Thank you to everyone who supported the Rector by sponsoring her for the 10k race. Currently the total is £305 which is going to support Springburn Academy’s developing link with Malawi. Various amounts have been given through donations on the just giving link noted below so can be viewed by clicking on the link: there is one anonymous £50 donation.
On Sunday 12 May the Rector of St James the Less did make it round the course of the Glasgow Women’s 10k and in a fairly acceptable time of 1hr 5min 29sec! ( If you are ever in the company of runners you come to realise the seconds are important!) Rev Bryan Owen kindly took the services in support of Shelley as she jogged & walked a bit as the services took place. Maggie Patterson who is a friend of Shelley’s organised a group of women to run with sixty for six ribbons, although all at their own pace, for her sixtieth birthday for six charities. Shelley ran for one of the charities that she feels St James folk will relate to: the sixth charity which is a project taking pupils from Springburn Secondary school to Malawi.
Thank you to those who have already sent in sponsorship money. Liz Ervine who is the head teacher at Springburn Academy told Shelley on Saturday eveing that 70 young people have filled in the form on which they had to say in 500 words why they would like to go to Malawi. Not all these young people will be going but those who do will undoubtedly have a life changing experience.
If anyone would like to donate directly to the website here is a link which is for Springburn Academy through the Malawi Link page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=MaureenMcKenna
The offical card created for those taking part in the 10k under the logo of ‘Sixty for Six’.
Not everyone made it in time for the group photo before the run but there were lots of happy faces even though the rain had started and it was chilly.
For a change on our home page a message that goes beyond St James the Less. Below is a link which will take you to Bishop David Chillingworth’s blog where he makes some comments about his thoughts on secularisation and within the blog there is a link to an article written by him in the Sunday Times which is worth a read: http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=3292
This great event was very much enjoyed by everyone who came along. Currently the total raised for CLIC Sargent is over £350. Thank you to the musicians who worked so hard, to those who provided and served the tea and to all who sang their hearts out for the whole evening.
We recently had a very successful quiz night and our next event should go just as well and is for everyone as it is part of our ‘Opening Doors’ series. This time we are having a ‘Big Sing’ on Sunday 17th March from 6.30pm – 9pm in support of CLIC Sargent Scotland for children with cancer. There will be a refreshment break to encourage everyone to keep on singing.
There is a Quiz night on Saturday 23rd February in the hall. Have you got your team of six organised yet? Short of numbers or too many, come along and an ad hoc team can be organised on the night. Do contact someone you know at St James for more details or send an enquiry through the contact page. Sometimes we might be slow to pick up emails in the church office but we will eventually!
Eleanor Cobb, one of our members, is currently on VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) in the Gambia.
She is keeping us up to date with a blog which can be seen here.