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Intimations week commencing 24th  September 2017

 

Pastoral Cover  During Grant Barclay’s absence on Study Leave, pastoral cover shall be provided as follows:   11 - 25 September Catherine Beattie (258 7804) 26 Sept - 10 October Calum Macdonald (638 3023)  11 - 25 October Jan Mathieson (579 9997)

Life & Work and Orchardhill Record  distributers please collect the October editions from the Claremount Door.

Pastoral Care Group A reminder to all members of the Pastoral Care Group that there is a meeting planned for Tuesday 3rd October at 10.00am in the Lounge.  Anyone interested in joining the Group will be made very welcome.

Orchard Community Café   On Tuesday 26th September we are joining in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. In exchange for tea or coffee and a delicious cake we ask that you pop your donation into the collection box. We all know someone who has been or is on the Cancer journey. Let’s do as much as we can to help.

MacMillan Cancer World’s biggest Coffee Morning  Isabella Hood will be hosting her coffee morning on Friday 29th September from 8.00am please drop in for a coffee, cake and a chance to win some raffle prizes.

Visiting St George’s Tron - Sunday 1 October at 3.00pm   You’re invited to join us as we visit St George’s Tron Church on 1 October to learn about this city-centre church and why they needed to be a chameleon congregation, looking different during the day and then in the evening, and not looking very traditional at all (despite their heritage). They also have a fantastic cafe and meeting space.

It would help to know if you plan to come and if you have any particular questions that you would like answered - if you are, would you mind sending me a quick email to lfbarr@gmail.com

If you would li‚Äčke a lift, we'll be leaving the church car park at 2.20pm. If you're making your own way there, then please meet at Gorbals Church 163 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2JX at 3.00pm.

Save the Date  A Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 25th November.  This event will hopefully be a major fundraising event the principal objective of which is the raising of funds as a contribution towards the very substantial capital expenditure which the church faces in near future.  So far there has been an enthusiastic response from members of the congregation and if any of you would like to offer your services in any capacity please contact either Gillian Brogan or Isabella Hood.

Giffnock Theatre Players  celebrate its 75th Anniversary this year.  It is a local community group which consistently provides a very high standard of amateur theatrical productions in the form of three plays annually. This October (25th-28th), they present Noel Coward’s classic comedy, Blithe Spirit.  Tickets are priced at £13, £15 and £25.  There is also a special offer available for parties of 10 or more.  It might be a good idea to have a group from Orchardhill enjoy a social evening together and support a local club at the same time.  If anyone is interested in this production, please let Shona Cook know today.

Lodging House Mission and City Mission   The Harvest Thanksgiving collection on Sunday 1 October will once again be split between the Lodging House Mission and the City Mission.

The Harvest donations last most of the year, and the number of hours required to sort out all that they receive into correct product and date is huge. To help with this task, the Mission is asking if we would please keep to the list below prepared by their kitchen staff.  Doing so will have a very big impact on the work involved and space requirements.

Cereal: Corn flakes/Crunchy Nut, Weetabix, Rice Crispies, Sugar Puffs, Frosties, Coco Pops, porridge, Cherrios.

Tinned soup: chicken, tomato, lentil, Scotch broth, vegetable, minestrone.

Tinned meat/fish: mince, ham, corn beef, meatballs, hot dogs, stew, haggis, ravioli, macaroni.

Tinned vegetables: tomatoes, carrots, peas, sweet corn, mixed vegetables, baked beans, potatoes, jars of pasta bake sauces, jars of curry sauces/curry paste.

Tinned fruit: peaches, pears, pineapples, mandarins, fruit cocktail, custard, rice.

Dried goods: mixed herbs, garlic, ground turmeric, chilli powder, crushed chillies, ground coriander.

Other: coffee (not decaf), sugar, coconut milk, tomato sauce, brown sauce vinegar, tomato paste, long-grain rice, broth mixed, dried peas, lentils, fresh/diluting juice, biscuits (not oatcakes or cream crackers), vegetable oil, Bisto, stock cubes or Bouillon, chicken in white sauce

Scottish Love in Action are organizing 3 firework displays:-

Friday 3rd November 5.00pm – 8.30pm, Merchiston area

Sunday 5th November 3.00pm – 5.00pm and 5.30pm – 8.30pm, George Watson Rugby Club

These displays are SLA’s single biggest fundraising effort.  Volunteers are needed to act as stewards, sell glow sticks etc. Please speak to Willie Hendry or Evelyn Borland if you’d like to help at any of the displays this year.


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