W/C Sunday 21st April 2019

The Minister is on annual leave until 2nd May 2019. During this time Rev Ross Blackman from Hamilton: Old Parish is available on 01698 640185 for pastoral care.

Sunday 21st April
6.30 a.m. Hamilton Old Parish Church or outside Chatelherault Lodge
Both these services are followed by breakfast rolls at Hamilton Old Parish Church Halls,
9.30 a.m. ” Early in the Garden..” at St John’s
Worship for all ages in the garden (weather permitting) with family celebration of the Lord’s Supper
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
No Evening Service

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine: All material for the May issue must be with the Editor by Sunday 21st April. 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 Editors in the rack outside the office or sent be email to: office @stjohnshamilton.org.uk

Sing with the Swing Choir !!

An open invitation is being extended to the people of Hamilton to join an energetic “Big Band” community choir.

St John’s Parish Church hopes to become a regional hub for Heart & Soul Swing Band concerts and is appealing to men and women, boys and girls to join in on the fun.

Minister, Rev Joanne Hood, is a singer with the 20-piece band, which performs a mixture of jazz, swing, gospel music, traditional hymns with a contemporary twist and original songs.

“The long term hope is to use the event to inspire people to be part of a community choir that would be able to sing with the swing band at any local concerts in the future.”

If you would like to be part of this exiting new project, please come along on Saturday 11th May. Starts at 1.30 p.m. and should finish around 3.30 p.m.

Saturday 27th April 2019
Gift Day –  Envelopes are being distributed in the April Magazine and are available at the Church door and in the Forum café. Proceeds will be retained by St John’s to further its work. It is hoped members will support this giving opportunity generously as they did last year.

Sunday 28th April
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Alex Magowan and Liz Magowan will be on door duty.

Christian Aid Week: Sunday 12 May – Saturday 18 May 2019

We are looking for volunteers for Saturday (18th) in the forum café and the baking stall. We are also looking for home baking on the Saturday.

The Christian Aid lunch is on Sunday 12th May – we are looking for volunteers to make soup and help serve.

If you are able to help please contact Sheila Thomson or the office.

Saturday 11th May 2019
Sing with Swing Choir – 1.30-3.30 p.m. This is the first meeting of the Sing with Swing choir. Anyone who is interested is welcome.

Sunday 12th May 2019
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
6.30 p.m.  Evening Worship
Christian Aid Lunch will take place in the Centenary Hall after morning worship. Join us for soup and help raise money for Christian Aid.

Thursday 16th May 2019
7.30 p.m. Hyzone AGM in the Millennium Room. The Agenda will be in the May magazine and is available from the office.    

The People’s Passion
Many thanks to all who attended and supported The People’s Passion during Holy Week. It would be very much appreciated if you could tell us what you thought by completing our short survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZX2PBP2 or scan the QR code.

Your feedback is very helpful to us in developing the work of Drama Kirk.