Friday, 11 December 2015

Marshmellow Towers - WWWYC 15th Oct 2015

From time to time at the Welcome Wednesday Wacky Youth Club a group challenge is issues and generally accepted by those present.

This one was to build the tallest free-standing tower out of cocktail sticks and marshmallows.  To make it a bit more tricky (or should that be "sticky"?) the marshmallows were not the tiny ones (like the ones often served with hot chocolate and cream (sorry, those are reserved for sleep overs suppers!)) but the "normal" size ones.

Once the suggestion of cutting the marshmallows in to small pieces (and that is when it got "sticky") did the idea that a tall tower could be build.  The idea of a "wide" base was attempted and "strengthening pieces" suggested.

Anyway, out of the four groups, two towers where successfully built.

Pictures: -

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Weekend Away 2015

This year also saw a difference in how the Weekend was planned.  Four of those attending met with four of the Leaders to decide on the theme and how the theme could be explored.  They also designed both the overall logo for the event and the logo which, by iron on transfer, was used on the tee shirt they decorated on the Friday evening.

Logo used in letters

The logo used on the tee shirts decorated on Friday evening

A total of 18 young people aged between 9 and 17 and 6 leaders attended the event which was held at Thorpe Bay Methodist Church in the Southend Circuit.
Friday evening after eating food, they had the tee shirt logo ironed on and then decorated it.


During the weekend, we looked at "how do we know God is there", "What gifts we have" and "Why do we trust God".  This was explored through sharing experiences, drama, craft and trust based games.  We also sailed a model barge off to the Kent coast, carrying a cargo of stones with our gifts written on them.  Not sure where it is now as it sailed away out of sight.




Saturday lunch was eaten on the sea front where we launched the model barge.  The afternoon, the highlight for many of them, was spent at Adventure Island.

The barge has been launched

Adventure Island

Adventure Island
Sunday morning we joined with the congregation to celebrate Harvest and share in their Harvest Meal.  One of the points from the Ministers' address was about trusting God.  This slotted in well with our last session and was a Spirit lead connection, the Minister had no idea what we were thinking about.  After a short session looking at trusting, we headed home.

Trust Game

Trust Game

Sunday, 12 July 2015

CUBB Takes a Look at "Judas" on 22nd March 2015

The theme of "Judas" was one that the member of CUBB selected which was expanded in to "A look at the thirty pieces of silver and the reasons why Judas accepted them".

So, this was broken down in to: -

To make thirty pieces of silver (tin foil covered cardboard)

What they might be worth today

What value is a life worth

Why did Judas ask for or accept

What is right, wrong or God’s plan
Making the Thirty Silver Pieces

I think we ended up with 32 pieces, so corrected this!

The discussion on the value today was interesting as it is hard to work out exactly.  However, this was an opportunity to share the US car maker TransAm who had a judgement against the of $15M for a life.
The "why" was answered along the lines of Judas needing money, but there is no clear commonality in Bible translations as to whether he asked for 30 or how much.  During this part, they had to research in the Bible with limited help from adults.

We concluded that what Judas did was wrong, right and God’s plan.  Jesus came to die and whether it was started by Judas or another is not that significant in the overall scheme.

Monday, 6 July 2015

WWWYC Easter Card Competition 2015

Well could not "not really" do a Club meeting close to Easter without running an Easter Card competition.  (The younger Club also held a competition too)  We were lucky to have our Minister, Rev Sue King, judge the entries.

As you can see, those wishing to take part had an intense time making their cards.  Rev Sue found it hard to pick a winner as there was a range of styles.  However, she picked a winner, as shown below: -

Monday, 6 April 2015

Mothering Sunday 2015

The young people at CUBB were asked a few weeks before the actual day what they would like to do for Mothering Sunday.  One of the suggested making something and another responded with "cakes".  So, cakes it was.
Everything went to plan, except we forgot the scales to weigh out the ingredients and a powered mixer would have been an advantage, a great advantage.
However, they all worked hard mixing the ingredients, washing up and decorating the cakes.  Neither of the two trays were dropped when moved in to the Church.  The cakes were handed out and for those wishing to take them home, a bag too.
One of the ladies in the Church also made some small poises of flowers for those who preferred them.
It was a great morning, with just a few cakes left over.

The cakes cooling off

Decorating time

The finished cakes

The "Bakers"