Fishes Club, held at St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine, will restart after the summer holiday on Sunday 6 September. Fishes Club meets on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month at St Andrew’s Church on Main Street. On the 1st Sunday, during the 11am Communion Service, children leave the main service after the first hymn and meet in an annex room and then rejoin the main service for the communion (the club therefore lasts about 30 minutes). The 2nd Sunday of each month is a Family Service, which is for people of all ages and provides an opportunity for the whole congregation, kids and adults, to get involved with a craft activity, music, prayers and collection.
Fishes Club welcomes all children aged 3-12, though younger children do come with their parents. We learn about the Christian faith through many different activities – we have already performed a play, looked at real locusts (some brave people even ate one), set some frankincense and myrrh on fire to see what it smells like, done lots of crafts and had a Christmas Party. We also contribute to the activities in Feat Week with a fun treasure hunt.
Some Sundays we sing, we always have a story of Jesus or people in the Bible and we find out things we never knew. We have a lot of fun. We go outside in the church grounds when the weather is warmer. We are learning that everyone is important in the church, so we celebrate birthdays both for the younger people and the grown ups who help.