|Posted by Emma Perkins on May 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM|
It's been a whole term since I've joined the Kidz Klub team and I thought I'd write a little bit about me and share what I love so much about Kidz Klub! So, here goes!
I'm Emma and I'm married to Michael who is a curate in York and we've been married for 4 years. I love board games (mostly losing!), watching films (mostly Disney), eating tasty food (mostly Spanish) and going to the theatre (mostly musicals!). I also love seeing friends and family, the beach, cross-stitching and sleeping...and I really love Jesus! I grew up in the Midlands but moved to Yorkshire around 10 years ago (with a brief 3-year hiatus whilst my husband trained in Cambridge) which explains my slightly hybrid accent!
I've been involved in children and youth work for the last decade and I just love it! One of the things I love most about my job is trying to bring the Bible to life through fun, games, craft, activities and drama and love that creativity is such a huge part of what Kidz Klub is about. We want to share the joy of Jesus with everyone - and we do this through our silliness, our games and our stories...even if it sometimes looks like we're just covering someone in toilet roll!
It's been a real privilege to get to know the children of Kidz Klub and the local schools over the past term - they genuinely make me laugh, ask such great questions, remember unexpected parts of the stories we share, dance to our songs with such enthusiasm it's infectious and encourage each other in really gentle and lovely ways. It's so wonderful to get to hang out with them at Kidz Klub - especially on Monday evenings, where I run the Strensall club.
I can't wait to see all that next term has in store as we explore more of Joseph's story, play games, win prizes, hear funny stories, remember our powerphrase, play in the sunshine (I'm optimistic!) and eat tuck shop - because all of this is part of what Kidz Klub is about - celebrating together the joy of Jesus with all of the fun and silliness we can!
Jesus says he came that we may have life, and life to the full (John 10:10) and though I may be biased, I think Kidz Klub is one way we can show that is true...living life to the full...with sweets and silliness and stories!
I think all that's left for me to say is thanks for making me feel so welcome - it's a real privilege to say I'm part of the brilliant Kidz Klub team! We hope to see you (and friends!) next term!