Knowing Christ Better
JOINT SERVICE, SUNDAY 17 JUNE AT 10 AM
Stewardship of Time
Lord God, cleanse us and renew us, refresh us and inspire us that we would realise again our need of you and of each other as we seek to spend more meaningful time with you. Amen
On Friday 22 June at 10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. Study: 1 Corinthians 4:8–13 and 2 Corinthians 6:3–10, ‘Poor yet Rich’. All welcome. More details from Barbara Thomson 845705.
The Monthly Prayer Calendar
The Monthly Prayer Calendar is available here.
For more information about fellowship groups meeting within St Michael’s, please call Alison Miller 844992, Margaret Henderson 844787 or Barbara Thomson 845705.
The Help Centre
Offers information covering many concerns. Wondering where to access support for yourself or another? Tel 842646, or look at www.helpcentre.org.uk
The Bereavement Support Team offers confidential one-to-one support with the aim of helping you make sense of the painful and bewildering array of responses to bereavement, and to help you adapt to the loss. Positive Pathways informal support group meets fortnightly in the Canal Tearoom. Contact Sheila Rae 847538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving Him Together
Seedlings - Every Thursday(10am–11am).
If you are at home with your wee ones why not come along instead of sitting in on your own. If your a Mum, Dad, Granny, Grandpa or babysitter just pop along to the Kirk hall for 10 am. A really warm welcome awaits with songs,crafts, a wee prayer, lots of fun and tea and coffee too. No church connection needed at all. Hope to see you there. No cost. Please contact the office for further info, Tel: 842188.
The retiring collection
at our June Quarterly Communion will go to assist Rhona MacRae’s volunteer work with the education charity Project Trust in the Honduras. A daughter of the congregation, she leaves in August for a year teaching in a school whose pupils come from a severely disadvantaged background. For more information, please see her article in the spring 2018 issue of Crosswind. You may email her at email@example.com.
Our summer services will be family services
However, some activities will be available during the sermon for primary school age children. Helpers are needed in the church to assist with children at this time. Please volunteer if you can, even for one week. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 01506 848166
Life and Work
The June issue is now available for collection in the north aisle.
Springfield Service resumes on Sunday 26th August at 9.45am.
Time of Stillness
On Thursdays at 2pm we meet in St Katherine's Aisle. Come and discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you. Nothing will be asked of you. Tea and cake afterwards. All welcome.
Chapters Book Club
Our book club resumes Thursday 6 September. Info from Sally Chambers (07732722146).
On Saturday 23 June, St Peter's and Far from the Madding Crowd have linked up for an afternoon (3-4 pm) with Richard Holloway reading from his latest book "Waiting for the Last Bus" – session chaired by Bruce Jamieson. Venue: St Peter’s. Tickets: Far from the Madding Crowd – £5.
Through our link with easyfundraising, whenever you make a purchase online you could be collecting free donations for the church. easyfundraising has over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to donate such as Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra! Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmichaelslinlithgow and join for free. St Michael's will benefit from your purchases. Further details from Andrew Jones email@example.com or try it for yourself.
Safe Families for Children
Our Social Justice team are hoping to raise our awareness of various issues in the coming months. Their first blog is about Safe Families for Children.
The latest Crossreach Newsletter is available here. More information about Crossreach itself is available on their website.
Thursday 21 June at 7.30pm, all adults welcome, with no scary audition required – just a love of music and a big smile! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunshine Sing-along for Memory
Takes place in the Kirk Hall on the second Thursday of each month 12–1.30pm. All those living with memory loss and their carers are welcome. No church connection necessary. Light lunch and singing. Further info from Norma Costley 01506 843255. Next Sing-along Thursday 12 July.
Gift Aid Giving
Did you know that the church can claim 25p for every £ given if the donor is a UK taxpayer and signs a Gift Aid declaration? This is true whether payments are made by regular standing order, via freewill envelopes, or by other identifiable means. For more information, or to set up/amend an existing arrangement please contact the Gift Aid Convener, Andrew Jones email@example.com or on 01506 840914.