We had a quieter time this morning as some families are on holiday and some children are ill. 22 children and 22 adults joined in the fun. The children drew around their hands and discussed with their mums some of the helpful things they do at home. After free play we split into two groups. Annette discussed ways they can be helpful and then told them the story of the four friends who helped their friend get to see Jesus by lowering him down through the roof. The children sat and listened really well. The younger ones had their usual rhyme time. We celebrated the birthday of one of our wee boys. Our time together was rounded off with some singing and a bubble session. We resume in two weeks time as next week is a bank holiday.
We had 18 children at our Friday club this week. Tiffies began with some singing before Leah spoke. She used an illustration of walking along a tightrope carrying things to show that a journey can be difficult, but is easier when you walk with friends who share the same beliefs. She encouraged the children to spend time with friends that try to live the way Jesus wants us to live. We then had some rounders and a game of stop the bus before finishing with ice lollies.
Mel began with some games in our older part. Tiffies then spoke about the Holy Spirit and used different illustrations to show the difference between the Holy Spirit being with us compared to when He is in us. We split into groups for further discussion with Leah taking the younger group and Tiffies with the young adults. Both had very beneficial discussions, with the younger group really focusing on what it means to feel the presence of God. We came back together for a short time of worship, which was lovely, before we closed.
A good number gathered for our meeting in Newmains this week, including one new lady. Leah and Tiffies took the singing to begin before some up to date reports. Leah then gave a very good testimony to Salvation, Baptism in the Spirit and the more recent move of God in her life. Polly then continued the study on the life of David, focussing on the time when David was confronted regarding his sin by the prophet Nathan. We looked at David's repentance in Psalm 51, and also the seriousness of the consequences of sin. We closed with a time of song and worship and there was a real sense of gratefulness for all Christ has done for us.
23 children and 23 adults joined us in the coffee shop for our Toddlers session this morning. The main group heard the story of Noah's Ark from Karen. Our craft during free play was centred on this theme with the children using collage material to make clouds, raindrops and rainbows. Maria took the younger ones for singing whilst Annette had a session with our pre-schoolers. They talked about their favourite things at Toddlers as well as special times from the past. They finished off this part with rehearsing some songs for our final day celebration in June. After snack all the children came together for some action songs and a bubble time. One of our grans who has been ill popped in to say hello.
We had a very happy session today.