Thursday, 23rd November, 2017

Silver Friendship Lunch

This meets fortnightly on Monday lunchtimes. A freshly cooked meal is provided for a small charge. There are spaces for 24-30 people and currently there are a few vacancies. The focus of the lunch club is to provide a good meal within a friendly, caring environment. Those who lead the group try to keep in contact with those who are unable to attend through illness etc.

The 'flavour' of the Silver Friendship Lunch goes well beyond the provision of a meal. It is another occasion when the church can demonstrate in practical ways the love of God and the value of each individual.


TLG - Early Intervention ...a new area of service for CBC

1 Child, 1 Coach, 1 Hour

TLG (The Lighthouse Group) support primary aged children who are struggling with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. The ‘timeout’ programme is delivered in partnership with local churches and has been developed to tackle behavioural difficulties, in school as they emerge, averting potential future crisis. The programme brings space and a timeout for the child in school, during school hours. They are coached through their issues and encouraged in their abilities. It gives each child the opportunity to understand their feelings, look at coping strategies, explore the choices they have and related consequences of the choices they make.

TLG have trained 8 volunteers who are involved in the Clayton Baptist Church community to become Behaviour Coaches. This is a great opportunity for those who have some experience supporting children professionally, in church or as parents. The role involves building relationships with the child, their parents/carers and school staff. The coaches are working within local Clayton Primary Schools.