Coach Rev Ian Cathcart, and Gaffer Jackie
Rev John Urquhart
Jackie - The gaffer
More tricky questions
No helping either
Lots of choices to eat
Faces in the grandstands
All shapes and colours
Teambuilders Holiday Club Family Service
12 August 2018
|Story and photos Jim Paterson|
Sandra leads the activity singingTo listen or watch each part, click on the link
Mungo’s welcomed families and friends from the North and South
churches to a family service that celebrated the completion of another
successful holiday club week. Visitors were welcomed to the
church decorated with a full stadium of 'faces', on the galleries,
pillars and walls.
Presented by the team who led
the holiday club, held in the North Church, we were given an insight
and flavour of the content and activities that took place with the
children throughout the week.
The Rev John Urquhart, in his
role as head tactician welcomed all the visitors and guests to the
service, before handing over to ‘the Gaffer’ Jackie to open
the Service with the song ‘Our God is a Great Big God’. You
can watch the video we followed here.
With the congregation
warmed up, We were introduced to the ‘head coach’ Rev Ian
Cathcart, who described the various parts of the weeks activities and
how we would be shown a few highlights during this Service. head coach introduction and opening prayer
Sandra then led the Teambuilders song, (watch the video) the theme
for this year’s Holiday Club. With children at the front helping
Sandra, we were shown the movements to go along with the music, keeping
our bodies as well as minds active.
coach Ian returned to talk about Joseph and Moses. Putting a new
light on the bible reading, Ian told us how Joseph had 'gifts',
but not really a team player. Moses was also gifted, and a good leader
but could not delegate jobs to others, and became 'grumpy'. The moral
of the story is, if your like Moses and gifted, do it for the
team, give it back to God. If you need to ask other people to help you,
because your getting grumpy, just ask.
The lesson from Corinthians 12, was read by a team from all the
churches, Margaret, Jackie, Marion, and David. We heard how the body has many parts and
each part needs the others to work in harmony. All of us together are
the one body of Christ, and each one of us is a separate and necessary
part of it. Corinthians 12
Time for another song, once again with actions to
keep us active. Sandra returned with helpers to lead ‘God’s
love is Big’. (watch the video)
Each day at holiday club had a time for
jokes, and our coach Ian and gaffer Jackie chose a selection to share
with us. Most were timeless so whether you were 8 or 88 they still made
Jackie then talked about the story of Esther.
This led into another song with of course actions. You are a star
video featured youngsters singing and playing their ‘air
guitars’. Sandra again helped with the actions we had to follow.
photo montage of the holiday club week at North Church was shown to
entertain the congregation, offering an insight to the activities
during the week.
Time for a quiz. Ian and Jackie led the
questions with some of the children coming up to the front to provide
the answers. We were surprised that the children were able to recall
son answers to quite tricky questions. Well done all round.
The offering cash donations will be put in the fund to setup next year’s holiday club.
head technician Rev John continued with the theme from Corinthians that
Love is what keeps all together, ending with a prayer.
finale, saw Sandra lead from the front with a host of helpers from the
children of the holiday club, leading us all in another great rendition of
the Teambuilders theme song.
Coach Rev Ian closed the Service, allowing us all to head for the BBQ.
the weather had been rain during our service it had stopped to allow
the brave to use the church hall garden for their BBQ.
BBQ inside to shelter from the rain showersHowever most of
us stayed inside to enjoy the huge spread of grilled burgers and
sausages on a roll with lots of salad garnish. Cakes, cookies and soft
drinks helped wash it all down, along with tea and coffee.
great service showing all our parishioners how learning about God and
Jesus can be real fun, if somewhat exhausting for the organisers.
Published - 14 August 2018