Palm Sunday Service to be held in Coatdyke Congregational Church on Sunday 9th April at 3pm. See notice board for further details.
Week beginning Sunday 26th MARCH 2017
CAMERON HOUSE, INVERNESS
A specialist dementia unit for older people in Inverness which is currently home to 28 people at various stages on their journey with dementia.
* Pray for a Christ-like spirit for all who live and work at Cameron House.
* Give thanks for the Volunteers and Friends Group who give their time for the benefit of those who use our service.
* Pray for wisdom as we make efforts to improve the physical environment at Cameron House.
* Pray that we will be able to attract people with a real passion and Godly calling to work at Cameron House.
* Pray for imagination and stamina as we embark on a large project to establish a dementia-friends garden.
* Pray that Cameron House will be a warm and welcoming place for family and friends to visit.
* Give thanks for the lovely new family room that has been created at Cameron House providing accommodation for family members who might need it.
Petersburn Easter Service was cancelled last week due to the snow....hope it will be this coming week. Dunrobin Primary will be here in the church on Thursday at 11am so please remember them and their families and teachers in prayer that they catch the 'real Easter bug!!'
Wednesday 29th March. 12- 1 for lunch, 1 – 1.15 for worship and 1.15-2.15 for discussion. We continue with the theme of 'Caring For Physical Needs' our reading and topic is 'Namaan the Leper?' using 2 Kings 5: 1 – 15 If you cannot join us, here are a few 'food for thought' questions to enable you to think and reflect. When you are in physical need what kinds of responses or activities from people communicate to you that someone cares? Describe Namaan and the servant girl. As we consider perceiving and meeting needs, what is the significance of the vast difference in the social status of Namaan and that of the servant girl?
The P7 children from our local primaries are at Kilbowie this week so please remember them and the teachers in your prayers. Rev Kay was planning to go this year but her diary filled up with other things....she's not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing!! :)
7th May at The Doubletree by Hilton Strathclyde for 1pm start. See notice board for further details or contact the Hospice via their website https://www.st-andrews-hospice.com/event/handbags-gladrags-ladies-lunch-7-may-2017
Make this Lent season count! Join our Olive Tree Project.
Help to plant an olive tree in Palestine, and support the Palestinian people struggling against oppression.
Olive trees are hugely important to the Palestinian people, a vital source of income and sustenance.
We are adopting this cause as our project for Lent. When you feel like a bar of chocolate or some other treat over the next few weeks, stop! Think twice! And donate the money to plant a tree – and do your wee bit for peace and justice in the Middle East.
A box will be in the vestibule / foyer till Palm Sunday April 9th.
Closing social is Tuesday 28th March, 7.30. Our guests that night will be 'The Grace Notes' singing group. Everyone will be made welcome so please come and join us for fellowship followed by tea, coffee and home baking. Tickets are priced £3 and you can get them from Jean Cane or any Guild member.
A timely reminder to start thinking about your easter egg displays and bonnet parade. As usual there will be some chocolate egg prizes but the main thing is we have some fun and share the joyous resurrection of our Lord. The past few years the BIG KIDS have let the 'show' down....the SMALL KIDS have outshone and outdone the OLDIES....so come on Team Jackson...don't be shy.. get your Easter Bonnets...decorated and don yer bonnets!! Be part of the greatest celebration on earth by parading with pride and a big smile
Rev Kay was asked to intimate the following -
The Hospice is again running it’s annual Make a Will Month campaign during March. Make or update your Will and support St Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March. Several Lanarkshire Legal Firms have agreed to write a basic Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice. For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer at St Andrew’s Hospice on 01236 772087 or email email@example.com. There is also a flyer on the notice board.
The following is an email from this committee of the Church of Scotland:
Speak Out: Doing Politics Differently
Speak Out commits the church to a long term process of advocating for and delivering change, with a more intentional focus on resourcing local congregations and communities.
At the heart of the campaign is a commitment to working alongside those on the sharp end of injustice and poverty – making real the Church of Scotland’s on going commitment to the poorest and most marginalised, not just out of sympathy but because that is the Gospel way to live. The Doing Politics Differently film was developed in response to a consultation that revealed a strong desire for more participative democracy.
Read more and watch the film here:
Look out for the further six films being released over the coming few months. Please do share these with your congregations – and get in touch to share any examples you may have of how our themes are being enacted in your communities. We look forward to working with you and resourcing churches and communities over the coming years as Speak Out becomes an integral part of the work of the church.
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.
As you know our Harvest donations went to the foodbank. The volunteers who received it were extremely grateful and said it would help local families who are 'down on their luck' at present. Although they are grateful for all kinds of foodstuff, they are desperately needing every day toiletries e.g. toilet roll, toothpaste, shampoo etc., and especially baby nappies. To this end we are going to have a box for donations and if you are able to donate something every now and again it would be really appreciated – food or otherwise. 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.
Resettlement of Syrian Refugees Andrea Sinclair, The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme Advisor (Interim) for
South Lanarkshire Council has asked if the churches in the Presbytery could put out a call for donations for clothes suitable to teenage children (both boys and girls) and items for younger
children – especially girls. Some of the families who are now settled into their new homes are keen to work on their gardens. So if there are any keen gardeners, perhaps they would be able to offer spare plants/seedlings; flowers or vegetables would be most welcome.
Rev. Maxine Buck, Convener. 01555 759063 or email@example.com
In the Large Church Hall
Monday 7pm until 8pm £3.50 with every 5th class free!!
This class is a dance fitness class that has been going for 2yrs now. We are a mixed ability/age group. If you have a love of music, dancing (even if you cant) & life you will absolutely love Lost in Music.
Carrie Jones Lost in Music
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