A few photo’s taken after today’s Joint Service of Remembrance and
some of the touching tributes, including the silhouettes provided by the Junior Boys’ Brigade representing, “There But Not There!”
Hopefully today we felt the presence of those that have gone before us!
Follow the link below for more details on the “There, but not there! project”
Join us at Hamilton West Church,
on the 11th November at 10.45 am
for our United Service of Remembrance.
In Touch Magazine
Items for the next publication of the magazine can be given to Sandra Hamilton or Irene Sergison until Sunday, 4 November. Articles on any topic can be submitted, so please feel free to contribute. As always the editor’s discretion will apply.
Afternoon Tea in a Bag
With Christmas present hunting starting soon have you seen our current venture? On display in the Coffee Lounge is a poster advertising our latest fundraising idea. Please take a look at this novel gift, which will come completely ready to hand over to the lucky recipient. Orders are being taken now by Anne Paul, Anne Lyon or Jeanette Hunter, any of whom will be delighted to give you further details.
Following the service each Sunday the flowers which have beautified the chancel and sanctuary are delivered to church members and the community. Please, if you know of someone who would benefit from the joy of receiving them let Anne Paul know and their name will be added to the list.
The guest speaker at the next meeting will be Mrs Liz MacIntyre whose topic is Letters from a Desert Rat. We meet in the Coffee Lounge on Tuesday, 30 October at 7.30 pm. A warm welcome is extended to all.
HAVE YOU FOUND US ON FACEBOOK YET???
Jim Paxton has started a blog, find it on either the Hamilton West Church page or the Gilmour and Whitehill page.
If you haven’t found these pages yet come along and join one or both, and join the conversation. Find Jim’s regular Blog, receive church updates or put a post on yourself and communicate with the others in the group.
Click on the icons to find our church pages. Then request to join the group(s) which allows any posts to reach you directly.
What would you like?
Locum Jim Paxton has asked the congregation if there is anything they would like to have considered for inclusion in worship, e.g. happy clappy hymns, blessings etc. So thinking caps on, wee suggestions make great differences!
Thinking of joining the Church?
Enquirers have been made by folks interested in membership of this congregation, so an open invitation is made to anyone who may be interested in an Enquirers’ Class starting soon. Please speak to Jim Paxton or Anne Paul.
The next meeting is on Tuesday 16 October at 7.30 pm. The speaker is Mr Irvine, whose wife’s visit last year resulted in the members donating 3 large bags of much needed items to assist The Glasgow Street Pastors.
Hamilton Operatic and Dramatic Club
From 9-13 October this wonderful club will be performing Thoroughly Modern Millie at Motherwell Concert Hall. Tickets are available from our organist and choirmaster David Black.
Our Sunday School children and teachers are holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 3 November. Lots of help will be required as there are just a few children. Tickets will be on sale soon at £2 adults and £1 children so please come along and support this event.
The Coffee Lounge remains closed until Monday, 30 July. This will give our very willing volunteers time to have a rest to recharge their batteries before the Autumn.
Drew’s Vestry Hour
The trial period is now over and Drew can be contacted on 07729128818 or 01698 427392.
Through David Hannah’s wonderful use of his talents the church has benefited by the magnificent sum of £317. Wonderful David!
Please if you know of anyone who would love to receive the church flowers give their name to any Elder who will pass the information to Anne Lyon, our Flower Convener. There is no requirement to be a member just someone in need of cheering up. We do have priorities and requests may not necessarily be fulfilled immediately, however please be assured all names will be added to the list.
Delivery of Church Flowers
Would you like to bring joy to someone’s life? We intend to start a rota for delivering the church flowers on a Sunday after the service. If you can volunteer your services for this most rewarding duty, please give your name to Anne Lyon or Anne Paul. The planned date for ideally 12 volunteers is the first Sunday in September.
Pastoral Care Team
During the summer months Michelle will be offering Pastoral Care Training. Further details will follow.
The next meeting is on Thursday 31 May at 12.30 pm. Please feel free to drop in for a cup of tea/coffee to see what goes on in our church premises during the week. This month we hope to be planting sunflower seeds very ably assisted by the young people from the nurture class in St Cuthbert’s Primary.
Sunday School Prize-giving