These cheery first signs of spring help us look forward to lighter, warmer days – even if things outside still feel as if winter isn’t planning to leave any time soon!
Join us in the Hall for cream scones, home baking, music, Fairtrade goods, a play area for the young ones and daffodils, of course!
Everyone is welcome to drop in, browse, buy, chat, eat, drink, and stay a while between 10.30am and 1pm on Saturday 23rd February.
The topic for this meeting in the “A Matter of Opinion” series is David Stow: ‘a sort of amateur teacher’ led by Glenda White.
The far-reaching achievements of a little-known local man: followed by discussion for those who like to discuss and the opportunity just to sit and listen for those prefer it that way.
Friday 15th February at 7.30pm – All welcome – we hope to see you there.
Come along with family, friends and neighbours to…
A bazaar/fiesta/bonanza in the Church hall involving everyone who meets in this building, which will raise some cash for the building and various good causes but is also a great opportunity to get to know each other better, make friends and enjoy ourselves!
Browse and buy: including delicious home-baking, pre-loved books and music, interesting curiosities and toys and that wonderful stall labelled simply ‘STUFF’…
Compete: some challenges which you may have met before and some which you probably have not!
Refresh and relax: at Joyce’s wonderful tea place with a cuppa and delicious treats.
See you there!
East Dumbartonshire Schools Concert Band join us for our annual carol service lit by candle light.
Come and sing some favourite carols – lanterns provided!
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)
We had loads of fun at Messy Church baking soda bread and making butter along with lots of other harvest crafts. The rest of the congregation were able to sample our efforts on Sunday at the Welcome Lunch after our Harvest Thanksgiving Service.
If you want to have a go at making soda bread, this is the recipe we used (makes 12 rolls):
Preheat your oven to 200C (fan 180C, gas mk 6)
- 300g wholemeal flour
- 300g plain white flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 200ml buttermilk
- 225ml milk
- 2 tsps honey
Tip for buttermilk: it can sometimes be tricky to find, but large supermarkets often have it in the Polish foods section (maslanka). If you can’t get buttermilk, natural yoghurt works too.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix to form a sticky dough (you may find you need a little extra milk).
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 12 equally sized rolls. Place on a floured baking tray and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until risen and golden brown.
If you want to make butter to eat with it, put some double cream into a large jar. Make sure the lid is on properly (!) and then shake, shake, shake until the butter separates out into a lump. Rinse and squish the butter under a cold tap to get as much of the remaining liquid as you can and then eat with warm soda bread rolls.
Shoebox Night, Wednesday 10th October, 8pm
The Guides and Ranger Guides invite you to join them for an evening launching our shoebox collection for this year.
A Matter of Opinion, Friday 12th October, 7.30pm
For this month’s MOO, Susie Reid will Skype in from Brazil to tell us about her work with ‘street children’ there. (She will be supported in the room here by Maureen Reid.) Definitely one not to be missed!
Coffee ‘n’ Cards, Saturday 20th October, 10.30am
Our annual sale of charity Christmas Cards and a wider than usual range of Fairtrade goods along with refreshments, home baking and good conversation.