Weekly Update

This week, our practical work has really picked up again.

In primary schools we have started our assemblies with our first this morning at Hautes Capelles Infants. We’re looking at beginnings. We start off the assembly reading the beginnings of popular children’s books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The BFG, and The Jolly Postman. The children have to guess which book we’re reading from. We end this by reading, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” And ask them to guess this one too. The assembly then moves into looking at how God was there at the very beginning, how he made us, which means that we are special and he never leaves us. He was there at the very beginning of creation and he is here with us at the beginning of this term, of the school year and each day.

Phil will be leading Week 2 of OT Mini for the Year 6’s at St Martins this week. Please pray that the students are attentive and enjoy the lesson. We will also be delivering an RE Inspired Creation lesson for Year 1 at St Mary and St Michael’s.

Finally, in primary schools our BOLT clubs have started again for the term. They are at Blanchelande, Castel, La Houguette, La Mare and Vauvert. Please pray for good attendance for these as we’d love to have a good number for each one!

In senior lunch clubs, we are exploring the question ‘If we can’t see God does that mean he doesn’t exist?’ – There are many things in life that we can’t see, for example, gravity, oxygen and wind. However that doesn’t mean they don’t exist as we can see or feel their effects. Leading us to a discussion about ‘Who God is’ and ‘Can we see any evidence for God in our world?’ despite the fact that we can’t see him.

Have you ever tried to put toothpaste back in the tube if you squirt too much out? Ever figured out that it is impossible? This week in senior assemblies we are talking about how we can’t change what’s happened in the past (like the toothpaste once it’s out the tube, we can’t put it back in!) but we can choose how we define our future. We are really looking forward to sharing this message with Year 7’s at La Mare and Grammar this week. Encouraging them to make the most of this fresh start at Senior School and become the person they want to be.

The team have also been invited to attend a day of training with The Gideons on Friday.