CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Sheila and John Stevens
The music today is provided by the Band

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

Freewill Offering £256.50
Open Plate £164.82
Total   £421.32

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 began on 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 11th, May 16th. 3 John 2 “Beloved we wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.”

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.

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!

Andrew Morrison
has successfully completed his time as probationer minister at Fullarton, Irvine. He is to preach as sole nominee on Sunday 27th January for the charge of Arbuthnott, Bervie and Kineff after which the congregation(s) will vote on whether to call Andrew to be their minister. Pray for Andrew and his wife, Kirsty, at this exciting/ anxious time.

Congregational Prayer meeting:
Will take today, Sunday 27th January half an hour after the end of the morning service, approx 12.15pm all welcome!

Painters Required:
Please consider coming along to help us finish off the painting which was started towards the end of last year. Please give your names to either Roy Marriott 07901547230 or John Weir 07983503026.

Crossreach:
Issue 1 for 2019 can be obtained from the table at the back of the church meeting room.

Flower Delivery Rota:
Please note that there is an amended rota printed on purple paper that can be collected from the plastic jacket under the Flower list. Thank you!