Please note there will be no Open Day at the Church on Wednesday 22nd and 29th July.
Tickets are now available for the Maasai Warriors performance on Wednesday 2nd September at 7 pm – Adults £8 and Children £4. Tickets can be obtained from Mrs Margaret McCallum 01236 728086
Since 2004 the Osiligi Maasai Warriors, a seven-piece group, has been performing an annual tour of the UK. They perform authentic and exciting Maasai tribal song and dance plus the world-famous Maasai jumping. The shows have been received with great acclaim in schools, churches and theatres from the South Coast of England to the Isle of Skye. Since 2010 the group has worked in close association with a small UK charity to support infrastructural improvements in their local community. For more information htpp://osiligiwarriors.co.uk/index.html
Our Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 16 May from 12 noon – 2 pm, entry 50p for adults and 20p for children. There will be a tearoom with home baking and hot dogs and lots of stalls: toletries, plants, bric-a-brac, toys, books, jewellery and home baking as well as Pop up Paints for the children to paint their own Disney characters and a Flight Simulator run by the Air Cadets. Do come along, everyone is welcome.
Everyone is very welcome to ‘Afternoon Tea at The Ritz’ to be held in the Church Hall on Saturday 7th March from 12 noon – 2pm at a cost of £3 which can be paid at the door. Proceeds are for Dementia Scotland.
The Annual General Meeting of the Communicants on the Roll of this Church will be held on Sunday 8th March immediately following the 11.00am worship service.
The Guild‘s Daffodil Tea will be held on Wednesday 25th March – tickets on sale shortly.
Last Saturday the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigade did a ‘bag pack’ at ASDA and made an amazing £1,200 towards the cost of the next camp. Congratulations to them and a big vote of thanks to parents, shoppers and to anyone who helped to make this possible.
Finally, we are pleased to report that our recent Beetle Drive / Fish Supper was a very enjoyable evening and raised £500 for church funds. Thanks to all who helped to make it such a success.
The various groups within the church are about to take a break for the summer although the Social Committee is seeking help and home-baking as the church is ‘manning’ the tearoom at Condorrat’s Gala Day on 28 June – 12 noon to 5pm.
The Boys’ Brigade has had a very successful session and numbers in the Anchor Section are increasing on a weekly basis. Congratulations to Scott Corbett and Douglas Thom who were presented with their Queen’s Badge and to Matthew Russell and Reece Wilson who received their President’s Badge.
The Girls’ Brigade has also had a very successful session. Congratulations to all the girls who received Awards and Prizes and to those who received various Trophies: Kayla Senior, Hannah Grimshaw, Zoe Roy, Zoe Butler, Jade Keyes, Rachel Scott and Heather Ross.
The Sunday School’s outing is on 14 June followed by Prize-giving on Sunday 15 June. They resume on Sunday 14 September and all children between the ages of 3 and 11 are welcome.
The Guild’s summer outing on 7 June was a visit to ‘Lomond Shores’ with a short Loch Lomond cruise followed by high tea. The 2014-15 session begins on Wednesday 10 September at 7.30 pm. Everyone is most welcome.
Concert/Exhibition: A lovely concert in the church was given by children from P5/6 of Baird Memorial Primary School on 28 May. Research into the Kirkland Organ by these pupils and their teachers resulted in an excellent and most informative exhibition, which was held for four days. Congratulations and thanks to all involved in this and our thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their grant towards the refurbishment of the Organ.
A reminder that our Craft Fair and Coffee morning is this Saturday, 26th April from 10-12 noon. There will be a range of crafts available plus tea, coffee and home baking. Do come along – everyone is very welcome.
We are very grateful to have been awarded a grant by the National Heritage Lottery allowing us to proceed with the work of refurbishing the Organ. This grant will also cover an associated project being carried out in partnership with Baird Primary School. The final stage of the project is intended to be an Exhibition of the work and research done by the children from P5/6. Preliminary plans are in hand for a weekday evening service to formally rededicate the Sanctuary and the Organ and to be a celebration of Thanksgiving. There will be further details in a future posting.
The Social Committee’s latest event, a Beetle Drive and Fish Supper was a fun-filled evening and raised £720 towards the Sanctuary Refurbishment Project. Thanks to all involved in organising this and to everyone who attended.
The next fund-raising event is a Craft Fair and Coffee Morning on 26th April at 10 am. Tickets are £2 which includes tea/coffee and goodies. As always, there will be a good mix of Crafters so there should be lots of beautiful things to buy and the ladies of The Guild are holding a Home Baking Stall. Do come along – everyone is very welcome.
Thank you to all who supported our Coffee Morning and Craft Fair last Saturday. We are pleased to announce that we raised £701.