Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by the Flower fund

Our organist this morning is Andrew Thorne.

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:
Freewill Offering £240.00
Open Plate £167.00
Total £407.00

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:
Editors, Myra, Christine & Hannah, would like to thank everyone who contributed throughout 2017. For 2018 we have decided not to give the Focus Groups a month but to ask that each Group contribute ONE item (at least) per month. If you have a specific date please hand it in as early as possible. These can be given as a bullet point and we will expand. All general items will be used throughout the year. All requests can be given to Myra, Christine or Hannah or left in the Prayer Diary Pigeonhole in the Elders Room. Thank you.

Evening Services:
In January, we again are having joint evening services with Calderwood Baptist Church. January 7th and 14th at Calderwood at 7pm; 21st at Claremont at 7pm and 28th Last Sunday at Seven at Claremont.

50th Birthday Dinner – Saturday 20 January 2018 at 7 pm:
A list is available at the bookstall with a choice of menu for dinner. Please put your preference against your name. If you have a ticket and your name is not on the list please add your name and choice of menu to the list. A few tickets are still available.

Organisational Treasurers:
Please prepare your books and records for the annual external audit. Do not pass these papers to Tom Gordon, Congregational Treasurer, until requested, probably within the first fortnight in January 2018.

Flower Calendar:
Still a few dates available on the Flower Calendar for 2018. Please feel free to write your name and telephone number on your chosen date.

Articles for the next issue of the congregational magazine should be handed in by Tuesday 9 January. Here is your chance to help keep the congregation informed, to share ideas & thoughts, promote what is going on… Please note email address for articles is

Games night Tuesday 9 January at 7.30pm. All (men) welcome.

Growing Claremont:
as many members and friends interested in how the church not only survives but grows in our post-Christian society should plan to attend this series. All welcome. Information leaflets with a tear off response slip are available in the vestibule. Gordon Palmer and Ali Scott are happy to try to answer any questions that you have about the series.

Used Stamps:
We are collecting used stamps in aid of the Brittle Bone Society. Stamps can be left in the basket on the bottom shelf of the Library opposite the office.

Food Hygiene Course – 27 January 2018 – 1-3.30 pm:
We would like to recommend this course to all groups who use the kitchen – particularly if you cook or “heat up” food stuffs. The course costs £15 pp. We have a small amount of money set aside to help with the costs. This will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please give your name to Anne Jackson 07740554623 or email

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