………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 JULY MEETING
I’m Teddy Edward and I report on our meetings. I also look after my friend Little Ted, he is a bit nervous and he had a particularly scary time at the fete. He saw teddies zipping down from the church tower on a particularly windy day. Roz had said that Little Ted and I were to be tied together and we too would whiz down. First, we were packed in a basket and pulled up to the tower, although I was with him and the team at the bottom were ready if first aid was needed, Little Ted was shaking with the thought of diving off the tower. However, as soon as we started he realised what fun it was and, do you know, we were not hurt at all, well, I had a slight graze but it was soon bandaged up. We got a smart certificate, Roz showed it to everyone and we were very proud!
There is a story in the bible about been scared. It was when Jesus was relaxing with friends and he said it would be a good idea to take a boat out to sea. After a long day, Jesus was tired and fell asleep and the sea got very rough, there was a high wind and lightning and thunder and his friends thought the boat would sink so they shook Jesus awake. “STOP”, said Jesus to the elements and, turning to his friends, said you should not be afraid, I am with you all the time. It was a timely reminder for Little Ted that God will take care of us even when we are frightened or particularly if we are frightened.
After prayers and songs, Hector was given an illustrated bible as he is going to school We will miss him as he is good at finding things when hidden in church.
There was a bonanza of birthdays, it took us ages to sing the birthday song. Elizabeth was one, so was Lila, Alicia was two, Tilly three Alicia’s Great Nanna, Joan, and Teresa, grandmother to many of our members and Toni’s mother, as well as Toni herself (shhh not polite to ask their age) all had a birthday this month or next – phew! – Time for biscuits and refreshments before going home.
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 !