Commomnwealth Games Baton 2014

Below is the link to the photos taken and posted on the church Facebook page.  Do take a look at how we played our part in supporting the baton route and ‘More Than Gold 2014′.

Commonwealth baton photos St James the Less

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Summer refreshment

Over the school holiday period church life quietens down.  During this time may everyone manage to find space for rest and refreshment.  For those in the vicinity of Bishopbriggs Sunday morning services continue as usual so we hope to see you there.

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‘Opening Doors’ update

As promised the total raised from the Christian Aid ‘Opening Doors’ evening in May: £209. Thank you to everyone involved.

It also seems appropriate to mention here the total raised from the envelopes collected from houses during Christian Aid week by St James the Less folk: £432.   Once again a big thank you.

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‘Opening Doors’

IMG_0601 Great evening in St James on Sunday evening: informative talk and film on the work of Christian Aid, followed by a unique twist on an old game – you had to be there and then lots of finger food.  Well done everyone who worked hard to make it happen and to all of those who came along in support.  We will let you know the total raised when we eventually have it.IMG_0609

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‘Opening Doors’

Christian Aid launch-1The next St James the Less Opening Doors event is on Sunday 11th May at 6.30pm. This is an evening to launch Christian Aid Week at which there will be ‘Film, Fun and Food’.  The evening will cost £3 so why not come along and bring some friends with you to find out more about the work of Christian Aid.

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Busy times!

Early March was a busy time for us in St James the Less.  All in one week; a joyful thanksgiving for a child on the Sunday, the ‘World Day of Prayer’ on the Friday, followed by a wedding on the Saturday.  The church was full for each occasion which must mean that is the most folk in the church in one week for quite a long time.  It was wonderful to hear the great sound of singing with a full church for each service which was enhanced even more when at the wedding we were joined by the ‘Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir’.Choir at wedding

Photo curtesy of Gordon McLellan

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Fresh Start

Fresh start posterThis project in East Dunbartonshire between the churches, the council, Women’s Aid and Scottish Churches Housing Action is now becoming well established. The aim is to provide NEW goods for the women leaving the refuges in this area. The attached poster gives details of the kinds of goods needed. If you feel you can donate some things there will be a box at the back of the church in St James. This is an ongoing project so in future there may be other things we can do. If you wish further information regarding donations please use the contact form on the church web site to get in touch.

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Malawi Link

A group of pupils at Springburn Acadamy are working hard as they prepare for a visit to Malawi this summer.  The  link to the facebook page that will keep anyone interested in touch with news and fund raising events as they occur is:  https://www.facebook.com/SpringburnAcademyMalawiProject

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Secularisation

A message that goes beyond St James the Less which will be retained for any who may be interested when they take a glance at our home page.  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

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