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Our pilot scheme is starting 6th June –
- Mondays 9.15am-12noon
- Wednesdays 7.30-10.30pm
- Thursdays 1-4pm
Drop in for coffee, snack & a chat – Come on your own or bring a friend.
Everyone is welcome – no charge, donations welcome.
Connect Groups – Connecting with God, Connecting with each other
Our new group will meet on Tuesday evenings in Meeting Room 1 upstairs. Everyone is welcome.
The series begins by exploring the ‘One another’ instructions the Bible. Initially, we are going to be looking at the challenge to ‘Love One Another’.
If you’re interested in attending these meetings but accessing the upstairs room would be an issue, please let Grant know: GMaclaughlan@churchofscotland.org.uk
As usual, we will be supporting Christian Aid week (15th – 21st May 2022), with pew envelope collections and a lunch at church.
We’ll be holding a Christian Aid lunch in the Hall after the service on Sunday 15th May. This is the first time we will have been together for lunch for more than two years, and we are conscious of how folks may feel
about sharing food. So we are suggesting you bring along a simple cold lunch for yourself and the church will provide fruit, biscuits and coffee.
We ask that on that day, if you can, you give to Christian Aid the equivalent
to what you might spend if you were to have a Sunday lunch in a local café or restaurant.
If you wish to donate online, you can use the link below
Over the last two years we have enjoyed times of fellowship and learning on a Tuesday evening through our Zoom ‘Connect with the Bible’.
On Tuesday 26th April from 7.30pm we will be celebrating the end of this group at the manse and the beginning of something new.
Our new groups will be held in person at church from Tuesday 3rd May.
These groups will have 20 minutes of connecting with one another as we look to build and deepen our friendships across the church, 20 minutes of exploring a passage of the Bible and 20 minutes of a prayerful exercise.
The groups are designed for people at all stages of faith and people will not be asked to do anything they are not comfortable with.
Let us know if you would like to join us on 26th April, or from 3rd May – GMaclaughlan@churchofscotland.org.uk
The pain of bereavement and loss never leaves, we simply learn to live with a loved ones absence. The scar may fade, however the scar is still there.
A mum or dad, a spouse or partner, a son or daughter, a friend, someone who made a difference to our lives!
Whatever the relationship, sometimes we need space to talk. To talk about the person, to share our memories, to tell our stories; to share how we continue to live with the reality of their death; to be honest about how much we miss them and how we are coping or perhaps not coping.
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like a safe space to talk openly with others, then please join our Spaces For Listening Bereavement Group.
This will be led by Grant, and will take place once a month on Mondays (2nd May, 6th June, 4th July) at 2pm- 3:30pm in the Vestry, a downstairs room at church.
You are welcome to come to each of these sessions or just one. We’d like to keep the numbers small, so please email Grant to let him know you are coming GMaclaughlan@churchofscotland.org.uk.
You may also want to share with other family members or friends that this is taking place, if you think it might be helpful for them.