Ex­plor­ing the bi­ble is a big hit

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews - Dou­glas Dickie

Chil­dren in Croft­foot have been ex­plor­ing the bi­ble this week.

Croft­foot Parish Church has been run­ning its al­ways pop­u­lar Rise and Shine Club.

Now in its 35th year, the club helps chil­dren un­der­stand the Bi­ble, while hav­ing a great time in the process.

Ac­tiv­i­ties this year in­clude aer­o­bics, drama, teach­ing, arts and crafts, football, danc­ing and games.

The theme is “Po­lar Ex­plor­ers” with the church stage done up like the north pole.

Around 60 chil­dren turned up for the first day on Mon­day with 80 drop­ping by yesterday (Tues­day).

Group leader, Ali­son Eadie, said the theme helped to tie in with sto­ries from the Bi­ble: “We are ex­plor­ing the bits of the Bi­ble that look at the first dis­ci­ples and how they went on their jour­ney.

“It takes us through their first ad­ven­tures and the prob­lems they faced. The kids have a great time, there’s lots of va­ri­ety but it’s im­por­tant to get the mes­sage across that there’s lots in the Bi­ble that can help them.”

The club is run­ning un­til Fri­day (Au­gust 7) and will end with a clos­ing ser­vice.

Also start­ing tonight ( Wed­nes­day) is the In­fu­sion group aimed pri­mar­ily at young adults.

This is the fourth year of the evenings, which fea­ture quizzes, sports and food, and are aimed at teenagers in S3 at school or over.

Croft­foot min­is­ter Rev Robert Sil­ver be­lieves the evenings have sev­eral ben­e­fits.

He said: “It’s a youth club with pool, vol­ley­ball, ta­ble ten­nis and then we usu­ally have a BBQ at the end, too.

“There’s quizzes and we do talk about the Chris­tian faith as well. It seems to go down very well, and we usu­ally get be­tween 12 and 20 peo­ple com­ing along.

“What we’ve found in the past is that while ev­ery­one has a lot of fun, there’s an in­ter­est in the spir­i­tual is­sues, too - they are al­ways quite in­ter­ested in talk­ing about it, and it’s a two way con­ver­sa­tion - it’s not about just talk­ing to them, but about hav­ing a con­ver­sa­tion and hear­ing their thoughts.”

The In­fu­sion nights then start at 7.30pm.

On the draw The Rise and Shine Club at Croft­foot Parish Church is al­ways a big hit

Art at­tack The arts and craft ses­sions went down a treat with these young­sters

On the ball Kids en­joy a se­lec­tion of ball games at the Rise and Shine Club

Big Break Kids shoot some pool at Croft­foot Parish Church

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