Youth (also called Lava)
Our youth meet each Wednesday evening either at the church building or in a local park (during the warmer months) to catch up, play games, do some Bible study and sometimes bake! Join us for friendship, fun and a chance to build relationships with God and with each other. We also have a Youth sleepover twice a year which is always lots of fun!
Youth in school years 6, 7 & 8 also have a group to go to during the Sunday service twice a month in the morning whilst the older youth in school years 9-13 gather every other Sunday evening at the church for bible study and chat.
Portswood Pod - During term-time Portswood Pod (our babies & toddler group) is on a Tuesday morning from 10.00am until 11.20am. More information about our Toddler group
Throughout the year we have a variety of different events which take place for our families under the banner of 'Rooted' from lunches, beach trips, to walks in local woods.
Messy Church - Look out for details of Messy Churches and family fun afternoons which happen several times a year. They are a great opportunity for families to get together and gain support from each other as well as having lots of fun. More information about Messy Church
Parenting Course - Here at Portswood Church we realise that children don’t arrive with a manual, so we are working on giving parents support as they work their way through bringing up their children. As well as all the informal support-networks including a very active parents whatsapp group, we periodically run a five-week Parenting Course. For more information read what one of our parents thought about the course here. We very much believe that it takes a community to raise a child and try our best to support each other in doing this starting from the first steps by providing meals on wheels for a couple of weeks for new mums & dads.