W/C Sunday 17th November 2019

Sunday 17th November
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Jack MacIntyre & Ann Auld will be on door duty

Operation Christmas Child:
Shoebox appeal  – The filled boxes will be collected after the service.

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine:
 All material for the December/January issue must be with the Editor by TODAY; Sunday 17th November. Remember this is your magazine, your news and articles would be much appreciated. If you have anything you would like in the magazine, items can be left in the top right basket marked Magazine Editor in the rack outside the office or sent by email to: office @stjohnshamilton.org.uk

Monday 18th November
7.00 p.m St John’s Guild – Visit from Hamilton Perfumery. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Tuesday 19th November
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – Outing to Livingston Outlet.

Wednesday 20th November
9.30 a.m. Probus Club meets in the Clyde Room

Thursday 21st November
10.30 a.m. Bible Study Group in the Youth Room. This group meets weekly. Please come along and join us.
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 23rd November
1.30 -3.30 p.m. Sing with Swing Choir  Anyone who is interested is very welcome.
2.00 p.m. Lights to Remember: In association with Marie Curie, St Mary’s Episcopal Church is holding a ‘Lights to Remember’ event. This will be a service of live music, poetry and reflection to give people a space and time to remember those we have loved and lost as Christmas approaches. Refreshments provided.
7:30 p.m. Drama Kirk Fundraising Concert featuring St John’s Singers, St Mary’s School Choir & Drama Kirk.

Tickets:- Adult £7:00, Children £3:00 Available from Forum Cafe or Ken Graham at kenmgraham@yahoo.co.uk  mob 07779788592

Sunday 24th November
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
Kirk Session Meeting – immediately after morning worship
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Hughina Naylor & Gordon Rankin will welcome you.

The Centre will be closed from Monday 25th November and will reopen on Monday 2nd December to allow for the installation of a new heating system. All Groups, including SALT, Friendly Hour, Midweek Service, Thursday morning Bible Study, all Scouting and Guiding groups, toddler groups, lunch club, Musical Memories, Choir and the Forum Café will be cancelled for that week.

Pastoral Care
Would the Pastoral Care Committee please meet at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday  27th November in the Church to prepare the parcels for the Elders to distribute to the senior members. The Elders have to pick up the parcels from the office on Sunday 1st December, after the morning Communion Service. Last year it proved to be a very successful way of distributing the parcels and resulted in additional people being added to the list.

Welcome Teams
If anyone would like to be part of our Welcome Teams, please speak to anyone on duty at the door or contact Ann Auld  or by email 

Heart & Soul Swing Band Concert
There is a concert on Friday 29th November at Jackson Church in Airdrie at 7.30 p.m.

Sunday 1st December
10.45 a.m. – Advent Communion Service
 4.00 p.m.  Advent Communion Service at United Reformed Church
 7.30 pm – World Aids Day Concert at St John’s featuring our Sing with Swing Choir, some swing band friends and Woodside Primary Big Singing Group.

Saturday 7th December
12.30 p.m. Reindeer Parade Join Drama Kirk, Santa and the reindeer for the parade on the 7th of December! This year’s nativity is “A New Star” a charming performance which tells the Christmas story from the perspective of the stars. The parade leaves the bottom cross at 12.30 and the short nativity will be performed soon after arrival at the top cross. Please do bring young families and friends along to this lovely family event.

Safeguard Training
There will be a Volunteer training event will be held on Saturday 7th December from 10.00 a.m. till 12.00 noon at Airdrie Jackson. If you would like to attend this event please contact Ann Auld – email

Volunteering Opportunity at Hamilton Child Contact CentreSt. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchHamilton, ML3 6JT
There is a volunteering opportunity at the Hamilton Child Contact Centre. Main duties include: help put both parents/family members and children at ease, ensure availability of suitable play equipment and materials, escort children between each parent, complete contact arrangements as advised by the Manager and to report any problems/incidents immediately to the Manager, maintain confidentiality and be non-judgemental and neutral and assist in the smooth running of the Centre by keeping records of attendance etc.

Requirement: On a Saturday morning (9.45 a.m.-1.15 p.m.) or afternoon (1.15 p.m.-4.45 p.m.) or a full day – approximately every third Saturday. Travel expenses are paid.

For more information contact: Margo Yates: Email: contactcentrestmarys@gmail.com     Web: stmarysepiscopalhamilton.co.uk