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
A few brave souls have cast their fears aside and are ‘jumping’ (well abseiling …!) from the Forth Railway Bridge all in the name of charity…led by the Rev. Lynn Kane, Ross and Charlotte Campbell, Craig Dugan, Caroline Mortimer and possibly a few others, will be abseiling off the railway bridge on the 28th May for the Church of Scotland charity Crossreach.
As you all know Crossreach do an incredible amount of work for a number of great causes.
Any sponsorship you can give to support our jumpers to raise for this great charity would be greatly appreciated.
There is a Just Giving Page set up at http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Lynn-McManus8 - we also have some sponsor sheets at the entrance to the church.
We will make sure there are pictures !
WE WILL LEAVE THIS IN PRINT EACH WEEK TIL THE JUMP HAS BEEN DONE AND HOPEFULLY ALL WILL COME BACK SAFE AND SOUND!!!
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 email@example.com 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.
Past and Present ~ The church intends to setup a Facebook page to allows us to share stories with one another of our experiences involving Jackson Church. An opportunity not only to recall joyful and uplifting times here in Jackson Church, both past and present, but also the chance to connect to old friends and former members who may have moved away from Airdrie. We need your help! We would like to start with a couple of old photographs and stories to help generate initial interest -funny, factual, uplifting, poignant etc. So if you can provide a photograph with a story then we would like to hear from you. We also have some volunteers already willing to help administer content posted to this new page but would welcome further help from anyone else who has regular access to the Internet/Facebook.
Please contact me (Craig Taylor) via email firstname.lastname@example.org