At Ringwood, Third Sunday each motth from February till November, children are invited to join a teacher and a helper for Sunday School. Each class focuses on a particular Bible story or theme. There is often a craft activity, some music and always a prayer. It’s lovely to see the children enjoying time together and learning more about God. The children go to Sunday school after a short children’s talk by Pastor Peter and then return to the church for a blessing during communion.
On the first Sunday of each month Knox hosts ‘Bible Song’. The children learn a Bible story (sometimes ‘performed’ by adult helpers) and even learn how to sign the main Bible verse using Auslan (Australian Sign Language). When they return to the congregation at the end of the service they become teachers and teach the congregation about their lesson.
All children are warmly welcomed at both Sunday School and Bible Song.
On the third Friday of every month ourJunior Youth (10-16-year-olds) meet at Knox from 6.30 pm. They enjoy a meal together and then explore aspects of the Christian faith via PowerPoint presentations, games, songs, crafts and other activities. Pastor Peter and our youth leaders love mentoring young people, and their enthusiasm and commitment is contagious. It can be tough being a young Christian in a largely secular society. Junior Youth offers encouragement and works to strengthen the faith and friendship of our young members.
Let no-one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe (1 Timothy 4:12)
4th Sunday Senior Youth at Knox
On the 4th Sunday of each month we invite the junior youth (10-15 year olds) to come along for a Sunday gathering where time is spent with a devotion and fellowship with activities. They explore an aspect of the Bible around a chosen theme. It’s great that our young members have the opportunity to come along and they can invite their friends to come and learn about the Bible. For more information please contact the church office.
People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.' And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them (Mark 10:13-16)
And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze (Exodus 35:31,32)
Meet Keira, one of our younger members
My family and I have attended Ringwood Knox parish since I was a small child. I have attended youth groups at Knox since I was in primary school. I also enjoy participating in the Audio Visual side of worship at Ringwood, that is, operating sound and slides for our congregation to follow at the services.Outside of church, I participate in dance classes and have recently began as a junior teacher at my dance school. I also enjoy music and comedy.At school, I study VCE maths and enjoy playing saxophone in the school band, Saxophone Ensemble and Big Band.
As a young member of the church, this verse tells me about God’s plan:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)