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Kids & Youth Activites

The meeting times, dates and locations for all groups and activities can be found on the
Church Calendar.

EnerJ runs during the Church service at East Calder. It is for children age 3 to Primary 7. We meet in the Church and, after a short children's address, take the children to the hall for the remainder of the service. During the year, different EnerJ songs have been looked at and their meaning explained to the children, which has been successful, with the children finding it interesting and good fun. Through DVDs, stories, challenges and drama, the meaning of the songs is explored. Following this there are lots of activities such as painting, games, crafts which the children enjoy. Recent efforts to increase the number of children attending EnerJ have been successful and, at present, we now have 10-15 children attending. All children welcome.
Kosy Kaff
The Kosy Kaff is a weekly community outreach benefiting local children of primary school age. The Kaff is held in Kirknewton Village Hall every Friday afternoon during term time. Typically, the Kosy Kaff attracts between 25 and 50 children each Friday. The children enjoy hot chocolate and home baking which is provided free of charge. Games and crafts are available; but quite often the children just want to chat amongst themselves.
Youth church
If you are in 1st to 3rd year in Highschool you are invited to Youth Church at 11:15 at East Calder church.

All sections meet in East Calder Church Hall on Friday evenings at the following times-

  • Anchor boys (Primaries 2 & 3)                     6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Junior Section (Primaries 4, 5 & 6)              6.45-8.15 pm
  • Company Section (Primary 7 to age 18)     7.30 - 9.45pm

Further information at www.boys-brigade.org.uk

Holiday Club
The annual Holiday Club, which runs for 5 mornings normally in August in East Calder Church Hall, is a key outreach activity for Kirknewton and East Calder Parish Church. Each year there are between 50 and 65 children of Primary School age attending, many of whom are not regular attendees at Church. Through the Holiday Club the Church has the opportunity to further integrate with the parish and teach the children about the Bible and Jesus. Each Holiday Club has an overarching theme which, through a mixture of crafts, drama, Bible stories, sports and messy play, allows the children to enjoy learning. In 2016 the children learnt about Peter the Rock, at Rocky’s Plaice, ‘our’ fish and chip shop. Naturally, the Church Hall was transformed into a Fish and Chip Shop for the week. In past years the Church Hall has been transformed into a Space Station, a Jungle and a Desert Island to name but a few.