Sanctuary Refurbishment Project Update
We are now approaching the final stages of the refurbishment and are very grateful to the generous grants from WREN and EKF, along with The Church of Scotland General Trustees and others. The floor has been completely replaced; internal doors and lighting renewed; under-floor heating installed and a doorway now leads to a new fire corridor; externally a ramp and steps have been constructed and there is new lighting at the front entrance with new entrance doors. When the floor around the former Sanctuary vestibule was being dismantled, the remains of a newspaper called The Glasgow News dated 19th/20th November 1879 was discovered. This will be tidied up and framed for everyone to see. We now begin the ‘decorating and finishing stages’ of the project along with the refurbishment and re-installation of the Organ.
‘Condorrat Has Talent’- Friday 28 February at 7pm
Rehearsals are well underway and a group of young people from the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades are practising in preparation for the show which is to be held in the Church Hall on Friday 28 February at 7pm. Tickets are now available at a cost of £5 adults and £2 children (includes tea and biscuits) – proceeds in aid of the Organ Fund. Do come along for a great evening of entertainment.
Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade
Plans are underway for a Boys’ Brigade reunion on Saturday 8 March at 7 pm in the Church Hall. Their Captain writes “Along with pictures, trophies and various bits and pieces of BB interest there will be an opportunity to see a DVD of the 50th Anniversary Show which was held at Greenfaulds High School. Please try and spread the word as I am sure there will be a lot of ex-members who would love to meet up again.”
This year the Girls’ Brigade is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Company.
The Sunday School has restarted for the new year and welcomes all children between 3 and 11 years old. They would like to thank everyone who supported the children at the Nativity Service and say the £60 received from the tea and coffee served afterwards will be used to buy resources for their work.
At their meeting on 5 February The Guild will have a visit from our local Librarian and on 19 February they have a joint meeting with Abronhill Guild to hear more about one of their projects ‘Out of Africa into Malta’. On 5 March they will have a ‘Daffodil Tea’ and will be entertained by The Sweet Harmony Barber Shop Group. Tickets, priced £3 will be on sale shortly.
A Group for Carers commenced on 30 January at 10 am at the Manse. Anyone interested in joining the group can obtain more details from the Minister.
The Social Committee has organised a varied programme of events for the year. Following ‘Condorrat Has Talent’ there will be the ever popular Fish Supper / Beetle Drive on Wednesday 12 March. The first Craft Fair of the year will be held on 26 April and our Annual Summer Fete will be held on 17 May. There will be more details of these in a future posting.