Sunday Jammers (Sunday group for Reception - Year 5)
Sunday mornings in Sturry Social Centre
Sunday Jammers is children aged between 5-10, and designed to give them lots of room to explore Christianity through games, sport, craftwork, songs and Bible-teaching.
They start in the 9.30am service at Sturry Church before leaving to walk across to the Sturry Social Centre and they re-join the rest of the congregation at the end of the service for drinks and biscuits.
The current leader of this group is Lisa Haines.
We believe that safety is paramount for all young people at Sturry and so we register all children in our groups both at the start and end of each session.
What happens at Sunday School?
- We come together to worship
- We come together to pray
- We come together to hear God's word
- We come together to praise
- We come together to meet God
- We come together to make friends
- And we come together to have fun!
Jesus wants us to follow him; following can be hard work...
Following the leader through an obstacle course
'Duck, duck GOOSE!' game
Christmas Play / Nativity - December 2008
The Sunday Jammers, Seekers and Super Seekers took part in a Nativity play, with the Sunday Jammers taking the roles of traditional Nativity play as shown in the photo below.
A fun activity before learning about Lazarus (read about it in John 11:38)
Creating our Mummy The Mummy helpers!
Easter Gardens - 2005
Making the Easter Gardens The Easter Gardens we made.
We hope you like the photo (right) of one of the Sunday School leaders!
In Sunday school, we play games (photo on the left), sing songs, act out stories, have discussions prayers and craft activities. Several times a year we help lead part of the All-age or Family Services at Sturry.
At the 2004 Gift Service we led the congregation in a Rap.
Sunday School Rap during Gift Service
Games at Sunday school
Easter 2004 - Easter Gardens
We acted out the story of Easter Day, with some women and then the disciples finding the tomb empty. The women were told that Jesus had come alive again. We then used materials from the garden to design several Easter Gardens. Most of these has an empty tomb. Some of them also showed the cross on which Jesus was killed.
Making the gardens One of the Easter Gardens we made.
Lent 2004 - Making a banner for the Easter Monday Pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral
This year, Sunday school plan to walk to Canterbury Cathedral to take part in the annual Easter Monday Youth Pilgrimage. We shall leave Sturry church at 10:30am, to arrive at Canterbury Cathedral by 12 noon for a special service, followed by picnic lunch and afternoon activities.
Making the banner The finished banner
Sunday school helped read the prayers at the Family Gift Service. We made these cards at Sunday school; some of us wrote prayers and others drew pictures of them. At the Gift Service, some of us read the prayers and others lit candles.
Prayers made by Sunday School
Rene Pereira from Northern Argentina visited Sturry this weekend, together with Richard Crofts, the Area Secretary of the South American Mission Society (SAMS). Phil Craft, a reader at Sturry has worked with Rene in Northern Argentina among the Indian population.
Rene Pereira at Sturry Sunday School
Rene is responsible for training young people's leaders in the church in Northern Argentina. On Sunday morning he showed Sturry Sunday school and Seekers photographs of the schools and churches where he lives and works. He also taught as a song (in Spanish).
In the evening, Rene talked (via Phil Craft as interpreter) about his work, life and economy in Northern Argentina.
Dramatised Bible reading
during the Gift Service.
Games during time together
in Social Centre.