Gosport church to hold baptism reunionÂ '“ bring your godparents!Â
By JO NORTHEY, families minister ofÂ St Mary's Church, Alverstoke
I'veÂ had an exciting six months in Alverstoke since being appointed as theÂ Families Minister.
We have lots going on and fabulous things lined up for theÂ next school year.
On SundayÂ we will have a special celebration service at 10.45am at StÂ Mary's to celebrate the end of the school year in style.
It will be part of ourÂ Church Alive service, which is geared towards families.
If youÂ want to join in the fun and see what we have to offer for children andÂ families, do come andÂ join us.
There will be a bouncy castle if the weather is kind,Â glitter tattoos, paddling pools and lots of fun.
The summer holidays are looming for many of us, which is when many regularÂ activities stop.
That can mean the school holidays start to drag a bit.Â
We are planning a picnic at either our parish centre or another local venue mostÂ weeks.
If you want to be informed, email me on [email protected]Â and I'll add you to the WhatsApp group to keep you informed.
If your children were baptised at St Mary's, we are holding a special event onÂ September 16 for Godparents' Sunday.
Do invite your children and theirÂ godparents to join us at 10.45am for a special service to give thanks for them.
In September we will also be running a Youth Alpha course so do get in touch ifÂ you know anyone who would like to come. Parents can come too and will haveÂ mainly separate discussion groups.
We will also be running our games-based youth group on the second and fourthÂ Saturday evenings each month. It's from 7pm-8.30pm for Year 6 to 9s.
Our Parenting for Faith course has been a real encouragement this term and weÂ will be running one in the New Year on a weekday evening.
Equipping parents toÂ be able to nurture their children and develop their faith has to be a key part ofÂ my job.
And our toddler group and Messy Church will both be back in September too.
Check out our websiteÂ stmarysalverstoke.org.uk for more.
St Mary's Church is in Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport. CallÂ (023) 9258 0551.Â