As well as opportunities for worship we have a few regular groups which meet as part of our church life.
The Guild holds regular meetings addressed by visiting speakers on a variety of topics. It offers an opportunity for fellowship to all, and raises substantial sums for charitable causes, as well as contributing to Ceres Kemback and Springfield Church. It meets, in normal circumstances, on the last Monday of each month from September until April from 2pm to 4pm, in Kemback Hall, Dura Den. The Hall has a car park opposite and its postcode is KY15 5TL. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Club
The club was set up in July 2013. Its purpose is to be a safe place for young people from the village and surrounding area to meet and spend time together, playing games, doing craft, having discussions, enjoying snacks, making smoothies, toasties etc and organising charity fundraising projects.
The club is held in Ceres Session House, from 7 – 9pm on a Friday evening during term time and there are some 15 young people under sixteen who attend regularly. The Youth Club sessions are led by our sessional Youth Worker with assistance from a committed group of volunteers from both the congregation and the community.
The House Group
House Group meets weekly in the home of one of our members.
The group uses study guides such as Celtic Lent and Advent and those of Tom Wright and William Barclay. We have found our faith strengthened and challenged by our discussions, and we have grown closer to each other as we learn from one another’s experiences.
The Prayer Group
The prayer group meets weekly, currently in Kemback Church, when we bring before God the needs of our parish, our communities and our world.
At present we have 14 members, half attending the meetings in person and the rest supporting from home. Members are updated throughout the month with any prayer requests which have been made.
Prayer plays a vital part in the ministry of our church and we are blessed with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of people. You are most welcome join us. For further information, please email email@example.com
Until further notice, we meet online on a Monday afternoon at 4pm. The joining instructions are as follows:
The Pastoral Care Group
The congregation sees itself as a close-knit community, which takes an interest in the welfare of our community. Members of the group visit and keep in contact with the most vulnerable in the parish.
Recognising the sense of isolation many in the community were experiencing as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions, members of the group knitted angels and delivered them around the community at Christmas to the delight of many. This was followed more recently by Easter cards distributed to church members, the wider community and local businesses which had remained open during the most recent lockdown.
A drop-in-café is held on a Wednesday of each week from 10.00am to 12 noon in Springfield Community Church. The café has become increasingly busy since it moved into the refurbished Springfield church building rather than the old hall. Tea, coffee, biscuits, home baking and music are on the menu. It is a lovely, relaxed café with lots of companionship and laughter so do come along and join us.
Monthly free film shows are run on a Friday evening in Springfield Church during autumn and spring.
Ad Hoc Groups
Other groups occasionally meet such as
- Lent bible study group
- Discipleship group
- Discussion Group exploring the bible and its teachings