Notices from Sunday 5 November 2017

CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Linda McDade and Doris Reid.

Our organist this morning is Andrew Thorne.

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:
Freewill Offering £403.50
Open Plate £194.00
Total £597.50

Welcome Desk:
If you know of anyone who is in or just out of hospital or who needs an elder or staff member to call, please leave the information at the Welcome Desk. We would also appreciate suggested names to receive flowers after today’s or a forthcoming service – call at the Welcome Desk.

The monthly Prayer Diary
is included with the update on the last Sunday of every month, and also available on tables in the vestibule. The prayer diary team would appreciate any items for prayer. These can be handed to Myra (Goodwin), Christine (Knox) or Hannah (Shanks). There is also a pigeon hole in the Elders room where you can leave a contribution anonymously if you prefer OR contact us at prayer@claremontparishchurch.co.uk. God hears our prayers and does answer them. Pray without ceasing.

Claremont is 50 Calendar for 2018:
Please remember to put your name on sheet at the Christian bookstall requesting how many calendars you would like.

Hand Knitted Poppies
(made by the lovely ladies in Knit and natter) for sale £2 each all funds going to the Poppy Scotland appeal. Available from Scott Learmonth.

Festive Fairtrade Evening:
There will be a festive Fairtrade evening on Wednesday 8 November from 7-9 pm in East Kilbride Arts Centre. Various stalls and Fairtrade goods. Free entry.

Remembrance:
An invitation is extended to the congregation to attend the annual Remembrance Day service at Calderglen High School on Friday 10 November from 10.40-11.20 am. If you are interested in going along please speak to Avril Anderson (238846) in order to let the school know how many will be attending.

Toy Sale at Café Clare:
Soft toys at bargain prices. All proceeds are donated to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

Heating System Works:

Contractors have started work which will continue through to the beginning of February 2018. Disruption will be inevitable but the work has been planned to ensure we remain functional as far as is possible.
The contractor will take full possession of different parts of the building over different periods.
This means affected areas will be unavailable to us and unsafe to enter. We will keep you updated on a rolling basis of what areas will be affected and when. Part of the car park will be reserved for the contractors. We are contacting all user groups to make arrangements for the disruption, for example to move meeting rooms.
In the meantime, fundraising for the project and to pay off loans continues!

Claremont Has Talent:
Due to heating installation the Claremont has Talent evening will now be on Saturday 24 February instead of 3rd February. A calendar of dates for next year will be going up in the foyer in the next couple of weeks … no excuse for missing our eventful 50th year of celebration.

Holiday Club 2018:
After the success of our Holiday Club this year, we are already looking forward to Holiday Club 2018. We’ll be travelling from the Arctic and landing in Egypt for Pyramid Rock! The club will run from the 16th-20th July between 10am-12pm. But we’ll need help! There are a number of roles for which we need volunteers. Specifically, at this point we are looking for Group Leaders and General Helpers. If you feel that this is something you would like to be involved with, then please contact Ali (alasdair@claremontparishchurch.co.uk) or talk to him after one of the services. Please do this by Sunday 17th December, as we will be looking to start planning in January.

The Glasgow Phoenix Choir:
The Phoenix Choir Christmas Concert is on Saturday 9 December at 7.30 pm in Moncreiff Church. Tickets costing £5 are available from Anna Forrest.

Celebration Choir:
Join the Celebration Choir & Orchestra for this their 7th Annual Christmas Celebration. The greatest story ever told is presented in word, music and song through the powerful musical “AT LAST NOEL!” arranged and conducted by Andrew Polson on Monday 18 December 2017 at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available from Helen Marriott, Jan Weir, Lesley Wright and Steven Preston.

Plastic Containers:
There are several unclaimed containers in the pigeonhole room. They will be disposed of if they are not collected.

Church Website: www.claremontparishchurch.co.uk