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Date for your Diary – Thursday 14th November 2019
The Justice and Peace Groups from St Andrew’s, Bearsden and St Joseph’s, Milngavie have joined with members of New Kilpatrick, Bearsden to organise an evening to hear the views of church representatives and local politicians on Trident. Father John Gannon and the Very Reverend Dr Alan D McDonald will present the churches’ position. Local schools will also be represented. The event will be held in St Andrew’s Church Hall from 19.30 to 21.00 with refreshments and a chance to talk to the Speakers at the break. Please come along to listen to all views.
GREAT NEWS! The love, concern and generosity of so many of you, our supporters, means that we have now passed the £6,000 target to help Christian families in south India! Thank you and all glory to God! Malcolm MacLeod
SU ‘Fill the Hoose for Belarus’ Fund
Moira would like us all to know that the amount gifted from Castlehill currently stands at an amazing £249.27. The total of all funds for the appeal so far stands at £6958.26!
That kind of money can make a huge difference to the work of SU in Belarus. The appeal will run until the end of October so if you have any boxes at home please hand them over to Moira who will get them into SU.
The Tearfund Big Quiz Night Bearsden Baptist Church, Saturday 16th November.
Do you like a good quiz? Good at general knowledge, or just like a good, fun, competitive night out? Well, Bearsden Baptist are organising a ‘Big Quiz Night’ in partnership with Tearfund. If you’d like to be part of a team, or even get a team together yourself, then please speak to Alan or Moira. More details will follow, providing we can get a team or two together.
SU Scotland Update
Mission Statement: To see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.
What a stirring vision it is! So how do you think we are doing in reaching all the children and young people? Praise God that:
- Our school residentials welcome 3,000+ every academic session
- Our SU groups reach 6,000+ pretty much every week of the term
- Our holidays and weekends reach 3,000+
- Our training and discipleship events support 300+
- Our missions host 1,000+
- Through partnerships we’ve helped host 1,200+ at a summer festival and cheered on another 1,500+ attending PowerPoint events
When we had Martha’s table recently Jim offered an exercise bike to sell with the proceeds going to Ruth. This wasn’t sold – if anyone is interested please see May.
Our Harvest Sunday this year will be 20th October. We shall be thinking about reaping a harvest here at home but also about the work of BMS World Mission. There will be special offering envelopes available for the BMS harvest theme this year, Conflict Survivors from South Sudan. This is usually a time when we collect some non-perishable items for Glasgow City Mission. They have asked that we give the following items –
Tea/Coffee, Sugar, Diluting Juice, Biscuits, Shower Gels/Spray deodorants.
Please bring these on the morning of 20th if you feel led to do so.
Please pick up a copy of the latest issue of @SU from the table.
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.
To receive updates from Ruth please contact her at email@example.com
Copies of Ruth’s Uganda update are available for uplift from the table.
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 latest 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.