There has been plenty happening at St John's over the past few weeks. On Sunday 22nd July we welcomed back the New Covenant Singers. This was the group’s fourth visit to St John's and we are always very pleased to welcome them back. As a multi-racial congregation with a real appreciation for the way our shared faith can be expressed in and through many different cultures, we enjoy the warmth and skill of their harmonies and are challenged by the message that accompanies their songs.
The group were on their fourth UK tour singing at 25 different venues throughout July. At St John's they sang four songs including Have A Little Talk With Jesus and You've Got To Walk Right, Talk Right, Act Right, Live Right. Rev. Christopher Arulanand then preached on the importance of God being our main priority in life.
The Holiday Club at St John's Seven Kings happened last week. Over 80 children attended and enjoyed a programme that included: bible stories, bouncy castle, crafts, drama, games, quizzes, and songs. The craft activities included: beadwork, card making, cooking, painting, and woodwork, among others. The children had the opportunity to make: badges, bags, bracelets, door plaques, light-catchers, pinwheels, and tiaras, among others. On the final day of the Club there was also a bouncy castle.
The theme of the Club was 'Living with Jesus' and through the drama, quizzes and songs, the children heard about the importance of following, believing, worshipping and loving Jesus. In the daily drama, two humorous detectives helped the disciple Peter to find out more about Jesus with lots of fish jokes and slapstick along the way.
Thanks to our Holiday Club organiser, Margaret Amann, and her brilliant team of volunteers, the Holiday Club was great fun from beginning to end. Parents said that their children were getting up early and getting themselves ready in the mornings because they really wanted to come. Recommendations don't come any better than that! St John's has been running Holiday Clubs for many years and people here love the opportunity to give children a fun time at the same time as sharing the good news about Jesus.