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East Kilbride

Old Parish

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GREAT NEWS! WE NOW HAVE ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL! 
 
Read here about what we do and how to join us, then:
 
 
 
Sunday 12th July 2.30 - 3.15 p.m.
The theme is the parable of the Good Samaritan
 
Sunday 5th July, 2.30 - 3.15 p.m.
The theme is Love (1 Corinthians 13)
 
 
 
Sunday 14th June, 2.30 - 3.15pm. 
The theme for 14th June was The Ten Commandments, with a reference on following and sticking to the rules and regulations in these strange times.
 
 
Online Sunday School, Sunday 7th June 
This week the theme was the parable of the talents. Amongst our other activities, we had our own online Sunday School Talent Show - 'EKOPC's Got Talent!' Activities related to the parable of the talents.

 
Online Sunday School, Sunday 31st May, 2.30 - 3.15pm
On 31st May, the theme for our Online Sunday School was “The Lords Prayer” with the emphasis on communication with God - and also how we communicate and keep in touch with each other during these strange times. 
 Click Here for a Special Video Story for Pentecost with Sooty and Sweep 

 

Online Sunday School, Sunday 24th May, 2.30 - 3.15pm.
 
This week the theme was 'Jesus is the Light of the World', and we had 7 children / families.
 
We started with a reflection/catch up of finding out what each of the children had been up to since last week, shared the photos of their Ark craft from the previous week as well as their Rainbow Challenge pictures. Anne, the Minister, then read an appropriate story linked to the theme and we sang a few catchy songs which the children danced and sang along to.
 
We had a treasure hunt, quiz and made 2 crafts - a candle, and a set of traffic lights, with the message on them that Jesus is the light of the world. 
 
Finally, we set them this week's challenge which is based on their age - they have to take photos on their daily walk of things that produce / generate light,and the number of photos they have to take is the same as their age. (eg Jessica is 4 and she has to find 4 light sources , Sophie is 11 so she has to find 11 different light sources etc)
 

Online Sunday School, Sunday 17th May, 2.30 - 3.15pm

Our theme this week was Noah, and we focused on the rainbow - it being God's promise to the world that he would always keep his promise and we use the rainbow today as a sign of hope for all of us especially in these strange times. We had a Bible story video clip of the story of Noah; made an ark craft complete with rainbow; had Circle Time with the children; also games, challenges, a treasure hunt, prayers, and several appropriate songs that had the children (and adults) dancing and singing along,

 
We set the children a challenge for next week: whilst on their daily walks they should take a picture of something with each of the 7 colours of the rainbow and send them in - a prize will be awarded for the best collection of pictures.
 
Despite major technical difficulties with using Zoom this week (a national problem we hear due to demand), we still went ahead and had 7 children / families on the session though sadly, at least another 4/5 were not able to get on. I think, the technical challenges apart, it went well, and all who joined the session had a fun and enjoyable time. 
 
 
Getting ready to join in...
To join us via the Zoom app, please could a parent or guardian contact our Youth & Families Worker, Iain Shaw beforehand on 07912 295943 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice, information and joining code number.
If you can find some paper, and colouring pens, pencils or crayons in the house, maybe some glue or Pritt Stick, or something relating to the advertised theme, you could have them handy for the craft activity. 
 
Afterwards
If you like, you can email or text a photo of your finished work to Iain or to iainshaw18This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
Why not click on the 'Our Space' button (now at the top of the page) to see their pictures? It's your space for sharing your work and things you like. You'll find some activity sheets there too... 
 
 
Message from Sheena Wilson
Please be sure to read Sheena's piece in the June EKO, which you can find on our 'News' page.
 
 
 

Pre-Lockdown Sunday School

 

Children aged 3 - 8yrs meet in the Upper Hall prior to the start of the church service, where the leaders will be waiting to welcome them. Just before 11am this group move into the church with their leaders and join the rest of the congregation for the start of the service. After the Children's Address and a child-friendly hymn they head back to the Upper Hall for their special activities. Parents can meet up with their children at the end of the service at the Upper Hall.

Any young person aged 9 years and over should meet in our Sunday School pew prior to the start of the service. Part-way through the service this age group, along with their leaders, will leave the church (as above) but they will continue their special activities along in the Glebe Street Hall. If you've never been before, please come along. We have a great time and you'll make new friends.

 

For information:  

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 inside.  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.   

 

Contact Sheena Wilson for further information, or use the website's 'Contact Us' button

 

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East Kilbride Old Parish Church
Montgomery Street
The Village
East Kilbride
Scotland
G74 4JS

Telephone:
01355 279004
Office opening times:
Tuesday & Friday
9:30am to 12:30pm
Email:
ekopc.office@btconnect.com

 

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Scottish Charity No: SC000609