Young people at st stephen's
At St Stephen's we value our young people deeply, and it is our goal to provide a safe and encouraging space for them to grow and interact together. The years theme is 'Seeking Jesus, Living Justly.' We are delving deep into the life of Jesus and his disciples to explore what it means to live justly and love generously.
On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month we have what we call Treasure groups. Creation is our Treasure group for those aged 8 to 11 and Creation Plus is our Treasure group for those aged 11 to 16. Little Gems, Gold Gang and School Jewels are our groups for those aged below 8 years old. These groups are run by a wonderful team of committed volunteers who put countless hours into planning each session to ensure that every child remains safe and happy. Our young people leave the service part way through to go to their respective group and return to the service to share in the Eucharist with the rest of the Church.
Re:Fresh is our contemporary evening worship service that takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. We come together to worship and explore God's word with one another. We open the doors to the church centre at 5:30pm for toast, cakes and coffee and kick off officially at 6pm.
throughout the week
Feast meets during term time on a Tuesday night from 7pm to 8:30 in the church foyer. Feast is a dedicated group for those aged 11+ that is built around enjoying life together. We go on regular trips which include, Laser Fusion, Bowling, Air Hop, restaurant visits, worship nights, and more. We also hold movie, pizza, and games nights at the church on a regular basis while also building in time to explore God's word with one another.
Friday nights are reserved for North Side a fun and interactive youth group for those in school years 7 to 9. We have fun, games and a tuck shop whilst encouraging young people to engage in games of their own devising. The fantastic outdoor space, building and facilities at St Stephen's means that the young people are never short of something to explore. We also have a grand piano, snooker table, table tennis, football table and board games available.
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.