A very flamboyant character was the centre of attention at this particular Stay and Play service.  Famous for his coat of many colours, Joseph’s story captured the imagination of the little ones.  Themes of sibling rivalry, jealousy, imprisonment, dreams, and forgiveness were brought to life through crafting, songs and active participation by the youngsters.

The children loved using scissors and making snowflakes.  Each cut, usually seen as a damaging action, resulted in the revelation of a beautiful, intricate pattern as the paper was unfolded, underlining how even though sometimes bad things happen to us, the amazing power of God can transform it into something wonderful.

Cakes were decorated with vibrant sugar sprinkles, reminiscent of Joseph’s vivid garment and collages were crafted with brightly coloured squares of paper, again reflecting his striking attire.

As always, the dramatisation of the story by the little ones, was much enjoyed, bringing to a close, another fun-filled and action-packed Stay and Play service.

The Spring Stay and Play programme will continue with the theme of people listening to God and being called by God at Preesall, St. Oswald’s on the following dates:

DATES                       SUBJECT

3rd February             Elijah  (VENUE CHANGE to St. John’s Church Hall, Pilling)

17th February          Esther

2nd March                 Nathaniel

16th March               Mary Magdalene

ALL are welcome to bring little ones to this church service with a difference.  Breakfast and Toys at 9:30, ready for a 10:00 start.