W/C Sunday 29th September

Following last week’s announcement of the death of Mary Wilson, her funeral will take place on Wednesday 2nd October at 2.00 p.m. at St John’s Church followed by a committal at West Cemetery, Wellhall Road. Please remember her family and friends at this time.

Sunday 29th September
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m.  – Evening Service  Karen Limond & Janet Boyes will be on door duty

Tuesday 1st October
10.00 a.m. Centre reopens after September weekend holiday
 1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour in the Centenary Hall. This is our first meeting of the new session. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Wednesday 2nd October
7.30 p.m. Fellowship Farewell in the Forum: final meeting of St John’s Fellowship. All past and present members are very welcome, it would be good to see as many members as possible.

Thursday 3rd October
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 6th October 2019: Harvest Thanksgiving
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship

Crossreach Calendars 2020
Time to place your orders for the Crossreach Pictorial Calendars for 2020.
Marion Baird will be in the Forum after the close of Church service on Sundays 6th, 13th and 20th October and will be pleased to take your order of a calendar to help support the work of Crossreach in this their 150 year of providing social care in Scotland. Thank you for supporting Crossreach in this way.

2.00 p.m. – Avonbridge Care Home Monthly Service
 6.30 p.m.  – Evening Service at Hamilton: South

Monday 7th  October 2019
 7.30 p.m. St John’s Guild – This is the first meeting of the new session. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Tuesday 8th October 2019
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.

Thursday 10th October 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.

Saturday 12th October 2019
Centre shut for the October Holiday and will reopen on Monday 21st October.
10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Messy Church. The theme of this event is I Am.  It would help with 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.
1.30 p.m. -3.30 p.m. Sing with Swing Choir. Anyone who is interested is very welcome.

Wednesday 23rd October
2.30 p.m. Guild Theatre Afternoon
There are a few spare tickets available for the Guild Theatre Afternoon to see ‘All Shook Up’ at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow. If you are interested please contact Liz Shepherd 

Safeguard Training
Tuesday 12th November
7.00 – 9.00 p.m. There will be Kirk Session Safeguarding Training at Uddingston Burnhead.
Saturday 7th December
10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon A Volunteer Training Event will be held at Airdrie Jackson.
If you would like to attend either, or both, of these events please contact Ann Auld.

 

W/C Sunday 22nd September 2019

With sadness we announce the death of Mr Joe Rankin. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 25th September at 11.00 a.m. at South Lanarkshire Crematorium.
Please remember his family and friends at this time.

Sunday 22nd September
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship

St John’s ‘Centre’ Magazine: All material for the October issue must be with the Editor by TODAY; Sunday 22nd September. 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

Harvest Appeal 2019
We are once again being given the opportunity to contribute to the work of ‘Place of Restoration’ and ‘Turn on the Tap’. Our Harvest Appeal was launched on Sunday 1st September and envelopes were distributed with the September magazine and are available at the church doors and in the Forum Café.  These can be placed in the offering plate on a Sunday or in the treasurer’s box outside the office at other times.

6.30 p.m.  – Evening Service Marilyn Graham & George Wade will welcome you.

Thursday 26th September
12.15 p.m. Midweek Service in the Church Sanctuary. The services last 15 – 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Saturday 28th September
Centre closed today until Tuesday 1st October
1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Sing with Swing Choir  Anyone who is interested is very welcome.

Forthcoming Events

Sunday 29th September
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship
  6.30 p.m.  – Evening Service  Karen Limond & Janet Boyes will be on door duty

Tuesday 1st October
10.00 a.m. Centre reopens after September weekend holiday
 1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour in the Centenary Hall. This is our first meeting of the new session. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Wednesday 2nd October
7.30 p.m. Fellowship Farewell in the Forum: final meeting of St John’s Fellowship

Thursday 3rd October
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.

Crossreach Calendars 2020
Time to place your orders for the Crossreach Pictorial Calendars for 2020.
Marion Baird will be in the Forum after the close of Church service on Sundays 6th, 13th and 20th October and will be pleased to take your order of a calendar to help support the work of Crossreach in this their 150 year of providing social care in Scotland. Thank you for supporting Crossreach in this way.

