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As the congregation will be aware Calder and Od Monkland Churches had made an application to the Church of Scotland for a Transition Minister. Our application was successful but we were told that all five of the posts were filled and ministers were currently working within churches.
We have now been told we are first reserve and we should have a Minister in place for January 2018.
Session Clerk, Olive Coventry
Please contact Rev. Graham Raeburn MTh 01968 383858 or Colin Ogilvie DCS 07875 825484 ot 01698 321836
FAVOURITE HYMN: Please remember to enter your favourite hymn onto the sheet in the vestibule table.
FLOWER FIND Donations are gratefully received to allow the ladies to continue to dress the church with flowers each week.
SHAWHEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL SERVICE
On Monday 26 June, 2017, Shawhead Primary School came to our church for their end of Term service. The children performed amazingly and we heard all their news and achievements of the past year.
Mr Ogilvie spoke to the children about the story of David and Goliath and had 2 of the children acting it out. The main message of the story was it doesn't matter how small you feel, God is always with you.
Just the latest in the planned visits from the school to our Church and vice versa.
Church in Bo’ness gets digital with new app innovation 29 January 2014An innovative new way for people to enhance their spiritual well-being has been devised by a church in Bo’ness. The first ever app for Iphone and Android devices to emanate from a Church of Scotland parish – titled Sanctuary First – is now available for people across the globe to download and connect with the Christian faith. The Very Reverend Albert Bogle – who was Moderator of the Church of Scotland between 2012 and 2013 – has been one of a group of digital innovators based at St Andrew’s Church in the Falkirk area. He said: “We’re not saying this is the way forward for the Church of Scotland but it certainly is one way. “The digital age is here and we should embrace it and use the benefits it can bring.” Commuters can now listen to engaging meditations on a variety of themes in bite-sized formats which include bereavement, journeys and temptations. “It’s been designed to enhance the faith of Christians in a world where people seem to have less time to themselves,” said Mr Bogle. “The creators of the app have put their heart and soul into it and we hope it really enriches the heart and soul of people who access it.” St Andrew’s Church has been one of Scotland’s leading ministries in digital/spiritual innovation. Sanctuary First, whose name is used for the app, are a multimedia company born out of a youth project set up at St Andrew’s in 2000. It now employs talented digital producers who create a vast array of content which is relevant to today’s world. They are the team behind the live online stream of the General Assembly and only last Sunday provided a stream for the Moderator’s visit to St Andrew’s Church as part of her visit to Falkirk Presbytery. The app will be in sync with content produced on their website. - See more at:
The Church Library corner has been
completed. We now need to stock it. If you have any Christian books, DVDs suitable for children or adults that you would be willing to contribute to the library they would be greatly received. Could you please hand them in to David Graham who will be co-ordinating the library. It is hoped that you will find the blessing of being able to borrow any of the books or DVDs