West End Weans are meeting downstairs in the hall as usual on both school holiday Fridays (5th and 12th April) but will not meet on Good Friday (19 April).
It’s Shrove Tuesday so time to make pancakes!
At Messy Mardi Gras on Saturday morning we made and ate these pancakes – they are the drop scone type that are lovely with butter and jam, or stacked up and eaten with blueberries and syrup!
Makes about 12 small pancakes.
- 225g plain flour
- 2.5 tsps baking powder (or you can use self-raising flour, in which case only add a tsp of baking powder)
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- Enough milk to make the eggs up to 300ml
Note: if you make these in a large jug or a bowl with a lip, it’s much easier to pour the mixture into the pan than to use a spoon.
Mix the dry ingredients and make a well in the middle. Break the eggs into a measuring jug and add milk to make up to 300ml. Then add the milk & egg into the dry ingredients, a little at a time at first, so that you get a smooth batter.
You’re aiming for a similar thickness to double cream, so add less or more milk as required.
Heat a little oil or butter in a thick bottomed frying pan and pour in the batter to either make several small pancakes or one large one at a time.
The pancakes are ready for turning over when the tops are bubbling and the edges have started to set. The second side will take less time to cook – less than a minute in a hot pan.
Some upcoming dates for your diary:
Friday 1 March 11:00 World Day of Prayer Service (St John’s Renfield)
Saturday 2 March 10:30 Messy Mardi Gras!
Saturday 2 March Walking Group
Sunday 3 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH
Sunday 10 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH
Friday 15 March 19:30 ‘A Matter of Opinion’ discussion group
Sunday 17 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH
Thursday 21 March 19:00 Kelvinside Academy concert (time tbc)
Saturday 23 March 10:30 Shoppers’ Coffee
Sunday 24 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH
Sunday 31 March 19:00 Joint evening service at KH contact
Each year as we approach Christmas we invite everyone in our community to our Christingle celebration. Christingle means “Christ light”. A Christingle is used in Advent services of many churches. Our celebration is for the whole community and is suitable for all ages. It takes place in the hall.
It includes dancing by our Highland dancers, music from choirs who meet in the hall and contributions from children’s groups. There is singing by everyone, we tell the Christmas story and every child makes a Christingle. We enjoy refreshments together afterwards.
We welcome all in the community; those who are Christian and those who are not but simply want to join us in the joy of the Christmas season. Don’t miss it. Bring your friends, your neighbours or your flatmates or just come on your own because you will find friends there.
We’re up and running with another very busy Advent. Here are some dates for your diary – hope to see you there!
Tuesday 4 December 20:00 – Cathures Concert
Wednesday 5 December 19:30 – Advent Studies (at Wellington Church)
Sunday 9 December 19:00 – Joint evening service at Kelvindside Hillhead
Wednesday 12 December – 18:00 Christingle all-ages celebration for church & community
Wednesday 12 December 19:30 – Advent Studies (at Wellington Church)
Thursday 13 December 19:00 – Kelvinside Academy Concert in the church (all welcome)
Saturday 15 December 15:00 – Church and Community Children’s Party. (To help out Santa, please contact Helen if your child would like to attend)
Sunday 16 December 11.00 – Gift Sunday in aid of Glasgow women’s refuge
Sunday 16 December 18:30 – Candle-light Carols
Wednesday 19 December 19:30 – Advent Studies (at Wellington Church)
Sunday 23 December 11:00 – Sunday morning service with Nativity
Monday 24 December 23.15 – Carol-singing
Monday 24 December 23:30 – Christmas Eve Worship
Tuesday 25 December 11:00 – Christmas Day Worship
Tuesday 25 December 12:30 – Community Christmas Lunch (no booking required – everyone welcome)
Making sure we’ve got all the glue, glitter, sparkles, icing sugar, sprinkles… things are going to get Messy tomorrow morning!