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.

 

We are again very grateful to Mr Steven Owens for leading our worship this morning.

 

You are warmly invited to join us for tea and coffee after this service in the Carswell Centre.

 

Crèche  -  We are delighted to have some of our youngest members attending crèche in the Carswell Youth Base during Sunday service.

 

Children’s Sunday activities

During the holiday period in addition to there being a creche for babies and toddlers there are drawing materials at the front of the church for children should they become restless during the service.  The children are most welcome to help themselves to these and to either take them back to their parents seats or to stay at the front and use them there.

 

EPYC - our Church Youth Group will start again after the School Holidays.   For further information, please contact James Edgar  07710 977309 or jamesedgarepc@gmail.com

 

Our Holiday Club for primary school age children will run each morning from Monday 6th August to Friday 10th August.    To pre-register your children, or offer your help, please contact James (07710-977309) or email jamesedgarepc@gmail.com.   You can also pick up a form from the back of the church, to pre-register  -  please help yourself.

 

Holiday Club  -  Every year you are very generous in helping Holiday Club gather together the items they need, eg for the children’s crafts and refreshments and for decorating the hall.   As you leave the church today, please look out for a board with post-its on it.  Each post-it shows something we need.   Please take a post-it/s.   Please can you return, as soon as possible, the item/s you have chosen to donate and leave them at the back of the church next week, or take them to the church office.

 

Walking Group  -  On Wednesday 25th July the Group is planning to go to Millport.  As it will be a longer day, we will leave at 9.30am.  A picnic can be brought or a lunch can be had in The Garrison Centre.  Please bring your bus pass, if you have one, for the short bus journey from the ferry to Millport, from where we walk.   All are welcome.

 

The Guild - our next Tea and Chat afternoon will be held on Wednesday 1st August at 2.00pm in the Carswell Centre.

 

Churchbuilders Staff   -  Churchbuilders is on holiday for the summer allowing staff a well earned rest. I would like to thank all for their hard work and commitment. Some staff have had to stand down due to other commitments and to them, thank you and our best wishes go with you. This means that we really need some additional staff for next term (Starting in August). We have three teams operating on a rota basis – usually one week in three and not on school holidays.  Please consider joining one of our teams to help with this important work of building our church for the future.  If you can help or want to have a chat about this please contact Sheila Lamont 01355 302368 / 07711395964.

 

Saturday August 25th. Christian Aid are holding a sponsored ‘Powerwalk’ at Whitelee at 11am that morning.  Before the event the organisers and some of the participants will be gathering from 9am at the Carswell Centre.  This includes the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Susan Brown.  There are therefore opportunities to take part in the sponsored walk, act as stewards along the route, or come to the Carswell and meet the Moderator.  If you would like to take part in the walk go to Christian Aid Scotland website.  If you can help as a steward or in welcoming the team to the Carswell, contact Duncan MacIntyre at 302884 or macintyre74@btinternet.com

 

Prayer

 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”  Psalm 33:12

 

Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, we pray for the nations of the Earth.  Help the UK government, fractured as it is, to make the right decisions for our country at this time; and be in international negotiations of all kinds, so that your peace, justice and compassion would overcome selfish ambition.  We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.