24th September Intimations
THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
SUNDAY CLUB & JAM welcomes all children and young people from 3-18 years. Trailblazers and Sunday Squad meet in the halls at 10.20am before coming into church for the first part of the service. JAM meet from 10.20 am in the centre pews at the front of the church. Any children or young people visiting today are very welcome to join them.
KIRK SESSION Meeting will take place after the morning service on Sunday 8th October. The meeting will be led by the Interim Moderator Rev Dr John McPake.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE takes place next Sunday 1 October when you are invited to donate to the Lodging House Mission. Please see the Good Neighbour or the noticeboard in the halls corridor for the items required. Food should be left in the Centenary Chapel. There will also be a retiral offering for the LHM on this Sunday. If you would like to Gift Aid your donation, envelopes are available in the church vestibule and in the Link building. Your gifts of food and money are very much appreciated.
COSY CAFÉ Cosy Café needs more helpers! It runs on Friday afternoons, for young people from local secondary schools. 2 helpers are needed each week from 2.45 – 4pm. Helpers make the toast and hot chocolate and chat with the young people. About 15-20 well-behaved, cheery young people come along each week. If you are able to help, or have any questions, please contact the church office on 644 1841, or firstname.lastname@example.org
GOOD NEIGHBOUR District visitors are reminded that Good Neighbour is ready for uplift
MINISTER’S RETIRAL LUNCH Just a wee reminder that all are welcome to come along, including children and young people. If you’d like to be at the lunch for Jeanne on Sunday 1st October please contact Helen Howard on 585 7909, or email@example.com Church Transport: The church transport minibus will run on 1/10/23 and passengers should note that the return home will be after the lunch in the church halls. If any passengers prefer not to attend the retiral lunch on 1/10/23, they should make their own arrangements for travel home after the service that day.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Saturday 30th September Greenbanks Social Committee invites you to a Macmillan Coffee morning in the Fraser Hall from 10 till 12 noon. Entry is by donation. Come along to enjoy delicious hospitality and friendly chat for a cause close to all of our hearts. If anyone wishes to donate home baking, a member of the social committee will gratefully receive it at the church on Friday 29th September between 7 and half past or on the morning itself.
Friday 27th October sip and shop craft fair. Tickets are £5 and include a glass of Prosecco or orange juice. Fizzy water and coffee/tea will also be available. Tickets will be on sale after worship, from the church office or payable at the door.
Saturday 25th November 10 till 12 Christmas Fayre in the church halls. Church organisations have been contacted to see if they want to have a stall. Also, donations of home baking would be most welcome the night before in the kitchen (7 till 7.30) or on the morning of. Saturday 18th November ‘A Very Merry Clarkston Christmas’ Greenbank will once again be hosting a refreshments stall at this annual Clarkston Community event.
Friday 15th December Clarkston Community annual Christmas concert.
CHURCH CHOIR All very welcome to join us; you don’t have to be able to read music or have sung in a choir before. For more information please speak to Peter Howard.
BIBLE READER A new quarterly sheet for Bible readings, from October to December, is now available in the Centenary Chapel. If you would like to volunteer to do a reading, please add your name and contact email address to a date
THE BOOK CLUB Saturday the 7th of October we will discuss chapter 4 of Karen Armstrong’s book “The Case for God “. New members will be most welcome so please come along, we are a friendly group. Meeting starts at 09:30or09:15 if you want to join us for breakfast (bring a cup if you would like tea or coffee). We meet in the crèche just off the hall of friendship. For more information contact Ronnie McNeill on 0141 577 6503.
DONATIONS REQUIRED [Link building is open for all donations on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday mornings.]
Lodging House Mission – Donations required, especially UHT milk, kettle foods e.g. pot noodles and tinned soup e.g. tomato, chicken and mushroom, can be put on the trolley in the Link building. Sugar, toiletries, clothing, bedding, duvets and towels are not required at the moment. Donations trolley is in link building. Glasgow North East Foodbank – Donations required, Nutritious foodstuffs required: tinned meat (not Fray Bentos), tinned fruit & veg, UHT milk & juice, diluting juice, tinned & packet potato (mash), tinned rice & custard, packet custard, pasta sauces, pasta, tinned tomatoes, biscuits, Toiletries; nappies & baby wipes
LEGACY PROJECT The projected timeline is noted below. If you wish more information please direct your enquiry to the church office in the first instance. For information about how you can financially support the project please contact Greenbank Treasurer, Alistair Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
GOOD NEWS- Over the summer we have been working on applications to grant awarding bodies that had required planning permission to be in place before considering an application. We have just received the wonderful news from the Benefact Trust that they have awarded us £152,000. This is very welcome news and a great encouragement to us all to keep pressing on. The Benefact Trust is a very large, christian grant making trust that supports churches and other organisations throughout the UK.
LEGACY PROJECT – PROJECTED TIMELINE
PHASE 1 – EXTENSION & EXTERNAL WORKS
Detailed design June-Oct 2023
Building warrant application Dec 2023
Construction information and tendering Dec 2023- May 2024
Completion of land sale and contractor appointment May 2024
Start of construction July 2024
Completion and Handover May 2025
PHASE 2 – SANCTUARY
Start of construction June 2025
Completion & handover April 2026
Church office; email@example.com and 0141 644 1841. All enquiries will be responded to as soon as possible.
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