NEWS


Deferred Union with Killermont Parish Church

Many of you will already have heard the result of the vote for the deferred union which was held after worship last Sunday, namely that 48 people voted for the Union and 1 against: and in the vote to call the Reverend Alan Hamilton to be our Minister the result was the same, 48 for and 1 against.

Therefore, the deferred union will come into operation immediately after the retirement of our Minister on 8th May.  Alan Hamilton will conduct his first service at Westerton on Sunday 12th May.  As he will also be conducting worship at Killermont Church each Sunday at their usual time of 10am, our service will move to the new time of 11.30am from that date.

While the union will come into being on 8th May, it will be marked by a Service of Union and of Introduction on the evening of Wednesday 5th June here at Westerton.  This service will be conducted by the Presbytery of Clyde and the exact time will be available soon.  Please try to be present on this important milestone in the life of both congregations, which will also be attended by members of Killermont Church as both congregations join in the Union.

Marlene Anderson, Session Clerk

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Christian Aid : Updates

April : The international development charity, Christian Aid, is working with partners in Haiti to support people fleeing gang violence and is calling on the international community to scale up aid and work with all parties to guarantee humanitarian access. The following link provides more detail

https://mediacentre.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-supporting-displaced-people-in-wake-of-haiti-crisis-13362/

April : Christian Aid vows to continue life-saving work in Gaza following aid worker deaths. The following link provides more detail

https://mediacentre.christianaid.org.uk/Christian-Aid-vows-to-continue-life-saving-work-in-Gaza-following-aid-worker-deaths/

April : Rt Rev Sarah Mullally, the Bishop of London, announced as Chair of Christian Aid.  The following link provides more detail:

https://mediacentre.christianaid.org.uk/rt-rev-sarah-mullally-the-bishop-of-london-announced-as-chair-of-christian-aid/

Alan Stevens

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Church News : Westerton, Killermont  and Beyond!

Westerton Church

  • 5th May : a very Special Lunch : Please remember to sign up for our Special Lunch on Sunday 5th May. A sign-up sheet is in the Church vestibule.  Alternatively, contact the Session Clerk.

  • Church Magazine : The March edition is now out: if you have not already got one, please pick up a copy from the Church vestibule.

  • Life and Work : The May issue is also now available for collection.

  • Recycling : Clare Petrie is collecting unwanted spectacles and their cases, for recycling. Also, any unwanted postage stamps, but they must have sufficient paper surrounding the stamps, otherwise they are worthless. In other words, please do not trim the paper too close to the stamp.  Thank you

Killermont Church

  • Killermont Café : this Community Cafe is open the first Saturday of each new month 9am to 11:30am and also every Monday 9am to 11:30am and Friday 9am to 11:30am. All Welcome.
  • De Cafe : For anyone living with, or concerned about, dementia or memory loss, this is a relaxed and informal setting where people and their carers, partners or family can meet and speak to each other. Provides information about dementia and local services for people affected by dementia.  Meets 2-4 pm in the Café area of Killermont Church, on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

  • Tea'n'Chat : Meets on Alternate Wednesdays from 2-3.30pm in the welcome area. There’s plenty of chat & tea … and coffee & home-baking too!

  • "The Way Ahead Group": This is a stroke club for Bearsden which meets in Killermont Church on Thursday afternoons between 1.15pm and 3.45pm.  It offers a warm welcome and  friendship while assisting with physical and mental wellbeing and recovery.  At present they need more volunteers to continue this valuable work.  For more details,check out the Killermont Church website at
    https://www.kpc.church/the-way-ahead-group-2/

  • KVO Big Band Concert : This popular Swing Band Returns to Killermont Church on Wednesday 1st May at 8pm. Tickets cost £5.00 (inc. refreshments)  from any band member or on the door. All proceeds to charity

  • 3rd Bearsden Boys Brigade – Annual Plant Sale : this takes place on Saturday 11th May 2024 at Killermont Parish Church, Rannoch Drive, Bearsden from 10:00hrs to 13:00hrs all welcome.

Elsewhere 

  • Presbytery Roadshow.  Members of our congregation are invited to attend a short meeting on Wednesday 8th May in Clydebank Waterfront Church at 7.00pm.  This is to enable some of the local congregations in Clyde Presbytery to get to know one another better and to meet some of the Presbytery personnel.  There will be short presentations by the Presbytery Clerk and others and a chance to ask questions. There is parking nearby, and Clydebank Waterfront is quite near Singer and Clydebank stations.  There has been much talk about “Presbytery” lately, so please try to go along to meet some of the people involved.

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Drumchapel Foodbank

Foodbanks continue to struggle, any donations at all are greatly appreciated. – 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.Leave in the box in the vestibule. Cash donations are preferred  - see details on how to give on the weekly intimation sheet.  Many thanks for your help!

Niall and Marjorie McCumesty (Bearsden West Communty Council)

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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