We love children at REC and value them as an integral part of our community. We want our children to be shaped by the grand story of Scripture. All of the programs we run at REC are designed to show our children who Jesus is and why it's important to embrace him as Saviour and King.
First Steps is a parent/carer and toddler (under 5s) group that meets every Friday morning in term time from 9:45am to 11:15am at Wellgate Chapel. The children enjoy free play, craft, a snack, listening to a short story from the Bible, and singing. Parents/carers enjoy getting to know one another as well as playing with the children.
Any parent/carer and child are welcome to come to First Steps. Please contact Libby Keen if you plan on joining us or if you have any questions.
Our créche provides a time for infants and toddlers to play with one another and with REC children's workers. We read a Bible story and share a snack for the children who are old enough to participate.
Our "Sparks" program introduces children to the big story of the Bible. REC children's workers lead the children in a craft that corresponds with the Bible lesson, pray and sing with the children, share a snack, and organise fun activities.
Ignite is our older group for upper primary school children, with the aim of teaching the Bible and developing a Christian worldview in an age-appropriate way. There's some fun and games, silly activities and serious times too, as we explore what God says through his Word and what it means for our lives. Visitors are very welcome and parents can be assured that our leaders are well-trained and all DBS checked.
Please contact the office if you have any questions.
'Ignite +' meets every other Sunday and is more of a support step helping young people in the transition from being out of the service every week - to being part of the congregation and active in church life. We aim to help the young people to understand what the gathered Church is, and taking a closer look at different aspects of a church service; from singing and prayer to the reading and preaching of the Word.