Our mission statement is ‘Leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ’ and this is also key in our ministry to children and young people. We have an amazing privilege and opportunity to work with children and young people, and we would love to see every child have the chance to choose a life and friendship with God.
We are told that to welcome the child is to welcome Jesus, and so to welcome the One who sent Him (Mark 9:37). HBC provides a wide range of groups and activities for children, including Sunday groups, various mid-week groups and occasional events.
Our Sunday groups cater for children of all ages from newborns in crèche to Year 6 before moving up into our youth programme.
All of our volunteers follow our Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy and hold current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) checks.
Newborn – 3 years old
Little Acorns is our crèche. We provide a safe environment for parents to be able to leave their babies and toddlers from newborn-3 years old.
Some of our helpers are parents and some are non parents. It is as much a ministry for parents as for the children and is often the first contact church goers have with the children and youth work.
Ages 3 years old – Reception
Sparklers is our Sunday morning group for children age 3 years to Reception
The children look forward to sharing their news and showing each other special toys and possessions. We enjoy singing, making lots of noise with instruments and listening to Bible stories. We also like doing cutting, sticking and colouring. Before mums and dads come in to collect their children, there is also time for playing!
Reception to Year 6 (Ages 4-11 years old)
JC Kids is our Sunday morning group for children in Reception to Year 6 (ages 4-11).
After coming through from the church, we spend time altogether as a large group learning our memory verses and playing games. We then split up into our teams of Red, Blue and Yellow, where we look at a passage from the Bible and talk about what we can learn from it.
During the Week
Toddler Club runs on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 – 11.30 am during term time.
We set up in the church hall and aim to provide an enjoyable and safe place for carers and toddlers to enjoy spending time together, as well as a place to meet others in a similar situation. Registration is required for this popular community Toddler Club, so please ring the church office for further details.
A group for girls aged 7-10 years who meet once a week for fun, games and working towards Brownie interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Science Investigator to Circus skills.
Meet on a Thursday from 6pm until 7.30 in the church hall.