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Advance notification of church business meeting to be held to make decision on the future of The Bridge – A church meeting will be held at 7.45pm on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at The Bridge to vote on the future of The Bridge. Further details concerning this meeting and the voting mechanism to be used will be given in due course.
The Deacons are currently looking to appoint someone as Property Convenor to oversee the up keep of the manse. This would entail organising work parties and tradesmen to do routine maintenance jobs. If this is something you think you can help out with please speak to David Gilchrist for more details.
Food Hygiene Update
There need to be some changes to the way we serve food etc after services and for fellowship lunches. If you help with serving or providing food could you please ensure that you see Moira who has some leaflets which will give you the information you require.
SU Scotland – Big Celebration – 18th August 2018
Come along and celebrate! This is the annual celebration of all things SU Scotland that we can praise God for over the past year. Meet up with old friends – and make new ones – explore Lendrick Muir and take part in some fun activities (if that is your thing!). This is an event for folk of all ages. Food is available and there will be times of praise and worship and opportunities to hear about the work that has been going on since the 150th Celebration year. Suscotland.org.uk/bigcelebration – leaflets available on table for more details.
Release International – Please sign the petition on the table to the President of the People’s Republic of China to express concern about the repression of the Christian church in the country under the new regulations that were introduced in February 2018. Many churches have been destroyed, pastors arrested and imprisoned and those trying to represent them in the courts have been detained and even tortured. Let’s stand with other fellow Christians in appealing to their government to reassess the situation. Presenting petitions can make a difference.
Baptist Assembly in Scotland: Motherwell Concert Hall 25th-28th October 2018
The Scottish Baptist Assembly is an annual coming together of the whole Scottish Baptist family, with every church having the opportunity to send delegates and their minister to celebrate, discuss and review our life together in an atmosphere of listening to God in and through each other. If you would like to attend the whole Assembly as a church delegate please speak to Alan so that we can register you. N.B. Anyone can attend any of the evening sessions without registering.
This year’s Assembly will unpack aspects of discipleship in relation to this word “Fearless.” We will be joined by Teun van der Leer, Rector of the Dutch Baptist Seminary, who will be exploring our Baptist roots and the fearless witness of early Baptists. Rosey McFarlane, Pastor of Pastoral Care & Prayer at Stirling Baptist Church, will be helping us reflect on fearless prayer and how we might grow in boldness in and through prayer. Kang-San Tan, General Director of BMS World Mission, will close our Assembly with an exploration of the topic fearless mission reflecting on what it looks like today for us to participate in the mission of God with a Godly boldness.
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 email@example.com
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 Steadfast Global news letter from the table. This is a special double edition covering July and August – so twice the news about our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.
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 (https://castlehillbaptist.org.uk/resoursces/recordings-of-services/) 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.