Our children have enjoyed a variety of activities on Funday Sunday – many of which included getting messy and eating, alongside learning about the life of Jesus and what the Bible can teach them.

In June we had our Pet Service and thankfully once again God’s little creatures behaved themselves – and the animals did too! 😊

Summer started with a Funday Sunday at Thurstaston including games hunts and pond dipping followed by a BBQ. During the summer holidays we had the “Singing the Faith with a Bacon Butty” service – not to everyone’s taste, but a different way of presenting the Christian message. Parents and church rallied round to help. One of the rainbows brought a tear to the eyes, singing “What a wonderful world”.

Our Toy Service was again very well attended – with many bleary eyed following the Brownie and Guide Sleepover. This was followed by a Christmas Party in the hall, with donated cakes and a hot butty (thanks to Margaret Griffiths for the idea and to the generous donor who bought the beef!). I know that those there enjoyed their time in fun and fellowship and it was very poignant to finish by singing “Auld Lang Syne” together.

We had Breakfast with Santa which ended in Church. We had games, heard more about the very first Christmas and – of course – bacon butties with the mandatory “Tommy Ketchup”.

On Palm Sunday we had “Messy Church” which we went through Holy Week with different crafts and stories and finished with the Easter Egg Hunt courtesy of Kim and Mary who donated the egg money.

Recently our young people’s groups have assisted with the parents and leaders to fundraise for Church and have raised just over £350 through two table sales.

We look forward to the next year and hopefully encouraging other families to come along to Irby for friendship, fun and fellowship. Many thanks to all who have helped or contributed in anyway supporting the young people on their journey through life.

Linda Renmans and the Funday Sunday Team