Flowers in the sanctuary today are provided by Rose Ralston.
Thanks to all those who contributed to the offering on 3 Dec 2023:
Free Will Offering £ 45.00
Open Plate £121.68
Retiral Offering £ 29.49
PASTORAL SUPPORT: If you are aware of anyone who requires support, please leave their name in orange book on high table or leave message with Church Office. Thank you. Maureen Thomson, Pastoral Care Coordinator.
ANNUAL SERVICE OF REMEMBERING: 3pm on Sun, 10 Dec. This is a short service for all who wish to remember, give thanks for loved ones no longer with us. All are welcome, whether members of Claremont or not. If you know family/friends who would value such an opportunity, please invite them.
KIRK SESSION MEETING: Tues, 12 Dec at 7.30pm with prayers at 6.45pm.
FUNERAL: We are sad to announce the death this week of Elizabeth Chambers, 23 Coll.
RANGER GUIDES COFFEE MORNING: Sat, 16 Dec at 10 am. All welcome!
CHRISTMAS EVE: The morning service on Christmas Eve, Sun 24 Dec at 10.30am will be led by the leaders of Girlguiding and Boys Brigade, with youth from the Organisations taking part in the service. We would love to see as many kids and parents as possible, to support us. It will be a fun service, so dress up with your Christmas jumpers!! Tea and coffee will be served after the service and will be a good time for fellowship. We hope to see you there. Dorothy & Malcolm
Sunday 24 December 10.30am Morning Service
6.30pm Christmas Eve Family Service
Monday 25 December 11am Christmas Morning Service
JOINT SERVICE – SOUTH PARISH AND MOSSNEUK AND CLAREMONT: We
are looking forward to the next Joint Service for our Presbytery Cluster area on Sun, 14 Jan at 10.30am at South Parish. This will be instead of our usual Sunday morning service.
PHOENIX CHOIR: The Glasgow Phoenix Choir are having a Christmas Celebration on Sat, 16 Dec at 2.30pm (doors open at 2pm) in Moncrieff Parish Church. Tickets £6 at www.wegottickets.com event/594351 or Anna Forrest or pay at the door.
JESSE TREE ADVENT REFLECTION FACEBOOK: Hi all, this year we are using the book 'The Jesse Tree Anthology' by Rachel Yarworth as part of our daily reflection postings (throughout December) on the church Facebook page. Rachel has kindly given permission to use part of the reflections and the stained glass window art work in our postings. There are also different reflections from different Christian writers in there as well so if you would like to read those to follow along with the postings, it is less than £10 on amazon or you can buy it directly from Rachel's website: https://rachelyarworthwriter.uk/books/ I hope you enjoy these postings as I have been doing a lot of work to make them look good! Jenni McLaren and the Online Ministries Team
CHURCH ORGANISATION TREASURERS: Please prepare your organisation’s accounts to 31 Dec 2023 and retain until requested for submission for audit in January. Thank you. Tom Gordon Congregational Treasurer
EK FOOD BANK CHRISTMAS HAMPER APPEAL: We are once again looking for donations for this Appeal. Donation leaflets and box are in the vestibule. Each hamper contains items for a Christmas meal for the clients who use our Food Bank. Alternatively, you can donate online using this link: wwwstewardship.org.uk/pages/HopeThisChristmas2023. There are also copies of Reverse Advent Calendars available. Thank you for your continued support. The deadline for donations is Sunday, 10 December.