CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Lesley Gauld

The music today is provided by the Band

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

Freewill Offering £202.50
Open Plate £147.00
Total   £349.50

Financial Statement: to 30 April 2019

                                 2019    Budget 1/3   2018

Free Will Offering 4,599    16,465*        6,686
Open Plate             2,805                          3,073
Standing Orders 23,398    22,666       22,280

*This is the aggregate figure for freewill offering 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.

Retiral Offering:
The retiral offering next Sunday will be for Scripture Union.

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 this morning, half an hour after the morning service.

Please note:
The office will be closed from Thursday 23 May until Wednesday 29 May as Lesley is on holiday.

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.

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.

Safeguarding training event:
The Presbytery of Hamilton are holding a volunteer training session on Tuesday 18th June, 7pm – 9pm, in Hamilton, Gilmour & Whitehill Church. Volunteer training is mandatory so would anyone currently volunteering in any of our organisations , who has not yet attended training, please let us know, as soon as possible, if you are available to attend this session. Places are limited and must be booked. Contact Moraig Drumgold or Mary McKinlay.