Summer News from Gilmour & Whitehill

Coffee Lounge tea-coffee

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.


David’s Planters        

Through David Hannah’s wonderful use of his talents the church has benefited by the magnificent sum of £317. Wonderful David!

Flower Recipients

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

flower-deliveryWould 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.

What’s On

Memories Tearoom

memories-2The 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


Please come along to show your support for the children, and appreciation to the teachers on Sunday 17th June.

Cabaret Evening

The Ways and Means Committee have organised a Cabaret Evening which will be held on Friday 15 June at 7.30 pm in our church hall. 

Singers from Hamilton Operatic Society have formed a Concert Party and will perform for us. 

Tickets, including tea/coffee and biscuits, are now on sale at a cost of £5 each.  This is a departure from our normal fundraising events and it is hoped that your support will be given.

What’s On

Memories Tearoom

Will be open on Thursday 26 April 2018 from 12.30memories-2 to 3.00 pm.  An open invitation is extended to all to come along to share in fellowship.


In Touch Magazine

48aa6af8-268c-4d9b-8d42-64632a89ca20Items for the next publication of In Touch may be given at any time until 13th May to either Sandra Hamilton or Irene Sergison.  Articles on any topic can be submitted, so please feel free to contribute.  As always the editor’s discretion will apply.

2nd Hamilton Boys’ Brigade

BB NEWS             boys-brigade          

Well done to all the boys  who participated in the recent BB Drill Competition and the Masterteam Quiz. Congratulations for achieving 1st place in Drill and a very respectable 2nd place in the Masterteam Competition. Great efforts from all the boys and thanks also  to the leaders for all their support.

This week at Gilmour &Whitehill

Memories Tearoom           


Once again we extend the warmest of welcomes to the Memories Tearoom on Thursday 22 February.


 agm-2  Annual Stated Meeting

Meeting of the congregation will be held next Sunday 25 February after the service.  Please stay behind for a short while.

What’s On

Lyndale Club                              street-pastor

The Lyndale Club members are looking forward to Tuesday 20th February when June Irvine will talk about the work of the street pastors in Glasgow. The Lyndale Club meets in the Coffee Lounge at 7.30 pm and welcomes all to our midst.

   world-day-of-prayer           World Day of Prayer

This year’s afternoon service will be held in Hillhouse Parish Church on Friday 2nd March at 2.00 pm.

What’s on at Gilmour & Whitehill

Congregational Lunch                                fellowship-meal

Our Congregational Lunch will be held on Wednesday 14th February.  Everyone who responded to the invitation is reminded that we meet at 12.30 pm for lunch at 12.45 pm.  This is always a very enjoyable day of fellowship with one another and it is so good to sit back and let caterers do almost all the work.  As always entertainment has been organised, so all that is now needed, is your presence!

  Glad Rags and Handbags

handbags-and-gladragsThe Ways and Means Committee has arranged something new for 2018.  A Glad Rags and Handbags evening will be held on Friday 16th March.  There will be a Fashion Show by Bon Marche, a selection of items handbags, jewellery and perfumes to purchase, and a WOW (water or wine) stall. 

As usual tea, coffee and a selection of goodies will be served.  To allow for mingling space ticket numbers will be limited to 70, so please ensure you reserve yours as soon as possible.  The cost is £4 with all proceeds benefiting church funds.

Stated Annual Meeting of Congregation                      important-date

This will take place on Sunday 25th February after morning worship.  This is an important meeting so please do stay for a short while and then have a cup of tea.  The Kirk Session and our Treasurer work very hard on your behalf, so please show your support by attending.


Retiring Offerings

imagesThe balance of recent Retiring Offerings will be distributed as follows:-
Hamilton Churches’ Drop in Centre to receive £500 and St. Andrew’s Hospice £333.38.

Thanks to everyone for their generosity which is very much appreciated.

Gilmour & Whitehill updates.

Well done to  everyone, during December monies raised for Charity were:       

Carols by Candlelight – £178.40
Offering Christmas Eve – £200.00
Christmas Frieze – £150.00
Your generosity is overwhelming!


Lyndale Club

Thank you to the Rev Malcolm Anderson who was  the first speaker of the year at the Lyndale Club this year. Our next guest speaker will be the Reverend Joanne Hood when we meet on Tuesday, 23rd January at 7.30pm.   Our meetings are held in the Coffee Lounge and everyone is welcome.

Congregational Lunch

Please, if you have not already done so, complete and return your invitation form, no later than Sunday, 14 January with the appropriate payment. The lunch is being held on Wednesday, 14 February.

Jars of Grace

Please bring to church on or before Sunday, 28 January.

What’s on at Gilmour & Whitehill

Erskine Hospital                       erskine
The retiring offering at last week’s Remembrance Day service came to £238.75. Thanks to all.

Aberglen Home
The next service takes place on Sunday 26 November at 2.00 pm. Please come along for this short service and join in the singing.

Lyndale Club                      
Rev Alasdair Gordon is the guest speaker on Tuesday 28 November at 7.30 pm in the Coffee Lounge. A warm welcome is extended to all.

Young Onset Dementia
Meets on Wednesday 29 November between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.

Summer memories

Memories Tearoom
Once again in Thursday 30 November between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm. We look forward to welcoming everyone.

Christmas Fayre                               christmas-fayre-1507364645
A reminder that our Fayre takes place on Saturday 2 December between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.  Please leave donations in the coffee lounge or the box in the vestibule. Tickets are priced £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Remember your clocks tonight and some dates for your diary!

 Dates For your diary:clocks go back

Harvest Thanksgiving – Water Aid                                    wateraid

The sum raised last week,  in Gilmour & Whitehill, from the monetary donations and sale of vegetables and fruit amounted to £248.  Many thanks to all for your generosity.  All non-perishable goods were gratefully received by the local Food Bank volunteers, who also welcomed the remaining vegetables which will be used to make soup for the Hamilton Churches’ Drop in Centre.


coffeemorningSunday School Coffee Morning

Thanks to everyone for their help and contributions towards a very successful Coffee Morning. The sum raised on the 21st October from the coffee morning and the sale of cakes amounted to £216. Well done everyone!

Rainbow, Brownies & Guides Coffee Morning

Takes place on Saturday, 4 November in Gilmour & Whitehill Parish Church from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.


Shoe Boxes                                         operation-christmas-child

Once again our Sunday School will be filling shoe boxes with all sorts of items as part of the annual appeal.  Items to be included are pens, colouring and reading books, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, hat, scarf, gloves, hair accessories, jewellery, cuddly toy, car, etc.


poppyUnited Remembrance Service

This joint service between Hamilton West and Gilmour and Whitehill Parishes, takes place on Sunday, 12 November at 10.45 am. in Gilmour and Whitehill Parish Church. Our retiring offering is in aid of Erskine.


Christmas Fayre     keep-calm-and-come-to-the-christmas-fayre

Takes place on Saturday at Gilmour & Whitehill Parish Church, 2nd December from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Save the date and we look forward to seeing you!