Noah’s Ark, a piece of art work organised by Condorrat Residents and Tenants Association, beautifully painted by members of the Sunday School, the Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade and their leaders, now adorns the front of our Church. A big ‘thank you’ to all involved.
We have adopted a Bible Verse and a Vision Statement appropriate for Condorrat Parish Church: Everything is possible for the person who has faith (Mark ch 9 v 23). Our Vision is to be a Church which seeks to inspire the people of our community and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.
Just over £300 was raised at the summer Fete and the following Sunday for Christian Aid, so thanks to everyone who contributed to this worthy cause.
The Social/Sanctuary Refurbishment Fundraising Committee is organising a Car Treasure Hunt on 11th August and a Fashion Show on 6th October. The cost of the Treasure Hunt is £10 per car and includes food at the end of the event.
The Fashion Show will be held at The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld at 12 for 12.30. Tickets are £25 for a three course lunch followed by the show which is being staged by Innovations of Perth, the dress agency that sells new, worn and vintage clothing. Once again Westerwood have donated a 3 month membership to the Golf Club and two 6 month Membership to the Fitness Club. Entries for these are open to anyone without having to attend the show itself and will be £5 a go.
The Guild’s annual outing on Saturday 2nd June was a great day of fun and fellowship. On 7th June eleven members attended the Summer Rally at Abronhill Parish Church. The new General Secretary’s address was based on the last part of The Guild’s theme ‘to walk humbly with our God’, reminding of the contribution that the Guild has made to the life and work of the Church in our local communities. This year The Guild celebrates 125 years nationally with 28,000 members. Over the last three years they have raised £727,756 for their 6 projects.
1st Condorrat Boys / Girls Brigade
Fifty-two boys and girls from our church youth organisations, plus 11 adults, attended the annual weekend camp held from 25th-27th May in Dalguise, Perth. Activities included climbing, survival, giant swing, fencing, archery, zip wire, challenge course and problem solving. All courses were given by fully qualified instructors and a full induction/instruction lesson was given before anyone was allowed to take part in an activity. Of course there was the inevitable campfire when everyone sat around reminiscing about the day’s activities and ‘belting-out’ a few well-chosen choruses learned from Sunday School days. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and voted it as one of the most memorable camps they had ever had. Next year’s is already booked!