Tuesday is fast becoming one of Jots favorite days (and mine too if I am honest) and is is mostly down to a group just started at our church. We have just started a 'Mainly Music' group.
Our church (St James Old Cathedral) is in the heart of Melbourne right next to Flagstaff gardens within easy reach of public transport (Parking is not great due to some building works but spots on King Street open up at 10am) . It was just round the corner from our old flat and when we moved we just prefered to stay with the congregation we knew well.
So back to our Mainly Music group. It is run by us (a group of around 5 volunteers headed up by Jenny our choir director) who take turns each week to do various jobs to make the session run. All of us have pre school children as the group is open to anyone under the age of five.
It only started three weeks ago and so far only with members of the church as we wanted to iron out the teething issues we may have (just one or two so far) but we open our doors to all comers next Tuesday 11th October.
It is an exciting venture for us as not many people even know the church is there let alone that we have a great kids music group like this. Jot has a blast and to be honest I use it as a bargainning chip to get her into bed on a Monday night (for some reason she is particularly reluctant to go to bed on Monday).
The program is very simple:
10:15-10:30 - Arrival
10:30-11:00 - Music Program
11:00-11:30 - Morning Tea and Playtime
Although today we got distracted chatting and didn't leave till midday.
The music is great and is very catching. There is one song about dancing feet that I am still humming to myself now (5 hours later). I took some photos the very first week but can't get at them - I might add them later if I remember.
It always exhausts Jot and that is not an easy feat any more and she is usually asleep by the time we have finished at the market afterwards. The group is such fun and event he adults get a bit of a work out.
If you are in Melbourne, have preshcool children and want to join us next week please pop along. All we ask is a $5 donation to the running of the group (all money raised is put back into the program) and some smiling faces.
If you would like to come along please contact Matt Williams (03 9329 0903 or email@example.com) as spaces are limited.
I hope to see someone new there.