Dalmeny Sunday school meets every second Sunday in school term time. We have 8 children, age 3 to 10, who regularly join us. We usual start each session with a bible story and then do crafts and fun games on the theme for the rest of our class.
Recently we learnt the story about Jesus helping the disciples with a very successful fishing trip and had fun making and playing our own magnetic fishing game. The children also enjoyed making " look on the bright side" glasses to help them learn how to look on life from a Christian perspective.
This term also we have been learning about how special each one of us is to God. The lesson was based around the children's book "You Are Special" by Max Lucado. It is all about a group of little wooden people (who spend their days giving each other stickers - gold stars for being talented, beautiful and clever or grey dots for being less than perfect) and the carpenter who made them all. I would highly recommend it to children and adults alike. It's a very simple illustration of the relationship God would like us to have with him.
Often right at the end of Sunday School, the children show off their groovy dance moves in a game of musical statues to a recording of the song " Our God is a Great Big God". They are getting very I good at it and its often very difficult to pick a winner.
If anyone knows any children who would like to join in the fun, please contact Frances Ibbetson 07850082163.
Nativity Play 2014
Monday Afternoon Club
The club meets on the 3 rd Monday of the month at 2.00p.m. in the Church Hall where we have craft or baking demonstrations or entertainment, followed by a cuppa and a chat. All welcome, open to both men and women of all ages. Please join us for fun and fellowship.
Members of Monday Club enjoying Christmas Lunch
The café has been a great success in both numbers of people who come along and more especially the place where people from the village can have a cuppa and a blether. Since the shop and postoffice closed some time ago there is no regular meeting place and the cafe is a place where old friends can meet and catch up and new people can come along to make new friends.
Over winter we have averaged 20 people partaking of the lovely home baking and fresh brewed tea and coffee. The Café is run by volunteers from both the Church and the village so a truly wonderful atmosphere. There is no price list, just a donation is asked for so it has been said it is the best value for money in the district!
During the summer we found there were a lot of visitors to the Church, walkers and cyclists popped in for refreshment and it is always good to hear about their travels and also tell them about Dalmeny.
Here is a wee quote we could use for our vision for our Café:
"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief." – Marcus Tullius Cicero
PLEASE NOTE : The Café will be closed from January 2017 onwards due to the hall refurbishment and will reopen when the work is complete. In the meantime, just to keep things ticking over, Mrs Shaw-Miller has offered her living room and from 27th January the Café will be there, probably once a month.