Sunday Evenings 3:30-6:00pm Monthly
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Board Game Church is for those aged 11 and up who enjoy board games – and by that we mean not just the traditional Scrabble and Monopoly, but also the newer more complex board games like Carcassone, and Ticket to Ride – and well much newer still…the list goes on and on.
It would be really helpful, for catering purposes, if you could let us know that you are attending, and any dietary preferences (also if there are any planned changes).
What Form Will It Take?
We start the worship at 4:00pm, but there are drinks and biscuits available from 3:30pm.
Once refreshed we’ll have a short game-based activity, to help us get to know one another.
Following that, we’ll analyse a bible story and ask what’s going on from a gamer’s perspective; ‘What is each character’s strategy in the story’, ‘What would be the alternatives?’, ‘What is God’s strategy?’ – and. after sharing, ‘What do we learn from it?’.
Following that we’ll spend at least an hour simply playing board games with one another.
After that we’ll share a simple meal, i.e. fish finger sandwiches, jacket potatoes, pizza or hot dogs (or dietary alternatives). Finally we’ll have a game-based prayer time, where we will pray for one another, our community and our world. We aim to finish by 6:00pm.
What will the afternoon be like. We aim to mix, playing board games and sharing in some food, with a time of worship, where we’ll get to know one another, pray, and look at scripture with a gamers eye!
Can Anyone Join?
We’d love for this to be a whole family activity, but that depends on there being sufficient people willing to be on a rota to look after our younger members, so that everyone can play age-appropriate games. Until we have this in place, we are limiting the minimum age to 11 and ask for all under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult.
How Much Is It?
We are aiming to cover the costs of food and room hire and ideally create a surplus to purchase new games. A freewill offering will be taken with this in mind.
So I need to Bring a Board Game?
We’ve been granted a seed grant of £200 to purchase some games (We’ll be purchasing some of the newer games available) and a further £100 for kid’s games if we can enable that. If you have a favourite, however, feel free to bring it along.
Where Is it?
Initially we plan to use Room 5, at Acomb Methodist church, Front Street, Acomb, YO24 3BX. See our map for details…map
As we mentioned, it would be really helpful if you could let us know you are coming, so we can cater appropriately. To do so, or for other queries, please contact Andy on (01904)784545 or email using the contact form.