Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


A busy Friday club as we prepared for our Nativity. Lots of singing and last minute filming going on. We prayed together with the children for our Nativity next week and for all who come along. We enjoyed some arts and crafts and games for a shorter time tonight.


In our student zone we worked on a singing item from this group for next week. We had a sneak preview of our Green Screen Nativity, which is now looking great. We closed with a time of prayer led by Scott with many young people participating in prayer for the youth work and for the Nativity.


Toddlers update

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Was a good session today with 17 children and 15 adults joining us for the beginning of our preparations for Christmas.  During free play some of our older children made paper angels while the rest enjoyed all our play activities. Rosemary took the younger ones to practice some of our nativity songs. Annette did the same with the older children as well as telling them the first part of the Christmas story using a lovely pop up book. The usual snack followed and we finished  with a few singing games to round the morning off.


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Airdrie

John started with some singing at the Airdrie meeting this week. We were soon in a Christmas mood and singing some carols. We welcomed Mitch back after having had his medical procedure.  He shared how uplifted he felt by the prayers of his Christian family.  Rae then spoke from 1 Peter. He encouraged the believers who were being dominated by the anti Christian values of the time. The letter was written around 50AD but applies as much now and could easily have been written today. We then had a time of praise to God for His protection and the priceless, pure inheritance that awaits us in heaven. 

 

Newmains

This week we had a Supper Evening as a follow up to our opening service last week.

We had 3 visitors along with our usual good crowd. After a lovely spread, chat and getting to know folks we had a short meeting. Leah and Mark led some songs before Diana spoke on the original verses she received in connection with the Newmains work. She quoted from Joshua 15:19:

“Give me another gift. You have already given me land in the Negev; now please give me springs of water, too.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs."

Diana compared it to North Lanarkshire and how God had promised to give her springs in the north and the south. She reckoned it was the beginning of the fulfilment of this verse. We look forward to the next part of the fulfilment of the promise. We closed with a lovely time of worship and praise.

Our new folks seemed to enjoy their night. They were very warm and wished us every blessing in our new venture.