12 Aug 2013

Airdrie Church Family Weekend

The Airdrie RP Church Family Weekend took place the 9th-11th August.  This was the first church family weekend we’ve had in about 5 years.  Unlike other church weekends this one was non-residential, but like our other church weekends from the past it was a great time of fellowship, fun, and growing together as a congregation.

The weekend started on Friday night with a BBQ at Drumpellier Park followed by an informal football game and lots of fun at the play park.  On Saturday we met at the church hall for breakfast and then travelled to Beecraigs Country Park.  Stephen McCollum gave his first of three talks on the subject of Christian Adoption.  He set out the glorious reality of the believer in Christ being adopted into the family of God.  After the talk we had lunch, and then it was off to the play park for the younger children, walks for others, or just sitting around and chatting over coffee and tea.  Then it was off to Calderbank Community Centre back in Airdrie for our evening meal and entertainment.  On the Lord’s Day Stephen preached in the morning on the privileges of being an adopted child of God.  After the morning service we all enjoyed a congregational lunch.  Then we travelled to Peden’s Stone in Harthill for a conventicle service.   Despite the intermittent heavy rain, 56 people came together to worship God at this historic location and listen to Stephen’s third sermon on the responsibilities of being a child of God.  It was a really great weekend and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.