Xplorers Report, 27th March 2022


A small but lively group met at Kilmelford Church on Sunday 27th March at 2:30 pm to hear the Easter Story.

We started with a Mother’s Day prayer using props taken out from an empty cereal box.

Rolling chocolate eggs on to a target proved much harder than looked, but one succeeded.   Stickers and coloured pens were used to create designs on card crosses and then laminated and a ribbon tied so to be able to hang them in a window.

We ended by all saying the Grace together and going home with a chocolate egg and Easter Story book kindly donated by Esther and Frank.

Kilmelford Hall has been booked for the next Xplorers on Sunday 24th April at 2:30 pm for a picnic, table crafts, games and songs.   Please bring your own picnic.    Juice cartons and snack bar will be provided.

This February make a green heart for climate action

This month, join us in creating a green heart and urging for action on climate change. Spread the love and share your green hearts on our Facebook page if you like! Balvicar and Luing Stores have agreed to be drop-off points. Please note the 25th Feb deadline. More information available here: theclimatecoalition.org.uk/show-the-love 💚

Xplorers, 27th February



Jesus as our Friend was the theme for Xplorers on Sunday 27th February to follow on from the Christingle making in December.

The candle’s light representing Jesus as the Light of the World shows that through dark as well as happy times he is with us as our friend.

The joyful singing of “This Little Light of Mine” was accompanied by much stamping of feet and clapping of hands as sixteen children’s voices along with the grown ups made a merry song.

On the screen the descriptive story of Jesus being always with us held everyone’s attention.

The friendship game of a blindfolded partner being led by a friend round the obstacle course proved good fun and no-one got lost or fell into a trap.

In all the excitement the organisers failed to have someone with camera ready, so sadly no photos of this gathering.

Many thanks to Esther and Antoinette for all their preparation and input.

Cartons of juice and cereal bars were distributed and welcomed to give voices a boost for all to say the grace with its actions to close this happy event.

Next Xplorers:  Sunday 27th March 2:30 pm at Kilmelford Church – an Easter theme.

Kilmelford Church Carol Service, 19th December 2021

It was lovely to see so many people, young and not quite so young, at the Carol singing, lessons and gift service.

The number of bags of gifts highlighted the generosity of village and local friends.

I had been told by the Social Work department back in November that they could receive unwrapped gifts but when I took them in on the Monday morning I was informed, sadly due to new Covid regulations, that they were no longer allowed to access family homes and couldn’t take the gifts.

It was suggested that Hope Kitchen could, so I took the bags there where they were gratefully received and they much appreciated the wide variety of presents and ages they could give them to.

Warmest thanks to all who gave gifts and to those who took part in reading the lessons.

Won’t it be great when we can sing without masks again.

Happy Christmas!