Hope 2 Oban

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Young Folk from Glencruitten Hostel in the Community

The young folk of Glencruitten Hostel have had a busy and festive week in and amongst the Community of Oban and locally in the Glencruitten neighbourhood.
On Tuesday, the young folk from the Inner Hebrides who spend weekdays at OHS and live in the Hostel spent time with the pensioner residents at Torosay Court, local sheltered housing. Carols and Christmas songs were sung, instruments were played and the chat as generations came together was friendly and fun. It is hoped that this will be the first of many ongoing links between high school pupils and Torosay Court residents.
Wednesday brought the second opportunity for the young folk of Glencruitten Hostel to invite their weekday neighbours from the Glencruitten area to join them at the Hostel. Further to the first community event last June, neighbours were invited to a Christmas Ceilidh and Craft Sale, with Christmas hospitality simply oozing from the time together. Dancing, musical performances, Christmas games and community bingo all added to a fun time for young folk, parents from the islands and local residents. Watch this space for future events planned for 2011.

The Party season at Club H2O

It's not just young folk who party with H2O. Following on from the Oban High School 'Pensioners' Treat', Club H2O, our intergenerational initiative, had their own fun and frolics recently at the Well. The group enjoyed Christmas food, crafts, carols and lots of Christmas cheer gently washed down with delicious mulled wine.
In 2011, Club H2O will be embarking on a series of new and exciting projects with the various subject departments of Oban High School, bringing together young folk and not-so-young folk together under the Club H2O banner.

The Party Season is here!

GFG entered the party zone last week with all involved in the seasonal games and grub. Musical chairs, turkey trot and the ever-present build-a-snowman team game(see picture above!) were closely followed by the now-traditional dance and chair games.
Happy Christmas to all from GFG!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Xplore - The not-so-secret Santa session!

Secret Santa? Such fun secretly creating a gift for a n other within the group (without them knowing you're doing it of course!)
Gifts were magnificant, ranging from floating pictures, Ginger Bread person, Christmas candle holders to picture memories from the past. The even bigger secret was the surprise baby shower for Rachel as she moves ever closer to the birth of Xplore's newest honorary member 'Smidhinio' or little Smid. Well done and a BIG thank you to all who were there to make this a very special time.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Hope 2 Oban welcomes a new team member

H2O is delighted to welcome Jayne Powers to the team. Until recently, Jayne has been working with Joy to the World Ministries in Malawi,very hot!!Jayne is now back in Oban, and with the current temperatures dropping well and truly into the minus scale, VERY cold!!
Jayne's role will include coordinating Club H2O, bringing young folk from Oban High School alongside elderly folk from the Oban area through a series of projects and initiatives with staff and pupils from the high school.
Keep an eye out for blog updates as this intergeneratinal work grows.

Xplore - 'Going Somewhere' with folks from Adrishaig and Dunoon

Over the weekend, four of the Xplore group joined folks from Adrishaig and Dunoon, faith-journeying together and doing a wee bit of pondering around the person of Jesus, the meaning of Sundays and considering what the Bible says about Church. In and amongst the getting-to-know each other, teams came together to imitate photocopiers, ironing boards, bungee jumpers and as can be seen from the piccy on the left, bicyle rickshaws!!!
A grand time was had by all and it is hoped that this will be the first of who-knows-how-many such gatherings.
Watch this space for ongoing updates!