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  • Holiday Club 2015 August 24, 2015admin

    Polar explorers, August 2015

    With 56 youngsters enrolled and an average attendance of 42, Polar Explorers took the youngsters and the leaders on a journey where one of the leaders Bare Foot (Amy Ward) was attempting to find how climate change was affecting the Poles. Her Side Kick, Lady Random Finds, (Margaret Steele) had to keep ensuring that Barefoot was properly equipped for the journey, with good shoes, food, a compass, a map and something to record the data she collected. In the course of this exploration we also explored how God’s love is for everyone looking at various folk from the New Testament using the phrase NEVER TOO… too many mistakes for Peter, ordinary for Stephen, near or far for Philip, bad for Saul and young for Timothy.

    Different methods were used to explore the stories: dvd’s, crafts, games, songs and time spent in groups. As well as the 26 leaders who were present there were many who worked behind the scenes; preparing the materials for the crafts, praying for youngsters and leaders alike. It was good to have folk praying on site allowing them to bring any potential worries we had immediately to God while the leaders dealt with things in a practical way.

    The BBQ on a lovely sunny Thursday night once again provided an opportunity to let families know what had been happening and to share with them the message of God’s love.

    Please keep praying that the young folk who heard the message of Jesus and His love would respond to Him and long to find out more about what living in His kingdom is like. Pray too that what the youngsters tell their parents about what went on might stir a desire within them to find out more about this God who loves everyone.

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  • Bowhill walk, 26th July 2015 August 3, 2015admin

    Bowhill walk, 26th July 2015

    On Sunday afternoon, about a dozen people gathered to take part in a walk at Bowhill. Bowhill1

    Bowhill2After an hour or so and a game of Pooh Sticks we bumped into five others and all met up back at the house. Once there we were entertained to tea and chat at the lovely home of Marion and Colin MacIntosh

    As the predicted rain began to fall we made our way home – a good walk in fine weather and grand company!


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  • Guatemala BBQ June 27, 2015admin

    Guatemala BBQ, 27th June 2015

    A beautiful afternoon, and over 60 folk gathered in Myra and Rod’s splendid garden for a fund-raising barbecue, raising over £600 for Ignacio’s “half-way house” project in Guatemala city.

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    The food was good and plentiful, so was the chat, and nice to see a great mix of people of all ages from the church and community enjoying their time together.

    … and a final word from Myra “Thank you everyone for your support, donations and presence at the BBQ. £600 was raised towards the Half Way House project in Guatemala. So far £3500 has been raised/donated with a target of £20,000. More enjoyable events to come in future! Thanks again folks.”

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  • Community litter pick May 23, 2015admin

    Community litter pick, 17th May 2015

    Despite the drizzly weather, 9 members of SPC took part in the annual Selkirk community litter pick.

    out and about with bags and litter pickers!
    out and about with bags and litter pickers!

    Great fun, and a good way to show our partnership with the community.

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  • Lost for Words course May 4, 2015admin

    Lost for Words course,  May 2015

    Lost for Words is a course held in the Manse every Monday night.  It is an informal discussion group of all ages where we can share our thoughts and feeling on every day life experiences.  It is  designed to help us find the words to say when we are faced with difficult questions about religion and God as we go about our daily routines.  For example: What to say to someone who asks “If there is a God, why do we have wars etc?”  We break into small groups of 2 or 3 and it is very relaxed, with lots of laughs and fun.  It doesn’t matter if you can’t manage every Monday – just come to the ones that you can.  We look forward to new people coming to join in.

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    A few participants at the Lost for Words course

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