We meet on Wednesday at 1.30pm in Dunrobin Gardens for a Christmas Carol Service. Please feel free to join us if you can.
Week beginning Sunday 10th December 2017
DAISY CHAIN EARLY YEARS PROJECT, GLASGOW.
Working in Govanhill, Daisy Chain uses play based interventions to
improve the lives and life chances of children under 8and also provides
support to parents, giving them advice and opportunities to grow.
* Pray for the great need in the community of Govanhill which is one of the most culturally diverse areas in the country with over 50 registered languages. Poverty and lack of opportunities puts children and their families at a hugh disadvantage in society.
* Give thanks to God for the ways He has been using the service. Daisy Chain has worked hard to build strong and meaningful relationships with some of the most marginalised communities in society including the Romanian Roma community.
* With a huge diversity of languages, faith and cultures, pray that staff would be able to demonstrate the love of God to the families who come through the doors.
* Pray that God would bless and enrich families through their time at Daisy Chain; that parents would feel driven and equipped, and children would feel inspired and loved.
* Give thanks to God for the dedicated volunteers who give their time to serve the families of Govanhill. Pray that they would continue to feel valued and motivated and pray for more colunteers as our project flourishes.
Will ALL organisation leaders please let John Turnbull or any member of the Fabric Committee know when they finish, so that the heating can be adjusted accordingly. Also please update the Year Planner in the notice board as well.
Next Sunday will be a family service and the Kids for Christ will conduct the main part of the worship. The following Sunday 24th our Bible Bashers will conduct the main part of the worship. Rev Kay is aware this is a very busy time of year and people do last minute shopping, but she and the Kirk Session urges you to please make every effort to attend both services and support the youth of the church as they share their Christmas joy with us.
Are now ready for delivery. The people in our parish really appreciate the cards they receive from us each year and often Rev Kay meets someone who says 'the card came through the door just at the time they needed it' So please do your wee bit for the Christ Child and deliver His message of hope, peace and goodwill to all. Thanks
As you know, a special carol concert for the town is held each year. Our local Salvation Army provides the music and Airdrie Council of Churches is happy to promote this ecumenical worship for the community. This year's concert will be on Saturday 16 December at 6pm. Tickets are free and if you would like to go to this very worthwhile and joyful service of Christmas worship then please see Sandra Andrews who has tickets.
This will take place in the church hall on Friday 15 December 2017 starting at 7.30pm and feature a host of Jackson youth talent from a range of our organisations. All proceeds will go towards the Capital Appeal for St Andrew's Hospice. Tea and home baking provided. Tickets costing £5 available from Derrick Hannan at church or from organisations.
The Annual Ecumenical Carol Service this year will be held in St Margaret’s Church on Sunday 17th December at 7.30 p.m. Choir rehearsals are on a Thursday evening starting on 9th December and will be held in new Wellwynd Church Session Room from 7.30 till 8.30 p.m. Anyone interested in singing in the choir will be made most welcome.
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
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.
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 email@example.com