Some of our Airdrie folks couldn't manage this week but we were glad to welcome some friends from the Newmains group. Willie and Mags both shared their testimonies which were interspersed with some singing. We then looked at John 17 and John 7:38. 'we should be one just as He and the Father are one' that the rivers of living water spoken about will flow from His heart out to others through us. We then shared some time together in song as we worshipped Him. It was great having some extra male voices with us.
It’s lovely to have a good number of people including some new folks at our Newmains meeting this week. We started with a time of singing led by Mark which led into a deep time of worship. Jim gave his testimony to salvation and baptism in the Spirit, clearly describing how, since meeting Christ, there has been a huge change in his life for the better. Pauline preached about the verse ‘seek and you will find’, linking the verse into a message of salvation and finding more of the depths of God. There was a beautiful deep presence of God which settled on us through the prayer time and two people responded to an appeal for prayer. It was a privilege and great joy to lead one to Jesus for the first time and know his sins washed away. Another man was baptised in the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues and was moved by his encountering of God in this way. We are very grateful to God for his continued moving and are looking forward to our outreach occasion next week for visitors to come and hear about the life changing power of the gospel.
It was a very happy time this morning as 19 children and 22 adults joined us for our last meeting before the summer break. The children brought their favourite teddy or soft toy to join in all the fun.
During free play the children decorated a teddy bear shape.
We then went through to the church where we had a great time singing a mixture of choruses and other songs. Each child then received a Bible story book. The children sat very well.
Following this we had our Teddy Bear’s picnic back in the coffee shop. It was also lovely to celebrate lots of birthdays today. Seven in all!
We will miss all our children who are leaving to go to school and nursery.
We resume on 27th August.
This week we finished our Friday club for the summer with our fun night. We started with a short time of singing before splitting into groups. The children rotated round outdoor games, arts and crafts and a BBQ with other activities. It was very busy and the kids had a lot of fun, particularly having the chance to soak one of the leaders with water bombs! Parents enjoyed tea, coffee and a burger while the children enjoyed their stations. We finished off in the church with some singing. Tiffies reminded the kids that while Friday club is not on over the summer, Jesus will still be with us wherever we go. Each child was gifted with a Bible and encouraged to read the stories over the summer. It was a great night and we had some lovely comments from parents that the Friday Club has been a wonderful blessing to their children and how much they appreciate what we do.