W/C Sunday 16th June 2019

Sunday 16th June
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
 6.30 p.m.  Evening Service Fiona Dodds and June Brown will be on door duty.

Tuesday 18th June
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Volunteer Safeguarding Training.A training event has been arranged at Hamilton: Gilmour & Whitehill. This event is for anyone who helps with vulnerable people in the Church, this would include Sunday Blast, Pastoral Care and Mini Cubs.

Please contact Claire in the office as soon as possible if you would like to attend, places are limited.

Thursday 20th June
12.00 Noon Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. Old Time Redemption Songs. The service lasts 30-45 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Sunday 23rd June 
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Mary Stark and Elizabeth Muir will welcome you.

Wednesday 26th June 
10.30 a.m Book Corner Annual Meeting in the Millennium Room.   Anyone interested in the work of the book corner will be very welcome.
 7.30 p.m.Kirk Session Meeting 

Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid week this year raised £358 from the Christian Aid lunch on Sunday 12th May. A further £1780 was raised in the Forum Café during the week and £240 was raised through the Christian Aid envelopes. A huge thank you to everyone who donated, baked and volunteered.

Drama Kirk
It was a real blessing to worship with you last weekend. Thank you to the young people in the congregation for their amazing bible knowledge.  And a huge thank you to every one for their generosity.  The retiring offering raised over £300.00 for the work of Drama Kirk. Liz

W/C Sunday 9th June 2019

With sadness we announce the death of Mrs Janis Ann Stewart. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 11th June at 10.15 a.m. at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. Please remember her family and friends at this time.

Sunday 9th June 2019
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service – Hughina Naylor and Gordon Rankin will be on door duty.

Tuesday 11th June 2019
7.00 p.m. Drama Kirk ‘The Word in Action’ Hamilton Old Parish Church Sanctuary: 

Drama Kirk’s new series uses drama techniques to unlock scripture. The first event, focused on the book of Ruth, was a great success, with feedback including, “It was really good fun! Haven’t experienced anything like it. It definitely brought the story alive”.

Our second event is focused on Moses. You can expect to participate in several activities based on the time in the wilderness, deepening our understanding of that part of scripture and the characters involved. The evening will be relaxed and informal. All are welcome – you don’t need any experience or ability to take part. Why not experience it for yourself?

Thursday 13th June 2019
Midweek Service – 12 noon in the Church Sanctuary. Songs of Praise. There will be tea, coffee and cakes served after the service. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along

Sunday 16th June 
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Fiona Dodds and June Brown will welcome you.

Tuesday 18th June 2019 
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Volunteer Safeguarding Training
A training event has been arranged at Hamilton: Gilmour & Whitehill.
This event is for anyone who helps with vulnerable people in the Church, this would include Sunday Blast, Pastoral Care and Mini Cubs.

Please contact Claire in the office as soon as possible if you would like to attend, places are limited.

W/C Sunday 2nd June 2019

Sunday 2nd June
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
 2.00 p.m. – Avonbridge Care Home Monthly Service
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service at Hamilton: South

 Life and Work and Centre Magazine – both publications will be available for distribution

Wednesday 5th June

Tickets also available from Hughina Naylor:

Thursday 6th June 2019
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 8th June 2019
1.30 -3.30 p.m.Sing with Swing  Anyone who is interested is very welcome.

Sunday 9th June 2019
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service – Hughina Naylor and Gordon Rankin will be on door duty.

Tuesday 11th June 2019
7.00 p.m. Drama Kirk ‘The Word in Action’ Hamilton Old Parish Church Sanctuary: 

Drama Kirk’s new series uses drama techniques to unlock scripture. The first event, focused on the book of Ruth, was a great success, with feedback including, “It was really good fun! Haven’t experienced anything like it. It definitely brought the story alive”.

Our second event is focused on Moses. You can expect to participate in several activities based on the time in the wilderness, deepening our understanding of that part of scripture and the characters involved. The evening will be relaxed and informal. All are welcome – you don’t need any experience or ability to take part. Why not experience it for yourself?

Tuesday 18th June 2019 
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Volunteer Safeguarding Training
A training event has been arranged at Hamilton: Gilmour & Whitehill.
This event is for anyone who helps with vulnerable people in the Church, this would include Sunday Blast, Pastoral Care and Mini Cubs.

Please contact Claire in the office as soon as possible if you would like to attend, places are limited.

