Refuel your imagination…

As part of our goal to feature articles from groups and denominations in the FCG, may I share this empowering and heartening story from the Congregational Federation

Hawick Congregational Community Church, in the Scottish borders, have been working with the younger members of their community to refuel imaginations... Families at the Hawick Congregational Community Church Playgroup - Toddlers Together - recently enjoyed a themed session with an imaginative difference – BOX DAY. The church says, "At Toddlers Together we strive not only for fun to take place, but also learning, both socially and educationally, as well as messiness and contained chaos!"

The Play Co-ordinator at the church, Stephanie Logan, explains... "For the last three years I have planned activity programmes which allow room for creative learning and co-playing with parents and peers for new-borns to four-year olds. Having these themed sessions also embeds routine and excitement in the group and, with a different activity taking place each week, we’re always looking at play and learning differently." It sounds like a simple idea, that is easily achievable, and don't we often say, younger children have more fun with the box than the gift...! You can read the full story HERE

What not try something like this in your church? 

Please join us as we pray for all the ideas which our youth and children's workers have the courage to explore and for the thriving and playful imaginations in our children and toddlers! 

Matthew 18:2-5 The Message (MSG). "Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me."