Week beginning Sunday 20th August 2017
THRESHOLD SUPPORT SERVICES, HAMILTON
Provides support to people with learning disabilities and people on the autistic spectrum across Lanarkshire. The project is called Threshold because with our support people are helped to cross the threshold of new experiences.
*Pray for the ‘Leading lives’ day opportunities service that it may continue to grow and develop. Give thanks that the people attending have begun to develop new friendships through shared interests and experiences
*Pray for our Community support service ~ for guidance and wisdom for the management team as they seek to implement a raft of changes to the way support packages are funded and delivered.
*Pray for our Housing support/care at home service ~ providing care and support to people in their own homes and community. Pray for some individuals who are struggling with poor mental health at this time and struggling to make sense of the world around them.
*Pray for the residential service ~ providing care and support to people in 3 small residential care homes.
*Pray that we will be guided in all that we do, so that our service users receive the best quality service that they deserve. Give thanks for the commitment of the management team and frontline staff to make this happen.
There will be on Printed Intimations until last week in August or 1st Week in September. If you would like something intimated then please make sure you speak to Rev Kay before 10.45 any Sunday. The CrossReach prayers will be shown on the screen before the service starts, so please take a note of at least one of them to remember in prayer the following week.
Team Jackson have been very supportive of this organisation and they are extremely grateful for what we offer each week. They have asked for a few specific items which they seem to run out of very quickly. They are in need of small items of toiletries like toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and the like. So if we could help with these basic essentials I am sure they will be received from grateful families.
Office Bearers Online Resources page ( www.churchofscotland.org.uk/officebearers )
This much sought after resources page covers the sheer scope of being office bearers in the Church of Scotland. Consisting of three main sections (‘Formation of the Kirk’, ‘Governance of the Kirk’ and ‘Practice in the Kirk’) and twenty two sub-sections, this page provides both theoretical, historical and practical information and extensive links for further exploration. Please do visit and explore the page. Full overviews of all topics are available as printable PDF files at the end of each page.
Children and Youth Online Resources ( www.churchofscotland.org.uk/childrenandyouth )
Another long waited and much sought after resources page is finally live, offering lots of information, resources and ideas for shaping our churches ministry with children and youth. This page is thoughtfully sectioned for Leaders, Church, Community, Young Adults and Events. It will signpost to resources and information, develop learning and equip with skills those working with children and youth. Do have a look and share with others who might be interested.
Learn Online( www.churchofscotland.org.uk/learn )
The Congregational Learning Team is developing more online content. Check our new Resources pages in Learn Online by clicking through the cover cards here. We also have new pages about the Learning Disability Working Group and the Rural Working Group. Plus, you can find lots of helpful connections on our Facebook page Rural Churches in Scotland
Rev Kay URGES you to either read this magazine online or buy one from the few we get delivered to the church via George Kane. This month especially has some great articles in it pertaining to the church and how it is changing and the part we have to play in keeping the church ALIVE!! So get reading !
To make my job easier when I am processing the accounts, I would appreciate if you could let me know if you amend or cancel your standing order. Thanks, Morag Hamilton
The creche has loads of toys, games etc for the wee ones to play with each week, some of which are battery operated. Any donation of AA or AAA batteries will be very much appreciated – even if it's the wee cheap ones that only last a few weeks. As you can imagine the kids love to play with toys that make noises so just like you do with the sweeties for Rev Kay, if you are able to pick up a few £1 packets then please hand them in to Jennifer any Sunday, thanks.
This is a local volunteer organisation formed of mainly parents who have been affected by alcoholism and addiction in the community. They are relatively new and mainly self supporting. They have a small office in a port-a-cabin 1 Petersburn Road ( beside the burger van) Please support them in your prayers and Rev Kay will intimate any fundraising events as she gets them. If you want to find out more they can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact their manager Jane Chambers on 07875634701 or Bill on 07483102974
The Presbytery Facebook page is now live. Either use this link https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonPresbytery/ or search for Presbytery of Hamilton when in Facebook. We hope to post useful and encouraging information as well as links to events both local and national. Please “like” the page to ensure that you receive notifications
Our Church is starting a new adventure as an Eco-congregation. This is an exciting way of showing how passionately we care about God's creation. It means we are joining with other congregations all over Scotland and the rest of the world, of all denominations, in celebration of God's creation in all it's wonderful diversity, and in making our commitment to care for it.
We hope this will enhance our worship and our church life in lots of different ways. To start with we are getting together a group of interested people, no matter what age or whether you're a member, no restrictions, to consider how take this venture forward in our own congregation. The only qualification is an interest.
Please give your name to the minister or Drew Main if you're interested.