TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
WE WELCOME BACK ANDREW THORNE who will accompany our worship this morning.
COULD YOU VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT THE SNAP YOUTH GROUP ON ONE SATURDAY NIGHT BETWEEN NOW AND CHRISTMAS? It would be particularly helpful to have another volunteer on 26th August, 28th October, 11th November and 16th December. If you can help on any of these dates please contact Jeanne or email firstname.lastname@example.org
INTIMATIONS [CONT’D] 20/8/17
THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED NEXT WEEK. IT WILL REOPEN AT 9.15AM ON FRIDAY 25H AUGUST.
CHURCH TRANSPORT – any changes in drivers’ turns and passengers unable to attend church on Sundays 27th. August and September 2nd. should be notified to Jim Guy on 638 5570.
GREENBANK’S COMMUNITY FUN DAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 1PM-4PM – volunteers are required for Tea Tent; Garden Games; Ticket Collectors/Stewards. Donations of baking for morning of 9th September will be gratefully received along with donations of bottles and/or gifts for tombola.
ATTENTION ALL ORGANISATIONS/GROUPS if you wish to take part in the Fun Day, perhaps by organising some fun game/event and advertising what you do during the year – contact church office in first instance.
HELP MESSY CHURCH – drop small boxes (i.e.cereal & egg boxes) in to the hall of friendship for construction on 1st Sept.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO JOIN THE YOUNG PEOPLE & CHURCH OF SCOTLAND WORKING GROUP?
At the General Assembly of 2017 the Mission & Discipleship Council was given the task of developing a new way of helping our young people to grow in their faith and be involved in decision making at all levels of the church. If adopted this would then succeed the National Youth Assembly from 2020 onwards.
Our Council is looking for 7 people, preferably in the 12 to 30 year old age bracket, who in addition to the 7 from our Council, will make up the group of 14. They will consult widely and develop the proposals which will then go to the General Assembly of 2019 for decision. Before that an interim report will be given to the General Assembly of 2018 to let them know our progress. Successful applicants must commit to a process that could last up to 3 years with a number of meetings throughout the year. The first meeting is Saturday 14th October; in Stirling. Expenses will be paid so please don’t let the issue of money put you off. The closing date for applications is 31st August. Application and reference forms are available from the church office. Norman Smith, Convenor of Mission & Discipleship Council
NEW WORLD MISSION STAMP APPEAL – You are invited to raise money for World Mission by saving your used postage stamps! It’s a simple way to recycle and help World Mission partner projects. The Appeal will support the Giffen Institute of Theology, Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCSS). The Institute trains 75% of PCSS ministers, playing a vital role in educating and equipping students for ministry. Due to violence in South Sudan over the last few years the Institute has twice had to relocate to ensure the safety of staff and students. Sadly, this has meant many of its resources were lost. Now re-established in a refugee camp in Kenya, the Institute needs to rebuild its resources, including replacing the books lost when its library was burned down. Your used stamps can help ensure the Institute’s work training the future ministers of South Sudan continues. Please save your stamps for this worthwhile cause and deposit them in the box in the Hall of Friendship.
SHAWL MINISTRY: The next meeting at Garthamlock and Craigend Parish Church will take place on 26th August at 10.30am. Anyone who would like a lift to the meeting, meet outside Greenbank at 10am.
VOLUNTARY ACTION EAST RENFREWSHIRE SCIO has started a Coffee Stop ‘The Market Place’ here at underCOVER, 56 Kelburn Street, Barrhead, G78 1LR (in between Tesco & Lidl). The Coffee Stop provides a safe, comfortable space for people to enjoy a tea or coffee whilst catching up with friends or reading a book. We are fully accessible and offer tea, coffee and biscuits at affordable prices, making it an ideal place for carers, support workers and small community meet-ups. We also have gifts for sale, DVDs and a huge selection of books. Voluntary Action is a ‘Keep Safe’ premises. The aim of the initiative is to ensure that vulnerable people can enjoy ordinary life and activities free from the fear of abuse.
THE LODGING HOUSE MISSION SPONSORED CYCLE The LHM sponsored cycle will take place on Saturday, 26th August. The 18 mile route will commence at Glasgow Green, head out to Clydebank and return to the finish at the Lodging House Mission on East Campbell Street where there will be a BBQ. Please sponsor our participants Bill Stein and Mark Allan. Their sponsor form will be in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. I also have entry forms if you would like to take part – the entry fee is £7 per adult, with free entry for under 16s. This is a well organised, fun event, suitable for all ages. Thank you for your support. A. Allan
LHM has asked for our help in replenishing depleted stocks of SUGAR. If you are able to donate sugar, please leave donations in the labelled blue tub which is in the Link Building. Thanks for your support. Alison Allan (638 3916)
MOLIIOS SAXAPHONE QUARTET AUTUMN TOUR: 4 students from the RCOS will present a varied programme of music at Giffnock South Parish Church on Saturday 16th September at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 are available at the door.
JOIN US AT BALMORAL – Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a Christian organisation working for religious freedom through advocacy and human rights, in the pursuit of justice. The CEO of CSW, Mervyn Thomas, will be coming to Edinburgh at the beginning of September and CSW is hosting a drinks reception at The Beauly Suite, The Balmoral Hotel on Tuesday 5 September. You are invited to go and meet Mervyn, MSPs and other CSW supporters. There is limited space available so if you’d like to go along, please RSVP via email to email@example.com by Monday 28 August.
THE FLOWER LIST is available on the transept windowsill. Anyone wishing to donate flowers is invited to add their name at the date of their choice.
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.
December 03, 2023
November 26, 2023
November 23, 2023