Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Another busy night at the Friday club with just over 30 kids. Leah began with some singing before Tiffies taught a couple of Christmas songs. Tiffies then spoke, and used different forms of photo I.D that some of the adults had brought. We had lots of fun looking at the photos! She talked about how your I.D proves that you belong to a workplace and have the right to be there. She tied this in with what  identifies us as Christians and how others should be able to tell by the way we live that we are followers of Jesus. We then split into groups for activities, while also beginning some filming for our Nativity.

 

Work on the Nativity continued in our student zone along with some games. We then had a short meeting. Leah took some singing before Scott spoke from Isaiah 40 and talked about how we can grow weary, but that God comes to renew our strength. He used examples from his hillwalking adventures to show how Christian life can be difficult, but encouraged us that the strength comes from God and not us. Tiffies led a short time of worship at the end. There was a lovely sense of God's presence settling on us as we closed. We finished off with a wee birthday celebration for one of our teenagers.


Midweek meeting

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Newmains Opening

We had a lovely opening service for our new building on Wednesday evening.

Diana began with a time of singing, followed by Pauline's testimony.  She spoke of her salvation, baptism in the Holy Spirit, deliverance and finally coming into a place of responsibility for this group. It was very good.

Diana then shared a brief history of how the work across North Lanarkshire had begun; the forming of different groups in various towns and how each has progressed. She quoted several verses in connection with the Newmains work and her hopes for an outreach centre that would have  strong connections with the Cumbernauld work. We closed with the hymn 'It is well with my soul' before Grace, the leader of the overall movement of the Struthers group of Churches, came and closed in prayer.

Most folks stayed for a cup of tea and homebaking and were interested in the architectural drawings which show the proposed plans to renovate and improve the building. We are hoping that once planning permission has been granted work will begin in the Spring of 2018.

 

Zechariah 4:10 "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”


Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Slightly quieter night at Friday club with just under 30 children. Lovely to welcome some new faces among them. Tiffies started with some singing before Leah spoke. She used a crack the code activity to help the children think about why Jesus gave His life on the cross. She linked this with Remembrance Day and how we remember those who gave their lives, but Jesus paid the biggest sacrifice by dying for us. We closed in prayer before moving on to arts and crafts and games. Debbie spoke to P1/2 about fruits of the Spirit and they made their own fruit salad.


We began the student zone with the cornflake box challenge, which was a lot of fun. We split into a young adults group which Graeme took and a teens group which Scott and Tiffies took. Scott spoke to the teens about the fiery furnace and the importance of making choices for God. He shared some of his own experiences growing up and how God helped Him when he was open to the help. Graeme led a discussion with the young adults around the theme of discipleship and they had a very interesting discussion with lots of contributions.


Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


We had just under 40 children for our Friday club tonight, including a couple of new kids. Tiffies took some singing before speaking about trust. She used different trust games, where friends had to trust they wouldn't be dropped, or soaked. She told the story of Jesus calming the storms and linked this to the storms we can face in our own lives. The children listened particularly well as she talked about some of the storms that children can face and how real it can be for them. There was a real grip of God there as we closed in prayer. We then had some games and arts and crafts.


In our student zone Hannah began the night with some games. After the games, we came together and Tiffies led a song that some of the newer girls had requested to sing. We then split into groups. Tiffies, Shev and Graeme worked with the S1/2 group on the nativity play while scott led a discussion around the changing power of Jesus and how He often deals with us a layer at a time. The young people were able to relate to this very well.