Toddler update

by Struthers Cumbernauld


18 children and 22 adults joined us today. Our theme was saying "Thank You". At story time Annette told the children the story of Jesus healing the ten lepers and of the one who came back to say thank you. They learned a song which thanked God for many things. The younger children had a singing time with Maria. They made a great sound with their musical instruments.

We had lots of free play during which some children made thank you cards.

It was lovely to welcome our newest wee baby to our group today. A lovely morning.

No Toddlers Group next week as it's a school holiday.


Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Another busy Friday night with around 35 kids. Tiffies began with some singing and we had a very happy time learning some 'golden oldies'. She then spoke about Daniel, who was introduced with a few games. She talked about the choice Daniel made not to eat the king's food, and the fact that we need to be brave to be a Christian and stand up for Jesus. We closed with a short time of prayer. The younger children looked at proverbs about being kind with Debbie and Marianne. We then enjoyed games and challenges.

 

In our Student Zone we had a good number again. Mel and Hannah began with some games. Tiffies then taught a song before we watched a short version of the testimony of Ian McCormack. The children seemed very interested. Scott took some questions about the testimony before sharing a few of his thoughts and closing in prayer.


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Airdrie

Numbers were up again at the Airdrie meeting this week. John took some singing which was great, especially with the extra support. Rae spoke around 'Waiting on God'. A lovely worship time followed which was intermingled with prayers for the work. We finished by putting some outreach ideas on paper over a cup of tea, coffee and biscuits.

 

Newmains 

God was with us in Newmains again this week and we enjoyed the privilege of using our nice new padded seats which have been gifted us!

Diana and Mark took a time of singing at the beginning before Alan gave an excellent testimony to the saving power of Christ.  Following this, Mark brought a good word about finding a place of security and safety in God. He led a beautiful worship time at the end of the meeting. The presence of God was very close.

We also had some chat together at the end about the way forward. Despite the fact that there are some major repairs needing attended to we are going to go ahead with an opening service and display architectural drawings to show the improvements we are hoping to make. We pray that this may arouse some interest in the work of God in the local area. 

 

Coatbridge

This was our first night gathering together again after the summer in a new hall. It was great to have all the familiar faces back again.

We began the evening with a mixture of different up to date reports from everyone.

Carol then spoke to us about the importance of having the right foundations in our lives, she went on to link it to the future vision for the Coatbridge work and what that could look like. During our worship time at the end the presence of Christ was tangible amongst us. A lovely prophetic word was given.

We finished the evening with a time of fellowship and discussion about future plans for this work.


Toddler update

by Struthers Cumbernauld


We had a very happy session at Toddlers this morning with lots of free play. 20 children and 24 adults joined us. At the craft table the children made happy/angry face plates helped by the grown ups. Annette told the older group the story of Jesus welcoming the children and our boys and girls used the faces they had made to help her with that. This was followed by some singing.

Laura took the younger ones for a rhyme and song time.

After snack one of our dads Brian took the children for some parachute games to complete our time together.