Week Commencing Sunday 22nd November

 Sunday 22nd November:        

            Morning Worship at 10.45am will be led by Rev Norman McKee as            Joanne will be preaching at Hamilton Old Parish Church.
Evening Service: There will be no Evening Service today. 

            Shoe box appeal – The shoe boxes will be uplifted after morning worship            so all boxes must be received by then.  Leaflets advising what to do are available from both church doors and also in the Forum.

Bereavement Service at 3.00pm in the Church.  This service is for anyone who has lost a loved one or experienced a loss of any kind, either recently or sometime in the past, and would like to attend worship which may allow them to acknowledge or express their feelings of grief.      

There will be no Evening Service this week.  For those going to Longniddry Parish Church the bus will leave at 5pm.

No Youth Group meeting tonight.

Elders – Anyone who has not already done so can collect their Communion  material from the office today.    It is also to be noted that Freewill Offering envelopes for distribution will be available next Sunday and can be uplifted from the Office. 

The Assembly Arrangements Committee of the Church of Scotland are

auditioning and interviewing three candidates for the job of Precentor to the General Assembly. In order to do this a group of over fifty people is required on the afternoon of 28th November from 3.30-5.30pm in St John’s Church where the auditions/interviews are taking place. This group will be taught two tunes by each candidate.  A tea/coffee break is included between 4.30pm and 5pm. Please add your name to the list in the Forum if you know you are able to come along or simply turn up on the day.  We need to know we have at least fifty people.  Please bring as many people as possible.  This is not a choir so those who attend don’t have to be “good” singers, they just need to be WILLING singers! 

Tuesday 24th November  

Friendly Hour – Today at 2.00pm when we will be joined by the Minister of Trinity Parish Church. Tea & coffee will be served, so please come along and join us.

SALT Bible Study will take place at 7.30pm.  All welcome. 

Thursday 26th November 

Bible Study this morning at 10.30am, everyone is most welcome, please come and join us.

Midweek service, at 12:15pm in the Church sanctuary. The service will last about 15-30 minutes, so please come along and invite a friend.        

Saturday 28th November – Messy Christmas

10.30am-12.30pm for all children Prams to P7.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 29th November: 

            First Sunday in Advent – Service with celebration of Holy Communion at 10.45am led by Rev Joanne Hood.

First Sunday in Advent Evening Worship at 6.30pm.

Tuesday December 1st:

            World Aids Day 2015: This year to mark World Aids Day on 1st December

St John’s Parish Church will be floodlit in red.  This is an initiative that has been   running for a few years in Scotland to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.  This will be the first year that a building in Hamilton has been lit in red for this event.

            Red Ribbon Reflections: A worship event at 7pm on Tuesday 1st December to mark World Aids Day 2015 

Sunday 6th December: 

            Morning Worship and Christmas Gift Service at 10.45am.  Gifts of toys will be received for distribution to needy children in the Hamilton area.

            Avonbridge Care Home:  monthly service at the home 2.00pm.  All welcome.

            No Evening Service as a United Communion Service is being held at

Cadzow Parish Church at 6.30pm.