Intimations Sunday 5th February 2023
There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session on Monday, 6th February at 7.30 pm in the church. The agenda and reports have been distributed to elders by email in advance of the meeting. A small number of paper copies will be available at the meeting. Any elder wishing a paper copy beforehand should contact the Session Clerk. Any elder unable to attend the meeting should record apologies on the sheet in the Centenary Chapel.
District Elders should note that their communion invitations are now available to uplift from the front of the Centenary Chapel. Communion takes place on Sunday 5th March.
The Christian Aid Art Exhibition and Sale will take place in Clarkston Halls on Friday, 17th March from 7pm – 9pm, and Saturday, 18th March from 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are sought, please, to serve tea and coffee in the afternoon of Saturday, 18th. Please contact Mark Allan (638 3916) or Ron Livingston (639 2798) if you are able to help. Thank you.
Thanks to a small group of dedicated volunteers, the Warm Welcome Fridays took place in December and January. Even though the facilities were open for those who did, or did not need them [i.e. everyone], very few people came along. In light of this response, it now seems prudent that we open for a shorter time on Fridays. The Fraser Hall will therefore be open on Friday afternoons from 1-4pm for afternoon teas, chat and warmth. Keeping the hall open on Friday afternoons will continue to honour the commitment made by Greenbank to provide a warm space within the Clarkston Community during the winter months. If anyone can spare an hour on any Friday afternoon to help make tea, coffee etc., please email the church office firstname.lastname@example.org For the next few weeks, Friday Afternoons at Greenbank will be a place for everyone to meet, enjoy refreshments and spend quality time together. All are warmly invited to come along and to bring their friends.
February Good Neighbour has now been distributed to all members who requested an email copy. District visitors are reminded that paper copies are now in the flower room for delivery to all members who have requested Good Neighbour in this form. Thanks are expressed to Jill Liddell and Liz Allan for compiling, printing and assembling Good Neighbour this month.
This year, Greenbank’s Lenten Zoom Study called ‘God on Mute’ will take place on five Mondays evenings at 7pm during Lent [i.e. 27th February, 6th,13th,20th & 27th March]. Anyone wishing to participate should, contact the church office for a study guide and zoom link information.
As part of his studies, Steven Owens, a former student minister here at Greenbank and a former elder is Stamperland, is leading a pioneering initiative to develop a church for the autistic community here in Glasgow. It will be called St Thorlak’s Community after St Thorlak who is recognised or chosen as the saint most associated with autism. When Stamperland Church was closed £6,931 was raised from the sale of contents and it has been decided to donate this to the St Thorlak’s Community. As Sunday, 12th February is “Autism Sunday” a formal presentation of a cheque from Netherlee and Stamperland to St Thorlak’s Community will take place at the evening service in Partick South Church, 259 Dumbarton Road, on Sunday 12th February at 6.30pm. Everyone is warmly invited to attend the service and lend their support for this very worthwhile initiative.
Bible Readers – If you are willing to read the bible lesson please add your name and email address/phone number to the list in the Centenary Chapel at the service of your choice.
Welcoming Duty Team – There is an urgent need for volunteers to assist with this important role. Contact Malcolm Pickard at: email@example.com or phone him on 644 1940 if you can help. The duty is only once every eight weeks and swaps are easily arranged.
Ukrainian Centre – The Ukrainian support team send a monthly van with essential items: tea & coffee, cuppa soup, 2 min. porridge, tins of tuna & spam, baby food, blankets, personal hygiene products, cold and flu meds. Donations can be dropped off at the Ukrainian centre in the church grounds on Saturday mornings or left in the link building during the week. No clothing or glass bottles/jars please.
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.
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.
The link building is open for all donations on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday mornings.
Contact arrangements for the Church Office remain unchanged. Please use the same email address and telephone numbers – firstname.lastname@example.org and 0141 644 1841. All emails and phone calls will be responded to as soon as possible. Please bear with us as we work through this period of change as a new employee is appointed to work in the church office.
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