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Bible Class

 

Every Sunday morning during school terms two lively groups of young people meet in the Session Room and Backstage Lounge from 10.00am – 10.45am. There are two Sections – Junior for young people aged 11 – 14 (P7, S1 and S2) and Senior for young people aged 14 and upwards (S3 upwards). For 45 minutes or so there is lots of fun and laughter with games, breakfast bars and juice, arts and craft activity and music as well a little bit more serious stuff looking at the Bible and worship. There are also some very quiet and peaceful times of prayer and reflection. All this is designed to help us explore the Bible and learn about the Christian Faith and being part of the Church. There is something for everyone and it is great fun!

 

Come along and try it - you're sure to enjoy yourself!
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Lodging House Mission Sponsored Cycle Run August 2018

 

 

 
Palm Sunday

 

Palm Sunday
On Palm Sunday 2018, the majority of the Bible Class were involved in the second of our Year of Young People 2018 Services. This was a very different All Age Service which began with a Baptism and was followed by a Pop-Up Quiz where the children of the Sunday Club challenged the congregation to remember details of our Lenten Themes for 2018. Then, the young people of the Bible Class took on the task of leading the congregation on the Road to the Cross with some dramatised telling of the stages through Holy Week to the Cross introducing a number of worship/prayer stations situated around the church, and inviting the congregation to visit and participate in the various actions and activities at these stations: - Jesus arriving in Jerusalem - Cheers of ‘Alleluia’ from all. Jesus being anointed by Mary – perfumes and scents shared with other as a sign of us being anointed by God. The Last Supper – meditation on the meaning of the last supper and celebratory decorating of cups by the children. Betrayal – symbolic lighting of candles to remind us of the times we betray Jesus by our actions and seek forgiveness Trial and Crucifixion – erection of a Cross with everyone putting their names on it as a sign of for whom and why Jesus died. This last activity proved the most engaging and meaningful of all as the whole congregation came to the Cross and transformed it from something bleak and forlorn into an object of profound beauty and meaning, heralding the brighter future that was to be revealed on Easter morning.

 

 
Year of Young People 2018

 

yoypThis is the Scottish Year of Young People 2018. One of our older members, and a recent new communicant member of the church, Iona Smith was successful in the selection process and has been appointed as an Ambassador for the Year of Young People. It is a Scottish Government initiative and the Church of Scotland is playing a leading role in supporting and promoting the programme. Our Kirk Session has signed the Pledge to be activley involved in the Year of Young People, and so there will be a number of events taking place over the year to engage with our young people, increase their participation, to celebrate what they are and what they bring and to pray for them – the future of our church - so please watch out for further details and give your support and encouragement to all our young people in 2018.

 

 
Confirmation of Faith Service

 

On Communion Sunday, 27 th October 2017 three of our young people from the Bible Class, Murray Macdonald, Erin Robertson and Iona Smith made an affirmation of their Faith during the Service and were welcomed into the family of the church as full communicant members. (They were joined on this occasion by one older person Kirsti Wilson). The Leaders were thrilled and excited that they felt ready to take this step after their diligent and loyal membership of the Sunday Club and Bible Class over many years. We hope and pray that they will find further fulfilment and spiritual enrichment of their lives in Christ’s service in the church in Stepps and beyond as they take the next steps on their journey of Faith. May the Peace of Christ be with them.

 

 
The Saturday Club

 

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Every second Saturday from October until Easter during the school terms, the church halls are open from 7.00pm to 9.00pm for ‘The Saturday Club’, mainly for the same age group as the Bible Class. There is a host of indoor activities ranging from indoor sports – badminton, table tennis, snooker and billiards – computer games and television – music and dance – chat and snacks – pizza and juice a firm favourite – just time to be with your friends in a safe and secure place.

 

During the year we have the occasional outing to bowling, cinema, karting, lazer, swimming, ice-skating and the likes, always including food and juice!

 

Lazer tag Outing Sept. 2017
 

 

Lodging House Mission Sponsored Cycle Run August 2017
 

 

Go Karting and Lazer April 2016
 

 

Loch Lomond Canoeing, Archery and Family Barbecue June 2016
 

 

Visit to Powerpoint Scotland Findlay Church Glasgow Nov 2016
 

 

Christmas Outing 2016 Skating and Swimming
 


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Scottish registered charity number SC014212
 


© 2014. Stepps Parish Church.
All rights reserved.
Scottish registered charity number SC014212