Mothers & Toddlers
Margaret and Elaine, are looking forward to meeting you when the group starts again on Wednesday 24 August, 2017 at 10am in the Church Hall, Bute Street, Coatbridge. Cost is £2.50 per child. This gives each child and parent use of the facilities plus toast and a biscuit with tea (or soft drink for the children) plus there is a wee treat of a chocolate bar for each child as they are leaving.
Contact us for any information.
Good as New Shop ( Thursday's)
GOOD AS NEW SHOP
The Shop has been in operation since the 15th November 1984. It was at the suggestion of the Social Committee that we should to run a shop once a week to help raise funds for the Church.
Thanks to members and friends who have donated goods for us to operate the shop for the past 33 years and to the many volunteers who have helped to make the shop a worthwhile venture.
Since the shop is closed for now and expected to reopen in August 2017
The shop has contributed approx £219,775 to Church funds.
Craft and Banner Group
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We join as a congregation and enjoy a tea or coffee and more importantly a blether and a catch up with each other
The Hamilton North and South Presbytery Guild had a special 125th Anniversary celebration lunch at the Hilton Hotel, Bellshill which was well attended by around 200 Guild members. There was a special offering to support Church of Scotland mission abroad.
Sunday 18th November 2012 there was a dedication in the Church for the Guild and the Mens Fellowship. We sung the new Guild Hymn written specially for the 125 anniversary. " INSPIRE US, LORD" Dianne Cumming March 2012
Continuing the three-year, themed cycle of work which has seen its members reach record levels of giving, even in these straitened economic times, the focus of the Guild's work moves this summer into looking at faith and how members reflect that in their daily lives.
This strategy, entitled "Whose we are and Whom we serve," which echoes the Guild's motto since its founding 125-years ago, will see members invited to raise awareness of, pray for, and fundraise for the following areas of work with these partner organisations.
- Comfort Rwanda, whose work is to extend a project in which those who were responsible for the genocide that killed 1million Rwandans in 100-days are building new homes for the survivors
- Heart for Art, with CrossReach, are looking at the use of art therapy in the care of those with dementia. The project offers the opportunity for people with dementia and their carers throughout Scotland, to build supportive relationships and access support and advice from CrossReach staff.
- Mary's Meals, working in Liberia, one of the poorest countries in the world, to provide food and resources for school children. Hundreds of children were recruited to fight in a war which has had long and devastating consequences for Liberia.
- A Passage from India, in partnership with the Priority Areas Committee of the Church of Scotland, and dealing with micro-financing of enterprise within Urban Priority Areas in Scotland.
- The Julius Project, an initiative of Scottish Churches' Housing Action recognising the problems faced and support required by people entering social housing tenancies following a period of homelessness.
- Out of Africa into Malta, run by the Church of Scotland's World Mission Council and the Presbytery of Europe, it addresses issues faced by refugees escaping from a range of tragic circumstances and coming to Malta to seek hope.
These six projects running from 2012-2015 will surely inspire and encourage members to support them with "worship, prayer and action."