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Holiday Clubs

Steeple Holiday Club

Following a drop in children attending Sunday School the Kirk Session of Old and St Andrew's reviewed how it could work with children. Following engagement with the Church of Scotland Impact Team, the first Summer Mission was held in 2007.  Since then, the summer mission has gone from strength to strength and is now an integral part of the Montrose calendar being held in the first week of the school summer holidays.

 

The holiday club which is the main focus of the summer mission is attended by over 100 children and caters for children aged from 3 years old in the nursery section and from Primary 1 – Primary 7 in the main section.  All children/young people who are no longer at primary school are welcomed back to holiday club as helpers and their input is invaluable.   Many of our original young people book holidays from their employment to keep helping.

 

Team building continues after the children have gone home with the teenagers and adults running the club staying for lunch, provided by members of the congregation.  We depend on the support and prayers of the congregation.

 

Throughout the week a café runs in the gallery overlooking the hall which enables parents, carers, friends and members of the congregation to gather together and have a “birds’ eye” view of the goings on in the hall.

 

During the week, family activities and events are held including family fun nights, a pancake tea-party, BBQ and Beetle Drives.  On the last Sunday morning a café style service of worship is held in the hall followed by a lunch for all.

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Ferryden Holiday Club

Every summer we have a whole week of adventure together where we enjoy Bible stories, crafts, games and lots of laughs on an exciting new theme each year. Over the last few years this has included: Party Kidz, The Wild West, Jungle Kidz, Discovery Island, Space Kidz and Safari Kidz

Each summer about 50 primary school children join us in the Ferryden Church Hall for a week of mornings from 10-12am. We generally split into 4 age groups where the children are looked after by trained and experienced team leaders who make sure everyone is catered for with age appropriate games and activities. 

On the Wednesday evening we invite parents and other family members to join us for more fun on our games night where they can meet the team and see some of the crafts and art work that decorate the hall.

 

The week finishes on Sunday with an informal family service in the hall with the children taking part and we have a chance to hear what they have been up to and see lots of photos of the events of the week. We round this off with a family BBQ in the hall grounds.

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