Knowing Christ Better
Stewardship of Prayer - Prayer for November
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain in me a willing spirit.
Bible Reading Notes
Copies of Our Daily Bread are available at the visitors stall today.
Housegroup: Friday 22 November
10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. Resuming the study on Proverbs: 'Wealth & Poverty. Cuppa, cake and chat afterwards. All welcome. Contact 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 Kathryn Young 844853, 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 Team offers confidential one to one support to help you adapt to your loss. In addition, Positive Pathways support group meets fortnightly in the informal setting of the Canal Tearoom. Contact Sheila Rae 07719966273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Him Known to Others
Christmas Unwrapped, 10am in the Kirk
We are welcoming P5 classes from all our primary schools to join us and learn about the Christmas story. Volunteer helpers are wanted (normally possession of a PVG certificate for church or school is required). Please contact Trish Archibald: 07746 828 279 or Lorraine Orr :email@example.com
Prayer News Bulletin
Copies of Lorna Ferguson’s Prayer News Bulletin are now available at the back of the church.
If you would like to borrow a recording of previous services, you will find CDs at the Church shop. A recording of the sermon is available weekly via podcast here.
Knitting Group - next meeting Monday 2 December
Meets in Room 1, Cross House, 10.30am for knitting, home baking and chat. All welcome.
Also, for the Advent Fair on 30 November, the group will have a stall in Cross House with knitted items for sale.
Serving Him Together
Advent Fair, Saturday 30 November (10am−3:30pm)
The Guild will be serving refreshments and home-baking with soup and bread available from 11:30am. Donations of home-baking, marmalade, jam and toiletries will be most welcome, and can be delivered to the Kirk Hall on Friday 29 November from 9am−11:30am and again from 7pm−8:30pm. Proceeds from the event will go to the Guild’s projects − CrossReach’s Join the Dots and Malawi Fruits. Please support this event. Any queries, please contact Margaret Henderson (Tel 01506 844787).
For more information about Prospects go to www.prospectsacrossscotland.org.uk
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.
Walk and talk − Saturdays 9.30am, meet at the Kirk Hall
This idea was successful during September and is an alternative to coffee and a chat. Anyone is welcome to come along whenever you can, route will depend on ability and numbers. Coffee and chat will be an alternative in poor weather! Any comments or questions contact Alison 844992.
Sunday 10am Joint Services for 2019
Next Joint Service
22 December: Advent/Nativity
Life and Work
The November issue is available for collection from the back of the church
Time of Stillness - Every Thursday in the Church
2pm in St Katherine's Aisle (entrance via south door during winter opening hours). Discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you. Tea and cake afterwards. All welcome.
Chapters Book Club - Thursday 2 December
3.15pm, Rm 1, Cross House. Book for review is 'Revelation' by C J Sanson. Further info from Sally Chambers (07732 722146).
Books can be sourced from Library, Charity Shops. Online - Abe Books (www.abebooks.co.uk)
Attention all players of instruments and singers
We are looking to provide a band to lead the worship at 9.30 services. If you play an instrument or like to sing please contact Alison Parkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a rota, so attendance not required every week. All ages welcome.
Saturday 30 November: St Andrew’s Day Service
The Society of Friends of St Andrew’s Jerusalem invite you to join them at their service on Saturday 30 November at 2pm in the Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Lothian Road, Edinburgh.
Wednesday 11 Dec: Inter-church pub carol singing, meet 7.30pm in Kirk Hall
Sunday 8 December: Hustings for UK Election
6.45pm in the Kirk Hall – details to follow
Parking at the Manse
Renovation works to the Manse commenced on Monday 4 November. Parking in this area is now prohibited
We need to increase our members in the team. If you feel you have the time and aptitude and would like to join us, please contact Marshall on 07967112137 or email@example.com
A picture can speak a 1000 words
We hope that the monitors and HD cameras are having a positive effect on your experience at St Michael’s. If you would like to contribute images/movie clips/PowerPoints/ideas or concerns about what we offer at Sunday worship/any other event, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few copies of the catalogue for the Christmas card and calendar collection for 2019 are available in the servery or online: https://shop.crossreach.org.uk/
Thursday for Coffee
Come along and enjoy a cuppa, home baking and chat in Room 1, Cross House between 10–11am. All welcome
OPAL (Older People, Active Lives)
Would you or someone you know enjoy meeting new friends, having a cuppa, a chat together and taking part in various activities? We have talks, music, quizzes, games and much more! Phone 01506 815815 or email email@example.com for more information or just pop along to Longcroft Hall any Thursday from 2-4pm
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 14 November.
Coffee Mornings – 10am
16 Nov: St Ninian’s Craigmailen Guild – Longcroft Hall
30 Nov: Guild Teas for Advent Fair – Kirk Hall
7 Dec: 4th West Lothian Scouts – Kirk Hall
14 Dec: Project Trust Fundraiser – Kirk Hall
The latest edition of Crosswind Magazine is now available to download from the Crosswind page.
Christmas is (nearly) upon us and the avalanche (?!) of cards and parcels will begin. Please keep all your stamps and bring them in to the collecting box in the Church or the Kirk Hall foyer. They will go towards the World Mission Council stamp appeal, helping the Chigodi Women Centre in Blantyre, Malawi..
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 in confidence - Andrew Jones – at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01506 840914.
The latest Crossreach Newsletter is available here. More information about Crossreach itself is available on their website.
The latest donation sent to Bethany Christian Trust was for £190.58 Thank you to all who contributed and in particular to the congregation at Springfield for their continued generous support.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protections with regard to how their personal data is used by organisations.
St.Michael's have adopted the following :
Data Protection Policy
Data Retention Policy