‘GOD in the PARK’ is an exciting venture that is happening on Saturday 14th July 2012, from 11am - 6pm. It is a day, where Christians from all denominations will come together as Christ’s body to Goodmayes Park for a time of worship, fun and fellowship. GOD in the PARK presents a fantastic opportunity for Churches across the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering to come together, encourage one another and grow in friendship. The day is going to be filled with worship, lots of fun, (music, dance and street entertainment etc) bouncy castles, marquees serving tea/coffee plus cakes! All events that will be happening in the day will be free, but families and various groups coming on the day are encouraged to bring their own picnics.
Speakers include Jeff Lucas and Jonathan Oloyede. Performers include Dave Bilborough and Helen Yousaf. 'GOD in the PARK' is also the latest Olympic-themed event at which the Run with the Fire digital exhibition will be shown. Run with the Fire will run on their big screen at different points during the day. Keep up-to-date with news of 'GOD in the Park' at their facebook page by clicking here.
On Your Marks … Get … Set … Go! Children, aged 5 to 11, have the opportunity to join up with other athletes and take part in the 'Global Games' at the Holiday Club at St John's Seven Kings this year. As they do they can discover what it was like for the disciples to follow Jesus and how they can be on his team today.
Based on Scripture Union’s On Your Marks holiday club material, the Holiday Club will be full of creative teaching, games, craft, songs, prayers and Bible reading as children learn about God’s great plan for salvation. The holiday club runs from 10.00am – 12.30pm from Tuesday 24th – Thursday 26th July and is open to all people aged 5 to 11. As usual all those involved are really looking forward to this year’s holiday club. It will be great fun, we’ll learn a lot and it would be fantastic if lots of children come along.
The setting for On Your Marks is the Global Games, a fictitious international sporting tournament which takes place in
Galilee in the first century AD. Each day a different sporting event from the Global Games Pentathlon is explored that links in with the Bible passage.
Many sporting events are not about individuals playing against each other but about teams working together, often with someone taking the lead to inspire, encourage and support. Children love supporting teams, being part of a team and having that sense of belonging even if they are not particularly into sport. This is especially true if the team leader is one who inspires them. It is this idea of being a member of Jesus’ team that is at the heart of On Your Marks.
On Your Marks is based around stories about Jesus from Mark’s Gospel. Each day the children will meet Jesus as he calls his disciples (picks his team), demonstrates his healing power, challenges them to keep stepping out in faith, shows his authority, reveals himself as the Son of God (their team leader) and teaches them to keep following him as their team leader. Children will discover and begin to experience what it is like to be a member of the team that has Jesus as the leader.
Each day at On Your Marks the children can join real-life sports men and women on location as they share their sporting experiences, their role as team players and how Jesus makes a difference in their lives. They can also be transported to sports matches and events with the storyteller as he brings stories of Jesus alive.
Helen Yousaf - Child Of Mine.
Helen Yousaf - Child Of Mine.