Hope Church For tODDLERS (0-4)
"Helping parent's raise their children to be followers of Jesus".
Due to COVID-19 we are now meeting at Christ Church Sutton on Sundays (2:30pm Adult Service, 4pm All-Age Service). We will not be running our usual Hope Tots group but our All-Age Service at 4pm will be suitable for children and we will provide them with activities and resources to stay engaged through the service. We want to encourage you to join us and not worry when your child makes noise and gets restless! There will be an overflow room for those who need a temporary timeout, however we want to make these services accessible to all ages (including adults) and so would encourage you to persist with children sitting through the whole service.
For more information about our current Sunday Services please click here.
SUNDAY SERVICE (during normal times)
At Hope Church Sutton we want all of the children to feel fully part of the church as well as having age-specific teaching to help them know Jesus and live for him in their everyday lives.
Each week at our 10am Sunday church service, children of all ages start the service with the adults so they get to experience an all-age church. After approx. 10 minutes the children go out to their age specific groups. For children aged 0-4 (birth to pre-school) we have our 'Hope Tots' group. Every couple of months we also have special all-age church services which are shorter and designed to engage the children as well as the adults.
Each of our Sunday children's groups will:
Have age-specific Bible teaching which aims at both understanding and applying it to their everyday lives
Sing child-friendly worship songs
Play age-specific games and crafts
We are careful to keep to government recommended adult-to-child ratios in all of our children's groups.
All of our children's leaders have been fully DBS checked with the government's child protection regulation body and follow the Co-Mission Safeguarding Policy.
All children are welcome!
If you have any questions about the programmes or want to know more about bringing your kids along on a Sunday then please contact us.
PARENT AND TODDLER GROUPS IN THE WEEK
HOPE HOPPERS (18mths - 4yrs)
Hope Hoppers is a group for parents to come with babies, toddlers and pre-school children to bop, bounce, sing and listen to stories.
It runs on Monday mornings during school term time from 10am to 11am.
We meet at Sutton Baptist Church (map link here). Unfortunately there is no car parking available on site but we recommend either parking nearby at Morrisons which is free for 2 hours (they do ask you to buy something to park there) or at Gibson Road NCP car park.
Children’s snacks, tea, coffee and home-made cake are provided.
Please note, this is not a ‘drop in’ group – families sign up for a 10 week term for £20.
If you are interested in joining, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
GOODFATHERS (DADS AND TOTS)
Goodfathers is a monthly group for dads with pre-school kids to come to meet for play with games and toys and have lots of fun (and coffee and bacon sarnies). All dads are welcome, be they from a church or not. You don't need to sign-up - just come along. Our sessions are very friendly, relaxed and informal - we simply play and chat (and mum's get the morning off!)
It runs on the first Saturday of every month from 9am - 10.30am.
We meet near Sutton Town Centre at Robin Hood Junior School, Thorncroft Road, SM1 1RL (map link here)
. There is free car parking available in the school playground.
Children’s snacks, tea, coffee and bacon rolls are provided.
The cost is £2 per dad.
If you are interested in joining, please email us at email@example.com
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