Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


We had around 30 kids at Friday club this week with two brand new kids. Tiffies started with a few songs before getting the kids to help act out the story of the Good Samaritan. She linked this into modern day life and how we can sometimes treat the ‘outcasts’ at school. She encouraged each child to think of someone they find it hard to be kind to and ask Jesus to help them make a special effort to show kindness to that person this week. One of the children asked if we could pray for his teacher who is sick, it was very nice to do that together. We enjoyed our quiz, games, arts and crafts and singing stations tonight. The children came back together for some singing and games at the end with Debbie and Stacy.

 

In our student zone we headed through to join Falkirk this week. We received a warm welcome with some hot chocolate and sweet treats to enjoy. We then had our meeting. Liam led some singing and taught a new song before Lesley spoke. She brought a word about Joshua speaking to the commander of the Lord’s army and how God is in charge of all things if we let Him be. She spoke about the walls of Jericho coming down and the walls in our own lives that can come down when we trust our lives to Jesus. We had a very nice time of prayer and worship to close. Our young people enjoyed being through and we are looking forward to having the Falkirk group at our meeting in a few weeks time.


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Airdrie

Our usual folks braved the very cold and snowy weather in Airdrie this week to meet together. We had some up to date reports from a couple of people before Rae led some quiet worship songs. John spoke from Malachi 1 and Romans 9. The theme was on taking up our birthright. John used the similarities between Jacob and Esau and whether we are taking responsibility for the promises God has given us. We then spent some time worshipping Him and looking to that day when we shall meet Him. Tea and biscuits followed.  Another lovely evening spent in fellowship with one another. God is good! 

 

  Newmains

Mark was in charge as Pauline was having a wee holiday! Our new friend who came last week was there again.

 

We had up to date reports at the beginning tonight. John shared how happy he is that we have started the work in Newmains, how he has been praying for God to move in the community for years and feels we could be part of the answer to his prayers. Kim shared about telling his testimony to his barber today. Leah then took some singing which was very good. It was an easy atmosphere to then preach in. Mark spoke from scattered verses in Exodus 33-34 about having a hunger for God and revival. He was very pleased with the atmosphere and could see folks really tuning into it. We had a nice prayer time and worship time at end. There was a message in tongues which was interpreted. The message was along similar lines of the preaching. We sang a song to close. Our new friend enjoyed the meeting a lot and has taken a couple of leaflets away with him.

 

Coatbridge

Our Coatbridge gathering were fewer in numbers than usual.  Update reports were given from all who attended, including encouraging reports from 2 of our newer folks.

We heard a testimony to the baptism in the Holy Spirit before Carol brought a bible study approach to one of the 5 cases in the Bible of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. 

We had a discussion time at the end with some interesting observations and questions being asked.

We turned to prayer and once again God moved in His wonderful way and blessed our newest friend in bringing him into his baptism in the Holy Spirit.

We give thanks to God for blessing our gathering this night and we give Him all the praise and glory.

Thank you to all who keep our local group in prayer.

 


Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


We had just under 30 children at our Friday club this week including a few new children. Tiffies opened in prayer before Lauren took some children’s singing. Leah then took a couple of worship songs.  After this, Tiffies spoke about snowflakes using some fun facts and activities. She talked about how each snowflake is unique, and each one of us is an individual and known altogether of God. Children listened very well. We had games and a quiz for our activities tonight and some of our boys taught a great new game.


In our student zone, Lauren started with a short quiz. Tiffies and Leah then taught a new song before we split into discussion groups. Scott and Tiffies took the younger group, Leah and Liam took the older high school group and Graeme took the young adults. Each group had a time of discussion with some good questions asked before closing with prayer. We came back together and Liam taught a song that he has been teaching the young people in Falkirk before he closed in prayer for us. A very good evening all in.


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Airdrie

Excellent meeting at Airdrie this week. John led some singing before Rae spoke from John's gospel 21:15-22. No matter who or what is occupying our minds Christ would say the same thing to us as he said to Peter. "What is that got to do with you? As for you, follow me." Are we ready to hand everyone and everything that concerns us over to Him and simply follow Jesus? We then had a very good worship time which included some ministry. Once again God was very much in our midst. We just cant help but love Him! 

 

Newmains 

We had two new folks at our Newmains meeting this week. One lady brought by a friend and the second in response to the newspaper advert.

We started with a time of worship led by Leah and Lauren before having two excellent testimonies from Barbara and John.

Pauline then spoke from 2 Corinthians 12:9 and John 4:1-6. Both of our visitors loved the meeting and hope to join us again at some point in the future.

 

Coatbridge 

In our Coatbridge house meeting this week, we were joined by a friend of one of our families. We began with up to date reports before Ailsa brought a word ‘I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back.’  She used the verse And Jesus said unto him, “No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:62.

We had a lovely prayer and worship time at the end. Our new friend gave his heart to Christ at the end of the evening and we were much encouraged.

Do pray on for this work that God will bless it more and more!