Church won’t let hols go to waste
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