In November, Rev Elizabeth Stevenson opened our meeting with prayer and Jean read from Romans chapter 5. Muriel welcomed our speaker Judith Cairns from 'LOVE FOR LIFE' who spoke eloquently and passionately from the heart. This charity works alongside our young people in schools and colleges, informing and encouraging them to make good choices about growing up and forming relationships; not easy with all our modern day pressures, including social media. It was a good reminder to us, as parents and grandparents, regarding our responsibility in navigating our young family members towards God's model for relationships. Judith was presented with a gift of our appreciation, after which we were treated to supper by Carol, Violet and June.
In December, we enjoyed our Christmas Dinner, provided by Gilberry Fayre, in the Church Hall. A very tasty and piping hot meal was enjoyed by all in a lovely atmosphere. Santa wasn’t able to be with us but sent two of his elves with a sleigh to present everyone with a gift. We were entertained by a Gospel Group from Kilclooney Presbyterian Church. A “Pass the Parcel” game was won by May Woods and Betty Marshall. Everyone really enjoyed the evening.
In January, we held our AGM at 7 p.m. which was chaired by the Rector. Officers and Committee were re-elected. Tea was served following the AGM.
Muriel opened the meeting with prayer and June read a portion of scripture. The Rev. David McComb, ably assisted by David and Nicole Thompson and Harold Armstrong, spoke on the Kenyan Trip “Crossing Bridges”. It was heart rending to hear of the poverty, smell and stench of the place they were working. They existed on one meal a day but the hospitality and warmth of the people was extraordinary. It was very encouraging to see the marvellous transformation of the buildings inside and out, before and after. The team also painted the buildings and school furniture and electric sockets and lights were installed. After a question and answer session, David thanked everyone for their support. The consensus of those who listened to the speakers was, “very humbling”.