W/C Sunday 10th November 2019

Sunday 10th November: Remembrance Sunday
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
There will be a retiring collection this morning for Hollybush House.
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Paul Flarry & Lesley Auld will welcome you.

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine: All material for the December/January issue must be with the Editor by NEXT Sunday; 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 be email to: office @stjohnshamilton.org.uk

Tuesday 12th November
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour – in the Centenary Hall. Everyone is welcome to come along.
7.30 p.m. S.A.L.T. – in the Millennium Room. This is our first meeting of the new session. Everyone is welcome to come along.
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Kirk Session Safeguarding Training at Uddingston: Burnhead. This is now fully subscribed.

Thursday 14th November 2019
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.

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.

Drama Kirk Fundraising Concert
Sat 23rd November 7:30 pm; 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

Pastoral Care
Would the Pastoral Care Committee please meet at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday  27th November in the Millennium room 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.

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

November.Flower Rota
The flower rota for 2020 will be drawn up shortly. All those currently on the rota will receive a copy. If anyone wishes to be on the flower rota or if there are any changes to be made by those currently on the rota please contact Claire in the office.

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.

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