We are delighted that we are again allowed to open the church for worship. Numbers are no longer restricted and there is no requirement to book in advance. We will, however, still require your contact details for Test and Protect and that you wear a face mask.
We have installed new Audio Visual equipment to allow the Live Streaming of our church services. You can see our current and previous livestreams and videos on our YouTube channel.
For those of you who use Facebook please visit the church page regularly for additional information.
For those without access to online communications we can share worship by telephone now. If you call 01355681661 you can hear a recent sermon. Callers are charged a local call rate for this.
Our next Sunday Service will be available to view below from 11.00am on Sunday 24th October. Click the link for our current intimations
Below is our service from last Sunday
Details of our Be Still Prayer Course continuing This week can be found below.
Our DNA (Discipleship, Nurture and Action) groups arc starling again from the week beginning 17th October. You can form a group with some friends or join with others who have met before. This autumn we are using material called 'The Incredible Journey'. For more information, or help in forming or joining a group, please contact Gillian Norval.
Messy Church is starting up again, in person! The first date is Friday 29th October and then Friday 26th November, from 4.30 to 6.30pm. (Please note the change of time.) The format will have a few differences for now. We will still have food but will serve you at tables. We would love to see as many of you as possible within our limit. To book your place as soon as you can, please email email@example.com
Time for Reflection
On Saturday 30th October from 10am -12 midday there will be an opportunity to reflect on issues which affect us all. The theme is “The World and its People”. Come and enjoy a tranquil space in the Carswell Hub, and find hope in God’s care and promises.
Ladies Book Club
Mid-week Service new day Thursday atrting in November.
Between June 2020 and May 2021 donations to the foodbank were taken to Castlemilk Church. Recently a Community Pantry has been set up in the Community Centre and Castlemilk Church no longer has a foodbank. We have been supporting The Pantry whilst it is becoming established. Some donations have also been taken to Castlemilk Community Church (Baptist Church), particularly children's clothing which folks have generously donated. The Community Church supports those who have sought asylum, as well as their own community.
Since June 2021 East Renfrewshire Foodbank at Barrhead has needed your donations & we are now taking them there regularly as well as supporting the Eaglesham Community Larder when required.
Thank you Eaglesham Parish Church & Community for your loyal, continuing support since 2014 (believe it or not!).
The Carswell Centre is open for donations on Tuesdays and Thurdays between 11.00am and 12.00noon. Monthly community collections continue on the second Sunday of each month.
Most needed items are: UHT Milk, Fruit Juice, Sugar, Tinned Fruit, Creamed Rice, Coffee, Tinned Spaghetti, Toilet Rolls, Deodorants & Shampoos.
Climate Change and COP26
You will all be more and more aware through recent news bulletins from around the world that Climate Change is impacting on all our lives and the gathering of world leaders in Glasgow in November is seen by many as our last chance to address the problems of climate change before they spiral out of control. The Church is planning to be represented in some of the support events surrounding the main conference and Presbytery has been getting information about many of these. We were asked at our last Meeting to pass on information on ways through which concerned congregations can get involved. These are as follows:
- Praying for the Conference itself – for the world leaders involved, for ordinary delegates, for protesters and demonstrators, for the police and for the success we all need from the talks.
- Providing accommodation for delegates from poorer countries who cannot get or cannot afford hotels.
- Volunteering to supplement the Street Pastor team during the Conference.
- Attending an “official” demonstration planned for Saturday 6th November.
If you want to find out more about Climate Change, there will be two online “Breakfast Briefings” hosted by Christian Aid on Saturdays 28th September and 26th October between 8.30 and 9.30am. Details here.
Details of the Christian Aid Briefings and how to apply for housing delegates or join the Street Pastors can be found here with many other COP26 related material.
Further details of the demonstration have yet to be announced but I am sure it will not involve gluing yourself to the Kingston Bridge and I shall pass these on when they become available.
I appreciate there is a lot of information in this intimation and so it will be posted on the Church website with my apologies to those who are not online.
Stuart W MacGill
Click on the below for Life and Work's free supplement with an introduction to the COP26 climate conference, and a selection of events and resources.
‘Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.’ Romans 16:7
Welcoming Lord, thank you for renewed activity within our church and community. Help us to see others through your eyes, that those we meet at work, at church, or in the community would find the same love and acceptance which you showed to others. For your name’s sake, amen.
If you feel that you or a loved one would benefit from prayer support feel free to complete the form on our Prayer Request page