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Youth Group

September 9th, 2015

Panbride Youth Group

The Group had a wonderful weekend at Teen Ranch in June – our last meeting together. Although the house was quieter than in previous years – only 20 of the available spaces taken by ourselves and a group from Fenwick Parish Church – it was one of the best weekends we had had.

The staff were excellent and they kept the activities interesting with various competitions during the archery and the rifle shooting. The horse riding (for most of those attending!) was again the highlight. The food was also of a high standard. Mattie who led the “Time Out” sessions where a Christian message was given was very engaging.

The Group decided that from the remaining funds they wished to give a £100 donation to Teen Ranch Kenya which they had supported in the early days of this project and which is now needing some tables and chairs to complete the project and a donation to Christian Aid. They have also donated £25 for one of the Hanging Baskets which adorn Carnoustie.

Matthew, June and Lyn

June 24th, 2015

PANBRIDE YOUTH GROUP

Fortunately, we managed to sort out the weather for the 23rd March – the sun shone brightly as we started off for our first trip of the afternoon to Easthaven. Although it was blustery and the wind was chilly, 7 youngsters and 7 adults made the trip. Thanks to those members of the congregation who joined us on the walk and to those who had hot pizza and garlic bread ready for us when we finally returned to the hall. Thanks also to Alastair and Wendy Murray who made “facilities” available in their home for those who might require them!

We also took the opportunity to hand in the bunting for the Easthaven 800 project. There were banners from the youngsters and also from the Banner Group, and by the time you have read this, you will have been able to see all the bunting in the Library.

Before the walk, we looked at some Fairtrade issues and also the importance of Water and looked at the Count Your Blessings Lent material from Christian Aid. We have now finished for the summer (although we may have a final get together sometime in May).

Oh, and the total so far raised by our walk to Easthaven was £700 which is a wonderful result. Thank you, one and all.

Matthew, June and Lyn.

Panbride Youth Group

April 28th, 2015

Panbride Youth Group

Topics which we have looked at in recent weeks have been varied. Photos of the Bangladesh Work Camp were shown, there was a discussion about issues surrounding chocolate, from the producers of cocoa and the chain from production to the supermarket shelf, as well as an Old Testament word search, and an Easter Quiz.

The group has finished for the session, but there will be a get together on 26th April in the Ganges restaurant in Carnoustie, followed by a weekend at Teen Ranch from 19-21 June.

MSB

Youth Group

December 17th, 2014

Panbride Youth Group

The Group this year comprises 6 youngsters, all of whom appear to be very enthusiastic. Since the group started, they have re-organised the Church Patio Garden and planted bulbs for next year. If anyone would like to sow some seeds for the Church Garden please do so, and the Youth Group would be pleased to receive them to replace the bulbs in the early summer next year.We have hosted the Christian Aid Quiz Aid event and raised £126. Thanks to the teams who came along for what was a very enjoyable evening. We also packed all the donations from the Harvest Thanksgiving Service and had a discussion about the need for Food Banks. They also had a discussion about the new 5p charge for bags and came up with some interesting questions. For example – did you know that, as far as we aware, your takeaways from restaurants and which usually come in bags, will also have the 5p charged for each bag? And this includes the bag your prawn crackers come in! Matthew, June and Lyn

Youth Group

August 19th, 2014

The Group resumes on Sunday 7th September at 7.00pm. It was decided over the summer that we would not go to Teen Ranch this year as only 4 of the youngsters indicated they were able to go. When the Group resumes, we will discuss whether there is a day outing which could be arranged. On 21st September there will be another QuizAid evening to raise funds for Christian Aid. This will start at 7.30pm (£8 for a table of 4, £2 per individual). Please register your intention to participate by contacting Matthew on matthew@bicket.freeserve.co.uk before 14th September. Other congregations will be notified of this event.

We also hope to continue the development of the Church Courtyard Garden and look at some kind of “art” project.

Youngsters from S1 to S6 welcome to come along and join us on a Sunday evening from 7-9pm.

Matthew, June and Lyn

It’s All Banners and Runners!

April 25th, 2014

Fortunately, we managed to sort out the weather for the 23rd March – the sun shone brightly as we started off for our first trip of the afternoon to Easthaven. Although it was blustery and the wind was chilly, 7 youngsters and 7 adults made the trip. Thanks to those members of the congregation who joined us on the walk and to those who had hot pizza and garlic bread ready for us when we finally returned to the hall. Thanks also to Alastair and Wendy Murray who made “facilities” available in their home for those who might require them!

We also took the opportunity to hand in the bunting for the Easthaven 800 project. There were banners from the youngsters and also from the Banner Group, and by the time you have read this, you will have been able to see all the bunting in the Library.

