During Lent the Olive Branch is asking for contributions of tins to sustain families throughout the summer when stocks get low.
Since the closure of the local Toddler group Yealand School has worked with St. John’s Church to develop an opportunity for families to get together, have a coffee and chat whilst their ‘little ones’ enjoy a safe and stimulating environment.
In October Mini Church was launched, a partnership link for the school and church supporting the local community.
Mini Church takes place every 2nd Friday of the month in Yealand Village hall at 10am. The event is free for families and is themed around one of the many Bible stories told. Two very dedicated Parishioners and the Head teacher plan a story, games and ‘messy’ activities for the children. Parents, Grandparents, Childminders are all welcome to join the fun; painting, playdough modelling, colouring and a little bit of crafty sticking to create different things from the themed story for that session.
The next Mini Church is advertised on the school’s Newletter and Facebook page.
December’s Mini Church celebrated the birth of Jesus.
Pancakes and pancake races all round!
The Worship Team went along to the Lancaster and District Action Centre to meet some of the staff. During their visit they were able to speak with staff about the work that takes place there and have a look at the facilities the centre provides. The Team handed to staff a donation of gifts and toiletries collected through work in school and through the Parish church St. Johns. They were also able to take a cash donation from Coffee Stop’s annual Christmas Coffee Morning.
Blue for Loo Day
The School Council organised a special Fundraising morning with lots of ‘loo’ related activities to raise money to twin with a toilet in a developing country.
The children baked and decorated emoji cakes which they sold to parents.