WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING
GUILD VISIT TO POPPY FACTORY
The visit was organised by Betty Kennedy, Clarkston Parish Church Guild and took place on Tues, 2nd of October. Firstly to the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, then lunch at a garden centre and then a visit to Rosslyn Chapel. A very interesting visit indeed. We all put in personal donations to the Poppy Factory. Firstly, there was a talk with slides and then a guided tour of the factory. We got to talk to some of the ex-servicemen that work there and also were given some 'rejected' paper poppies that we could use for our Church afternoon tea. Unfortunately there can be no more visits to the factory as it closing for a much needed upgrading. Good news is that the men and one woman that work there will continue making the poppies and wreaths etc but as they will be moving into an Army Barracks which is MOD property no visitors will be allowed. This is expected to last for at least two years.
Central Scotland Will Graham Celebration of Hope
A two-day evangelical event will take place at Falkirk Stadium this summer.
Fronted by Will Graham, grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, it will include live concerts from Christian artists.
The Central Scotland Will Graham Celebration of Hope takes place on June 15-17 and is billed as a family-friendly, free event.
Will is returning to Scotland following a successful outreach in Peterhead in 2016.
Will’s grandfather, Billy Graham, held several outreaches in Scotland over the course of his decades-long ministry. His final campaign on Scottish soil was in 1991, when he held multi-day outreaches in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.
Calder Parish Church Future Focus meetings May-June 2017
You are invited to be part of Future Focus. A process that will help us a congregation to look back at where we have come from, to look at where we are as a congregation and to look forward and think about where we would like to go in the future.
What happens at Future Focus?
There will be three meetings that explore the past, present and future of Calder Parish Church. The meetings are very informal and interactive, so there will be plenty of scope to contribute to the process. Meetings will last for approximately 90min and promise to be informative and engaging.
What are the three meetings about?
Future Focus is designed to help congregations to think about the future. The first meeting is about mapping and creating a time line. In other words, thinking about our parish, what and who is in it; also looking at our history. The information gathered from that goes on to the second meeting – the health check. The health check is about how we are doing just now. To take an honest look at what is good and what could be done better. The final meeting takes the information from the first two meeting and invites us to think about the future. What vision do we have? What is possible and what is not? This could go in to shape the mission strategy of the church in the future.
Don’t I have to be an elder to come?
No. it is for everybody. Future Focus works best when we have the widest representation from the congregation.
How much does it cost?
Do I have to speak?
No. It is designed for people to share information. That might be with a friend, small group or large group. If you don’t like speaking in groups that’s fine. There will be opportunities to share without speaking to the whole room. You won’t ever be asked to speak if you are not comfortable in doing so, although everybody is encouraged to take part in ways they feel comfortable with.
Won’t it be just a talking shop?
Although discussion based it is designed to be a spring board for action. However, that all depends on the willingness of people to catch a vision and support it. At the end of the day it is up to the congregation of Calder to take responsibility and make it work.
When and Where is it happening
Venue: Calder Parish Church Halls (Small Hall)
When 7.15 start. Prompt.
Dates 16th May, 30th May, 6th of June
For more information Contact Colin on 07875 825484, 01698 321836 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coatbridge, Airdrie & Monklands Rotary Club
Our club runs a number of events to raise funds to finance various charity and community projects. The club is hosting the Phoenix Choir on Sunday 10th June at New Wellwynd Church in Airdrie. With this project they are hoping to help finance a Christmas lunch for disadvantaged and lonely people in the community and our heat of the Young Musician of the Year competition. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can purchase them from John Jarvie by phoning 01236 593013 or OUR Janet McGill at 01236 423982. If anyone requires further information on our club projects or membership please contact John Jarvie 01236 593013 Coatbridge, Airdrie & Monklands Rotary Club. Kind Regards
This year’s event will be held between 1 and 3pm on Saturday 2 June, 2018. Remember it is a friends and family event so invite everyone you can, whether they attend any church or no church. Tea Tickets are being sold by Aileen Smith at the cost of £3 for tea with cake or fruit loaf, but if you don’t have a ticket, they’re available to buy on the day.
ALL HELP WITH THE RUNNING OF THE EVENT GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED. SPEAK WITH MARGARET HERD.
On Saturday 12 May 2018, an afternoon tea is to be held on the same lines as the last one held in December. It received such good reports that it was decided to use the same format. Tickets, priced at a very reasonable £5 each, will be available from Aileen Smith and Margaret Herd to help us know how many to cater for. You can also turn up on the day and pay at the door of course. Remember this is a tea for ANYONE so remember to invite your friends, family and neighbours to join us.
On Tuesday 1 May, 2018 John Reid, Margaret Locke, Alex Locke and Janice Kennedy, together with Organist Janice McKay, will be attending Carnbroe Care Home for a short service. If anyone would like to join them, please go along for 2pm. There will be a further service in June, off for July and August, then back in September.
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS
Do you knit, sew or crochet? Do you work with crafty people? Do you have a church craft group? Could you make a piece of bunting?
The Presbytery would like to create some bunting for our Praise in the Park event on Saturday 14th April (to which we are all welcome) and other occassions and is looking for between two and ten triangles from each congregation if possible.
Your bunting can be made with either fabric or yarn - the only stipulations are:
- It should be the size of the template (7" along the top and 8.5" from top edge to tip)
- Your congregation name should be included as part of the design
- Completed bunting pieces should be sent to Linda Walker at the Presbetery Office
If you are willing to assist with the putting together, please include your name and either a phone number and email address
Looking forward to seeing your Crafty Creation.
The link below has a template for you to print off and use for each triangle. There will also be some printed on card available from the Church from Sunday 11 March, 2018
If you get the finished triangles to Joan Rankin, by Sunday 8 April, 2018, she will collect them and take them to Linda Walker.
Once again, we have our wonderful Taylor Fashion night on Wednesday 11th April at 7pm. This is always a popular and busy night. Tickets are priced at £2 from Margaret or Aileen. This includes tea and biscuits and all and there is a raffle - all donations welcome.
.....NEWS FLASH ........
Margaret reports that the event raised an amazing £310. She thanks all for thir support in attending/dotating making this a very successful night.
Is on Thursday 29 March, 2018 and there will be a service in the Church to celebrate this important date in the Christian Callander. This is likely to be a joint service with Old Monkland Church and once again, the Sacrament of Communion will be observed. As this is an important services, anyone who would like to attend but has transport issues, please contact your elder or Welcome Team.
On Saturday 17 March, 2018, an afternoon tea is to be held on the same lines as the last one held in December. It received such good reports that it was decided to use the same format. Tickets, priced at a very reasonable £5 each, will be available from Aileen Smith and Margaret Herd to help us know how many to cater for. You can also turn up on the day and pay at the door of course. Remember this is a tea for ANYONE so remember to invite your friends, family and neighbours to join us.
Thanks to the wonderful support, Margaret and the girls raised £338 from this event. As a result another tea is being organised for 12 May, 2018. Keep an eye on this Web page for full details.
Aileen Smith has launched her annual Christmas Shoebox appeal on behalf of Blythswod Care.
A list of items to be included in each box (see picture) will be provided for anyone who wishes to take part in this essential collection.
Filled boxes can be handed in to the Church hall when it is open, or brought to Sunday service, whenever they are ready. If possible, please cover the box in Christmas wrap ensuring the lid can still be opened/removed. Many thanks. All boxes are required for no later than Sunday 5 November 2017.