As Robin has mentioned in his letter from last year, we also think back to Christmas 2019, when our Youth Kirk were preparing for The Wee Sleep Out. They loved it and raised £1,000 for Social bite (£1,250 with Gift Aid). The activity opened their eyes to the life of being homeless (please see the February 2020 edition for the full report).
We were only able to meet in January and February this year before the pandemic hit. We have kept in touch with our children and young people via regular activities on our Facebook page and with some practical activities. In the early part of lockdown, we decided it would be nice to engage with our Kids Kirk and Youth Kirk boys and girls. We gave them all a small gift activity - a rainbow keyring. This went down well and was a nice way to keep in touch with our families.
We have missed an Easter and summer holiday club and our Christmas club is also not going ahead so we are sending out gift bags to all our children. We don’t want to spoil the surprise for them…. in the bag each child has a gift and tree decorations. They also have an activity pack with resources to use with their families and a Christmas storybook. Hopefully over December you will spot these in windows around the village. As a thank you to our team, they have a gift bag too, so we expect to see your artwork! We felt this was a way of engaging with our families and sharing the Christmas story.
Once we have been given the all clear from the Scottish Government and Church of Scotland, we will be back…. Watch this space.
God Bless, Sheila, Amanda & Irene - KidsKirk@chalmerschurch.co.uk or text on 07980 059 974.
SHEILA WAS RECENTLY INTERVIEWED FOR SCRIPTURE UNION - TO VIEW THE ARTICLE CLICK HERE
September was the start of our 4th year at Kids Kirk. We began our travels with the apostle Paul, we started our journey in Jerusalem. Each child had their passport stamped at the Take Control Station. We are delighted to have Sinead Robertson and Sophie King as our young helpers this year. The girls show great support to the Kids Kirk children and guiding our new P1's.