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.

After the service you are all invited to enjoy tea, coffee and friendship in the Carswell Centre. 

Rev Dr John McPake, our Interim Moderator, is leading us in worship this morning.  Thank you John.

Our Prayer Group meets each Sunday morning at 10.30 in the Carswell Centre. Please come either regularly or occasionally.

Church Builders  -  meets on Sundays for songs, stories, games and more and everyone from Nursery age to P6 is welcome.   We start in church and then move up to the Carswell Centre for our own time together.   For more information, please contact Julie Robertson:  juliecrob@gmail.com.

EPYC  -  are packing shoe boxes at Maxwell Mearns Church this week.  Meeting at 7pm at MMC and finishing at 9pm. James Edgar:  jamesedgarepc@gmail.com

Our Midweek Service is on Wednesdays at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre.   Our Locum Minister, Rev John Lloyd, Alan MacKay and Alistair Anderson are on the worship rota.   All are welcome.

On the third Sunday of the month our Early Service is at 9.30am in Church, and Kairos is at 11am in the Carswell Centre.

Delivery Team Members - The Christmas cards and Nativity Walk leaflets for delivery around the village are available for uplift from the front of the church this Sunday, 24th November and next Sunday, 1st December. We would like very much to get these out to the village before the first of the Christmas events start on the 8th December.  Many thanks for your help with this. The Outreach Team.

Curry Club:  The next men’s curry outing is on Tuesday November 26th. On this occasion we will be at Bonnyton Golf Club where the new catering staff are experienced in holding curry evenings. Anyone not already on the list who would like to join us for a sociable evening should contact Duncan MacIntyre, 302884 or macintyre74@btinternet.com.

Environmental DNA!  You are invited to come and enjoy meeting with others this Tuesday,  26th November, 7.30 - 9.00pm in the Carswell Hub. This is for all those interested in the current DNA theme of Care for Creation.  You will be most welcome, whether you have been part of a DNA group or not.  There will be a light supper, an opportunity for discussion and short films about the effects of climate change and how we can help.  For more details contact Gillian Norval, gilnorval@hotmail.com or 303632.

Walking Group  -  The walk on Wednesday 27th will be a shorter one of just over 3 miles in total.  We shall walk along Kirktonmoor Road, past the Bonnyton Golf Course and on our way back have coffee in the club house. As usual we leave the Mid Road at 10am.

The Guild - this Wednesday evening  we shall be having a Scottish Music Night with the Ian Walker Band. Meeting as usual in the Carswell Hall at 7.30pm.

Parish News: The deadline for copy for the next issue of Parish News is November 29th.  Contributions are welcome from anyone in the parish.  Please send to macintyre74@btinternet.com

Kids’ Christmas Crafts Afternoon: Anna Blair is organising a festive crafts afternoon for nursery and primary children at the Carswell Centre on Saturday, 7th December 2-4pm, with donations going to the church youth fund. Please email annablair@btinternet.com to book places or if you want to help.

General Election  -  Eastwood Ecumenical Peace and Justice Forum is holding a hustings event for the election candidates at 7.30pm on Thursday 5th December in Clarkston Halls.  This is an opportunity to hear from the candidates on topics such as climate change, food poverty, refugees, moral principles.

Nativity Walk donations: The outreach team will once again be organising a Christmas Eve village Nativity Walk and are looking for donations of wine and mince pies. These can be given to Doug and Sheila Lamont either at church or at their home. Please email doug@lamontassociates.co.uk to make arrangements.

 

Prayer

“After Jesus dismissed them,  he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.”   Matthew 14:23

Lord Jesus, we remember your priority of prayer.  Help us to be a praying church, especially at this time of uncertainty for our congregation and our country.   Thank you for the gift of prayer, that we can come to you with every concern.  Help us to value the time we have with you.  We pray in Jesus' name, amen.