Mental Health event

We have been advised about a mental health event and four-week course running throughout November on Sundays from 2:30pm-4:30pm. They are being hosted by Carbrain Baptist Church.

In their letter, they write: “We have a concern for those both within Christ’s church, and outwith who struggle with their mental health. We believe that the pastoral care provided is paramount, and we hope that what we do will add to the existing care attendants receive, and that our service can play a part in people experiencing faith, hope, love, and healing.”

Having said that, anyone can attend, whether they are simply interested in the subject, or are concerned for their loved ones.

Please pass this information on to anyone you feel would be interested, and if you have any questions please just ask. Thank you for your time.

You can contact us on 07540 949 830.
Love in Christ,
Stuart and Lynsey Gilmour

(Please note: the Church of Scotland is not responsible for this event and the details are posted here for information only. Please contact the organisers directly for further information. Thank you.)

Christian Aid Thanksgiving Service

CHRISTIAN AID invites you to join them at a Service of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 10th November at 19.30 in St Giles Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

This is a Service of Thanksgiving for the work of Christian Aid over the last 70 years and the preacher will be Rowan Williams, Chair of Christian Aid.

The service is open to all.

Prayer Labyrinth

For those wishing a time of prayer, meditation and reflection, a Prayer Labyrinth is to be held at the Kirk of the Holy Rood, Grangemouth on Friday, 23 October from 2-3.30pm.  For further details please contact Eleanor Neilson 01324 474183, Convenor, Falkirk Presbytery Prayer Promoters.

Better get ready for JAFA Church!

J.A.F.A. Church at Abronhill on Sunday 25th October is all about being prepared and being alert.

Jesus told a story about ten young women who were waiting with their oil lamps for a bridegroom to appear – in those days the bridegroom threw a party which went on for several days before his wedding. However, the bridegroom was late in arriving for his own party and the women’s oil lamps began to go out. Five of the women had brought extra oil with them but five hadn’t.

The five who were prepared wouldn’t share their oil with the five who weren’t as they’d only enough for themselves. The five who were unprepared had to go to buy more oil – and, of course, by the time they got back, the party had started, the doors to the party had closed and the bridegroom wouldn’t let them in as he didn’t know them.

We’re making paper lanterns this month as well as candles (yes with wax), candles with tissue paper and a game teaching us about being prepared. Of course, what would a party be without some food? This month we’re being served some party food – what else? – so come along to Abronhill Parish Church from 4-6pm on Sunday 25th October and join in the fun. All free of charge of course.

Golden Celebrations for Abronhill

Abronhill Parish Church celebrates its 50th Anniversary this October with a range of events throughout the month. Here are the main ones:

Sunday 11th October: Plaza Praise in the Precinct outside the Church at 6.30pm (weather permitting) followed by refreshments in the church hall. Come and sing hymns from 1965 to the present date.

Monday 12th to Friday 16th: Children’s Morning Holiday Club from 10am – 12 noon. This is aimed at the Primary School age-group and parents are asked to register their children with the Family Worker, Susan Boland at the church.

Each day, while the Holiday Club is on there will be a ‘drop in’ Prayer Group for the Holiday Club.

Also on these dates Afternoon Tea will be served in the Hall from 2 – 4pm

Saturday 17th: A Day of Giving – all day

Sunday 18th October: Songs of Praise service in the Church at 11.15am

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd: Afternoon Tea, each day from 2 – 4pm

Saturday 24th: Social Evening in Church hall at 7pm (tickets available from the Church – no charge)
This will be preceded by a meal at 6.00pm for which, also, there will be no charge.

Sunday 25th October: Thanksgiving Service in the Church at 11.15am

J.A.F.A Church will also be on that Sunday, between 4 and 6pm. We’ll post details of that separately nearer the time.

The Church building and Sanctuary will be open for the full two weeks between Sundays 11th and 25th October with memorabilia displays showing the church history and for a quiet time of prayer and reflection.

We hope you will join us to celebrate our Golden Anniversary – you will be made most welcome!

Condorrat Parish Church

On Sunday 4 October we are holding our Dedication Service where all the different sections of our church – the Guild and youth organisations – come together and dedicate themselves anew for the coming session. Sunday 18 October is our Harvest Thanksgiving Service and all donations will go to the Glasgow City Mission.

Social events: The evening with the Massai Warriors was a huge success and was the first ‘social event’ to be held in the Sanctuary. The Ladies Lunch and Fashion Show at The Westerwood Hotel will be held on Saturday 10 October.  There are a few tickets still available from Margaret McCallum tel: 01236 728086 / 07799281876.  Our Autumn Craft Fair and Coffee Morning is on Saturday 24 October from 10 am – 12 noon – £2 entry for adults, £1 for children which covers the cost of coffee/tea and goodies.  There will be many crafters, new and old so please do come along – everyone is very welcome.