………is for Parents/Grandparents or carers with babies and toddlers run by members of our Mothers’ Union Branch at Pakefield. We meet with Teddy Edward on the 1st Wednesday of the month in church, from 1.30-3.00pm. We have a story from the Bible, sing some songs, play with toys and whizz around on the trikes! We enjoy snacks and the adults have a cup of tea or coffee.
OUR JANUARY MEETING
The Teddy Edward Club met on the 3rd January and I’m here – that’s me, Teddy Edward – to tell you all about it.
Roz continued her Christmas story about the birth of Jesus and went on to tell us about three wise and clever men who noticed a bright star which was still there the next day. They looked at a very ancient book and this indicated that they should follow this star to find the Son of God. It was a very long journey for them riding on camels mostly across the desert. They came bearing gifts for the baby, gold, frankincense and myrrh symbolising aspects of Jesus’ ministry and purpose.
When they arrived in Bethlehem they came to Herod’s palace, probably seeking more information, telling Herod that they were seeking the Son of God, little knowing that Herod had in mind to kill Jesus when he was found and he asked them to come back and tell him where they found Jesus. Eventually they came across the holy family and presented their gifts. Joseph had a dream during which an angel told him not to take his family back to their village so they made their way along a different route to Egypt.
We welcomed former Teddy Edwardians Grace and Skye who hadn’t gone back to school yet, and they helped Roz set the scene of the story after which they beautifully sung Away in a Manger. Also present were Lily, Lila and Tilly and we all joined in with the songs Twinkle, Tinkle Lttle Star and One More Step Along the Road I go. We had so many grown up visitors it was almost like another party and we shared our chocolate biscuits and tea.
Did you know MUMS that there are lots of other activities for children in the church and church hall as well as our TEC? If you’d like to know more please ring our Children and Families Co-ordinator – Katey Mills – there’s a lot going on! Katey generally puts in an appearance at our meetings and you would be welcome to come and have refreshments and a chat with her. You can contact her on 07834910714.
Please come to our next meeting on the 7th February when Roz will be on hand with another story and lots more…..I’m wondering if there will be any more Christmas left-over double sided speciality chocolate biscuits for when we have refreshments…. Love Teddy Edward.
No meeting in August but a very special one on 6th September as we say farewell to Bob. Not only is he good at prayers but he is our Chief Rocker of Babies. Although some schools are starting their new term during that week, the times may be staggered so perhaps some of our past members may be able to come with their mums so we can say the biggest A…M…E…N — EVER!
…to send him on his way in our special style !
Some photos of Teddy Edward and friends old and young !