Retiring Offerings etc. Two charities have been chosen at random from the four suggested – The Haven and Crossreach. All monies collected during the year from these offerings and the Christmas Frieze will be divided equally and donated at the year end. Please, if you can, give generously.
For more information on these charities please click on their names for links to their websites.
Country and Western Evening The Ways and Means Committee has organised a Country and Western Evening, which is being held on Friday 29th March 2019. Entertainment is being provided by Elaine Dallas and it is hoped to have a demonstration of Line Dancing. Hot dogs and other food will be served.
Tickets are on sale priced £5 each. It would be great if folks came along dressed country style.
Please support this hardworking committee by coming along. Yee…hah!
KIRK SESSION MEETING
The next Gilmour & Whitehill Kirk Session meeting is due to be held on Monday 1st April 2019 at 7.30 pm.
Memories Tearoom 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.
Coffee Morning 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.
Data Protection 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!
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.
Church Flowers 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.
Lyndale Club 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.
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.
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!
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.