Frozen fun for Stonelaw kids

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View - Jonathan Ged­des

It was an ice time all round at Stonelaw Parish Church re­cently.

Their sum­mer club was in full swing, aided by the Cam­bus­lang & Ruther­glen Rea­chout Trust.

As with many of the lo­cal clubs, the theme was Po­lar Ex­plor­ers, giv­ing a frosty feel to the week’s event and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Rev Alis­tair May said the week long club was a great hit with young­sters.

He said:“It’s been a fan­tas­tic week and we had over 70 kids as part of it.

“We even had a girl cry­ing on the last day be­cause it was over, so the kids have re­ally en­joyed them­selves.

“There’s been singing, lots of games, crafts, some bi­ble stud­ies and plenty of chances for them all to run around.

“I ended up with my feet in wa­ter as part of it at one point, as part of the games!”

The club also showed a se­lec­tion of fam­ily films in the af­ter­noon for the kids to en­joy, and held a BBQ for par­ents and chil­dren, that luck­ily took place on a day with nice weather.

Alis­tair added:“It’s part of what we try and do with the church, which is en­gage with the com­mu­nity.

“We try to make con­nec­tions and build re­la­tion­ships.

“Not all of the chil­dren who came to the club are part of the church, or they go to dif­fer­ent churches, but it’s about reach­ing out to ev­ery­one.”

And he was de­lighted by the hard work the vol­un­teers put in.

“We had around 20 vol­un­teers, who gave up their hol­i­days or took time off work to help.

“We’re re­ally grate­ful for that.”

Crafty Club

Arts and crafts were on of­fer

120815stonelaw_03 Fun Time Young­sters at the club

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Get­ting Cre­ative

Kids were able to make things as part of the club

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Cheer We Go This vol­un­teer was in good spir­its with the kids

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