UNITED BENEFICE OF STANDON

& THE MUNDENS WITH SACOMBE

The Red Balloon Foundation are currently working alongside UBSMS to deliver a variety of children's, families and youth ministry projects. 

If you are interested in RBF working with your church or organisation to develop similar programmes, please contact office@rbf.org.uk

 

ENCOUNTER

UBSMS ACTIVITIES

WHOLE FAMILY FOOD, FUN, FAITH & FRIENDSHIP!

Sunday Afternoons 4-5:15pm

Free to Attend

Monthly

Standon & Puckeridge Community Centre (Standon/Puckeridge)

Suitable for All Ages

RBF are working with the team from UBSMS to run 'Encounter' services for families. 

On arrival, families will be directed to their own table where they can enjoy an hour of art and craft activities, food, music and storytelling all in a fully COVID secure setting; a chance to do something fun together on Sunday afternoons and encounter some amazing characters from the Bible along the way!

Encounter is entirely free but due to COVID19 restrictions we are limited on the number of people who can attend so places must be pre-booked. 

The next Encounters will run on:

Dates to be announced*

Registration for Encounter is open here. Please contact outreach@rbf.org.uk with any questions.

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Beach Showers

"Survivors" Holiday Club

RBF are delighted to be working with UBSMS to run a Holiday Club from 23-26th August,10-2pm daily open to children in school years R to 6 (school year groups as at the end of the Summer Term 2021). Families can sign up for single days or all four, whatever works best for them. Each day only costs £8 to take part.

"Desert Island" themed, the club will include a wide variety of COVID secure activities including:

•    Art & Craft
•    Sports
•    Games
•    Challenges
•    "Survival" skills
•    ...and more!

 

We will be celebrating the fact the children have 'survived' the shipwreck of the last 18 months and thinking about how we can all survive and thrive in the future, helped along by the Bible story of Paul's shipwreck on the island of Malta many years ago... 

 

We will provide healthy snacks (as well as some edible craft activities!) and children should also bring along a packed lunch, their own named water bottle and suncream/raincoat depending on the weather.

Beach Showers

What if we aren't Christians...?


RBF and our partners at UBSMS are of course Christian organisations and our activities are open to children and families of all faiths and those with no particular beliefs. There are faith-based elements in most of the sessions that we deliver. For example, there will usually be a 'Bible Story of the Day' which children can choose to engage with, in our reading corner there may be books containing Bible stories and we will say grace before our meals and offer prayers which children can choose to join in with or not. In RBF's entire time operating as a charity we have never had a complaint from a parent/carer about a faith based element in our sessions and we are proud to have had families from every major world faith as well as atheists and humanists take part in our provisions through the years. If you have any questions about this element of SURVIVORS, please email holiday@rbf.org.uk

We're not sure we can afford to come along...

That's no problem. Just drop an email to holiday@rbf.org.uk and we will confidentially allocate you a free or subsidised place.

How do I sign up...?

All registration applications must be completed online and you can apply for your place by clicking here. If your family has multiple siblings attending, you will need to complete a separate booking for each child.

 

APPLY FOR YOU PLACE HERE

 

If you need help completing your application, you can email holiday@rbf.org.uk or call 020 3086 8186 (extension 0) between 10 and 2pm Monday to Friday.
 

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BENEFICE YOUTH @ All saints, little munden 

YOUTH GROUP BIBLE STUDY

Wednesday Evenings 6:30-8:00pm

Free to Attend

Most Term Time Wednesdays

All Saint's Church, Little Munden (Currently Meeting Virtually)

RBF are working with the team from UBSMS to lead a fun and engaging youth group on Wednesdays for Year 7+. Each week, the group engage in great fun challenges together (including attempting to break various world records...!) before starting a Bible study where we discuss and explore how it connects with their own life and ideas about faith and belief. 

 

If you would like more information about the group, please contact office@rbf.org.uk 

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Hand Hygiene

Are these activities COVID secure?

RBF has been involved in delivering services to families throughout the challenges of 2020/21, including caring for keyworker children, detached work with young people on the streets, government led holiday activities and much more. As such, we are well practiced at running COVID Secure settings and you can be certain we will do our utmost to comply with all guidance and best practice once we get to August, which may or may not include:

  • Keeping children in 'bubbles' (currently of 15);

  • Limiting the number of children who attend each day and giving preference to families who book in for the entire week so bubbles can be kept as consistent as possible;

  • Practicing social distancing wherever possible;

  • Regular handwashing throughout the day;

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures;

  • Avoiding activities like singing which has been proven to potentially be a mechanism where COVDI19 can be spread;

  • Moving activities outdoors where space/weather permits.​

We would remind all parents/carers that if their child, anyone in the child's household or social/support bubble develops any of the COVID19 symptoms they must not attend the provision and must inform RBF of the results of their COVID19 test.