CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Roslyn Sinclair

The music today is provided by the Band

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

Freewill Offering £342.00
Open Plate £113.00
Total   £455.00

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.
Please note:
Gordon will be on holiday from Thursday 9th of May to Thursday 30th of May. For any pastoral needs please contact David Nicolson on 07988473018 or by email at david@claremontparishchurch.co.uk
Congregational Prayer meeting:
Will take place on Sunday 26th of May, half an hour after the morning service. All welcome!
Please note:
The office will be closed from Thursday 23 May until Wednesday 29 May as Lesley is on holiday.
Ladies Circle:
Please note that the Ladies Circle spring outing is on Saturday 25th of May.
Boys Brigade Anniversary Dinner:
To conclude our Anniversary events, a Dinner will take place at Torrance House Golf Club on Saturday, 31st May at 7.30. Tickets cost £20 and can be obtained from Ian Harrow or any BB Officer. The guest speaker will be Mr. Jim McVean, Secretary of Glasgow Battalion who has been a good friend of the Company over recent years.
Flower arrangers:
Please consider joining the arranging team as our numbers are becoming more diminished. This would entail going to buy the flowers and arranging them for Sunday mornings service when it was your turn on the rota. We usually do this on Saturday mornings. If you think you could help us please speak to either Anne Jones or Elissa Leatham.
Praise Gathering:
You are invited to Praise Gathering 2019!!!! Whether you come to Perth or Glasgow (or both!), it promises to be a very special night of great worship. We would love you to join us! A 400 voice church choir with live band, plus the PG Youth Choir – Perth Concert Hall on 15th June (with Graham Kendrick) and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 22nd and 23rd June (with Paul Baloche). More information at www.praisegathering.org.uk. All the people from Claremont who are taking part would love to see you there.

Danceathon:
Karen Campbell (of CBC) and Craig Morris are undertaking a 24hr Danceathon from 7pm on Friday the 24th until 7pm on Saturday 25th May at Calderwood Baptist Church to raise funds for the work of new charity Love Matters. If you are around that weekend they would love you to join them for an hour or two of dancing, or just pop in to support and encourage them. You can also sponsor the event at www.givey.com/24hrdanceathon More details can be found on their Facebook page (lovematters.scotland) and you can find out more about Love Matters at www.lovematters.org.uk
Coffee Morning:
Thanks to all who supported the coffee morning hosted by Mairita Svagre to raise funds to provide children’s Bibles for the church in her homeland, Lativa. May God bless you! “For He loves a cheerful giver” 2 Corinthians 9:7
Friendship Club Outing:
The Friendship Club is going to Livingston Outlet via Dobbies Garden Centre on Wednesday 5th of June 2019. We will be leaving the church car park at 10.00am and returning approx 6.00pm. There are a few spare seats available at a cost of £10. Anyone who is interested in joining us, please phone Jean Anderson on 01355241966.
Christian Aid – Big Brekkie:
Many thanks to all who supported last week’s Big Brekkie for Christian Aid. A total of £ 245.10 was raised by this event.
A special thank you to all the cooks, servers and to all the willing volunteers who waited behind to help with the clearing up. Your help and support is very much appreciated.
Christian Aid – Envelopes:
A Christian Aid bag is available today to receive any envelopes for the Christian Aid Week appeal. It is located beside the offering plates as you come into church. I have also left some Christian Aid envelopes on the table at the back of the church and also on the offering table, should you wish to make a donation today. Thank you all for your continued support.
Christian Aid Count:
There will be a meeting to count the donations received during Christian Aid Week on Wednesday 22nd May at the Church at 7pm. If you could spare some time to help with this then it would be gratefully received. The count should only take about an hour or so but the more volunteers we have the quicker it will be done. If you would like more information on any of these items please do not hesitate to contact Joan Thomson (01355 238100 or email joan-thomson@btconnect.com)