Fairtrade Breakfast – Photos

Today a Fairtrade Breakfast was held in the church hall between the morning church services:

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Young Church built a person out of all the Fairtrade wrappers and packaging collected by the congregation – They’re now trying to decide what to name him!

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The winning entries from the “design a placemat” competition for St Mary’s School pupils:

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Fairtrade Breakfast – Mothering Sunday

On Mothering Sunday (10th March) a Fairtrade Breakfast will be held in St Mary’s church hall from 9am to 10am with activities for children, followed by a service for all ages.

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Labyrinth of Hands

Robina and some of her friends and teachers from Queen Victoria School have been helping us create a labyrinth made of hand shapes with prayers written on them:

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Tea ‘n Toast Special – Photos

Here are some photos from this morning’s Tea ‘n Toast Ash Wednesday special event:

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Pancake Party Photos

Here are some photos from this afternoon’s pancake party in the church hall:

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Pancake Party!

Shrove Tuesday, 12th February 3.30 – 4.30 pm, St Mary’s Church Hall. All ages welcome! (Children need to be accompanied by an adult)

Kings at Epiphany

At today’s Epiphany service the Young Church dressed as kings (or wise men) and later on made telescopes. Here are two of the youngest “kings”:

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Advent 4

The church’s Christmas tree was transformed this morning when the congregation decorated it with angels made by members of Young Church. The youngsters also presented a drama which was a humorous retelling of the Visitation.

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St Mary’s School Carol Service

susThe church was packed on Friday afternoon with children, teachers, parents and grandparents for the school’s end of term carol service. The theme this year was ‘No room at the inn’ as Primary 4-5 who were leading the service with Nerys, had been reading the novel Stig of the Dump and finding out about homelessness. After a visit to Start Up Stirling they had decided to bring in goods and also to have a collection at the service for the organisation which provides starter packs and also boxes of food for local people in need. A total of £162 and four large bags of goods were taken to Start up at their Donation Station in Dunblane later that evening. During the service the children presented a drama showing the similarity between Mary and Joseph’s predicament on the first Christmas and the difficulties some young couples helped by Start up and other organisations face today.

Christmas Card

Nerys received a lovely Christmas card from the Primary 5 class at Dunblane Primary after their recent visit to the church:

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Christmas Banners

As Christmas approaches, the Young Church have been busily creating giant banners to hang in the church:

Jesus Christ the King

Today we celebrated Jesus Christ the King and as part of the service the Young Church made crowns and dressed as kings and queens.


Love

During this morning’s service the young church were thinking about Love – Here are some of the items they made:


Young Church News

Members of Young Church are looking forward to joining the rest of the congregation to celebrate All Saints on 4th November. We will be preparing for the service by finding out how Christianity came to Scotland and learning about our own saints, Columba, Ninian, Margaret, Serf and Blane.
During the last few weeks of the church year, we will be exploring what Jesus meant when he talked about God’s kingdom as we prepare to celebrate the feast of Christ the King on November 25th.

Harvest Service

Our harvest service today had an African theme – Some of our hymns were from Africa (“Tell Am Tenky” and “Amen siakudumisa”) and children from St Mary’s Primary School sang and played African drums. The children had also decorated the church with their own harvest pictures: