NEWS


Congregational Meeting

There will be a meeting of the congregation after morning worship on Sunday 29th May.  We have all heard reports of discussions over the future of the Church at national and local levels, and this will be a chance to hear more and to ask questions about this.  A light lunch will be served in the hall and the meeting will follow immediately after this.  Everyone is welcome: please come along to this important opportunity to join in this vital dialogue.

Marlene Anderson, Session Clerk

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Church Magazine - June Edition

Have you anything to contribute to June's church magazine? Articles, notices, news, poems, reflections, artwork… you name it?

If so, please send your contributions by email either to the church office at or to the editor.

If you don’t have access to email, contributions can be handed in in person or phoned in. The deadline for providing material is Sunday 15th May.  Thank you.

Caroline Thompson  

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A date for your diary - Christian Aid Brunch

This will will be served after Worship on Sunday 22 May 2022, all welcome. Tickets are £5.00: proceeds to Christian Aid.

Jean Muir

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Christian Aid Week - 15 May to 21 May

The arrangements this year will follow the same pattern as last year and the same pattern as adopted by other churches within the Association of Bearsden Churches. Before Covid, we used to go round some of the houses in the parish delivering envelopes and then go round again collecting from those who wished to donate. This year will be different and will follow the same pattern as last year.

A Just Giving site has been set up for the Bearsden churches. This will be publicised in various ways including the delivery of leaflets to as many houses as possible. Please let me know if you would like to help in this way.

In addition, there will be a fund-raising Brunch after the church service on 22 May to which you are warmly invited. Thank you for supporting Christian Aid.

Alan Stevens

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Talking Newspapers - A Local Community Service

Alistair Meldrum of BEAM wishes to highlight and publicise the talking newspaper service for blind and partially sighted folk in our area.  To that end, please click here to get some more information on this worthwhile community service and how to arrange access if you or anyone you know might benefit from this service.

Christine Goldie

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A moment for Ukraine

In these troubled times, many people find that taking a moment in our beautiful Church garden gives space for reflection and prayer.  Some words to read and a symbolic action can help give a focus for our minds.  In the current Ukrainian crisis, we have provided some ribbons, many of them in the colours of the Ukrainian flag, which you might like to tie on to the bench in our garden: there are also some words which it might be helpful to read.

Please also remember the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukrainian Appeal – we support though the work of Save the Children.

Marlene Anderson

Ukraine

 

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Ukrainian Crisis Appeal

The ongoing situation in the Ukraine has been in all our prayers and thoughts this week. At the Kirk Session meeting on Monday, Elders agreed with the Outreach Group’s proposal that this year we should support Save the Children as our overseas charity. As an expression of deep concern for those affected by the appalling fighting, the group felt that for the next few weeks we should all have the opportunity to give to Save the Children’s Ukraine Appeal to help the 7.5 million Ukrainian children living in danger and fear.  A plate will be available for donations after morning worship on the next few Sundays.  For further information about their work, or for those who prefer to donate online, please visit the Save the Children website.

Marlene Anderson

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Drumchapel Foodbank

The Foodbank is running critically low on several items – in particular tinned vegetables (potatoes, peas and carrots) and boxes of cereal. Sugar, noodles, long-life milk, tinned fruit and rice/custard, tinned meatballs/hotdogs, tinned spaghetti and toilet rolls are also needed.  If you can help please bring your items to church in the next few weeks or at the usual designated collection points in the village.  Many thanks for your help!

Niall and Marjorie McCumesty (Bearsden West Communty Council)

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Prayer Requests

A lovely wooden box has now been provided by a member of the congregation for your prayer requests.  If you would like prayer for yourself or others, please write this down and put it in the box. You need not give your own or anyone else’s name. God will know.  Members of the prayer group undertake to pray daily for whatever is asked.

Christine Goldie

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The Westerton Church Magazine – Published 4 times a year, we hope to provide in due course, an online, as well as, printed edition.

 

 

 

Westerton Fairlie Memorial Parish Church

Crarae Avenue, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1HX
Tel 0141 942 6960
Scottish Charity No. SC004489