See Calendar for weekly activities
Membership Class. We will be running a membership class for anyone interested in church membership. It will be on a week-day evening and will cover the basics of what it means to be a member and how to become a member of Castlehill Baptist. If you would like to be involved (without any commitment or pressure to join!!) please contact the Pastor ASAP.
Baptism Class. We will be having a baptism service on 10th February 2019 at 3.00 pm in Bearsden Baptist Church. If you are interested in finding out about Baptism please contact the Pastor ASAP.
Bi-weekly church prayer meetings
With the closure of The Bridge we need to arrange venues for future prayer meetings. If you would be prepared to host the occasional Sunday evening prayer meeting in your home please let Alan know.
The Association of Bearsden Churches Unity Supper will take place on Wednesday 6th February 2019, 7.00 for 7.15 pm at New Kilpatrick Church New Halls. This will include a presentation by pupils from Bearsden Academy on the Book of Job. Tickets £12 – includes buffet supper. For more information or for tickets please see Alan.
Ladies Night in the manse on Friday 1st February.
New beginning: A relaxed evening of chatting, crafting and supper with a short Bible message. Invite a friend who needs encouraged to know Jesus.
If you have a craft project hidden in your cupboard that is longing to be re-started or you would like encouragement to start a new one, bring it along. There will also be card making materials available for those who just want to come and join in for an evening.
Please sign up – see the sheet on the table. Each line will ensure a place for two people – yourself and a friend. The manse is limited for space but there is room for twenty people. If you would like to come but the list is full or you have not been able to ask a friend, please add you name to the waiting list.
If you would like to be involved in organising any future events please speak to Carolyn. Thanks.
Advance notification of Scottish Baptist College AGM
Tues 5th March 2019 7.30 pm Pitlochry. If interested in attending as church representative see David Gilchrist for more details.
Need for lead musician
If you play a musical instrument (piano, keyboard, guitar or whatever) and would be willing to use your musical gift to lead our worship during our Sunday morning services on occasions please let Jenny Tosh know.
Cue and Review Print Speaking to the Blind are a charity based in Bishopbriggs. We are currently looking to recruit volunteer Access to Audio Ambassadors in East Dunbartonshire to place leaflets and business cards at businesses, shops and amenities in the area and also to show the public how to listen to daily and weekly online articles from the Herald, Evening Times, The National and Inside Soap magazine for free. If you would like to volunteer and become an Access to Audio Ambassador, please contact Michael on 0141 772 3976 or via email email@example.com For details of other volunteer opportunities see – www.cueandreview.com
Please don’t forget to pick up a copy of the latest edition of the @SU magazine.
Attention all aspiring thespians! Easter time play, ‘The Eternal Trial’.
This is a brand new two act play addressing the events around Easter from a non-traditional aspect. It revolves around the timeless trial of the gardener from Gethsemane who stands accused of body snatching the corpse of Jesus of Nazareth. This promises to be an exciting, challenging and rewarding venture with the opportunity to extend our ecumenical ethos and also lend itself to potential fund raising for selected charities.
It is intended to first present this play as an ABC Local Production, therefore a team of volunteer players is needed, with either amateur, professional or with no experience at all, along with stage and costume managers from our Bearsden Churches, so that this ecumenical venture can be staged successfully.
If interested please contact Ian Cooper of Westerton Parish Church on 01419420942 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Funds for Ruth in Uganda
Nan Cordiner has made a variety of cards which she would like to sell for funds for Ruth’s work in Uganda. She is asking for donations, which can be put in the box beside the cards on the table. Please have a browse and help yourself.
OMF Prayer Diary
Copies of the OMF Prayer Diary are available for uplift from the table.
BMS – Stamps Support Mission
It’s hard to believe but used stamps means money for BMS. Last year the amount raised by the organisation was enough to support a mission worker in Thailand for a year! Please pass your used stamps (trimmed but leaving a border around each stamp) to Moira Ritchie who will send them off to BMS.
Please pick up your copy of the November issue of the Steadfast Global news letter from the table.
Pre-service prayer time
All are welcome to join with us for pre-service prayer time in the dining room before the morning service at 10.10 am.
Church Prayer Chain
Please remember to make use of the Prayer Chain. The person to contact is Susan Campbell (0141 942 8112) or if she is not available then contact Jenny Tosh (0141 942 2008).
Recording of Sunday Services
All our services are recorded into digital format. If you miss a service, part of a series, or found a particular service special then you can download a digital audio file (MP3) from the church website onto a suitable MP3 player, smart phone or tablet.
If you would like a copy CD, please ask Ken or Susan Campbell or e-mail by clicking HERE
There is no charge for these copy CDs.
Church notices are available to be sent out as email once per week. If you would like to receive ‘E-notices’ please see Susan Campbell or click HERE for your name and e-mail address to be added to the list. This circulation list may also be used to send out other communications from the church, and may from time to time include circulations from other organisations out with the church, such as Baptist Union of Scotland.
Can we please ask that people reverse their cars into the car parking spaces. This will help with safety in the car park after the services.