INTIMATIONS 30/4/17

Church Service Intimations
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TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.

DISTRICT VISITORS are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept today please.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK this year is from 14th-20th May. Volunteers are needed to fulfil our target of visiting every home within the parish to carry out door to door collections. If you would like to be a collector, please come to the front of the church or Fraser Hall following the service on 14th May where you will receive an envelope containing all you will need to collect within your allocated district. Donations should be returned to the church on Friday 19th May between 7pm and 9pm, or on Tuesday 23rd May between 7pm and 8pm. Volunteers are also required to count the donations on these evenings. Please consider supporting Christian Aid either by collecting or by helping with the count. There will be a ‘Big Brekkie’ event following the morning service on 14/5/17 when you will be able to enjoy a bacon roll and pancakes with your tea or coffee. A donation to Christian Aid would be greatly appreciated. This was a great success last year and we hope you enjoy it once again. Your support during Christian Aid week will be invaluable and will make a difference to those in greatest need throughout the world. Mark Allan 638 3916.

CHURCH CAR TRANSPORT – This service needs another driver asap. – a car with 4 doors is preferable. Offers of help should be made to Bill Robertson whose phone number is 585 0008.

GET WALKING WITH VA ACADEMY The Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is offering an extensive range of training for organisations and their volunteers which includes: Walk Leader, Head Start, Strength and Balance Exercise, Dementia Walk Leader and others provided by Paths for All. The HSCP will also support volunteers to consider walking routes, risk assess routes and aid volunteers to advertise and promote their walks. If this is of interest and if you’d like to learn more, VAER is hosting a VA Academy with Sine Delahunt from the HSCP on Wednesday, 10th May, 12.30pm-2pm taking place at Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire SCIO, 56 Kelburn Street, Barrhead, G78 1LR To book a place go to www.va-er.org.uk or admin=va-er.org.uk@mail180.wdc02.mcdlv.net

IT IS PROPOSED TO HAVE THE ANNUAL BOWLS TOURNAMENT on Saturday, 10th June at 2pm at Giffnock Bowling Club. As usual, it will be a mixed triples game. Entry is £5 and anyone, veteran or beginner, is welcome to play. Entries should be notified to Bill Robertson on 585 0008 or Sadie Gould on 571 8808 by the end of May.

SATURDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB Meetings before the summer will take place on 6th May and 3rd June for one hour with breakfast refreshments being served from 8.45am in Room A. The group are going to be reading ‘The Invisible Church’ by Steve Aisthorpe. [ISBN-13: 9780861539161] The book can be downloaded onto a Kindle from Amazon or purchased from bookshops. Chapter 1 and its associated questions will be discussed at the first meetings.   For anyone concerned about Church decline, the contents of the book offer a blueprint for building God’s community in the coming years. Everyone is warmly welcome to come along and join the discussions.

The next meeting of the SHAWL MINISTRY GROUP takes place on Saturday 6thMay at 10.30am in Room A. As well as shawls the group has been knitting ‘Twiddle muffs’ for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. If you would like to knit a shawl or muff but can’t manage the meetings the group would be delighted to receive items knitted lovingly and focused on the care and wellbeing of an anonymous recipient. Knitting patterns for shawls and muffs have been placed on the table outside the church office – please feel free to take one. A blessing will be offered over any completed items by the Shawl Ministry group before being sent on its way. Thank you to everyone who has donated needles, wool and work for this Ministry your kindness has already brought comfort to many.

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN OR KNOW MORE ABOUT GREENBANK or knows someone who would appreciate a visit from the Minister in hospital or wishes to be prayed for, is invited to fill out one of the POSTCARDS placed on the pew boards. Completed postcards can be handed to welcome team members at the church door or posted through the letterbox at the entrance to the halls.

NB:  IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE THE LIFE SPAN OF OUR  DRAINS AND DRIVE WAY SURFACE,  VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE CHURCH IS ONLY FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY AND THOSE DELIVERING ITEMS TO THE CHURCH AND HALLS. YOUR SUPPORT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THIS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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