Toddlers

by Struthers Cumbernauld


19 children and 23 adults joined us today. We had our usual free play activities to begin with.

During singing with the younger ones, taken by Maria, the older ones planted some summer flowering bulbs and seeds in the side border of the church garden. This was in memory of Morag Brown, one of our Toddler leaders who died last year.

At the end of the session we gathered outside and Liam and Pauline helped Annette plant a lovely shrub which the adults of our group had bought.

It’s just to the left hand side of the coffee shop door so look out for it when you are passing by.

We sang one of our favourite songs “He’s got the whole world in his Hands” and Annette said a short prayer. 

It was a happy time as we remembered her and all her hard work.

A good session.


Friday youthwork

by Struthers Cumbernauld


We had around 30 kids this week at Friday club. Tiffies began with some singing including some older songs that were new to the kids which went down well. She then gave the kids tinfoil to use to make an impression of their own faces. This tied in with the idea that we take on traits of the people we surround ourselves with. It all linked to the verse “...They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.” Acts‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭(b) and the ways in which we can become more like Jesus, as well as being the type of people that others look at and see something of what Jesus is like. We then headed outdoors to enjoy some games while others stayed in for some arts and crafts.


We had one new girl along with our more regular young people in our student zone. We started with a game which was good fun. Tiffies then started the meeting with some singing and a new song for the girls to sing at the next Sunday service they attend. Gavin gave a report of a meeting he had attended this week were quite a number had been baptised in the Holy Spirit. He then gave a very good testimony to salvation, baptism in the Spirit and the changing power of God. Tiffies then led a very short time of worship before Scott closed in prayer.


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


 Airdrie

The Airdrie group started back this week after what felt like a very long Easter break.

A smaller number gathered with one new lady who joined us and also another lady who we haven't seen for a while. John led some singing then we looked at some verses around singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord. Sometimes we feel like singing to the Lord but other times, for whatever storms and difficulties we are facing, we just don't feel like it. Hebrews tells us that we should “offer the sacrifice of praise continually." The King set aside a portion every day for the singers and our King of Kings has a portion set aside for us. Make the effort to offer the sacrifice and you will find your portion. Singing people are fed and those who offer praise glorify the Lord. Praise His name!

 

 Newmains

We had a good number on Wednesday night. Mark began with a time of worship which led us into prayer. There was a wonderful access to the presence of the Holy Spirit and we enjoyed entering into His joy. At that point in the meeting there was a message in tongues and a powerful interpretation. After this, Diana gave a report on her recent activities in Malta and then shared the word with us. She spoke of the cleansing power of the wind and fire of Pentecost linking it with a beautiful verse:

But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength (2 Timothy 4:17).


We closed with a few quiet moments of prayer at the end. A young man came for some prayer at the end and got on very well.

He had received his baptism in the Spirit during the meeting last week and is thrilled at finding God in a new way.

 


Midweek meetings

by Struthers Cumbernauld


Newmains

We started our meeting tonight by enjoying singing some old hymns like ‘Blessed Assurance’ and ‘Just As I Am’ and followed this with up to date reports. It was lovely to hear of one who made a choice this past week to forgive another and has known the blessing of God in doing so. Pauline spoke around events in Elijah’s life where he found peace with God in the middle of trials and how Christ is that place of deep peace for us in the middle of distressing circumstances.

 

We had a short prayer time to close and a prophecy was given about finding the deep peace of God in the midst of confusion, misunderstanding and hurt. There was a lovely sense of the peace of God as we sat in quietness at the end of the meeting.