Children from the Creche and Sunday School had a great day out at the Five Sisters Zoo before the summer break. Apart from seeing all the animals, there was a ride on the Hobby Horses, fun at the play park and ice cream to enjoy.
We are now looking forward to the new session with a range of activities to keep the boys and girls busy. More children would make everything more fun so we would again ask parents and grand-parents to encourage children to come along and see what we do.
The Summer Club for all school aged children has not been well attended this year but those who have come along, have enjoyed what was happening on that day.
This session will close with the Sunday School Celebration Service on 23 June, followed by games in the hall. We will resume on Sunday 18 August.
Many thanks to Rev Bob and everyone in the congregation for their continued support of the Sunday School.
The Summer Club for all school age children will meet in the large hall and begin this year on Sunday 30 June with the following activities:
30 June - Mr McConnell
7 July - Trip to Colzium
14 July - Beetle Drive
21 July - Board Games
28 July - Hamma Beads
4 August - Joint Service (Storehouse)
11 August - Mrs Wren's Surprise Day
The children had an Easter Egg hunt in the church - great fun! Then they handed out chocolate eggs to everyone in the congregation. Once in the hall, the children decorated eggs and rolled them down our wee "hill". Great fun enjoyed by the children as well as our visiting elders who happily joined in!
Using the DVD, we have been following the story of Jesus from His entry into Jerusalem, through the events of Holy Week to the joy of the resurrection so that we all know what Easter is really all about.
For Mother's Day, the children iced biscuits with icing, cherries, sprinkles and love.
On Communion Sunday, the children wondered why they weren't allowed in the church, so it was agreed we would have our own.
Here you can see some of the children enjoying their very own "taste of communion"
We are starting to work on a new topic this month based on planting new seeds and seeing how this can help others grow and flourish.
January is normally a quiet month but this year the congregation joined together for the wonderful Scottish themed lunch. We were delighted to offer bowls of crocus bulbs to anyone who wanted to take them home after the lunch. The children had planted these in the autumn and we thank the adults who looked after them until they came into flower. A lovely piece of brightness in January.
In December, we looked at the Christmas story and the children each made their own nativity scene to take home.
Well done to each of the boys and girls for taking part in the special Church service when they told the story of the first Christmas and remembered what Christmas is really about.
We would like to thank all the bakers who supplied cakes for the baking stall at the Christmas Fayre and to those who bought all the cakes! The wonderful sum of £257 was raised for Sunday School funds.
We are grateful to the congregation for their continued support of the Sunday School and would ask everyone to encourage as many children as possible to come along and see what we do. We hope they would enjoy our various activities and want to come along regularly. Please speak to us if you would like more information.
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