Before the walk, we looked at some Fairtrade issues and also the importance of Water and looked at the Count Your Blessings Lent material from Christian Aid. We have now finished for the summer (although we may have a final get together sometime in May).

Oh, and the total so far raised by our walk to Easthaven was £700 which is a wonderful result. Thank you, one and all.

Matthew, June and Lyn

Panbride Youth Group

February 3rd, 2014

PANBRIDE YOUTH GROUP.

There has been an average attendance of 10 members attending each week, and a new member has been coming along the last couple of weeks. In November the Youth Group sent out survey forms to all the groups who use the accommodation on a regular basis asking for information about their experience of the halls with particular regard for the heating.

This is related to our status as an Eco-congregation. It was realised that the groups had never asked whether the heating provided was adequate or too much and so this is the basis for an attempt to reduce costs and to ensure the hall environment meet the needs of the various groups. There has been an almost 100% response and since the New Year the group has been analysing the feedback and this will be reported back to the Congregational Board.

The Group has also looked at their idea of “The Perfect Church” (there isn’t one!), Remembrance and had a Christmas Party. We have started to make bunting for the Easthaven 800 project and the youngsters have been designing their own section based on their experience of Easthaven. The Group will be holding a Sponsored Walk to raise funds on Sunday 23rd March 2014 beginning at 1.00pm. The aim is to walk from the Church to Easthaven and back – twice – a distance of about 8 miles. Sponsor Forms are available in the Vestibule of the Church and names can be added. There will also be a box if you wish to give your donation when you add your name. We just need to sort out the weather on 23rd March!

Matthew, June and Lyn

The Tasks Ahead

November 1st, 2013

PANBRIDE YOUTH GROUP.

We started this year with a weekend at Teen Ranch. 13 of us were there, including three new members. This was a very enjoyable weekend and the weather was very kind to us. The feedback from the group was that the activities were enjoyable, and the food much better! The 3 “Time-Out” Sessions where a Christian message is given, were delivered by Stewart Elliot who had been an international footballer for Northern Ireland and had also played for Motherwell and Hull City.

We have hosted QuizAid and sent £105 off to Christian Aid. Thanks to everyone who supported this. We have also planted some bulbs in the courtyard and set up a bird table as part of our Eco-Congregation efforts. We hope to be able to source a large crate/container in which we can plant flowering shrubs and maybe a small tree which will make the area look more attractive. We also hope to be able to get the wall facing the link corridor painted and to get some artwork done.  The group is going to be writing letters to Garden Centres asking if they could supply some compost for the crate.

We have also had a discussion about energy usage, and it is hoped the youngsters will help with ways of reducing this.

We are also planning a sponsored walk from the Church to Easthaven and back (twice!) –  a distance of about 8 miles, and this is likely to take place in the Spring of 2014.

Matthew, June and Lyn

Coming Events at the Youth Group

August 22nd, 2013

PANBRIDE YOUTH GROUP

Around the time you read this, we will be setting off for our weekend at Teen Ranch.  The cost for the weekend from Friday evening, to Sunday Lunch time is £95 per head which this year totals £1235. The cost to the youngsters (or their family!) is £65 per head as the Group pays £30 each from our own funds. This will leave a balance of about £63 in the Account (from which we also pay £2 per month to Christian Aid).  We will be planning a Fund raising event during the year and there will be more details in the next newsletter). A reminder that the Youth Group restarts this year on Sunday 8th September at 7.00pm in the Panbride Hall. Part of our programme throughout the year will be looking at how we can become an Eco-Congregation of the Church of Scotland, helping the Congregational Board to keep an eye on our energy usage in our buildings and how we can become more energy efficient. New members from S1 – S6 will be made very welcome.

As has been done in recent years, the Youth Group is organising a QuizAid evening in support of Christian Aid. This year the event will take place on Sunday evening 22nd September in Panbride Hall at 7.30pm.  Come along and join in the fun (there are prizes for winners and runners up!). Donation is £2 per head or £8 for a team of 4. If you are planning to come, let us know by email (matthew@bicket.freeserve.co.uk) or by adding your name to the list at the Church Door. There will also be refreshments at half time. Do come along and support our young people and Christian Aid.

Matthew, June and Lyn.

Panbride Youth Group

July 2nd, 2013

Youth Group restarts this year with a weekend at Teen Ranch. We have been unable to get our usual weekend, and so this year it will be the 30th August – 1st September and 12 places have been booked.

The first main meeting will be on Sunday 8th September at 7.00pm in the Panbride Hall. Part of our programme throughout the year will be looking at how we can become an Eco-Congregation of the Church of Scotland, helping the Congregational Board to keep an eye on our energy usage in our buildings and how we can become more energy efficient.

New members from S1 – S6 will be made very welcome.

Matthew, June and Lyn