TEA AND COFFEE will be served in the Fraser Hall after the morning service. All welcome.
GREENBANK’S FAMILY FUN DAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 1PM-4PM – volunteers are required for Tea Tent; Garden Games; Entrance Stewards. Please add your name to the appropriate rota in the Centenary Chapel. Donations of baking for morning of 9th September will be gratefully received along with donations of bottles and/or gifts for tombola. Please place any donations in the box labelled for this purpose in the Link Building.
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.
THERE WILL BE A MEETING OF THE KIRK SESSION ON MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER. Papers are now available in the Centenary chapel for those who have not received them by e-mail.
DISTRICT VISITORS are asked to collect their copies of Good Neighbour and Life & Work from the room off the transept today please.
HELP MESSY CHURCH – drop small boxes (i.e.cereal & egg boxes) in to the hall of friendship for construction on 1st Sept.
THE FAIRTRADE STALL will be in the halls after the service on 10th September
GROWING DEEP AND WIDE – MINISTRY WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES – Lucy Moore, the founder of Messy Church, will be the main speaker at this event. A number of practical workshops will be run, exploring issues such as Maturing Messy Church; Discipling families; Borrowing from our church traditions; and Inter-generational church. It is being organised by Church of Scotland in partnership with Messy Church Scotland and Stirling Presbytery. It will take place on Sat 23 September 2017 from 10am – 4pm at North Parish Church, 70 Springfield Road, Stirling, FK7 7QW. If anyone would like to go to this event please contact the church office as soon as possible so that a ticket can be ordered for you.
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 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
CHURCH TRANSPORT – any changes in drivers’ turns and passengers unable to attend church on 3rd September should be notified to Jim Guy on 638 5570.
COFFEE MORNING on Saturday 2nd September between 10am-4pm, Netherlee Scout hall beside (Netherlee Parish church) in aid of Williamwood high school Malawi Project. Raffle, games, homemaking and facepainting and many more stalls. The raffle will have prizes donated by local business such as Barrhead Travel, The Belmont Barbers and professional make-up shops in Netherlee.
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
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.
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