Church won’t let hols go to waste

Rutherglen Reformer - - NEWS FROM THE PEWS - Jonathan Ged­des

King’s Park Church were watch­ing their waste re­cently.

The church was hold­ing their pop­u­lar Dis­cov­ery hol­i­day club, which this year had a theme of Waste Watch­ers.

That meant that the young­sters in at­ten­dance for the week- long club weren’t just tak­ing part in games and arts and crafts, but also learn­ing all about how to best look af­ter the world.

Twenty-two vol­un­teers helped out and taught the kids about Je­sus, led by Lynn Adam­son.

Rev San­dra Boyd was de­lighted by how the club went.

She said: “The theme this year was waste watch­ers. It was look­ing at God and the cre­ation, and how we’re to look af­ter our world, and how it‘s over to us to look af­ter His cre­ation.

“We had chal­lenges and games, and arts and crafts, as well as sto­ries about Je­sus. We had a great time - we reckon there was about 60 kids there over the course of the week and there was a lot of fun.”

King’s Park also re­cently started their sec­ond year of Messy Church, aimed at pro­vid­ing a more in­for­mal way of wor­ship.

It takes place on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month.

San­dra added: “In it we have a welcome where we can play games, then there’s an arts and crafts part, and then we go into the church and have an in­for­mal wor­ship based around a story from the Bi­ble.

“Then we have a meal to­gether, which is the ethos of Messy Church - last year the big­gest one saw about 35 peo­ple come along.

“It’s very in­for­mal - the kids get to learn and play, and make arts and crafts with the adults - it’s amaz­ing how many of the adults love get­ting to colour in some­thing!

“Then they’re en­joy­ing a meal to­gether, so it’s very fam­ily ori­en­tated - a lot of Je­sus work was done sit­ting round a ta­ble eat­ing with his friends and a lot of that doesn’t hap­pen in mod­ern so­ci­ety, so we share a meal and fel­low­ship with peo­ple at Messy Church.”

The next Messy Church will take place on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 3.

Art­ful Dodgers young­sters were en­joy­ing the arts and crafts at the club

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