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  • Jackson Film Club

    A new date of Monday 22nd May has been set for the next Film evening at 7.15pm following the abandonment of the last one when the projector packed in. Hopefully all will be well and the intended film “The Ship” will be shown successfully this time. This film was produced by Bill Brydon who you may remember made “The Big Picnic” which we showed two years ago to a joint Clarkston / Jackson audience. The Ship was filmed at a live production within the same Harland & Wolff shipyard warehouse in 1990 as part of Glasgow’s Year of Culture. It is really worth seeing

    (provided the projector works ) Please come along and enjoy real Glasgow patter, humour and tragedy.


    Week beginning Sunday 21st May 2017


    The Social Care Council oversees the work of CrossReach and comprises 31 people who have a relevant professional background or particular interest in social care.

    * Give thanks for the enthusiastic support for CrossReach from the outgoing Moderator and his wife and pray for Rt. Rev. Dr. Derek Browning as he takes on the role for the coming year.

    * Give thanks for the 25 years of dedication to the organisation from our outgoing Chief Executive Peter Bailey and pray for him and his wife Anne as they enter retirement.

    * Pray for our new Chief Executive Mrs Viv Dickenson who has been appointed to lead CrossReach on the next stage of its journey,

    * Pray for the Commissioners attending this week’s General Assembly for the wisdom in all their decision making and their continuing support for the Church’s social care mission in Scotland. Pray too that they will be inspired to speak about the work of CrossReach as they go back to their own churches and Presbyteries.

    * Pray that churches will use the Social Care Forum website ( www.socialcareforum.scot ) as a resource to help share and develop local congregational care initiatives.

    * Pray that CrossReach will continue to reach out as a major force in Scottish Social Care provision – serving in Christ’s name.

    Airdrie: Jackson Church of Scotland -

    Scottish Charity Number: SC004083.


    Jesus said “come to me all you who are tired and weary and I will give you rest”

    Please remember the family of Chrissie Miller one of our longest serving members who sadly died last week at the ripe old age of almost 96.


    Anyone wishing to help with the summer club this year get in touch with Morag McLachlan asap on 01236 605853, garom47@hotmail.co.uk or speak to me at church. Thanks Morag


    This Wednesday we will discuss a few bible passages as we think about How to cope with hard times. A few thoughts for those of you who would like to be part of this group but cannot make it at the designated time - When things are difficult in your life do you find it easy to ask others for help or not? Why? - When life is tough, how does that affect your relationship with God?


    Airdrie Council of Churches have organised a Pentecost Service for today at 3pm in Chapelhall Parish Church. All Welcome


    There are a few items at the book stall which you may want to purchase to help this cause. There are CD's of Glasgow Pheonix Choir price £5. There is a wee book - 'Pearls of Wisdom' celebrating 30 years of St Andrew's Hospice price £3 and there are specially made lapel pins of a dove price £3. There is also a poster informing all the dog owners/walkers of Paws in the Park, a 6K Sponsored Adventure in Strathclyde Park on Sunday 20th August 2017. All details are on the poster including details for registration.


    Again this will be held on Saturday 3rd June. As always those in the church and parish who have been bereaved in the past 2 years and Rev Kay has conducted the funeral or knows about, will be invited to attend. As always though, if you have been bereaved and it's been over 2 years and Rev Kay may not know about it, then you and members of your family are welcome to attend. Just please remember to give Rev Kay or Sandra Andrews your name.


    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.


    Hello there folks, we are pleased to be able to let you know of our next Big Sing event. This has been organised for Sunday 25th June at 6.30pm in Bellshill Central.

    This Big Sing supports a very worthwhile charity – Toilet Twinning. Please look them up online to see exactly who they support and help. Entry is once again free but an offering will be taken and also opportunities to donate before and after. We hope to have a speaker from the charity to share with us news of their work. The best Bellshill cuppa will also be available afterwards in the hall.

    I've attached a poster for you to share as widely as possible. We've created a Facebook event on our page so please check that out also, like it and say you're coming. It would be great to see you and your friends join with us on the 25th for this Summer BIG Sing and we hope you'll bring a plus one with you to boost the numbers further.....Yours Alan Mathew,Organist

    Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland 346 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1BA Welcome to Bellshill Central Parish Church of Scotland


    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

  • The Jackson Jumpers!!!

    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 !



    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 loveandlight.org@gmail.com or contact their manager Jane Chambers on 07875634701 or Bill on 07483102974

  • Presbytery Facebook Page

    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.

  • Friends of Jackson Church

    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 ragingbull67@hotmail.co.uk

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