Notices from Sunday 15 April 2018

CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

We note with sorrow the death of Graeme Macklin, 91 Colonsay. Graeme’s funeral is on Tuesday 17 April at 2 pm at South Lanarkshire Crematorium.

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Anne Jackson.

The band is leading our worship this morning.

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:
Freewill Offering £393.00
Open Plate £138.70
Total £531.70

Financial Statement: to 29 March 2018
                                              2018             Budget 1/4             2017
Standing Orders               16,546              17,000                17,175
Free Will Offering               4,656                9,146*                 4,796
Open Plate                          2,047                                            2,691

*£9,146 is the budget requirement for freewill offerings and open plate.

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:
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 requests can be given to Myra, Christine or Hannah or left in the Prayer Diary Pigeonhole in the Elders Room. Thank you.

Hospitality Ministry:
We are in the process of setting up a new team to help with all events that require catering in the church. We would love to have a large pool of people – so that the work can be shared. If you feel you could be part of this group. Please contact Anne Jackson 07740554623 or email jacksonanne8@gmail.com

Presbytery Safeguarding Training Event for Kirk Session:
Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 7pm at Moncreiff Church, focusing on the responsibilities within Safeguarding Policy, procedure and practice. Only ‘visiting elders’ with no other leadership roles within the church are exempt from attending. All other elders should endeavour to attend. Please give your name to Moraig Drumgold if you intend going to the event.

Michael McMillan and The (new) Hope Street Band
will be playing at Hunter House on Friday 27th April. Michael’s new album Cross Country is already attracting a lot of attention with Radio play in the UK, USA and Canada. Michael and the band will be playing all 14 tracks from the album. Be quick as tickets are selling fast!

Spring Concert:
Sounds International Community Choir is returning to Claremont on Tuesday 17 April at 7 30 pm. The Concert is in support of East Kilbryde Hospice and tickets are £10 or you can pay at the door. We have a varied programme and are sure you’ll know most of the songs. Tea and coffee will be available at the interval. Come and have fun while supporting your local Hospice.

Messy Church/Birthday:
There is now a list for names for this at the Anniversary display opposite the Bookstalls. Please indicate numbers please for catering etc

Spring Fayre:
Thank you for offers of help. A stall allocation and rota will be available soon. Desperately seeking… Good Tombola /Raffle prizes Vouchers for prizes/auction etc and soft toys /Teddies for our lucky dip stall.  Bric a brac/toys/books (only in very good condition) please.

A Good Deal From South Lanarkshire College: April & May 2018 
SPECIAL OFFER! Supervised hairdressing and Barbering Services at South Lanarkshire College.
For 2 Months Only!
Ladies: Cut & Blow Dry – FREE!
Colour – £10 only
Gents: Cut & Blow Dry – FREE!
Shaving – FREE!
Colour – £5 only
For Further Information OR to make an appointment please contact: Simon  0790 200 4074 Email:  ek7chu@yahoo.co.uk

Christian Aid Week:
This year’s Christian Aid week will run from 13th to 19th of May. Once again we are looking for volunteers to help with the door to door collection during this week. If you can help with this or If you would like more information about what is involved, please do not hesitate to contact Joan Thomson on 01355 238100 or by email joan-thomson@btconnect.com, or speak to me on a Sunday morning. Please consider if you can spare some time to help with this appeal as the monies raised are vital to continue Christian Aid’s work in combatting hunger and poverty throughout the world.

Christian Aid – Big Sing:
A date for your diary – The East Kilbride Committee for Christian Aid will be holding a Big Sing Concert for Christian Aid on Sunday 13th May at 7.00pm in Old Parish Church East Kilbride. Please do come along and support the work of Christian Aid. Further details are available from Joan Thomson.

Church Website: www.claremontparishchurch.co.uk