CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Nancy McFadyen
The music today is provide by the Band

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

Freewill Offering £232.50
Open Plate £160.58
Total   £393.08

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.
Growing Claremont:
After his resurrection, Jesus gave his followers (the Church) their marching orders – to make disciples. Discipleship is simply learning about & following Jesus, what it means to call him “Lord”. Growing Claremont is a series aimed at doing just that – working out what it means to be disciples of Jesus today and facing up to the task of being his Church in today’s world. Having run this series last year, we are about to begin a second series, starting later this month. A series of 10 meetings over the year, meeting on the last Thursday of the month (apart from July), and finishing in November. If you are interested in taking part, or if you want more information, contact Ali Scott – alasdair@claremontparishchurch.co.uk or on 07763112600.
Focus Groups:
a new series begins from next Sunday, January 13th on “Loving the Lord’s People”, at how we are all called to love and serve together, bringing our varied talents and gifts, and building up the Body of Christ. For more information about when the various groups meet and how to be part of this key aspect of life at Claremont, contact Ali Scott (details above)
Healing Hour Service:
Monday 28th January 7.30pm – 8.30pm. From February until May the service will take place on the third Thursday of each month, at the earlier time of 7pm – 8pm. The dates are Feb 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th. 3 John 2 “Beloved we wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.”
Flower Delivery Rota:
2019 rota can be collected from the polypocket beside the Flower List.
Holiday Club 15-19 July 2019:
We are starting to look at preparing towards our holiday club for summer 2019. This might seem like a long way away, but we do need to begin putting plans in place in order to make Space Academy 2019 as successful (and hopefully more so) than our previous holiday clubs. Given the great response and enthusiasm towards our holiday club from schools and families in the area, our team for 2018 was operating at capacity, with around 50-60 young people attending each day. In expectation of even greater numbers this coming year, we are hoping to see an increase in the number of people on the team in order to allow us to welcome even more children! We realise that not everyone is comfortable working with children directly, therefore, if you feel that you could help at holiday club by being involved in the registration of the children or making up the snacks for each day or indeed, being a group leader/team helper then please do contact Ali Scott (alasdair@claremontparishchurch.co.uk or 07763112600). If you have any questions about what any of these things would look like or what would be expected of you then please do get in touch..

Organisation Treasurers:
Please forward your books and records to Tom Gordon for examination by the external auditor.

Parkinsons UK Fundraising:
Many thanks to all who helped raise funds last year for Parkinson’s UK. Once again, the Shanks Family have Smarties to give to anyone who would like to save 20ps towards this cause and return the tube to the coffee morning in February! Please speak to Hannah, Craig or Heather if you would like one! Thank you for helping us make a difference!

Hamilton College:
Hamilton College is a non-denominational Christian Independent School for children and young people from the ages of 3-18. They are holding an Open Morning on Saturday 19th January 2019 at Hamilton College, Bothwell Road, Hamilton ML3 0AY from 10am – 12 noon. During the visit, families will get a tour of our School, speak to our teaching staff and view our facilities. You can register online.

The coffee morning on the 19th Jan
is in aid of Calderglen Parent Council and supporting various pupil activities. Hannah Shanks would be grateful of any offers of home baking, raffle prizes or help on the day! Tickets are available from the Shanks family. Thank you!