W/C Sunday 26th May 2019

Sunday 26th May
10.45 a.m. Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m. – Evening Service Sandra Gray & Bill Anderson will welcome you.

Tuesday 28th May
7.00 p.m. Drama Kirk – Hamilton Old Parish Church Sanctuary: ‘The Word in Action’ – Ruth

Drama Kirk brings you a new series of events, unlocking scripture using drama tools.For this first event, you can expect to participate in several activities based on the book of Ruth. This will include improvising part of the text and discussing what it teaches us. We will have opportunity to explore the relationships between the characters and their relationships with God. The evening will be relaxed and fun and you don’t need any experience or ability to take part.  Join us and be part of the Word in Action.

Thursday 30th May
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service – in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 1st June
10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Messy Church: Pentecost – Please come and join us. It would help with our 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 2nd June
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
 2.00 p.m. – Avonbridge Care Home Monthly Service
 6.30 p.m. – Evening Service at Hamilton: South

 Life and Work and Centre Magazine – both publications will be available for distribution

Wednesday 5th June

Tickets also available from Hughina Naylor:

Tuesday 18th June 2019 
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Volunteer Safeguarding Training
A training event has been arranged at Hamilton: Gilmour & Whitehill.
This event is for anyone who helps with vulnerable people in the Church, this would include Sunday Blast, Pastoral Care and Mini Cubs.

Please contact Claire in the office as soon as possible if you would like to attend, places are limited.

W/C Sunday 19th May

 

Obituary
With sadness we announce the death of Mrs Margaret Crowe. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 21st May at 11am at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. Please remember her family and friends at this time.

Sunday 19th May
Morning Service- 10.45 am
No Evening Service
Heart & Soul 2019:
This event runs from 1pm and will finish with worship from 5pm. The Heart & Soul Swing Band will be playing at the Ross bandstand at 4pm.
Heart & Soul Live and Local. From 1:30pm until the end of worship we will be broadcasting a live, hosted programme live from the Gardens. We would love people to gather with friends and watch together, or simply spend some time on their own watching and taking part in the event. You will be able to join Heart & Soul Live and Local at www.heartandsoul.org.uk.

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine: All material for the Summer issue must be with the Editor by TODAY; Sunday 19th May. 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

Outcome of 2019 Gift Day Appeal: Members of the congregation have supported this year’s Appeal most generously and this is very much appreciated. The donations made (exclusive of gift aid) this year total £3,700 and gift aid should add an extra £790, making the total benefit to St John’s £4,490. The Gift Day donations (exclusive of gift aid) in 2018 totalled £4,000, but this sum included a non-recurring windfall to St John’s of £1,000 thanks to the generosity of one particular member- so the figure for this year is really excellent and thanks go to all who contributed.

Monday 20th May 2019

St John’s Guild – Committee meeting, 1pm

Beetle Drive – 7-9pm. Tickets are available from David Austin, Janet Howson and Christine McArthur

Thursday 23rd May 2019

Midweek Service – 12.15pm in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 25th May 2019

Sing with Swing Choir – 1.30-3.30pm. Anyone who is interested is very welcome.

Sunday 26th May 2019

10.45am – Morning Worship

6.30pm – Evening Service

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Drama Kirk – 7pm Hamilton Old Parish Church Sanctuary: ‘The Word in Action’ – Ruth
Drama Kirk brings you a new series of events, unlocking scripture using drama tools.
For this first event, you can expect to participate in several activities based on the book of Ruth. This will include improvising part of the text and discussing what it teaches us. We will have opportunity to explore the relationships between the characters and their relationships with God. The evening will be relaxed and fun and you don’t need any experience or ability to take part. Join us and be part of the Word in Action.

Thursday 30th May 2019

Midweek Service – 12.15pm in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 1st June 2019

Messy Church: Pentecost – 10.30 – 12.30pm Please come and join us. It would help with our planning if you could let us know if you are coming along. Contact us at stjohnsmessychurch@gmail.com or via our Facebook page, Messy Church at St John’s Hamilton.

Wednesday 5th June 2019

Concert with Stewarton Winds and Special Guests, Dalziel High School Choir – 7.30pm, Sherbrooke Mosspark Parish Church. Tickets £6/4 available at the door, online at www.stewartonwinds.eventbrite.co.uk or from Hughina Naylor : hughina.naylor@sky.com