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.
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.
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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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.
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
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.
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.