Our Space - Sunday School
SUNDAY SCHOOL TAKING A SUMMER BREAK
Our session for 2018/19 will soon be drawing to a close and we look forward to the forthcoming Promotion and Closing Service later this month. Iain, our Youth and Families Worker, has a number of activities for children and adults to participate in during June. See details elsewhere and be sure to join in the fun.
We were short-staffed in the Beginner/Primary Department during May and June, due to a couple of our regular staff having to take leave of absence over this period. We have been extremely grateful for the willing support we have received from a number of folk who stepped in to lend a hand – Tracy B, Jill C, Margaret D, Jeanette L, Norma P, Catherine S and Elizabeth R. No doubt before the month is out a couple more folk will have helped out too. We hope everyone enjoyed their time with us.
While Crèche will continue to operate, more or less as usual during the summer months, Sunday School will be taking a break. All our children can look forward to receiving a gift when they join us at the Promotion and Closing Service. This was held on Sunday, 23 June, 2019 during the early part of morning worship. We hope that family and friends who joined us on that Sunday enjoyed their time.
Thank you to everyone who has generously supported us with bronze and silver coin this year. At the time of writing we have received £111.51.
We anticipate that Sunday School will be back in early September. Meanwhile we wish everyone a bright, relaxing and safe summer holiday. Sheena Wilson
SUNDAY SCHOOL’S LENT CHALLENGE SUCCESS
Last month we told you about our effort to help others through this year’s Lent Challenge by planting up an assortment of Spring flowering pots of colourfulness, with the aim of raising funds to donate to the East Kilbride Loaves and Fishes Foodbank.
This activity was greatly enjoyed by our older children who, week by week, grew to find this a very therapeutic and sociable task. Much to our delight many of you appreciated their work too and together we raised the grand total of £451.58.
Thanks to all who contributed to the success of this extremely worthwhile venture. The Loaves and Fishes Team was overjoyed to receive this donation towards its work. We trust that many families will have benefited as a result of what was achieved by a small group of young folk and their supportive Church family.
Here’s a reminder about our meeting places for children every Sunday morning:-
The Creche has a lovely comfortable and roomy space to play and be cared for in the Lounge Area in the hall beside the Church. The needs of babies and toddlers up to the age of three years are met by our experienced team of volunteers.
The Beginner/Primary group gather initially in the Upper Hall beside the Church. Just prior to the Morning Service beginning, they come into Church as a group. Following the children’s address they return to the Upper Hall where parents can meet them at the end of the Service. This group enjoys story time and craft activities.
The Juniors arrive at Church and meet in our pews within the Sanctuary. After the children’s address they walk along to the large hall at Glebe Street where we explore the Bible using a variety of activities to suit the skills of children at the upper end of Primary School and Secondary School age young folk.