Sunday Connection Children and Young People

Lighthouse (P1-P6)

Prayer: Ask, Seek, Knock

Aim: To be inspired to talk to God

Bible Passage: Luke 11:5-13, Retold  brilliantly in Song Here

To Think/Chat: Why did the man knock at his friend’s door so late? Why do you think he kept trying?  If a normal friend could answer his friends need, as friends of God, is it okay to for us to ask the same thing to God in prayer until we get an answer? Do those answers always look like the things we expect?

Note: As adults, many of us have learned from experience that we often don’t see the answers to prayer in the way that we expect to see them, or exactly how we would like, in fact sometimes the answer isn’t the way we would do things at all! Sometimes we don’t even recognise it ourselves until a long way after. Acknowledging this with children is really important and sharing your own experience is too! The point of this passage is that if this man can persist and receive from his friend, how much more we can persist in prayer and receive from God!

Youth (P7-S4)

Series: Ordinary? Abraham

In youth we are beginning a series on ordinary and flawed people in the Bible that God has involved deeply in the story of his love and redemption of the world.  This past Sunday we looked at Abraham who was promised by God, that he would have a son, that his descendants would be more than the grains of sand or stars in the sky, and that from his descendants would come the Saviour.

Bible Passages- Stories of Abraham’s life and relationship with God are told in Genesis 11:27-25:11. A good summary of the life of Abraham has been made by the Bible Project .

To Think About- In what ways was Abraham Ordinary? What would people have to say about him today? In what ways did he honour God? Did God take away his promise when Abraham made mistakes?  Does God take away his promises to us if we make mistakes? Give thanks to God that His promises never change! Skip ahead to the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1 in wonder!

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2018

Please join us in making up shoeboxes for Blythswood to give out to families, children, men and women in Eastern European countries living in poverty and often forgotten.  Showing  that someone cares enough to send a shoebox to them makes a huge difference. Basic gifts make a big difference to people who, after paying bills, have little to live on and no money for extras. The smell of a lovely bar of soap, the household candles which can save on electricity, the warm hats or gloves, the colouring books, pencils, small toys which can bring fun and laughter. Sweets are a real treat to be shared.
Nothing like this will solve poverty but it will bring joy and happiness into people’s lives.
Please look at the video link down below .
Please pick up a leaflet from inside the door in the Church café and check the list carefully for what is allowed and needed. Remember to use a standard shoebox for easiness of packing. No boot boxes please.
Shoeboxes can be brought to our All Age Service on Sunday 4th November at 10:30 am followed by Brunch or alternatively brought to the cafe the week beginning 30th October. No boxes after 4th November please.
Here is the link for the Youtube Blythswood video

Café Celebration- 2nd September 2018

Newhaven Church recently said goodbye to the manager of our community café, Yvonne Demaude, welcomed our new manager, Sandra Lindsay, and celebrated the work of the café. Yvonne spoke about her experiences and Sandra introduced herself to the congregation. If you would like to hear what they said please click on the link below.