During the family based part of the services each Sunday Morning the children have the opportunity to leave to continue their worship and teaching in our crèche and Junior Church groups.
The crèche is for our 0 to 3 year olds and provides a way for parents/carers to remain in the act of worship, while strengthening the church family providing the opportunity for babies and toddlers to play together and make new friends, and for the volunteers in crèche to get to know the children and their families better.
Older children are involved in one of our Junior Church groups, suited to their age, to hear bible stories, learn about living a Christian life and have fun doing a variety of stimulating (and often messy) activities!
|Bubbles||3 years+ old to school year 1|
|Splash||School years 2 & 3|
|Dynamite||School years 4 up – including visiting activity leaders sharing their faith and talents.|
Through the Week
Through the week we have a variety of clubs, groups and activities suitable for children of all ages and interests including toddlers group, youth clubs (Explosion, Fusion & Fireworks) a youth fellowship group. We aim to build and develop relationships with young people, encouraging them to believe in themselves and to develop their interpersonal skills, self-confidence, team working, ability to listen to the opinions of others and also give opportunities to use their new found skills to encourage others. We aim to show the young people that they have a hope and a future and to explore the Christian faith and belief in ways that are relevant to them. Our youth clubs are a good way of bridging the gap between the church and the community.
|Toddler Group||Pre-School||Thursday||9.45 – 11.45am &
1.15 – 2.45pm
|Explosion||School years 1-3||Monday||6.00 – 7.15pm|
|Fusion||School years 4-6||Thursday||6.00 – 7.15pm|
|Fireworks||School years 7 & 8||Monday||7.30 – 8.45pm|
|Youth Fellowship||School years 8 and above||Sunday||7.30 –8.45/9.00 pm|
For information about Junior Church or Toddler Group please email Ruth Baker.
The North Shropshire Methodist Youth Chior
Market Drayton Methodist Church is home to The North Shropshire Methodist Youth Choir
The choir is renowned for its musical variety and lively performances as they sing out their faith. Its main aims have always been to draw young people (from year 8 to age 30ish) to faith in Jesus Christ, to praise God, and to encourage and lead others in worshipping Him.
We do this by singing our praises to him through our own material or singing worship songs with the congregation.
The choir was founded in 1993 by Rev. David Cooper. Based at Market Drayton Methodist Church in Shropshire, the choir has been led by David's daughter, Alison, since August 2000. It has led worship and performed concerts all over the country, including numerous appearances at Easter People and annual summer tours to places such as Cornwall, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Guernsey.
We have grown a lot over time (even with some members leaving!). Young people join us who have come to our church and also people who have heard us sing.
Find out more at NSMYC.