Christian Aid Week is 15th May to 21st May. Join us in helping to “turn hunger into hope” Envelopes can be obtained in your local church, or donate on-line.
Holy Week starts 11th April, join us in Worship or in an Easter Egg Hunt.
Good Friday 15th April 7pm for a United Service at Gilmour & Whitehill Parish church
Easter Sunday 17th April at 10.45 am for a United Service at Hamilton West Parish Church
Easter Activity – During the Spring Break our local primary school pupils can take part in our Easter Egg Hunt. There are some entry forms in the Coffee Lounge for our Young at Heart who may wish to join in and have a go!
The Memories Tearoom, for those who live with dementia and their carers, starts again on Thursday 29th April
Coffee Lounge open Monday to Wednesday 10 – 12 noon
Community Cafe open Friday 10am – 2pm
Emergency Food distributed each Friday 10 am – 2pm
At Gilmour & Whitehill
The Emergency Food Service will be available on Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm as a drop in facility only.
The Community Cafe remains closed until further notice.
The Coffee Lounge remains closed until further notice.
Coffee after Worship remains unavailable until further notice.
The theme at the next open day on Thursday 29 November will be Remembrance. Why not come along for a chat and cup of tea or coffee?
We are grateful to the Tearoom Committee, who have offered to purchase and install a water heater in the kitchen to replace our broken appliance.
The guest speaker at the next meeting will be Mr Stuart Logan, whose topic is Dossing Around Scotland.
We meet in the Coffee Lounge on Tuesday 27 November at 7.30 pm. A warm welcome is extended to all.
The 17th Hamilton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides will hold a Coffee Morning on Saturday 1st December from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Please come along and support our young people.
A letter asking you to check your personal details will soon be delivered by your elder along with lots of other items such as communion cards, free will offering envelopes, invitation to the Congregational Lunch and the In Touch magazine.
We ask for your co-operation in this matter, and encourage you to ensure your details are up to date!
Grand Prize Draw
Tickets for the Grand Prize Draw will be on sale soon at Gilmour & Whitehill Church.
If you can sell a few to your family and friends please speak to Jeanette Hunter or Anne Paul, who will happily provide you with a book.
1st prize is a fabulous hamper worth £40, 2nd prize is a £25 voucher to dine at Carrigan’s, 3rd prize is a beautiful knitted snowman, and a further 22 other prizes to be won.
Every ticket sold will aid church funds.
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.