from Sunday School, Bible Class and uniformed organisations, we have
a wide range of other activities including a band (Strings n
Things) that makes music in Church. Cafe Youth Nite meets on a
regular pattern of Wednesday nights at 7.30pm. In fact there is something
happening in the Church for young people almost every day of the week,
as you will see from the following pages.
Apart from these groups which meet weekly, there are occasional Youth
Weekends which are lots of fun. Sometimes we run them ourselves and
sometimes we invite Scripture Union, Youth with a Mission or Kings
Kids to organise them. In December, all our organisations join forces
to conduct a Carols by Candlelight Service in the Church.
Boys - ages 5 to 8 years
Anchor Boys Section is the youngest of the BB Sections.
activities include games, crafts, stories, visits to the local pantomime,
police station and numerous other special events. We also have a 'tuck
shop'. Our aim is for the boys to have fun, make friends and at the
same time learn about everyday life and about the Church.
Junior Section of the Boys Brigade caters for the Primary 4, 5 and 6's.
We meet on a Monday evening from 7pm to 8.30pm. While it has a strong
Christian background, it is a fun filled evening with games, crafts
and an achievement scheme spread over three years. The boys gain up
to six badges, and in total do 55 achievements ranging from simple cookery
to cycle maintenance. The next time your son, grandson or just a friend
says 'I'm bored' bring him along to join us.
boys are eligible for the Company Section from Primary 7 upwards to
6th Year Secondary School. Why do they come? Lots of different reasons.
To take part in camping, hill walking, exploring, music, sports, swimming,
and hobbies. The list is endless, but it's all about having fun and
learning group fellowship in a Christian context.
1st Kirkintilloch Girls Brigade
Captain: Louise Dunn
To Seek, Serve and Follow Christ
the centre a cross - a symbol of Christ and His Church,
it a lamp - that our light may shine out upon the world,
above it a crown - that we may own Christ as King,
and behind it all a torch - a flame of Christ's living spirit
and of our devotion to him.
P1 - P4. Fridays 6.30 - 7.30pm
Explorers are the youngest members of the Girls Brigade and meet in
The Park Centre, Kerr Street, Kirkintilloch on Friday nights, where
we play games, paint pictures, listen to stories, make things and do
lots of other fun activities.
these activities the girls achieve their Explorer Star Awards.
Juniors P4 - P7. Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm
Juniors meet in St David's Memorial Park Church Small Hall on Tuesday
nights. The girls are encouraged to learn about Jesus through various
activities, singing, drama, crafts. We enjoy visits from emergency services
where the girls learn about personal safety and what to do in an emergency.
We also go on outings and this year the Juniors enjoyed; a day at Deep
Sea World, with ice-cream and a trip onto the beach, carol singing in
the St Enochs Centre, Fun Days organised by the Division.
in these activities, the Juniors gain their Star and Diamond awards.
Brigaders S1 - S6. Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm
Brigaders also meet in St Davids Memorial Park Church on Tuesday
nights. As well as the Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Service
activities, we hope the girls will make new and lasting friendships.
The girls are encouraged to work with the younger members of the Girls
Brigade helping them to learn new skills. They have the opportunity
to attend activities organised by the Division. The Brigaders, through
these activities gain their Triangle Awards and having achieved a certain
number of points, receive their Brigader Brooch.
is also the opportunity to participate in the Queens Award and The Duke
of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Kirkintilloch Rainbow Guides Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Guides are the youngest members of the Guide Association and this pre-Brownie
organisation is for girls aged between 5 and 7 years. Our unit meets
in The Park Centre on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, when we
play games, make things and have lots of fun.
Kirkintilloch Brownie Pack Thursday 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Brownie Pack meets in the Church Hall on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm
to 8.30pm. Girls can join us from the age of seven, and stay with us
until they are between ten and eleven years old. By taking part in games,
Brownies discover how to be part of a team. We aim to encourage the
girls to learn new and practical skills, to do their best to meet special
challenges and to help others at home, in the community and throughout
the world. They can also work for a wide range of Interest Badges. The
highlight of the year is our Pack Holiday, usually a weekend in April
Kirkintilloch Guides Thursday 7.15 to 9.15pm
Guides meet from 7.15pm to 9.15pm on Thursday evenings in the Small
Hall. We offer fun, friendship and activities for girls aged 10 to 14
within the Guide Association. There is a range of activities from crafts
and indoor games
on the rainbow to follow the link to the 2nd Kirkintilloch Rainbows
that meet in St David`s Memorial Park on Mondays at 6.30pm.
Young Church JAM (Jesus And Me)
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page - click on the logo!
JAM Groups meet during the Morning Service after approximately twenty
minutes taking part in the Church service.
- for all young people in Secondary School
meet each Sunday, while the Church Service is taking place, to explore
and discover how truly relevant the Bible and the teachings of Jesus
are for each of us in the world today.
also enjoy ten-pin bowling, grub crawls and other games' nights together.
Each year we have a great time at an outdoor activity weekend at Teen
Ranch in Perthshire and we sponsor the upkeep of one of the horses called
logo to see our Teen Ranch weekend. ..................
Teen Ranch read the most recent Teen
- ages 7 to 11 years
is based around regular items: singing a few choruses, a teaching time
when the children look up a key Bible verse and a craft/quiz time. The
children are in two teams which are awarded points for attendance, bringing
a Bible and memorising Bible verses. At the end of each teaching unit,
we have The Big Quiz based on the previous few weeks work.
- ages 3 to 7 years
join when they become three years old, moving up from the Creche.
Stories are presented in a clear imaginative way which all the children
can enjoy and learn from. Activities added to the stories can range
from painting, play-dough and collage, to music-making with percussion