Youth and Children's Organisations
Northesk Church actively encourages and supports youth and children's organisations and the following gives some idea of those linked with the Church, which use the hall for meetings.
Good News!! Northesk Church and its Parents and Tots Group have won 1st prize for the Church of Scotland's 'Show and Tell' film competition. A brilliant entry which went behind the scenes as they prepared for their Jonah and the Whale float in the 2017 Musselburgh Festival. The film and the prize are a tribute to Northesk's engagement with the community. Well done to Lorraine McBrearty, the children and their parents, and all the many helpers. See Lorraine's short film on churchofscotland.org.uk
More Good News!! The Northesk Junior Scottish Country Dancers won six trophies at the Dumfries Festival on 9th March and came back with silver cups and plates, which can be seen in the Photo Gallery. Congratulations to the children and to their hard-working and inspiring teacher, Ruby Wilkinson.
Keep Dancing ....
Children from the age of 3 upwards are welcome to join the Sunday Club, which meets, after a short time in church at the start of Sunday service, in the Church Hall. The children, under the care of Sheila Carradice and other leaders, get involved in various activities and games. They send messages to the children of St John Church, Tindharia, North India.
The 61st Boys Brigade Company (BBs) has a long and proud association with Northesk Church and has made many fine achievements over its history.
The Company has three sections, which all meet in the Church Hall on a Monday evening. These are: the Anchor Boys (P2 - P3) - contact Lisa Livingston on email@example.com; the Junior Section (P4 - P6) - contact Carol Colville on 07814 232066; the Company Section (P7 - age 18) - contact John Durham (contact details to be obtained).
The boys enjoy a wide variety of activities and learn skills and knowledge, through which they gain BB badges. They participate in games and sporting activities, attend summer camp, participate in competitions - marching, music (bagpipes, drums, bugle) - quizzes, football, Christmas parties, helping at the church Autumn Fayre.
Girl Guides and Brownies
To register for the Brownies or Girl Guides, visit www.girlguiding.org.uk
Northesk Junior Scottish Country Dancers
Classes for children of age 3 upwards can attend the Northesk Junior SCD on Friday afternoons, from 2 pm to 4 pm, in the Upstairs Hall.
Further enquiries from Ruby Wilkinson - 07504 977264 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Jingles - for babies and toddlers
Classes are 10.35 am for toddlers/pre-schoolers (younger siblings welcome) and 11.30 am for babies. No charges for class fees for babies under 6 months old or baby sibllings under 18 months. For older siblings it's just £1.50 extra per week. If anyone is interested they are welcome to try their classes with their 3 for £10 offer. See Facebook: Jo Jingles Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and Borders.
Big Little Ones
Big Little Ones (formerly Parents and Tots) meet on every second Wednesday afternoons from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm - games and toys for kids, tea/coffee and chat for parents (and grandparents). Contact Lorraine McBrearty o 07486 386027 or 0131 281 8401 or email@example.com for more details. Big Little Ones started on 26th February 2020, and will meet fortnightly after that.
It continues on line during the Coronovirus situation - check our Facebook site.
Northesk Drama and Musicals Club
This club for children - fun and games in a dramatic/music setting - meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm. Previous presentations have been 'The Adventures of Dick Whittington', 'David and Goliath' and 'The Pig's Tale'. The Club have presented a number of short plays in the church, and the next one is due to be presented on Easter Day. Contact Lorraine (as above) for details about joining the club and about future productions.
Messy Church events are held during school holidays, with games, quizzes, singing, crafting, stories on a biblical theme. All children and parents/carers welcome. The most recent Messy Church on the theme of "Jesus Walks on Water" was held on Wednesday 12th February. Join us for lots of games and activities - including a pasta dinner. Plans for future Messy Churches are on hold for the present.
Joint Churches Holiday Clubs
There are plans for a Joint Churches Holiday Club again this summer, held in different churches in Musselburgh:
We will be looking for helpers at any of these churches - you could be part of a team, or just drop in to help out any day - meeting and greeting, entertaining, preparing and serving food, chatting, setting up and clearing away. You don't have to commit to all of the clubs - and even if you can just drop in for a little while, that would be great. Please speak to Lorraine if you can help in any way, or wish to get further details - 07486 386027
There is to be an initiative at St Peter's Church to provide food in the school holidays for those children who receive free school meals. If you are interested in this or any future initiatives of 'Make Lunch', training is required and will take place on 25th and 26th February. Contact Lorraine or Neil McDonald firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forest Church planned for 21st March has been cancelled, as is one in the summer.