Knowing Christ Better
Stewardship of Prayer - Prayer for July
You made us, you shaped us, you gave us breath.
Yours is the love that endures.
Yours is the wisdom and peace we seek.
Help us to make time each day to thank you for such generosity. Amen
resumes 30 August.
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 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
Following on from the success of the Prayer Room in June, it has been agreed that there will be a trial of some of the prayer ideas from the Prayer Room in the church. These are all quite visual and physical ways of engaging in prayer, and will be placed in discreet corners of the church. Please do take the time to explore these opportunities yourself.
To help with this project, we wonder if anyone has a small world globe that they would be willing to lend us. We are also looking for a small collection of buttons! If you can help, please contact Alison Miller 01506 844992.
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.
The Kirk Knitting Group meets once a month on a Monday in Cross House at 10.30 am in Room 1 - an hour of knitting, chatting and eating cake. Next meeting Monday 5 August
Serving Him Together
Sunday 10am Joint Services for 2019
All these services start at 10am
7 July–18 August: Summer Services
6 Oct: Harvest
22 December - Advent/Nativity
Every Thursday - last one for the summer, resumes 22 August
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.
Time of Stillness
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
Chapters resumes Thursday 5 September. Further info from Sally Chambers 07732722146.
We are looking for someone to join the team to assist with loading the Sermons onto the website from the weekly CD. Full training will be given. If you are interested please speak to Chris Collen, 01506 844245, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or just pop along to Longcroft Hall any Thursday from 2-4pm
Kirk Session Update May 2019
For an update on what's been happening at Kirk session click here
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 8 August.
Choir Practice: Resumes 22 August
Choir Practice at 7.30pm in the Adam Room, all adults welcome. Further info: email@example.com
The latest edition of Crosswind Magazine is now available to download from the Crosswind page.
Thursday for coffee – volunteers
Do you have time to spare on Thursday mornings and are you interested in joining the rota for helping at the coffee group? If so, please contact Jill Allatt on 840 680
Bible Reading Notes
Copies of Our Daily Bread for June - August and donation envelopes available from the Visitors Stall. Two CD's of the June bible readings are also available to borrow.
2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Church of Scotland stamp appeal. The World Mission Council is challenging each person to donate 50 stamps (or more!) this year to support the Chigodi Women Centre in Blantyre, Malawi. There are collecting boxes in the Church and Cross House.
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.
Next sing-song at 2.30pm-3pm on Friday 26 July at St Michael’s Hospital. In the holiday period we might be short of singers, if you would like to join us you will be very welcome.
Thursday for Coffee - resumes 5 September
Come along and enjoy a cuppa, home baking and chat in Room 1, Cross House between 10–11am. All welcome
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