It’s Sunday afternoon at the MacDonald Houston House Hotel in Uphall, West Lothian. In the foyer, a couple are enjoying a glass of wine and through in the restaurant Sunday lunch is still in full swing.
However, in one of the function rooms, a crowd of 200 or so is gathering – a crowd of families! There’s an introductory game and plenty of fun worship songs. There’s juice and a chance to chat. But most of all, there’s time to pray. In small groups we roll a dice and pray short prayers for Scotland, our schools, our families and friends.
There’s time to listen to what God is saying to us, space to write or draw, and finally a chance for children to pray a blessing on their parents and other adults and for adults to pray for their children.
Elizabeth McDowall, our prayer co-ordinator says, “This is the first event of this kind that we’ve run and we were delighted to have Lynn Alexander from Morningside Baptist Church and Richard Knott of the Salvation Army working with us, and to adapt a programme Lynn originally developed for use in her church.”
“A personal highlight was the encouragement of the children to pray for the adults. My young lad was clearly excited and felt it a very special thing to be asked to do, not to mention my own spiritual uplifting and a few quiet tears. It was also lovely to see the special relationship of nurturing encouragement which Lynn clearly has with the children of her own congregation, and something which I and hopefully others were inspired to reflect on, and aim to model in our own areas of kids’ ministry.”
Ruth Donaldson, Kirkintilloch Baptist
Latest from Lendrick Muir
During the winter weeks at Lendrick Muir, and despite the snow, there has been steady progress with a number of projects including window refurbishment and re-wiring. The servery refurbishment has been completed with the addition of a push-through dishwasher - makes all the difference!
And another new activity is on the way! Bungee trampolining will be launched during the Easter holiday weeks as part of the latest project phase.
Big Bike Ride Challenge
Big Bike Ride is back on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August 2011. This year there are two options to choose:
Big Bike Ride Max Challenge: 100 miles spread over two days, starting at Alltnacriche, staying overnight in Pitlochry, and then finishing at Lendrick Muir the following day.
Big Bike Ride Mini Challenge: join us at Pitlochry on Saturday morning for the 50 mile journey to Lendrick Muir.
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14
| Page 15
| Page 16