Notices

CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION

Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by the Palmers

The music today is provided by the Band

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 todays or a forthcoming service – call at the Welcome Desk

DEATH: We are sorry to note the death of Susan McNaught, Mull. The funeral is on Monday 17th January at 3pm, at South Lanark Crematorium.

TAKING IT FURTHER: We are not running a new focus group series, but are bringing back “Taking It Further” – an informal discussion on issues raised by the previous week’s service. There are two opportunities each week to join us;

Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm (not 7pm as before)

To join by internet link on Tuesdays click on

meet.google.com/jih-bofp-cbt

or to join by phone:

020 3956 3701 PIN: 928 924 124#

Friday afternoons at 1.30pm, via zoom.

To join by internet link on Fridays, click on

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82188860769?pwd=cFlGMlZ4MlYrcG1MVkpaaG5IMXhCQT09

Meeting ID: 821 8886 0769

Passcode: 834595

These two opportunities to Take It Further, to have a fuller look at who and what we are be as Christ’s followers here in 2022, will be led by Gordon Palmer and last for approx. 1 hour, and will run each week until further notice.

THE BIG CHRISTMAS CARD Many thanks to everyone who generously contributed to the Big Christmas Card. We raised an amazing £350! We have therefore been able to send £175 to the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society and £175 to "Together For Short Lives" which supports parents whose unborn child has been given a life limiting condition and who continue with the pregnancy. Thank you!

NOAH’S ARK Please note that for the month of January Noah’s Ark will be off. We are hoping to resume in February all going well. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these times of additional restrictions.

CROSSWORD Please note that for the month of January Crossword will be off. We are hoping to resume in February all going well. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these times of additional restrictions.

MINECRAFT Details for restarting the Minecraft Club can be found by parents on the MineCraft Facebook page. Again we thank you for your patience and understanding during these times of additional restrictions.

FLOWERS There are still quite a few empty spaces on the Flower List. Please consider helping out by adding your name to the list and becoming a donator for the flowers. Taking flowers to folks who need a pick me up after the morning service is a valued part of our ministry and if we do not have people donating flowers, we would eventually be unable to continue to do this. Thank you!

CLARION There is a lot of uncertainty just now with the new covid variant, changes in the Church involving reductions in ministry, and so on….

We have not got as much clarity on some of these as we wish, and hope that we can say more soon, so with that in mind we shall delay the first issue of Clarion by one month. Therefore, the new copy date is TUESDAY 8th of FEBRUARY. We hope by doing this we will not be issuing a magazine at the usual time, then having to replace it with new information right away, but rather are waiting in the hope that there will be more clarity one month later (we can hope !!!)