Clyde Presbytery Draft Mission Plan - Update
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- Stated Annual Meeting : The postponed Annual Meeting will be held directly after worship on Sunday 28th May 2023. Please come along to this important meeting. Questions, as before, can be placed in the box in the vestibule or brought along on the day of the meeting.
Life and Work : The May edition of the magazine is now available and can be uplifted in the vestibule after the Service.
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer initiative which suggests that participants should pray for others in need and that all should know the love of God in Jesus Christ for themselves: they are asked to do this between Ascension Day (May 18th) and Pentecost (May 28th). Impressed by this, our Prayer Group have obtained copies of the 2023 Prayer Journal, with reflections and prayers from a variety of traditions of the worldwide Church. These can be obtained at church over the next few Sundays. Please ask someone in the Welcome team for a copy if you would like one.
- Fair Trade Event at Gavin's Mill :Sally Sawaya from Meru Herbs, a women-led enterprise in Kenya which produces delicious jams and sauces made from locally grown ingredients, will be at Gavin's Mill in Milngavie on Sunday 4th June at 4.30pm. She will speak about some of the triumphs and challenges in the life of a small fair-trade producer: there will be a chance to taste some of the Meru jams on scones made at Gavin's Mill, and to ask questions over tea and coffee. The event is free but please book on the Gavin's Mill website at https://www.gavinsmill.org/events-gavins-mill/ or in the shop or cafe at Gavin's Mill or by phone on 0141 955 0437.
Glasgow Churches Together : has invited Churches in Bearsden to join them at their Annual Welcoming City Event in Glasgow City Chambers at 3pm on Sunday 11th June 2023. Music and song will be provided by The St Mungo Ensemble, Ukrainian musicians, The Salvation Army Band, St Denis’ School and the St Mungo Singers. Refreshments will follow the entertainment. See the Church Notice Board for more information.
Church office : the office is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Thursdays and from 9.30am to 1.30pm on Fridays. If you wish to speak to the Church Secretary, please telephone the office number (0141 942 6960) or email () to arrange a time to call in. Session clerk
Christian Aid Updates
- EuroVision and Ukraine : Russian missiles during the Eurovision Song Contest destroyed a humanitarian site in Ukraine, it has been confirmed. Christian Aid, has reported that a Russian missile destroyed a Christian Aid food warehouse in Ternopil - the hometown of Ukraine's Eurovision entrant Tvorchi.
The following link provides more detail: https://mediacentre.christianaid.org.uk/missile-launch-during-eurovision-hits-christian-aid-food-warehouse/
VIPeas are bringing hope and making a difference.
Fundraisers are standing in solidarity with people in Malawi in a moment of reflection ahead of Christian Aid Week 2023.
The following link provides more detail: https://mediacentre.christianaid.org.uk/vipeas-are-bringing-hope-and-making-a-difference/
Looming Refugee Crisis amid Turmoil in Sudan
SudanChristian Aid fears the turmoil in Sudan could push refugees into South Sudan. It is working with its partners on the ground to prepare for the trickle to become a wave of displaced people crossing the porous and unstable border with its northern neighbour.
The following link provides more detail:
Christian Aid Week : United by Hope
Despite an unjust world dividing us, we can be united in hope – this is the message from Christian Aid. In the run up to Christian Aid Week 2023, the international development charity is relaunching last year’s successful United by Hope campaign.
The following link provides more detail:
The Foodbank is always in need of the following items – tinned vegetables, porridge, boxes of cereal. Teabags, coffee, sugar, instant noodles, long-life milk, tinned fruit and rice pudding/custard, tinned meatballs/hotdogs, pasta sauce, soup, tinned beans, tinned spaghetti, macaroni cheese, toilet rolls, shampoo/shower gel, and wet dog food. If you can help please place your donations in the box in the walk-through or at the usual designated collection points in the village. Unfortunately we cannot accept any fresh produce. Many thanks for your help!
Niall and Marjorie McCumesty (Bearsden West Communty Council)
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.
The Westerton Church Magazine – Published 4 times a year, we hope to provide in due course, an online, as well as, printed edition.