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
Please come along to show your support for the children, and appreciation to the teachers on Sunday 17th June.
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.
Will be open on Thursday 26 April 2018 from 12.30 to 3.00 pm. An open invitation is extended to all to come along to share in fellowship.
In Touch Magazine
Items 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.
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.
Once again we extend the warmest of welcomes to the Memories Tearoom on Thursday 22 February.
Annual Stated Meeting
Meeting of the congregation will be held next Sunday 25 February after the service. Please stay behind for a short while.
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
This year’s afternoon service will be held in Hillhouse Parish Church on Friday 2nd March at 2.00 pm.
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
The 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
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.
The 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.
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!
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.
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.
The retiring offering at last week’s Remembrance Day service came to £238.75. Thanks to all.
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.
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.