CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

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

The music today is played by the band

Thanks to all those who contributed to last week’s offerings:

Freewill Offering £279.50
Open Plate £180.69
Total £460.19

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.

Death:
It is with regret that we advise the death of Jim Hay on Thursday 1st of November. The funeral will take place on Friday 9th November, 1pm at Claremont Parish Church and then 2pm at South Lanarkshire Crematorium.

Anniversary Photos:
Can anyone with any photos relating to any events we had for our 50th anniversary please pass on to me. We hope to have an end for Anniversary year display. Thank you. Helen Cuthbertson

Light a Light:
a service organised by East Kilbride hospice. This service has previously only been on one Sunday, at the hospice, but is now being held on several occasions throughout the town to make it more accessible. There is a service at Claremont, at 2pm on Sunday November 4th. All are very welcome.

Crafternoon:
craft sale at Claremont on Saturday 10th November 2pm – 4pm. Bags, hand-knitted goods, pottery, cards, fair-trade goods, soaps, candles, café – and much, much more. Entry is free..

AYEMac (Men’s group):
Tuesday 6 November 7.30pm – Come and hear the man who starred in A league of his own – an evening with Barrie Crawford former local football referee and Grade 1 linesman.

Boys’ Brigade Body Shop Evening:
Our BB Company is holding another Body Shop Evening on Monday 5th November at their shop in the Town Centre. The evening starts at 6.30, finishing around 8.30, during which generous discounts can be obtained on many products. Tickets costing £5, including refreshments, can be obtained from any BB Officer.

A talk entitled “Good Health and Wellness for ALL”
by Sir Harry Burns on Thursday 15th November Dalziel St Andrews Church, Merry Street, Motherwell at 7.30pm-9pm. Places are still available.

Calderglen High School Remembrance Service:
Friday 9th November 2018 10.30am – 1.00pm. After service, refreshments will be served and display by pupils from 100 years ago. The School extends a warm welcome to all to attend this event……..please support and come along. For catering reasons, please let Avril know if you wish to go to the event.

Fairtrade 10th Birthday Celebrations:
East Kilbride first became a Fairtrade Town in 2008 and this year, 2018, that Fairtrade Town Status has been renewed. To celebrate this 10th Anniversary, the Group is holding a birthday party, to which everyone is invited. It will be held in the Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, in the Village, on Wednesday 7th November, at 7pm.
Provost Ian McAllan who will bring greetings from South Lanarkshire Council, and the children of St Kenneth’s Primary School Choir will be singing.
There will be Stalls with Fairtrade goods and crafts for sale, together with charity Christmas Cards, and nibbles and tasters, courtesy of the Co-op. And admission is free. All are very welcome.

Poppies:
To everyone who helped in any way with our poppy display whether knitting, crocheting, attaching or hanging (in the cold and dark!) we want to say thank you very much and very well done. The response was quite incredible; we received about 1,270 poppies in just a couple of months. To those who recruited help from friends and family out with the church please pass on our thanks. Our efforts are as nothing compared to the sacrifice of so many on our behalf. We WILL NOT forget.

Clarion Distributors:
Copies of the November Clarion are now available in the vestibule for distribution.

Please note:
The office will be closed on Monday 12th of November.