Spotlight: What does God look like?

Yesterday we launched our after school club for children in school year 2 – year 6.

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When we arrived we gathered together to have pancakes (as its Shrove Tuesday today), hot chocolate – with marshmallows! or milkshake.  It was delicious!

 

 

We started the session with a question:

What does God look like?

We looked at some famous faces to see if we could tell who they were… can you guess?

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What does God look like? – tricky hey!

So to help us understand the question we looked to the Bible.  Our story came from the Old Testament with a story about Moses and a burning bush (Exodus 3: 1-15).  We heard how God appeared to Moses like fire. But this doesn’t mean God always looks like fire. At other times God appeared to Moses as a cloud. What the Bible does tell us, though, is what God is like. By reading about God in the Bible we can know that he is a very caring and loving God.

We thought about different words we could use to describe what God is like.  We thought about stories we’ve heard from the Bible, we thought about words used in songs that we sing in school and church – we even made up new words by blending two words together #incredamazing.

Using these words we drew a bush then splattered paint on them to create flames.  Around our fantastic pieces of artwork we wrote some of the words and phrases to describe God.

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Next week we explore the question: How did God make people?

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Spotlight – After school Club

We are so excited to be launching our after school club for children in Years 2 – 6.

Spotlight: Putting the spotlight on Jesus

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We’ll be launching on Monday 27th February.  For our first session we’ll be sharing some pancakes together as a welcome treat (Don’t forget – Shrove Tuesday the following day!).

The first 6 sessions we’ll be looking at a children’s discipleship course looking at the questions children may have about God, Jesus and The Bible. The 6 sessions will start with a question, that we will hopefully be able to answer at the end of the session!

We start with ‘What does God look like?’ Check back to the blog after the 27th Feb to see how we got on