Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


We had a slightly quieter Friday club with 26 children as many were on holiday. Tiffies began with singing and the kids were very full of enthusiasm! Leah then spoke using an umbrella and talking about how it is no use if it stays closed because it can't help us. She likened this to the Bible and the things we know about Jesus, that we need to open our Bibles and think about the stories we know about Jesus to help us grow as Christians. We had a short time of worship before moving onto arts and crafts and games. The P1/2 group worked with Debbie and Marianne to talk about prayer. They made a prayer collage with each child naming something they were thankful for to add to it.


We were delighted to have some of our Falkirk friends at our Student Zone tonight. Mel and Hannah began with a game of 'Mafia' which was a lot of fun. We then had our meeting where Tiffies, Leah and Alison led some singing with Shev and Liam playing guitar. Rachel from Falkirk then gave a very lovely testimony to salvation and baptism in the Spirit and to the faithfulness of God. Tiffies spoke for a few minutes on the importance of tending the seed that God has sowed in your heart and working towards the next step for you in your Christian walk. We then had a lovely, gentle time of prayer and worship together and we were delighted with the depth of the presence of God that came. We finished our evening with lots of time to chat and have some food together.


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Airdrie

We had a couple of  old visitors who joined with us this week at Airdrie. Firstly, Rae led some singing before we all enjoyed John speaking around 're-igniting your passion for God.' He used the analogy of being like a deflated balloon when we let things like sin, guilt and tiredness cause us to loose our passion for Jesus. There followed a very good worship time with some ministry. We then ended our evening with fellowship over a cup of tea and biscuits. Our meeting will be off next week but will resume as usual on 26th October. 

 

Newmains

We had a good number this week along with two visitors from different churches.

Mark and Leah began with some singing which was very nice. Pauline then shared her testimony and used parts of it in connection with verses from the Bible to illustrate the importance of the Holy Spirit.

We closed with a lovely time of worship at the end. Our meeting will be on as usual next week. There is a sense of the Spirit moving amongst us at the moment in Pentecostal power. Anyone interested in the baptism of the Holy Spirit would find these meetings very helpful.


Toddlers update

by Struthers Cumbernauld


We had a very quiet morning with 12 children and 15 adults joining us for our session. Lots of free play was followed by a focus on our fire drill.  One of our church friends joined us to ring the bell and Annette reminded the adults of where to go etc. in the event of a fire.

 

This was followed by a time of singing for all our children led by Laura.  We then had a Teddy/Toys picnic. The children had decorated their picnic bags at the craft table earlier.

 

After snack Annette and Rosemary took the children for some games and bubbles.

 

Thanks again to all the adults who help so much in the running of our group.

Toddlers will not be on next week.


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Newmains

A good number gathered for the meeting this week although numbers were slightly down from the local area as folks couldn't get a lift to the hall.

We started with a short time of singing and then Leah shared an excellent testimony to how she found Christ. Following this Pauline spoke about the sign and gift of tongues from scattered verses in 1 Corinthians 14. We finished with a short time of worship and prayer. At the end of the meeting there was some discussion about the evening's theme and Pauline has offered to continue it next week from Acts Chapter 2.

 

Airdrie

Airdrie folks began as usual this week with some singing. We then spent some time planning for our up and coming outreach. There was a great sense of unity as we shared some good ideas. We're now looking forward to rolling our sleeves up and putting these ideas into action. We finished off with a time of  prayer for the work before fellowship over a wee cup of tea.