Dear Parents and Carers of Lighthouse and Solid Rock Youth Groups
I do hope you’re keeping well.
This email has two subjects… Virtual Youth Groups plus the monthly All Age Sunday Services are restarting on Sunday 13th Sept and priority booking is being given to families 🙂
Understandably we are not currently able to run our usual youth groups as our young people come from various schools and year groups so we would be breaking many bubbles 🙁
But instead we’re going to continue our fun virtual online youth groups but using Zoom this time.
Please note the new times and year groups.
Lighthouse is, 6.30pm till 7.20pm for school years 4 – 6
Solid Rock is, 7.30pm till 8.20pm for school years 7+
Both groups are on the following Wednesdays.
You can register your child as early as you like and then I’ll email you the Zoom invite link a day or two before the session.
You only need to register your child’s interest once for the whole six sessions of the term.
To register, all you need to do is reply to this email with your child’s name and year group.
For any new young people who would like to join in, I do need a consent / registration for filled in, scanned and emailed to me.
I’m grateful to Andrea, Kate, Maddie and Natalie who are kindly co-hosting with me.
Each young person will need a pen or pencil and paper.
Try not to position your child with a window behind them, or else they’re just a silhouette and we can’t really see them.
We will be using Zoom, so it does need downloading if you haven’t already.
There’s a few important safeguarding rules we’re needing to abide by as follows:
We can only include young people for whom I hold a registration and consent form.
If your child would like to participate, please register them as above before 8am on the day of the session and I will email you the invite link.
Sorry, no last minute joiners. I now have another job during the day, so I probably won’t have spare time before the sessions start.
Your child / YP needs to be playing from a communal room in your home, not in their bedroom.
You as their parent / carers don’t have to stay visibly present, but please stay in earshot so keep the door open if you’re in another room.
You may have heard on the media that on occasions inappropriate material / content has been said or shared in such online group setups. We are keen to avoid any similar occurrences so if there’s anyone we leaders don’t recognise they will be removed from the ‘session’ or if there’s anything inappropriate said or shared we will remove them from the session and discuss later. Sorry this all sounds a bit sharp, but it’s just not possible to deal with issues discreetly whilst in a shared meeting room with other young people present.
Lastly, please do not share the zoom link with others. All attendees need to receive the link from me.
Should you need any further info I look forward to hearing from you.
All Age Family Church Services
Starting next Sunday 13th September I’m resuming leading the All Age Service at St Stephens Church 9.30am on the second Sunday of the month, and as usual I welcome any young helpers with readings etc.
I’m afraid to say there are limited spaces due to social distancing etc, but the great news is that the Church Wardens want to give families priority. To book your family’s pew, please phone Lynn Mears on 01243 537190. It is necessary to wear face masks when inside the church.
I repeat the All Age Service on the following Sunday (alternate months) at St Leodegars Church Hunston, booking through Joan Duberley on 01243 787801.
For more info on any of the above do get in touch.