Toddlers

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Update for 14th May

We had 22 children and 22 adults at our group this morning. The children were asked to wear a top which was a rainbow colour as our theme was Rainbows.

They made lovely rainbows at craft time. Lots of free play followed. At story time Annette completed the story of Noah. We sang some songs around this story. Rosemary took the younger ones for singing. After our snack time.  Maria and some parents went outside for some games taking advantage of the beautiful weather.

A very happy morning. 🌈

 

Update for 21st May

21 adults and 21 children joined us this morning.

During our free play time the children made lion puppets in preparation for our story about Daniel in the Lions Den.

Rosemary helped by Maria and Karen took the younger ones for singing, while Annette took the older ones for their story. They used their puppets to animate the story. It was great fun!

After snack we celebrated another birthday of one of our wee boys.

It was also lovely to have our newest baby amongst us today.

Toddlers will be off next week due to the bank holiday.

 

 


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


 Newmains


We had another good number at our meeting last week.


Mark began with a short time of singing before Gavin gave a very good testimony to salvation and baptism in the Holy Spirit. Diana followed by speaking around Acts 19 where the Ephesian twelve were baptised in the Holy Spirit through Paul the Apostle’s ministry. There followed a glorious time of prayer, waves of the presence of God rolled over us. Lives were deeply met on their own as they worshipped God. It was really wonderful.


At the end of the night one of our new ladies came privately and received her baptism in the Holy Spirit whilst a second came and experienced the cleansing, delivering power of God. Both were delighted with their encounter and we were thrilled to watch, once again, the action of God.


Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


We had around 25 kids at Friday club this week. Tiffies began with some singing and we tried some songs for the outreach coming up. She then spoke on the story of the man being lowered through the roof to be healed by Jesus, using some visual cues to help illustrate the story. She brought out various points from the story. We enjoyed some games in the sunshine to follow.


We started with outdoor games in our student zone before splitting into discussion groups. Tiffies worked with the younger girls while Gavin and Scott worked with our older teens and young adults. We talked about the Bible readings we had been doing over the week and had some very good discussions before closing our groups with a time of prayer.


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


 Airdrie

Airdrie folks were in good voice as the meeting started with some singing.  A couple of people then shared how God had prepared them for different situations during the week. We then read from 2 Tim 4:1 "when  Christ will come to judge the living and the dead. Those who have died with him will live and those who endure hardship will reign with him". We also looked at  Song of Songs 5:2,16  Christ calls to us “Open to me my treasure, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. His head is drenched with dew, his hair with the dampness of the night.” Only kindness comes from Him.  This is our Christ who  comes to us in our darkest hours. He stands beside us and strengthens us that we may endure until He comes again. We then had a very lovely time of singing in the Spirit as we brought our songs of worship to Him.

Airdrie meeting will be off next week to allow folks to attend Alison Speirs retiral event at Greenock Town Hall.

 

 Coatbridge

We had a lovely house meeting this week. We started with our usual up to date honest reports. Some had had a better week than others but whatever had happened it was good that we could share our troubles with each other.

We then looked at various verses from Hebrews and discussed their meaning. We all made contributions and added to the initial thoughts brought to us. Finally we closed with a time of worship. There was a lovely touch of God on us particularly helping those who were struggling with various issues. As we chatted over some supper at the end of the night there was a very happy atmosphere. It was good to be together.

 

Newmains  

We had a good number in Newmains this week with three visitors which is always encouraging. The singing at the beginning was fine. Kim gave a very good testimony. Pauline preached well and spoke around the New Year Word and it’s relevence to Newmains. She encouraged people to ‘dig the ditches deeper’ in their own lives looking for an increasing depth of God daily rather than relying only on emotional experiences. The prayer time that followed was good. Folks were encouraged to focus on the Cross and we got through deeply to God. One of the new folks came for prayer at the end of the night. She got on well. It was an encouraging night.