear Praise and Play for un­der fives and their par­ents/car­ers meets in term time on a Thurs­day morn­ing in the Church Cen­tre from 9.30am to 1.30pm. For more de­tails, con­tact the church of­fice on 01335 343194.

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