Youth

Apart 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 King’s Kids to organise them. In December, all our organisations join forces to conduct a ‘Carols by Candlelight’ Service in the Church.

 


Boys' Brigade

Anchor Boys - ages 5 to 8 years

The Anchor Boys Section is the youngest of the BB Sections.

Our 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

The 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.

Company Section

All 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
...................................Acting Captain: Louise Dunn

The Brigade Crest
Girls Brigade Motto
To Seek, Serve and Follow Christ
The Brigade Window

In the centre a cross - a symbol of Christ and His Church,
below 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.

Explorers P1 - P4. Fridays 6.30 - 7.30pm

The 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.

Through these activities the girls achieve their Explorer Star Awards.


Juniors P4 - P7. Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm

The 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 Enoch’s Centre, Fun Days organised by the Division.

Participating in these activities, the Juniors gain their Star and Diamond awards.


Brigaders S1 - S6. Tuesdays 6.30 - 8.00pm

The Brigaders also meet in St David’s 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.

There is also the opportunity to participate in the Queens Award and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Guides

2nd Kirkintilloch Rainbow Guides Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Rainbow 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.

6th Kirkintilloch Brownie Pack Thursday 6.30pm to 8.30pm

The 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 or May.

6th Kirkintilloch Guides Thursday 7.15 to 9.15pm

The 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rainbows

Click 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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The JAM Groups meet during the Morning Service after approximately twenty minutes taking part in the Church service.

Dodgers - for all young people in Secondary School

We 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.

We 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 Dakota.

Click on the logo to see our Teen Ranch weekend. ..................

From Teen Ranch read the most recent Teen Ranch Telegraph

Raspberries - ages 7 to 11 years

This group 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.

Strawberries - ages 3 to 7 years

Children join when they become three years old, moving up from the Creche.

Bible 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 instruments.