Golf Challenge

St James the Less Chalice Golf Competition took place on Friday 9th September on what proved to be an extremely wet afternoon – they all deserved a medal for participating. Many thanks are due to Bishopbriggs Golf Club, all the participants and donors as the fantastic sum of £695 was raised for East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid. The winners of the Chalice were the four man team from HMP Lowmoss – well done to them.p1030581 p1030587

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Bishop’s visit

The Bishop came to St James the Less for a visitation on Sunday 4th September. After he celebrated and preached at both morning services we all enjoyed fellowship over soup and sandwiches in the hall. Bishop Gregor enjoyed a number of other activities throughout the day which was concluded by joining in with ‘Tunes and Chat’ during the early evening.p1030556-2p1030559 p1030562-2

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Mid week service

The 10.30 Thursday morning Communion service starts up again in the small side Chapel this coming week: 1st September. If you are free why not come and join us and share in our short act of worship in this quiet space. Afterwards if you choose to you could also join us in the hall for tea/coffee with time to chat.

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Gallery

Rehearsal afternoon photos of the June Pantomime

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Summer notice

We hope everyone who is having time off during the summer period has a wonderful, relaxing and refreshing time. As it tends to be quiet over July and August there will not be any mid week services in St James the Less but our Sunday 9am and 10.30am services continue as usual. If you are visiting the area we would love to have you join us for worship, if you live locally you are always welcome.
 
P.S. More photos of the pantomime will follow on eventually when we get them sorted out!
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Car wash and a Pantomime!

At St James the Less two great events took place this month which raised money for two very different charities.

The Youth Group did a car wash on a Sunday morning and raised £200 for ‘Water Aid’.  Well done to everyone who worked very hard for over two hours and thank you to everyone who contributed so generously.

The pantomime ‘Snow White’ was a resounding success after so many doubts about us ever pulling it off.  By the end of the night once expenses were accounted for £700 was raised for Ceartas East Dunbartonshire.  We will add an album of photos of the performance when we have a good represention of the pantomime charcters but for now one as a taster.P1020733 (2)

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Join us for a fun evening in June

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Church in Society Committee

Think, Pray, Vote: EU Referendum resources for churches

The Church in Society Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church commends the resources Think, Pray, Vote produced by the Joint Public Issues Team (Baptist Church, Church of Scotland, Methodist Church, United Reformed Church) with the support of the Scottish Churches’ Parliamentary Office (SCPO). Think, Pray, Vote has been prepared to enable Christians to reflect thoughtfully and prayerfully on the issues involved and can be used for conversations with groups or for personal reflection.

It explores issues that surround the referendum, such as sovereignty, the single market, freedom of movement and the environment. It provides information, opportunity for theological reflection and different perspectives from Christians on how they may vote and is available from the JPIT website: www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/eu-referendum  or to download from the SCPO website at http://bit.ly/1W1D9mi

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Recent meeting

There were 26 folk stayed for the meeting after worship on Sunday 17th April. There was a great buzz from the four discussion groups with lots of contributions from everyone present. The comments will feed in to the next vestry meeting as we aim to finalise our Year 3 Mission Action Plan in the near future. Ideas will continue to emerge from the meeting as seeds sown bear fruit in the longer term.

April 17th

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Easter – Dawn service

St James the Less Lay Reader Kennedy Fraser led the Bishopbriggs Churches Together dawn service at 7am on Easter Sunday morning at Cadder Church. Thanks are due to him and to the ladies of Cadder Church who provided a warm welcome and great breakfast in their hall just up the road.

Easter fire Kennedy Easter morning

 

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