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.
Parents and Tots
Parents and Tots meet on Wednesday mornings, at 10 am - games and toys for kids, tea/coffee and chat for parents (and grandparents). Contact Lorraine McBrearty on 07486 386027 or 0131 281 8401 or email@example.com for more details.
In the run up to Christmas, we are having a "Baby Jesus Rocks Event" . It involves us hiding 200 rocks around Musselburgh with Baby Jesus painted on them, and having to hunt to find them. Each day, 8 - 10 rocks will be hidden, and the finders are encouraged to post on our special Facebook page "Baby Jesus Rocks Musselburgh" when they find them. There will be a draw for a prize for those that do, and each person who brings a Baby Jesus rock to one our Christmas services will receive a chocolate gift.
As ever, Lorraine would appreciate assistance in painting the rocks - rock and roll up to help!
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, stories on a biblical theme. All children and parents/carers welcome. The next Messy Church on the theme of Joseph will be on Wednesday 12th February 2020, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Helpers needed - contact Lorraine.
Joint Churches Holiday Clubs
The Joint Churches Holiday Clubs took place on various dates over June - September 2019 in different churches in Musselburgh:
15th June - St Andrews High
15th - 19th July - St Michaels, Inveresk - Church Hall in Dalrymple Loan
16th September - Northesk
Plans are in hand to repeat these clubs in 2020, with Wallyford coming on board too. 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