Friday night youth work

by Struthers Cumbernauld

A quieter Friday club this week with about 20 children. We sang loads of songs in preparation for our music outreach night next week and the kids were in great voice. We then had some fun with an arm wrestling competition. Not all matches were equal, so some smaller people had some help. Tiffies then brought the verse: “The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (Exodus‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NLT)‬‬. She talked about the story of the Egyptians crossing the Red Sea and the way God did impossible things for the Israelites. She related this to our lives and the ways in which we can trust God to do that which we can’t do. The kids listened well and were very settled as Mark closed in prayer. We then enjoyed some outdoor games while some older girls practised singing items for next week.

In our Student Zone we began with a game of Stop the Bus, which was a lot of fun. We had some friends from Glasgow and Greenock joining us tonight which was great. Tiffies then started the meeting with some singing, which was greatly helped by the extra voices and we had a lovely time of worship. Lorna then introduced what youth camp would be like by asking April, Katie and Sophie all to share parts about the activities and the meetings, as well as some personal encounters with God. She then shared some ways we can get ready for youth camp and encouraged the young people that God has much blessing for us this summer. We then split into groups to pray for youth camp and our youth work before finishing with some food and time to chat. It was a good night all in.