This year Christingle, like everything, is going to be a bit different. As we can’t have Christingle in the Kirk, we are going online! At 4pm on Christmas Eve we will be joining together on Youtube for a short Christingle service. The usual Christingle packs will be available to collect from the Kirk Centre the week beginning the 14th of December. We hope to ‘see’ you online for songs, a nativity and of course making a Christingle! Don’t forget your orange!
From the day they are born children are loved and cherished members of God’s family, and we want them and all their families to feel at home in Liberton Kirk.
COVID 19 update: Due to current Scottish Government guidelines we are unable to meet at present. We are doing all we can to be ready to start back when restrictions are lifted. We will update you when we have more information. For regular updates please see the Liberton Kirk Facebook page.
Children are very welcome at any of our services. There is a welcome leaflet (look for the big “Hello!”) which explains where things are in the church which you might need. During the 11am Sunday service there is a crèche in the halls for under-threes, and older children have their own programmes for part of the service, or once a month for the whole of the service.
For more information on Messy Church, a monthly event specially for young families (children 0 – P7), visit its web page.
FAMILIES WITH PRE-SCHOOLERS
Parents and Toddlers Groups
Liberton Kirk Toddler Groups
This is to advise you that we will not be meeting until further notice. Following UK Government announcement regarding new measures around Coronavirus (COVID-19) advising against all non-essential social contact. We have taken the decision to suspend all meetings with immediate effect.
Meet in the Recreation Hall in the Kirk Centre
- Tuesdays 2pm to 3.30pm
- Wednesdays 10am to 11.30am
We have a large selection of toys and a baby space. Drinks and snacks available for parents and toddlers. It costs £2 per family and there is no need to book – just turn up.
Please note that the Wednesday group is currently full and we are running a waiting list, to get your name on the list please contact Laura Skinner. There are spaces available for Tuesday afternoon.
The fun doesn’t have to stop there, Why not come early and visit the cafe for lunch on Tuesdays or stay for some lunch on Wednesdays. Lunch available from 12pm to 1.30pm. For more info and an idea of what’s on offer go to the Kirkgate Cafe’s page.
This is a short time of worship specially for the under-threes, although their carers are welcome too and seem to enjoy it! There are action songs, a story, something to make and take home, prayers to join in, and shakers to make a noise in the last songs. Don’t miss it! Dates on noticeboards or flyers. There is a break in the summer for the school holidays.
- Monthly on Wednesday in the Small Hall, 11am to 11.20am
- Monthly on Tuesday in the Small Hall, 3pm – 3.20pm
Nursery Sunday Club
For three-year-olds up to the point where they join Primary School, this is held in the Small Hall on Sunday mornings during the 11am service. Children join the first part of the church service and parents can go to the halls with their children until they are happy to be left.
Toddlers is for toddlers – MOPS is for mums! If YOU have a pre-schooler in YOUR family, come along to one of our get-togethers on Friday mornings at 9.30am and meet us all! Find out more about MOPS here.
FAMILIES WITH OLDER CHILDREN
There are Sunday Clubs for children from 3 to teenage, all held during the 11am Sunday service. To find out about these or about our youth clubs contact Kenny McCartney.
Linda Wright is available to chat about any of these groups or other family related questions, her details are on the About Us page.