Holiday club was great fun - everyone at St Nick's is shattered but also refreshed spiritually by our witness to the kids and in witnessing them having so much fun. We heard how one little girl called Anja, who was just fantastic in our group - smiley and joining in, stood up on a big rock at Carsington Waters resevoir (on a day trip with her family) and sang out one of the songs with her hands in the air, so for some of the children I think it has had impact - God was really with us this week in the power of his spirit.
Explaining His spirit was interesting (we've looked at the life of Peter all week) - we used bubbles and balloons and fans and watched aeroplanes in flight on video and used a glow stick and a wind tunnel instrument to understand what had happened in Acts and Teddy Horsley helped out too.
The atmosphere was electric at times and the smiles big; at other times we fumbled our way through, half remebering scripts and pressing powerpoint slides on sometimes in the wrong order so that our cockerel crowed too many times at poor Peter but everyone pulled together. It made me realise how lively our church is and just how much we have to offer. At the end we were advertising family activities, nick's Chicks for the under 5s, youth for the 11-13s and Alpha for the questioning and curious. It's a great thing to be involved in!