Guild Coffee Morning
Thank You from the Guild
Our thanks to all who supported the Guild Coffee Morning on 8th November, when we raised a total of £412! Well done everyone – a great result!
The Guild Christmas meal has been organised for 17th December at Swanston Golf Club. The cost per person is £24. The coach will leave the church at 2.30pm for the meal at 3pm. It is anticipated that we would be home be-tween 5pm – 6pm. The coach is a 24 seater and we already have a total of 22 names but, if others would like to come along, a larger coach can be or-ganised.
Annual Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting will be held on 10th December.
Guild Coffee Morning
Bang-on & Jeff’s wedding was in Agape church, Cannelton Indiana. It was a very blessed day. Jeff’s family and the church have welcomed Bang-on with open arms and hearts. They are happy Jeff has found in Bang-on what he has been praying for in a wife and that Bang-on has found in Jeff what she had been asking God for in a husband.
Please continue to keep them in your prayers as there is still a long process for them to go through to get the final visas required for Bang-on to stay in America.
At last we have got here, our monthly newsletter has materialised with the great support of the Elders and group leaders. The communications team hope you find this new format both informative and relevant to the needs of todays Church congregation.
We appreciate one month is a long time and you cannot always submit that last minute event or notice. Please be assured these will be covered during intimations on a Sunday, via the website or the most valuable of all…word of mouth.
I would encourage you to visit our clean, easy to use and up to date web-site for all the latest notices and events.
Januarys newsletter will be closed for submissions on Monday 29th Decem-ber. So please consider anything you feel may be missing, not enough off or you would like to share. Send these to:
Light of the world : by Exile a night of praise at Liberton Kirk on Saturday the 6th of December at 7.30pm . See the notice board for details. The event is by tickets but it is free, will order 20 tickets if you need one see Norma Packham.
06/12/2014 Light of the World by Origin at Liberton Kirk 7.30pm. You need a ticket but they are free, retiral offering will be taken for the event. See Norma Packham for tickets.
02/01/2015 African Children Choir at Craigmillar Park Church 7.00pm , free tickets from Norma, retiral offerings will be taken, if you can walk to the event with prayers and candles or lanterns, or if you come by car or bus still do pray on the way.
06/12/2014 Quiet time with prayers and thoughts as we prepare our-selves for Christmas at 10.15am-1.00pm bring your own lunch, tea and coffee will be served.
18/12/2014 Carols at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre 6.30pm-7.30pm
20/12/2014 Carols at Morrisons 12.00-1.00pm
Please find below. Note – From December we will be moving to a monthly newsletter. So if you have any content you would like to see in there, let us know through the normal channels.
The Guild’s annual Coffee Morning takes place on Saturday, 8th November, between 10am to 12 noon. Everyone is invited to come along and see what we have in store for you. There will be the usual stalls with books, bric-a-brac, CDs and much more, plus there will be the most wonderful selection of scrumptious home baking, the likes of which you will not have seen for a long time!! Come along, bring a friend, and enjoy fellowship and tea/coffee with mouth- watering delicacies!! Tickets £2.00 each.
Should you have any items which you would like to donate to the above, we would be delighted to receive them. They can be handed in to the church hall on Friday, 7th November 2014, between 2pm and 4pm. Thank you.
Volunteers are required to help with teas’ and coffee’s on the 30th of November and 28th of December they would be working with Sheila Corrigan. If interested speak to Sheila or Jan.
Jennifer Merrilees has very kindly accepted the Guild’s invitation to be the guest speaker on Wednesday, 29th October, at 2pm to give a talk
about the Torch Association. We are all very much looking forward to learning more about the work the Torch Association does. All are welcome
and – bring a friend!
We are now less than 4 weeks away from the start of the Blythswood Care Shoebox Appeal 2014. Last year’s successful run within one week will not be repeated owing to logistical problems with the vehicles and drivers; we hope to better the 2013 total of 6,300 shoeboxes sorted but it will again be over a two-week period. The dates for this year are:
Monday 10th November to Friday 22nd November. There will be only two shifts per day: 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.00pm to 4.00pm. There will be no evening session.
The main work of the Shoebox Appeal in South Edinburgh is on the sorting centre at Craigmillar Park Church. It is supported by churches and organisations all over Scotland but particularly by congregations in the Newington and South-East area because members mostly live within an easy distance; and while we are always pleased to receive filled shoeboxes our greatest need is for helpers to give their time sorting the shoeboxes donated by others. In recent appeals we have handled between 5,000 and 7,000 boxes each year.
Volunteers to help with shoebox sorting in the Hall at Craigmillar Park Church. There are 2 shifts each day, from 9:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-4pm every weekday and we need at least 6 sorters per shift.
(To help with the arrangements:
If your church is already involved in the shoebox appeal, please would you pass this email to your co-ordinator and ask him or her to contact me.
- If you are not yet involved, we would like you to consider getting involved. You would need to organise a local co-ordinator and, again, ask him or her to contact me.)
On Wednesday, 29th October at 2pm Guild will have a special speaker telling us about the Torch Association.