Here are a few photos to show the fun we had running or walking the miles to Bethlehem, making crafts, playing games, making an alternative crib and enjoying something to eat as well as a short time of worship thinking about the importance of giving at Christmas.
Recently our Starlights and 11.30 Klub have been learning about love and what weddings are about. One Sunday they invited us to be part of their wedding celebrations. Some of our choir and congregation came suitably dressed. One member brought a 75 year old wedding dress. Some couples had recently enjoyed important wedding anniversaries. The groom almost took cold feet. The bride was suitably nervous. The mother of the groom was delighted her ‘son’ had finally found someone to love! They chose ‘Taller than the mountains’ as their wedding hymn. We were all invited to join them for the drinks and cake after the service.
Lots of people in our church have been involved in planning this event. Different groups have been given a part of the church to portray a reflection of what their faith means to them using flowers and their creative gifts and talents. We hope people will come and enjoy the beauty and perhaps also be inspired or challenged to think about their own faith journey.
Thursday 7th June 7-9pm, Friday 8th June 1-3pm and 7-9pm, Saturday 9th 11am-4pm, Sunday 10th service at 11am
Entry costs just £3 and includes a cup of tea, coffee or juice and a cake.
CHILL, CREATE, CELEBRATE, CHOMP – get messy for Easter and enjoy all-age family fun: crafts, songs, stories, hot meal – no charge – all children need to be accompanied by an adult. We’ll finish around 6.30.
The Lenten Lunch Bunch were, as always, delighted to see all those who came along to sup our soup, and should like to thank those who contributed in any way. We raised over £1000 and this will be divided between our own Fabric Fund and the Wellhall Drop-in Centre run by Hamilton Churches. Elizabeth Jack, Wooly-Wonder-Woman herself, had a great stall too – it’s so popular we sometimes lose sight of Elizabeth, but we know she’s in there somewhere!
Lenten lunches start Thursday 1st March 12.15-1.30 £3.50 for adults and £2 for children. Proceeds will be divided between Hamilton Churches Drop-in Centre SC 024242 and our own church SC 013037 to help pay for property repairs. We will be on every Thursday until 29th March.
A chance to have a light lunch, meet people and help others at the same time.
On Tuesday 28th February we start a five week series of evenings to explore what our Christian faith means to us. We hope we will be joined by people from other churches and also by anyone who is searching for meaning in their life. Each evening starts at 7.30pm and we stop in the middle for a cup of tea or coffee.
Christianity is the largest movement our world has ever seen. It continues to grow at an immense pace – especially in Asia (including China), Africa and Latin America. At the same time, Christianity in the West struggles to grow and – perhaps – even to survive. In this course we consider some of the reasons for this and what it might mean for individual Christians, for churches and for Western culture, in a world where alternative beliefs are increasingly on offer.
Week 1 – A Christian Country? Week 2 – A Secular Society? Week 3 – A Beleaguered Church? Week 4 – Competing Creeds? Week 5 – Handing on the Torch
Don’t worry if you can only come to a few evenings, it will be good to meet you.
CHILL, CREATE, CELEBRATE, CHOMP – get messy for Christmas and enjoy all-age family fun: crafts, songs, stories, hot meal – no charge – all children need to be accompanied by an adult. We’ll finish around 6.30.
On Saturday (November 19th) between 11am and 2pm, there will be a Christmas Fayre in the halls of our neighbouring Church, Cambusnethan Old. I’m sure it’ll be a great event! If you’re in the area, why not support them in this fundraising venture …