Meets each Sunday, except when the whole Church Family worships together.
Age-related learning is offered in small groups with a variety of enjoyable activities, for those of school age.
There’s a younger children’s and family area provided alongside the worshipping congregation, for youngsters and a parent/guardian to feel relaxed and yet involved. A crèche can also be available if requested.
The teens groups (formerly known as “Y @ C” and “Cheese”) now follow a new study programme.
All those working with children and young people have clear DBS (formerly CRB) certificates, as required (see Safeguarding page). Please contact a member of the Church Team for more information.
Y @ C & Cheese = Sunday People
This is the Y @ C intro… complete with Cheese. Together, we are the Sunday People.
We meet every Sunday morning (10.30am to 11.30ish) for fun and crazy type activities!!
Y @ C has been joined by a new group, called “Cheese” because – so we’re told – CHurch Equals Extremely Sensational Enjoyment.
It’s a great chance to meet, discuss and see what people are up to. So please come along and join in! See ya there!
Several members of the Y @ C group belong to “Brokenfor”, the Band. Call in and see us for more information.
We’ve moved on, and there’s always something for 7’s to 17’s to explore in “The Box”.
We meet each Thursday evening between 6.45pm and 8.15pm.
Tuck shop, games & fun stuff, crafts & cooking, activities & talk’s, advice & events.
For more info please contact either Kirsty Deary on 07812 511629
The FLX (Drop In) …no longer available
For various reasons, the FLX activity is no longer offered, while we reassess the whole package of our youth ministries.
Other youth activities are available nearby in the Sprowston area…
For example, the Sprowton Youth Cafe for 13 to 18 years, supported by SYEP, at St Cuthberts Church Centre (near the roundabout): every Tuesday evening, 7pm till 9pm.
Since 1949, when the 4th Norwich was formed, there has been an opportunity for boys and young men to meet on a Wednesday evening with the Boys’ Brigade at Sprowston Methodist Church (off Wroxham Road). The Boys’ Brigade is a Uniformed Christian Youth Organisation which was formed way back in 1883, but is still relevant and as needed in our modern times.
At the 4th we encourage any boy at any age to join us in fun and fellowship through a wide ranging programme of informal education to promote the “object” of the BB and to build lifelong skills and make lifelong friends.
The BB Object
“The advancement of Christ’s kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.”
We meet every Wednesday evening (during School term time) from 6:15pm to 7:30pm for the Anchor Section (5-8 years) and Junior Section (8-11 years) boys, and 7pm through to 8:30pm for the older Company/Sections.
All our staff are volunteers and are appointed by the Church Council and have clear DBS disclosure, many of whom have been members of the organisation through their childhood!
To find our more about the Boys’ Brigade in general visit http://www.boys-brigade.org.uk/
For more information about the 4th should you wish to join please contact our current Captain, Mr S Butterfield by calling 01603 405544 or Mrs Jackie Lawrence on 01603 427560.
The Queen’s Awards Presentations 2016
• Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.
• It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for people of all ages, adults and children.
• It’s all-age.
• It’s fun.
• It’s a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age
• Messy Church is an all-age fresh expression of church that offers counter-cultural transformation of family life through families coming together to be, to make, to eat and to celebrate God.