………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 MARCH MEETING
Easter partially falls in March this year, this is a time when Little Ted and I look forward to hearing Roz’s special story with lots of hand actions and, after prayers, she began. It is the caterpillar story – ready with wiggly finger?
In a nettle patch lived the caterpillar of our story, he was very special and lived with his many friends, they relied on him to find the best food and protect them from being eaten by birds. One day he told them that he had to go away as he had to do something special. His friends were very upset and wondered how they would manage without him. He climbed a tree and made himself a cosy cocoon (Roz popped our caterpillar in a cosy sock) and when his friends looked again they saw not a caterpillar but a beautiful butterfly. His friends thought he had been eaten by a bird but the butterfly explained that he had turned into a butterfly and, this time, he would stay with them forever and that one day they would all be beautiful butterflies. Roz pulled a butterfly out of the cocoon and we all made our hands into a butterfly shape. Roz had hidden several butterflies in and around the church and everyone went off to find them.
This story is called an analogy which means telling a story about a real happening and the caterpillar story helps us to understand the life and death of Jesus at Easter.
Chloe and Katey’s Mum Emma had a birthday this month. As she is a grown up, she doesn’t have to stand on a chair or even go to the front of the gathering as we could see her so that we could sing the happy birthday song.
More singing with our musical instruments and – guess what? the songs were “If I were a butterfly..” and “The wheels on the bus” with lots more actions.
Time for biscuits and drinks when Tilly arrived from school in time to join in.
Little Ted and I – Teddy Edward – wish you a very happy Easter and good egg hunting until we meet again on the 4th April. Tell your friends we meet at Pakefield Church, first Wednesday of each month, 13.10 hours for prayers, story, singing, refreshments and playtime.
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 !