Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Elizabeth Westland

The organist today is Audrey McKirdy

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

Freewill Offering £349.50
Open Plate £162.50
Total   £512.00

Financial Statement: to 30 July 2019

                                       2019                 Budget 7/12              2018

Free Will Offering         8,107                  28,813*                       11,230
Open Plate                     4,578                                                     4,892
Standing Orders         40,621                  39,666                      38,793

*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.

Summer Evening Services:
Aug 11th and 18th – joint service with Calderwood Baptist Church at 7pm at CBC. 25th August is the return of Last Sunday at Seven: 7pm at Calderwood Baptist Church.

David Nicolson:
We are delighted to announce that our probationer, David Nicolson has agreed to preach as sole nominee for the charge of Erskine Parish Church, and will do so on Sunday 18th August.

August Clarion:
Please note that the August Clarion is now ready for distributors to pick up for delivery. Thank you!

Due to the success of the Spring Fayre in 2018 we have decided to commit to another one next year on Saturday May 16th 2020.
I would be delighted if the Congregation gave the same dedication and commitment as the last one. You were awesome! It is a great way to connect with the community again and in fact lots of folk have been asking about our next one. If you would be willing to do the same stall as last time that would be extremely helpful in the planning. Please let me know asap and if anyone else has some ideas and willing to help, that would be wonderful. Many thanks! Helen Cuthbertson

Used Bookstall:
Donations of used books would be very welcome. Fiction only please.

All Age Services:
We are hoping to pull together a selection of people from within the congregation to have a chat about the all-age services we’ve been doing lately. We’d like to think through what these services might look like and how they night be shaped going forward, whether or not we do carry them forward, and how regularly we night do them. We would like a range of opinions from across the congregation (both for and against) so that we can hear what’s working and what isn’t. We are meeting on Thursday 22nd August – if anyone would like to be part of this, please come and talk to me, or drop me an email (

Healing Hour Service:
Our next Healing Hour Service will be on Thursday 15th of August in the Williams Room at 7.00pm. Music will be provided by Craig Paterson and Donald Corlett. All Welcome!

Shoe Box Appeal:
Could we please have your empty unwanted shoe boxes (only boxes with separate lids) please. If possible could you please cover them or if that’s not possible, could you please donate Christmas wrapping paper for covering them. This would be very much appreciated. Many thanks! Monday Focus Group. Liz Simpson 01355 233326

Calling Bakers:
The chaplains at Calderglen School are again hosting a morning interval for school staff, with home baking. Donations of baking would be very much appreciated. It is to be on Tuesday 13th August. Gordon will be leaving Claremont for the school at 10am that day; any donations should be handed in to the office before then. Thanks again.