Panbride Youth Group
The Group had a great evening in the Ganges Restaurant and one of the youngsters showed off her language skills by saying a few words to one of the waiters in Bengali. He was very impressed! We all had a very enjoyable evening and a lovely meal, and it was a good way to get together again. By the time you read this, we will have had our weekend at Teen Ranch which is possibly to be our last time together as a Youth Group.
The Youth Group was started in 1982 following a recommendation from the Kirk Session and was originally for fourth year pupils who had moved on from Bible Class. Originally it met at 10.00am each Sunday. And so, after 33 years, sadly Youth Group looks as if it has come to an end. There will be some who remember the joint services with Barry and Carnoustie Youth Groups, the weekends at Angus House in Edzell, through the Presbytery Youth Committee, weekends up Glen Isla at Dalnaglar and more recently Teen Ranch weekends.
There have been sponsored walks, sponsored cycle runs, 12 hour sports marathons, the Youth Group has conducted services, and some have been to Bangladesh. More recently the Group did an audit of energy usage in the church, established the courtyard garden, and for about 30 years has donated monthly to Christian Aid. Thanks to all the leaders and young people over the years who have been part of the Group. We are sorry that it seems unlikely we can continue. Whatever happens we hope that we will still be able to keep in contact with the young people. Matthew, June and Lyn