Hope 2 Oban

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Sad Times - Happy Times at GFG

It was a wee bit sad at GFG recently as we said 'goodbye' to two of our group who will soon move on to pastures new. Brothers Alasdair and Andrew will be moving away from the West Coast to a new home inland. But, in with the sadness there was a lot of fun and daft dancing as GFG partied for the lads with balloon games, pizza and cake! Love and manly hugs to the guys.....Our thoughts and prayers will be with you at this time of change.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Hostel Pupils make a Point with H2O and Stramash

Archery and Bushcraft! The final session of 8 outdoor activity sessions took place for S1 pupils from Glencruitten Hostel alongside Rachel and Ewen, H2O youth workers and members of the Stramash activity team. As the evening developed, archery targets became more interesting...... balloons, 'homework', dinosaurs. As darkness fell, bushcraft skills were developed, and marshmallows enjoyed.
Over the past weeks, activities have also included Coasteering, Gorge walking and Canoeing, all made possible through the expert skills of Stramash, local activity providing charity, and through funding for H2O's work in Glencruitten Hostel from 'Children in Need'.

Hope 2 Oban welcomes new Intergenerational Project Manager

Fiona Campbell has been appointed as the Intergenerational Project Manager for H2O. Fiona's work will revolve around the foundation of Club H2O, the intergenerational aspect of the work of H2O. Over the coming weeks and months, Fiona will continue to develop the Thursday afternoon club with Oban High School pupils meeting some of the elderly of the Oban community. Fiona's brief also includes working with local church congregations to run the recently introduced monthly worship time for the elderly, meeting on the last Wednesday of the month. For further details of this aspect of the work of H2O, please do get in touch with Fiona at The Well on (01631) 564239 or at fiona@hope2oban.org.uk .

Friday, 9 September 2011

All aboard with Xplore

An action-packed evening has helped to launch the new term with Xplore, our Christian faith exploration group for 15-18s (and beyond!)
A wee sailing jaunt invitation from local supporter Colin was greatfully received by Xplore at the start of a new season. As can be seen from the pics, a fine time was had by all with new sailing skills being developed left, right and centre.
A very big thank you to Colin and David for the opportunity for us land-lubbers to spend time aboard.
As we look forward, Xplore plan to delve into 'More Than Conquerors', a challenging look at Christian Discipleship, between now and Christmas. Also in the H2O pipeline are plans to meet up with similar groups of young folk on an Argyll/ Lochaber basis. Watch this space for ongoing updates.

Busy New Term for GFG

Two weeks in and GFG are well and truly underway.
Having spent time during week one working out what to get up to during the term ahead, GFG, (Games, Food and God) have hit the ground running.
Creativity was in abundance as all worked together on a group picture, followed by some ponderings and natter on the theme of 'Love'. GFG were joined for the evening by C of S Youth Work Adviser, Paul Beautyman from Dunoon. (GFG say you can come and play anytine Paul!)
Due to popular demand, in addition to regular evenings, some of the GFG crew will be discovering a wee bit more about the Bible during sessions prior to the regular gathering time of 7.30 - 9pm. Further to chatting with the group, it was decided that themes for the term's sessions will be 'Love', 'Forgiveness', 'Evil' and 'Faith'. (Not a bad choice by the 11-14 year olds!)