Sunday School

SUNDAY SCHOOL is held every Sunday during term time and all classes meet at 10.25am, for all ages up to 16:  Crèche: (0-3yrs);  Beginners: (3-5yrs);  Primary: (5-8yrs);  Juniors: (8-12yrs);  Alpha: (12+yrs).

For children there is a crèche and a Sunday School in different classes split by age.  Visiting children are welcome to join in please ask at the door or e-mail the church office for more details.

All children attend the early part of Sunday Service before returning to their classrooms. Most Sundays, an Alpha person does a reading during Sunday Services in the Church and during Lock-down that continues. Alpha and Juniors follow Roots which follows the Church Services- see poster in Hall corridor.

Hannah scripted the Nativity Service and the Sunday School acted out a superb play much appreciated by James and the congregation. Plans to do an Easter Service are on hold owing to Lock-down.

Alpha’s room has been refurbished with coffee facilities and relaxed seating. Alpha have visited the Polish War graves at Corstorphine Hill Cemetery and the War Memorial. The Christmas outing was ten-pin bowling followed by a meal at Nando’s. In future, it is planned to visit other Sunday Schools and Alpha Groups and link up with other youth organisations (Brownies, Guides, Scouts) for Remembrance Sunday.

A weekend away was held in October 2019 at the Abernethy Trust, Loch Tay for Alpha and Juniors. This was our first (hopefully not last) Alpha / Juniors weekend away. On Friday night after dinner and much ‘Chap Door Run’ we settled down.Activities included High Ropes, Low Ropes, Archery, Gorge Walking and jumping into the Loch Tay. Later we, along with another group, had a discussion on the subject of Identity finishing off on Sunday with a walk, catch up of Strictly, lunch and home. A video of the weekend was shown to and much appreciated by the congregation.

So- 2020 let’s go…..







While we haven’t had any Sunday School over the last few weeks due to lockdown, we will hopefully be back in church to worship at some point over the summer.    If we can, I do hope our young people will come too.    We will do our best to organise an activity group during the service. Here are some thoughts from three Alpha members:

Jenna’s lockdown During lockdown I have done many different things - baking with my mum, making very yummy cakes, brownies and a delicious chocolate cake for my dad and my birthdays. Birthday was spent facetiming family and friends including my sister Sarah, her husband David and baby niece Lily. One of the hardest things about lockdown is not seeing Lily grow up and not being able to see the rest of my family and friends. However, facetime and skype are handy to speak to them and getting videos of Lily laughing and learning to crawl has put a smile on our faces. Recently I did a 5K run for the NHS where you run 5K then donate £5. Sadly, school has been assigning homework and video calling to ensure that I have completed it.

Hannah’s lockdown In lockdown I have been re reading the Harry Potter series, playing the piano, baking lots of cakes, daily walks either by myself or with my dad. My teachers have been setting me assignments through my school iPad. I celebrated my 16th birthday on the 20th so me and my family had a bbq in the garden and my friends visited me at my door while practising social distancing.  I’ve been tuning into James videos on Sunday mornings with my mum and have enjoyed still being able to worship while at home. Lockdown has taught me that it’s the smaller things in life that matter like being able to hug your friends and family

Caitlin’s lockdown Whilst in lockdown I've been doing lots of things- baking cakes and cookies for my families, some arts and crafts, lots of tidying, jigsaws and board games. My teachers have been setting me some work over Microsoft teams on a weekly basis. I've been using zoom to have my ballet classes weekly and equip meetings run by SU monthly. In equip meetings we hear talks from speakers and split into discussion groups to speak more in depth about God and whatever the topic of the talk was.

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