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Jesus at the Wedding

Do you like celebrating? Maybe you've been to a birthday or wedding party?

Jesus enjoyed parties. Once he went with his friends and family to a wedding in the next village to where he lived.

The Marriage at Cana by Maerten de Vos

When the drinks ran out, Jesus did something amazing with the water and provided more than enough of the best drinks so everyone could carry on celebrating.

That must have been a really special day!

A Royal Wedding

Prince Harry What will you be doing on 19th May?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married at St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Megan Markle Many people will be enjoying the celebration. 1200 members of the public have been invited - including school children and young people. Other people will line the streets to cheer and watch the carriage parade.

Instead of presents they have asked people give to some special charities.

A great way to share the celebration.

Jelly Beans! When is a birthday cake like a golf ball?

When it's been sliced!

Spot the difference

This is a fast moving party! What seven things have changed?

Party before

 

Party after

Answers below.

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Hanworth: Junior Boxing Monday and Friday 7.00-7.45pm

Hanworth: Youth Club Friday 4.30-6.30pm

East Molesey: 4th and 18th May ALIGHT! 4.30-5.30pm

Sunbury: 4th and 18th May ALOUD 7-8pm

East Molesey: 12th May Teddy Bears Picnic 3-5pm

Hampton: 13th May All Age Worship 10.30am

Teddington: 13th May All Age Worship 10.30am

Sunbury: 13th May Animal Rescue Zoo 3.30pm

Hanworth 20th May All Age Worship 11am

Hampton: 29th May Messy Church 10.30-12 noon

Dawn Chorus Day

Have you ever got up at 4am? Did you hear the dawn chorus?

Lots of birds sing to mark out their territory and attract mates in the spring. Dawn is the time of day when birds wake up and start singing. The blackbird is often the first to sing.

Blackbird singing Dawn Chorus Day started over 30 years ago when broadcaster Chris Baines invited people to his birthday party at 4am so they could hear the dawn chorus!

Now it's an international event with over 80 countries joining in.

What a way to celebrate your birthday!

Church Celebrations

Churches around the world celebrate in May.

It's Pentecost, the church's birthday. The church gives thanks for the sending of God's Holy Spirit to guide people.

The Methodist Church marks Aldersgate Sunday too. It's the Sunday closest to the date when John Wesley's heart was warmed by the Holy Spirit.

John Wesley John Wesley went on to start the Methodist Church.

We celebrate the birthday of the Methodist Church and the presence of God in us today.

Rain Knock, knock

Who's there?

Harry

Harry who?

Harry up, it's raining out here!

Star Party Food

Food plays a big part in celebrations. Try out these pizza topped stars.

What you need

What you need for Star Party Food
  • sharp knife
  • star cutter
  • grill
  • spoon
  • chopping board

1 Ingredients

Ingredients for Star Party Food
  • bread muffins
  • passata or other tomato based sauce
  • grated cheese
  • cherry tomato

2

Star Party Food step 2

Cut the muffin in half and then use the star cutter to cut the star shape base of the pizza.

Tip: Ask an adult for help with the sharp knife.

3

Star Party Food step 3

Toast both sides under the grill until golden brown.

Spread passata on the toasted inner side of the star muffin.

Tip: Ask an adult for help with the hot grill.

4

Star Party Food step 4

Add sliced cherry tomato or other toppings of your choice.

Sprinkle with grated cheese and return to the grill.

Melt the cheese until bubbling.

5

Star Party Food step 5

Allow to cool slightly before eating.

Enjoy the party!

Spot the difference answers

Here are the seven things that have changed in the party.

Children's party differences

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