We began meeting together as 2 families (6 adults and 6 children) in our homes once a fortnight back in 2006.
As part of the King's Fellowship our aim is simple: To open our lives, shaped by God and each other - DISCIPLESHIP - and to know Jesus and make Him known - MISSION.
By becoming thoroughly involved in the life of our local community (Strathnairn) through activities such as Feis, Farr Gala planning Committee, Community Hall Committee, standing for election as local Councillors, school parenting body etc, we have made many friends and served the community. Christmas Open House, hospitality, parties in the Community Hall etc, have further deepened these friendships.
So by 2008 we ran our first Lifegroup Alpha with the same result and one Life Group became two, as well as a youth cell and children's cell. Further Alpha courses in 2010 and 2011 saw more people choose to follow Jesus, and other Christians not connected to a local church expression have also joined us.
By 2010 we saw the need to meet more publicly, and so began to meet on the last Sunday of each month is our own Community Hall - as an expression of the King's Fellowship. So from 10.30am-12noon, you can find 35-45 of us gathered with lots of family, fun, friendships, fellowship and food! We worship, learn and apply what we learn together. It's community, it's participatory and it's informal yet Christ centered.
2011 saw us host the local school carolers for the second time, and also running a well-attended Christingle for the first time in the community.
Now in 2012 we have launched NRG, an open kids club for the King's Strathnairn Community - high in energy and fun, faith centered, and missional. There's coffee, croissants, and papers for parents who bring their kids.
This is our story so far. An exciting adventure!
King's Strathnairn Community Church meets as:
- 2 adult Life Groups, alternate Wednesdays in Holm and in Farr, 7.30-9.45pm
- NRG Kids Club, 10.30-12noon the FIRST Sunday of each month.
- All together 10.30-12noon (followed by lunch together) on the LAST Sunday of each month.
Pete & Nikki Gilbert 01808 521770
Tim & Bec Raynes 01808 521755
Gavin & Julia Sell 01808 521265