Mid week outreach updates

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Motherwell outreach:

We had a good time of singing to begin our meeting in Newmains this week before Pauline recommenced our Bible study on the life of David. She spoke of how David sinned against God by numbering the people, thus relying on man rather than solely on God. We discussed how this is very much like the attitude of society today: a society which does not recognise its need for God but would rather be reliant on its own resources and strength, rather than return to and trust in God.

There was a gentle sense of peace at the end of our meeting tonight with some quiet worship songs. It was encouraging to hear how one, who has been having a difficult and stressful week at work, had felt this peace deep inside as we worshipped at the end.

Airdrie 

John led some singing at Airdrie meeting this week. We then looked at the verse  Diana brought on Sunday evening from 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 - that we would use the weapon of prayer to knock down the strongholds and to destroy every obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We then had a very good time of prayer for the work in Airdrie.

 


Toddlers update

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Toddler update.

We had 27 children and 28 adults at our session this morning. Our theme was "Changes". The children and adults decorated butterflies which linked with the story "The very hungry caterpillar" which was read to our middle group by Maria. She spoke to them about the way God can help them do good, kind things instead of unkind things.

Annette took the older group who leave to go to school this summer. She read a story about the fears children can have when starting school and how Jesus can be with them and help them. The children talked about how they had changed since coming to Toddlers and discussed all the things they could do for themselves now.

Rosemary and Laura took a singing time with our children.

We celebrated two birthdays today. A lovely morning.


Youthwork update

by Struthers Cumbernauld


A quieter night with under 15 kids and several  workers unable to come along due to illness and work commitments. Tiffies opened in prayer before Heather took some children's singing. Tiffies then used charades to talk about different ways of communicating. She linked this to some of the ways God can communicate with us. We finished with a prayer time and children were given the opportunity to pray out loud. Several of them did and it was lovely to hear. Following this, everyone headed outside in the sunshine for some games. We finished off with ice-lollies in the bookshop.

In our student zone Lauren began with a game. We then split into two groups for a time of sharing, organised by Scott. Both groups had a positive time of sharing before closing with prayer. We finished off with a wee birthday celebration.


Youth work update

by Struthers Cumbernauld


There were just under 20 at our Friday club this week. Leah began with some action singing before leading a few grown up choruses. Tiffies then spoke about hearing from God using different recorded voices that the children had to identify. She talked about the fact that God sometimes says no, but He always listens to our prayers and this was illustrated by Scott and Amy who acted out a short scene showing a conversation between father and daughter. We closed with a short prayer and time of song. Debbie used a similar theme with the P1/2 kids using a chocolate cake. Children split into rounders outside and a game of pie face inside, which was lots of fun.

 

Heather began our student zone with some games. Pauline came along tonight to share her testimony to salvation and baptism in the Holy Spirit, which was great! Tiffies rounded up by talking about the Christian life being a journey and often we can make a real commitment to Jesus as children, but we  need to let that commitment deepen as we get older and understand more. We followed with a lovely, quiet time of prayer and worship before Scott closed in prayer. We finished with one more game, and even some of the parents joined in for this. It was a very fun and happy end to our evening.