W/C Sunday 24th November 2019

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.

Saturday 30th November
10.30 a.m. 12.00 Noon Messy Church  It would help with planning if you could let us know if you are coming along.  Contact us by email or via our Facebook page Messy Church at St John’s Hamilton.

Sunday 1st December
10.45 a.m. – Advent Communion Service
 4.00 p.m.  Joint 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

The toddler group that runs on a Friday 10.00 -11.30 a.m. is looking for new members. All pre-school ages are catered for. £1 per session. If you know anyone who is interested they can just come along on a Friday morning or can contact Claire in the office (office@stjohnshamilton.org.uk/01698286868) for more information.

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