Knowing Christ Better
Stewardship of Prayer - Prayer for March
God of light and revelation as the darkness of winter gives way to the hope and renewal of spring.
We praise you for the beauty of the Earth around us. Amen
Bible Reading Notes
Copies of Our Daily Bread are available at the visitors stall.
Housegroup: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. New 10 week set of studies on the Apostles Creed − this week is: ‘Believing in God’. Cuppa, cake and chat afterwards. All welcome. Contact Barbara Thomson (845705).
The Monthly Prayer Calendar
The Monthly Prayer Calendar has been changed to a weekly one and 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
Knitting Group - Cancelled until further notice
Meets in Room 1, Cross House, 10.30am for knitting, home baking and chat. All welcome.
Are you new to Church, interested in being baptised, or becoming a member? The Minister will be hosting sessions exploring the Christian faith in the New Year. Contact Liam Fraser at email@example.com for more info.
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.
Kirk Session Update February 2020
For a look at what's been happening at Kirk Session this month click here.
St Michael’s Christmas Knitted Angels
We are already thinking about Christmas 2020! We are planning to place small hand knitted angels around the town with a message of love from our congregation, for people to take and hang on their tree. To make this happen we need around 1,000 angels to launch at this year’s Christmas Tree Festival! A simple knitting pattern is available here. If you or someone you know would like to take part, please contact Trish Archibald (07746 828 279) or Margaret Henderson (844787).
Change to our Communion Services
The schedule for our quarterly Communion services in St Michael’s has changed.
Communion will now be celebrated on the last Sunday of February, May, August and November.
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.
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
Cancelled until further notice. Further info: email@example.com
Thursday for Coffee -POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The latest edition of Crosswind Magazine is now available to download from the Crosswind page.
Stamp Appeal 2020: Thank you for the 7.5kg of stamps which have been collected for the 2019 appeal. The stamp project for 2020 is the Women’s Development Centre in Kandy, Sri Lanka which runs a project to support women and girls who have been victims of rape and sexual violence. Please keep those stamps coming in!
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 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