Thought for the Week

THE SCHOOLS broke up on Friday afternoon and that can only mean one thing.

This week is Montrose Old and St Andrew’s summer mission.

This is the fifth holiday club we have held, each year having a different theme. This year we join the Watt family who, having survived a plane crash, find themselves facing various adventures in the jungle. Each day the children attending will take part in a variety of activities based on a ‘Jungle Jamboree’.

The aim of the summer mission is to enhance fellowship throughout the community. The holiday club for the children takes place every morning this week from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the church halls but we are encouraging all members of the public to come and join us at our family fun night on Wednesday evening, pancake tea party on Thursday afternoon, family treasure hunt on Friday evening, barbecue at the beach on Saturday afternoon and, most importantly, our family service on Sunday morning.

Two weeks ago, another group of young people from the youth groups of Old and St Andrew’s spent a weekend of fellowship in Kincraig where we took part in a variety of activities including a visit to Landmark. Whilst there we also completed the Youth Alpha course we have been following. This involved looking at the Holy Spirit. The young people decided that although the Holy Spirit is not something that can be seen, the presence is there for us all at all times.

Perhaps the work of the youth leaders can be regarded in the same way. Although the focus at this time is on the week’s mission, the dedication and commitment of the youth leaders continues throughout the year. Every week the leaders strive to deliver the message of Christianity to the young people and just like the Holy Spirit although we don’t always see the work taking place we know and appreciate it is present.

As you join us this week please remember the work of the youth leaders, not only during the Summer Mission, but throughout the rest of the year.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

(Proverbs 22:6)

Emma MacDonald

Montrose Old and St Andrew’s