A sunny Saturday

The sun shone on our first Saturday open hour for private prayer.

It was lovely to be back spending some time in this space, hearing the organ play, sharing peace, contemplation and prayer, and seeing (with all the appropriate precautions!) each other after so long.

Reminder: the church is now open for private prayer on:

  • Tuesdays for one hour between 12.30pm and 1.30pm
  • Saturdays for one hour between 2pm and 3pm

Doors open! Church open for private prayer from 22nd September (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

Exciting news! We’re now able to open the church building for private prayer on:

  • Tuesdays from 12:30 – 13:30 (from 22nd September 2020)
  • Saturdays from 14:00 – 15:00 (from 26th September 2020)

Please enter by the west doors in Saltoun Street and please wear a face covering.

As you will expect there will be in place all the procedures to which we are becoming accustomed in other areas of our life: hand-sanitisers; statutory notices; one-way systems; labelled socially-distanced seating.  Be prepared because, accustomed as we are to all this, it might come as a bit of a shock to find it in church.  Obviously we must keep everyone safe (and legal!)  There will be friendly stewards to help.

One thing which might not occur to you:-  to achieve the needed level of ventilation (as well as to make sure people know we’re back!) we shall have all the doors open as indeed we usually do on our regular Saturday and Tuesday openings.  Please dress for the temperature.  (Perhaps think back to what your Granny or Great-Granny wore to church when you were wee in the era before anyone expected central-heating.)

We are very much looking forward to seeing you

Joint Sunday Evening Services return… on Zoom!

Last Sunday our usual joint Sunday Evening service returned after the Summer break.

We gathered online with our friends from Wellington, Kelvin Bridge, and Hillhead Baptist churches, and guest preacher Rev David Coleman, Environmental Chaplin to Eco Congregation Scotland, for prayer, reflection and singing.

And although all was conducted remotely, there was still time after the service to catch up and chat as usual.

If you would like to join in with these weekly 7pm services, please contact Helen at children.kelvinsidehillhead@gmail.com and she will send you the link and joining info, and answer any questions you might have about how to connect.

See you on Sunday!

Together while we’re apart

Here are some of the ways we are keeping in touch as a community while we continue to be apart.

Sundays:

Karen Hendry, our Interim Moderator leads a short reflection online (via Youtube) for the congregations of both Yoker and KH on a Sunday morning. To join the mailing list and get a link for these, contact Karen at khendry@churchofscotland.org.uk

At 11am we are invited to join together in prayer, thinking of each other. Additionally, Wellington Church continue to provide a pre-recorded service every Sunday which is made available on their website at llam.

Helen makes sure Young Church keeps going with a weekly email full of activities. If your child would like to receive this, contact her at children.kelvinsidehillhead@gmail.com

At 7pm all Christians in Scotland (and beyond!) join in prayer.

Other ways we’re getting together:

Roger Sturrock leads a weekly Bible Study on a Tuesday at 7.30pm using Zoom – contact Roger at rsturrock@churchofscotland.org.uk for more information about this and to join in.

The Wednesday lunches may not be possible at the moment, but Karen hosts a Zoom Wednesday Tea Break at 2pm (often with a quiz!) – all are welcome. Contact Karen Hendry as above to take part in this.

Finally, Guide and Brownie groups are also enjoying virtual meetings. Please contact your child’s own unit leader for more information.

Messy Christmas fun!

Thanks everyone for coming along to our Messy Advent morning – we all got very sticky making fabulous Christmas biscuits as well as crafting advent snowmen, fluffy sheep and beautiful sparkly gift bags.

The little ones joined in with the baking fun using the home-made playdough in the toy kitchen, really easy literally done-in-10-minutes recipe here: https://www.iheartnaptime.net/play-dough-recipe/

Everyone welcome at our Christingle celebration on the 18th December at 6pm, and for all our hall user families (anyone who comes to playgroups, Brownies etc) our Church & Community Christmas Party at 3pm on the 14th December (make sure Helen knows you’re coming so she can tell Santa!).