Congratulations to Emma Jackson, from West Kirby URC, on winning the URC Lundie Memorial Award in April 2020.
Emma Jackson was nominated by church member Debbie Hedges. 17 year old Emma has made a real impact at the church, using her God-given skills and talents both in Sunday worship and in holiday clubs and children's clubs.
Debbie says, 'Emma is a talented musician and dancer. She has choreographed a dance for the theme song for the last two holiday clubs which was simple enough for the children to follow, yet worshipful. A dance video was then produced with Emma dancing which has been used for holiday clubs and also our monthly kids club, and has also been shared with other churches.
'Emma has also been playing the keyboard and singing in the worship band at church, and, more recently, leading worship. She has continued to do this on a regular basis despite going to dance college this academic year, with the additional time pressures and demands that brings. Her level of commitment is an inspiration to both the young people and adults in our congregation. She is without a doubt someone who uses her gifts, talents and skills to worship God, and for the benefit of the church. She does this without the need for reward or recognition, but I am delighted to nominate her to show my appreciation of her.'
Do you know a child or young person who is playing their part in the mission of God in their church, synod, local community or the wider world? The Lundie Memorial Award is designed to highlight and celebrate such individuals who are using their God-given skills, time and talent to good effect. Each month for 100 months the Children's and Youth Work Committee are awarding a medal and certificate to one of the nominated children and young people, along with a financial award of £100 to be spent to benefit children and/or young people in the church, synod or local community, however the award winner chooses. Please get in touch to get the nomination forms.