CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Jean Anderson

The Organist today is Elizabeth Patterson

Today’s Retiral Offering: Is in aid of Scripture Union

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

Freewill Offering £313.50
Open Plate £ 63.37
Total   £376.87

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.

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.

Christian Aid Week:
Thank you to everyone who supported our Christian Aid week collection. The total raised from the ‘red envelope’ collection was £834.33. This combined with the monies donated for the Big Brekkie and the Afternoon Tea mean that the total donations raised for Christian Aid currently stands at £1,928.19. Thank you to everyone who donated, collected, helped with the breakfast and supported our efforts in any way. Your hard work will help Christian Aid support some of the most vulnerable people in our world today.

Volunteer Drivers required:
My usual request at this time of year for volunteer drivers required for 18 June for Concert at Calderglen High School. My Senior Befrienders are VIP’s and to allow them to attend I need drivers to pick them up and return them home please. Please give names to the office. Thank you! Avril xx

Death:
Joyce Lauder of Whitehills Nursing Home has recently died. The funeral will be on Wednesday, 5th June in South Lanarkshire Crematorium at 11.45am.

Scripture Union Coffee Morning:
Please support our coffee morning on Saturday 15th June in aid of Blacklaw SU group, so that we can buy our P7 leavers Bibles, and the rest of the group, attractive Christian books. Any donations of baking very welcome, and if you would like to buy some baking that morning, it would be wonderful if you could bring your own container to take it home in, so that we can avoid using single use bags. Thankyou! Karen Palmer