Current Notices

Welcome to our Church.  If you wish to know more about our activities, or any other matter, one of the Duty Team at the door will be delighted to help.

 

EPYC - our Church Youth Group meets at 7.00pm on Sunday evenings in the Carswell Centre.  For further information, please contact James Edgar 07710 977309 or jamesedgarepc@gmail.com.

 

Prayer Group meets in the Carswell Centre on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.  You are most welcome, either regularly or occasionally.

 

Our Mid Week Service takes place on Wednesdays at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre.  Come and enjoy this shorter, relaxed service; and tea and chat afterwards.

 

On the 3rd Sunday of each Month we hold our Early Service at 9.30am in the Church and Kairos at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre. 

 

Our thanks go to Jean Thomson for playing the organ this morning.

Elders are advised of the next Session Meeting to be held in the Carswell Hub on Tuesday 5th February at 7.30pm.  Agenda to follow.

 

Carswell Saturday. For an initial trial period up to Easter the Carswell Centre will be open on Saturday mornings between 10am and noon.  This allows both a sociable morning tea or coffee and an opportunity for folk who have never visited the building to look around.   All welcome to drop in.

 

The next outing of the Walking Group, on Wednesday 23rd January, will be to the western edge of Strathaven towards the airfield.  This is a walk of about 4 miles on rural roads.  We leave from Mid Road at 10 am.

 

The Guild -  Our topic this Wednesday will be 'Seema' which is one of The Guild projects for this year.  This charity supports the street children of  Pune in India and was started to protect those who are vulnerable to being trafficked.  Already the charity has built a home for 32 children and The Guild partnership will allow them to double the size of this. Meeting at the usual time of 7.30pm in the Carswell Centre.

 

Our next Messy Church will take place in the Carswell Centre on Friday 25th January from 4 to 6pm.  Please join us to enjoy learning from the Bible, having fun with crafts and eating together in a warm and friendly environment.   Contact Kirsty Clark at Kirsty_Clark@outlook.com or 07743 736113 as soon as possible to book your place. 

 

The Bible Course is an exciting new venture for our church.  This course takes up the questions you wanted to ask but didn’t like to, like “Doesn’t science contradict the Bible?” Or “Why do we need the Old Testament?”  There are short video sections and time for discussion. This is for everyone, because whether our faith is strong or not, we are faced with challenging questions in daily life.  So come along for the 1st session, Monday 28th January, the Upper Room in the Carswell, 7.30 - 8.45pm.

 

WOMEN’S RETREAT, Saturday 2nd February. Booking now open!

 Would you like to take a few hours to step out of your daily life and recharge your spiritual batteries as we start the new year?  Join us for a women’s half-day retreat on Saturday 2nd February, 10am-2pm in the Carswell Centre. We will be considering the question ‘can we really live our daily lives always aware of God with us?’ The day will cost £10 and include coffee, cake and lunch, as well of plenty of time for chatting with old and new friends.   Pick up a flyer for more details and contact Julie or Gillian to book your place.

 Julie Robertson: juliecrob@gmail.com   07801 968852

Gillian Norval: gilnorval@hotmail.com  01355 303632

 

BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time, hosted at South Lanarkshire College.   The College is hosting a recording of Gardeners' Question Time on 22nd January.  Tickets are £4.50, sold on a first-come, first-served basis and can be purchased from the cash office at Reception (50 tickets) or through Eventbrite (100 tickets).  This is what appears on the website regarding timings for the event.  Doors open to audience at 5.30pm and final admission 6.05pm

 

Sporting Memories taster session, Montgomery Hall, Wednesday 23rd January at 1pm. Sporting memories Foundation Scotland aims to 'bring together younger generations and isolated older people living with long-term conditions such as dementia through sporting reminiscence’. Come along if you have an interest in sport. This is organised by Kate Robertson of Outside the Box who has been working on the Rural Wisdom project in Eaglesham.

 

Prayer

“I am the Alpha and the Omega” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8

 

Lord, at this time, we pray for our country.  Would you inspire a spirit of co-operation among leaders, filling them with true concern for those they represent.    We need your wisdom, as only you know the end from the beginning.  Grant your best will for all those who live in our land, and give good understanding between the nations.  We pray In Jesus’ name. Amen.