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Lighthouse

Join us every Sunday morning for Lighthouse.

Lighthouse is our children's programme which runs during the morning service.  We welcome all children ages 0 to 11 (school year 6) with a variety of crafts, games, bible stories, songs, worship and other activities.

The children can join us from 9:55am (just before the morning service starts) every Sunday morning.  We usually get our session underway with a group or craft activity as the children arrive and register, giving them time to catch up with friends.

During the session we stay together worshipping, listening to Bible stories, playing games, acting our dramas, being creative and generally having fun whilst learning about our story for the week.  Our
crèche childen (0 to approx. 3 years old) have the option of staying with the main group or breaking out into a separate area where they can play or just chill with the leaders (parents are welcome to stay too).

At around 11:15am we join the adults and young people in the morning service as we finish the morning as a whole-church family.  Towards the end of each month, the children share what we have been doing in Lighthouse with the rest of the church family so that everyone can be part of our learning journey.

The children have also taken on the role of the Welcome Team and served refreshments with the Lighthouse leaders, helping them feel part of the wider church family.

After the service we share refreshments together with the church family.


Our session materials and groups

We use the Scripture Union Light resources as the basis for our sessions taking us on a journey through the old and new testaments.

Scripture Union Resources

Click the images above for more information © Scripture Union

Although we have separate age bands within Lighthouse, the children usually stay together throughout the morning session.  Beams crèche stay with us most of the time, but can break out into a separate area if we have very young children who need space to play, chill or sleep whilst being looked after by two of our leaders.

Beams (crèche) - ages 0 - 3
Lights
- ages 3 to 6 (pre-school to school year 1)
Waves
- ages 6 to 8 (school years 2 & 3)
Harbour
- ages 8 to 11 (school years 4, 5 & 6)

Lighthouse Groups - Beams, Lights, Waves, Harbour


Summer Sundays

During the school summer holidays, we run a Sunday morning holiday club. 

Summer 2017 - Guardians of Ancora Treasure Seekers 

Summer Sundays

Session 1 - Rumours of a Saviour / Messages from Angels
Session 2 - Angels and Shepherds
Session 3
- How to Talk with God
Session 4 - The Way to the Cross
Session 5 - Jesus is Alive!
Session 6 - Walking with the Saviour

The children went on a journey to the centre of Ancora, playing out their role as Guardians seeking out the missing story treasures (Bible stories) to relight the city spires.

Our adventures included stories, crafts, games, quizzes, songs, videos, dramas and above all, great fun.

Summer 2018 - Mega Makers

During 2018, our six-week theme was Mega Makers, with the children playing the role of apprentices in Professor Ian Ventor's workshop along with his loyal assistant May Kamess, trying to ensure the evil Dr Upton O'Good did not steal his amazing Mega Machine.

Summer Sundays 2018 - Mega Makers

Session 1 - The message of Jesus: Louder and Louder
Session 2 - The invitation to follow Jesus: Wider and Wider
Session 3 - The trust in Jesus: Deeper and Deeper
Session 4 - The power of Jesus: Stronger and Stronger
Session 5 - The love of Jesus: Greater and Greater
Session 6 - Friendship with Jesus: Forever and Ever

The children joined us for games, drama, Bible story DVD's, crafts, songs and more...

Explore Together

During Advent 2016, Pentecost 2017 and Easter 2018, we used a new Scripture Union resource called Explore Together.

Explore Togetherhttp://www.exploretogether.org/

Click the image above for more information about Explore Together © Scripture Union

Lighthouse joined together with the young people in Ignite for Advent and in total 45 under 18's and 9 leaders explored the birth of Jesus together.

The Birth of Jesus
2 Bible Passages, 4 Questions, 6 Explore Zones

Here are some photos of our explore zones ready for our session and some of the creations made by the children

Explore Zones

Explore Together creations

During our Pentecost session in June 2017, the Lighthouse children really enjoyed discovering more about Pentecost and sharing together.

If you would like to know more ...

For more information about Lighthouse, please contact us via the church office on 01233 632739 or via email

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