The Guild will re-start on Tuesday 26th September at 7.30pm. This will be their Opening Social and Dedication Service led by Rev Kay and include the Sacrament of Holy Communion. This is a very worthwhile National Church of Scotland organisation which does a tremendous amount of work throughout the year and we here in Jackson are proud to be part of it and help in whatever way we can. Remember the Guild is open to men as well as women. Please come along and swell our small but dedicated numbers. Everyone will be made very welcome.
The Bible Bashers will be collecting for Christian Aid on the 24th September. Please give us your support. Thank You.
(I’m assuming she means they will be collecting in the Church but she didn’t actually say that.)
Fun, friendly and inspiring community choir – now recruiting! We are seeking new members to join us – adults of all ages are welcome, even those who think they can’t sing! Our first rehearsal of the new season is on 13th September 2017 and we’ll meet each Wednesday from 8:00-9:30pm in Motherwell South Church, 11 Gavin Street, Motherwell ML1 2RL. There are no auditions and no pre-booking required, you can just turn up. We’ll be singing an exciting mix of folk, pop, rock, reggae, world and gospel songs. Members can learn harmony singing, improve their voice, make new friends, raise money for charity and enjoy opportunities to record and perform. Sessions will be led by SoundRoutes Singers professional musicians and the cost each week is £5 with no upfront fees – participants are only required to pay as they attend. For more information: Contact Andy Hurst at email: email@example.com Call: 07811 504141
is a national prayer initiative, running from September 2017 to May 2018, calling the Church to come together in prayer. This year, the General Assembly asked the Church to focus on praying for God to renew us and particularly to pray as we think about priorities for the future. The call to prayer grew out of last year's On the Road initiative when meetings were held around the country to listen to the hopes and concerns of church members and to explore the challenges of ministry and discipleship in the 21st century. Throughout the year, we will support your efforts through preparing prayer resources (that will be available online over the course of the initiative) and highlighting opportunities to pray for the future work of the Church. In particular, there will be a National Day of Prayer on November 25 in which we hope you will want to be involved. Alongside the National Day of Prayer, look out for the brand new How we Pray series, On the Road events, the Prayer Diary, Advent and more throughout the year. Find out more at www.churchofscotland.org.uk/togetherwepray.
Week beginning Sunday 17th September 2017
A day care service based at Bankfoot Church in Perthshire offering a range of activities and social stimulation for over 60’s
* Pray for the staff that deliver a service here at Oasis Bankfoot and give thanks to them for all their hard work.
* Pray for new staff members who are joining our team and that they settle well into their new role.
* Give thanks for the beautiful surroundings in which we deliver our service.
* Pray for every service user we support and that they may feel encouraged in all that they do.
* Pray for the safety of our staff as they travel daily to their place of work.
* Pray for our staff and help continue to guide them into providing a quality service.
* Give thanks to our volunteers for their support and kindness.
Airdrie: Jackson Church of Scotland -
Scottish Charity Number: SC004083.
Claremont Parish Church, East Kilbride are hosting Tearfund's Autumn Acoustic Tour Concert on Friday 22nd September.
Singer-songwriters Yvonne Lyon, Gareth Davies-Jones and David Lyon perform music from their collaborative album, The Space Between, inspired by Jesus' teachings in the Sermon on the Mount. Doors open at 7pm, and each concert starts at 7.30pm.
Copies of the album, The Space Between, will be available to purchase on the night for £10.00 each.
Tickets are available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autumn-acoustic-tour-tickets-36890269790
The tickets are available online, or from Claremont's church office (for £6). Poster on the notice board in the vestibule with further details.
Rev Kay is hoping to run a bus to The Metro again this year on Saturday 18th November. As always the more names we get the cheaper the bus. PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST IN THE VESTIBULE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO - if there are not enough names by 1st Sunday in October, then the trip will be cancelled. Anyone can go, you don't have to be a member of Jackson.
Hamilton Presbytery is organising two events in connection with the quincentenary of The Reformation:-
1a. A Thanksgiving service to commemorate the commencement of the Reformation on Sunday 29th October, 6.30pm in Blantyre Old Parish Church. The Preacher will be Rev’d Charlotte Methuen, Lecturer in Church History at the University of Glasgow and an Associate Member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford.
1b. Showing of the film 'Luther' (2003) starring Joseph Fiennes – Hosted by Hamilton Old Parish Church in the Church Hall at 7pm on Thursday 2nd November. Entry free. Tea and coffee will be served at the Intermission.
2. Women in the World Church – Saturday 16th September in the Martin Hall, New College, University of Edinburgh, starting at 10.30 and conceding by 16.00. Keynote speaker Professor Kwok Put Lan. We will also hear from: Rev Rola Sleiman from Lebanon, Rev Nosheen Khan from Pakistan, Dr Isobel Phiri from the World Council of Churches, and Nuam Hutzaw, a student from the University of Edinburgh. To register please e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org
3. World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel – from 17th-23rd September and the theme for the week is "Voices of the Young, Visions for the Future". More information at http://tinyurl.com/UK-WWPPI
4. All Together Now: Bringing Generations Together. Tuesday 10th October from 10am – 3pm. Venue – Uddingston: Viewpark Parish Church. A one day conference streamed live on-line exploring what it means to be an intergenerational community. For further details and to book a place please get in touch with Linda Walker on 10698 479463 or LWalker@churchofscotland.org.uk
The first Film Club evening of the new session will be on Monday 18th September at the earlier time of 7pm in the downstairs small halls when a selection of Industrial heritage, scenic and classic comedy films will be shown. All are welcome to come along to this the start of our seventh year of the Film Club. Light refreshments as usual will be available.
Louise Hepburn ( who was a teacher at Dunrobin and our short lived almost choir leader) is taking part in the following :-
Vintage Afternoon Tea featuring 'The Chamber Pots' String Quartet, art works by local artists and seasonal flower arrangements. Sunday 10th September, St Mary's Episcopal, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3RA Stay or drop in between 2- 4pm. Entry £5
'Cantabile' Concert – All female voice ensemble sing a collection of light classics, modern ballads, Scots ditties and Negro Spirituals, plus special guest, saxophonist Brian Molley. Bothwell Parish Church 16th September @ 7.30pm. Tickets at door £5