Over the past few weeks, Helen has been in conversation with Saltley Methodist Church about a possible 9 hour a week job there. On Tuesday this week those talks finally came to fruition.
The aim of the partnership is for Helen to work with the young people in the church, encouraging them in singing and in worship. The long term aim is for this children's worship to infect the whole congregation with a sense of joy and fun, as Spirit-filled worship takes central place for the church.
The first Tuesday evening session was a bit of an eye-opener, as Helen taught three advent/Christmas songs to a group of 6 children, 5 of which were quite boisterous boys. The songs did go down well though, particularly one of them which was a bit like a song from High School Musical. The plan is to include a couple of them in the carol service on Sunday 19th December.