Arbroath All-Age Holiday
Just under 30 persons attended the 2017 Free Church (Continuing) All-Age Holiday held in Windmill Christian Centre, Arbroath, recently.
Due to the popularity of the Centre we were not able to book our usual week-long slot, so instead of not holding the holiday, the organisers opted to stage the holiday over an extended weekend. This arrangement suited some but was not so attractive to others.
The aim of the holiday is for young and old to gather together for a time of relaxation and fellowship in a safe Christian environment. Each day began with a prayer meeting for the early birds, then a leisurely breakfast, followed by morning worship. All were then free either to stay around the Centre and enjoy the facilities or explore sights and places of interest further afield.
After the evening meal the company gathered to hear our speaker Rev E Trevor Kirkland, from our Ballyclare & Doagh congregation in Northern Ireland. He chose to speak from the book of Ruth and delivered six addresses during the holiday. All found the addresses thought provoking, stimulating, practical and well presented. Afterwards discussion continued during a time of informal fellowship. The addresses were recorded and they can be found online here.
Thanks to the speaker for bringing God’s word to those gathered. Thanks also to the cooks Isobel McQueer, Dores, Debbie Allan, Partick and Sohana Graeme, Knightswood, for the delicious and varied cuisine. Also, we are grateful to our precentors Don Macleod, Alasdair Macleod, both Point, Alex Watt and Kevin MacDonald, both Aberdeen, for their ministry. And thanks to all who came and helped to make the holiday a memorable and enjoyable occasion.
The holiday next year will return to our week long pattern from Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st July 2018 (DV) at Windmill Christian Centre, Arbroath. More details will follow in due course.