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Treasure quest for youngsters

PUBLISHED: 20:21 07 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:36 03 March 2010

IT was a quest to find treasure, and young children and teenagers from a Felixstowe church embarked on it with glee.

As part of the Desert Detectives holiday club, children from the Cavendish Community Church's version of a Sunday school, joined in with the fun and games to learn about the Bible.

IT was a quest to find treasure, and young children and teenagers from a Felixstowe church embarked on it with glee.

As part of the Desert Detectives holiday club, children from the Cavendish Community Church's version of a Sunday school, joined in with the fun and games to learn about the Bible.

The Dennies or Den gangs - so called because the group was set up in someone's garage which was used as a den – were sent on a mission for three days to find the mighty God sword.

The group will be going through the Bible until tomorrow , enjoying activities to help them learn but still have fun.

They were separated into groups and given activities to complete in their tents, which each had a team name, emblazoned on the front. The colourful desert-themed names included tomb raiders, funky pharaohs and cool camels.

Aerobics, singing, drama and other more practical activities were on offer.

For their arts and crafts activities they made objects which had a theme from a parable. When learning about Adam and Eve they made sock puppets to look like the serpent which tempted Eve, cardboard cut outs of animals were made for Noah's Ark and for Joseph's cloak of many colours they cut up pieces of multi-coloured stripy cloth to be tied around cardboard figures of Joseph.

The vicar Reverend Phillip Garbott was joining in with the fun, as was a member of the organising team Pauline Farnworth who said she wanted people to know that it was 'cool' to be a Christian.

All the congregation, from the Grange Farm Avenue church, will meet for their normal service at 10.30am tomorrow but from then into the afternoon there will be a barbecue and a bouncy castle to complete the four day's of fun.

The church had organised the event to recruit more members in to the Den gangs and asked all Dennies to each invite two of their friends to get more children involved when the new school term begins.

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