We’re big fans of holiday clubs here at St. Andrew’s but this one Rock Hero, was surely one of the best ever! We wrote and produced the programme ourselves and all we needed was for the children to come along and join in – they didn’t disappoint us!! We had a fantastic week with around 60 children taking part. The fun was non-stop but we made sure that the boys and girls got to hear something about the amazing love of God, shown in Jesus. Most of all, thanks to our amazing holiday club team – 27 adults and teens, all giving up a week to concentrate on sharing with the children. Team – you were awesome!!
Of course there are times when we cannot be anything other than sombre – not least in worship, when we consider the state of our world and our own shortcomings. But these moments will be far exceeded when we will worship with smiles on our faces!! How can we keep from smiling when we consider all that God has done for us – the many ways in which we are blessed. Why not take a moment to give thanks to day – to count your blessings.
The annual retreat for men has become an absolute highlight for many, with the dates for next year being put in diaries as soon as this year is over! March 10-12th saw almost 40 men descend on the Cairngorm Christian Centre at Kincraig, by Aviemore – half from Arbroath and vicinities and half from south Wales, from the Victory Outreach Supported Housing Centre.
The weekend consisted of the usual mix of fun and fellowship AND worship, biblical reflection and ministry. Pictured here, is the young team but alongside them we had men in every generation right up to the retired!
What a weekend! Here’s to next year.