Wednesday 23rd October
2.30 p.m. Guild Theatre Afternoon 
There are a few spare tickets available for the Guild Theatre Afternoon to see ‘All Shook Up’ at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow.
If you are interested please contact Liz Shepherd

Safeguard Training
Tuesday 12th November
7.00 – 9.00 p.m. There will be Kirk Session Safeguarding Training at Uddingston Burnhead.
Saturday 7th December
10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon A Volunteer Training Event will be held at Airdrie Jackson.
If you would like to attend either, or both, of these events please contact Ann Auld.

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 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

W/C Sunday 10th March 2019

With sadness we announce the death of Mrs Eleanor Haddow. Please remember her family and friends at this time. Funeral details still to be confirmed.


Sunday 10th March 
10.45 a.m.  – Morning Worship: Communion
5.15 p.m.    – Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
6.30 p.m.    – Evening Service: Communion 
Dennis and Delia Hart will welcome you.

Centre Magazine – available for distribution

‘Food for Thought 2019’  This year a lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ will meet for five Sundays beginning on Sunday 10th March at 5.15 p.m. in the Youth Room.  We will be using material called Eat, Pray, Share that allows us to reflect on the way we share round the Lord’s table under the five themes of:

Community
Commemoration
Covenant
Celebration
Commitmentlent-symbols

This is particularly helpful for us in Lent as we begin and end the season by celebrating the Lord’s Supper, first of all on the first Sunday in Lent and then again on Easter Sunday at both our 9.30 a.m. and 10.45 a.m. services.

Food for Thought will last for an hour and people can choose whether they want to stay on for the evening service on those Sunday which will further explore the theme of that week.

Tuesday 12th March
1.30 p.m. Friendly Hour  Outing
7.30 p.m. SALT – in the Millennium Room

Wednesday 13th March
7.00 p.m. Kirk Session Meeting 

Thursday 14th March
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.

St John’s Mini Cubs
Mini cubs runs in St John’s on a Friday night from 6.00 p.m. -7.00 pm and has a very healthy attendance.  Unfortunately, our leader, Tony Carter, is retiring at Easter after 13 years of service and our thanks go to him for carrying out this role well for so many years. The remainder of our leadership team is continuing to the summer where after they too will be retiring. The leadership team is keen to get a new leader and support team in place before then to allow them to assist the new leadership team. We are looking for some volunteers to take on these roles and allow the mini cubs to continue. If you know of anyone would might be interested in getting involved with this active group, please encourage them to contact Lianne McInally, Julie Lamont or Colin MacLeod.

Saturday 16th March
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sing-with-the-swing-band-tickets-54921201793

Sing with the Swing Band
11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. The Heart and Soul Swing Band will be hosting their second ‘Sing with the Swing Band’ day after the successful launch of their Go For it Fund supported Community Gospel Choir Project in November last year.  More information can be found at the Eventbrite link above.  The event is for people of all ages and any amount of (or no) musical experience.  Come along with a packed lunch, by yourself or with friends or family, for a day of singing and swinging as we celebrate the joy of music!

Sunday 17th March 2019
10.45 a.m. – Morning Worship: Communion
 5.15 p.m. –  Lent discussion group ‘Food for Thought’ in the Youth Room
 6.30 p.m. –  Evening Service  Paul Flarry and Andrew McLean will be on door duty

 Forum Café
Volunteers are required for the Forum café to cover Karen Limond’s shifts, in particular the Thursday shift. If you are able to cover any of the shifts, please consult the sheet in the kitchen and note your details. Thank you.

St Andrew’s Hospice – Make a Will Month – March 2019
Make or update your Will and support St Andrew’s Hospice during the month of March. Several Lanarkshire Legal Firms have agreed to write a basic Will and waive their legal fee, in return for a donation to St Andrew’s Hospice.  For further information please contact Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer at St Andrew’s Hospice  on 01236 772087 or email lorna.mccafferty@standrews.scot.nhs.uk