At the beginning of February the Tearfund prayer diary is focused on ‘Dignity through sanitation’ thus it seemd a good opportunity to highlight the fact that St James the Less bible study group members personally contributed to raising the funds over 2014/15 to twin all four of the church toilets as illunstrated in the photo. The Tearfund diary comments: a simple pit latrine can be life-changing, especially for women and girls, freeing them from the threat of disease and releasing them from poverty.
May 2016 be a year filled with the light and love of the Lord for one and all!
The Columba Declaration announced on Christmas Eve. Comment below by Bishop David:
Thirteen folk spent an overnight at Conforti with another twelve arriving for the workshop day on the Saturday .
This was central to our work and worship space
There was a service in St James the Less on Sunday afternoon, 1st November at 3pm which was aimed at giving space and time in reflective worship to remember those we have been close to who have died in recent years or some time ago but whom we still miss and mourn. All were welcome to share in this short act of worship and to joined us in the hall afterwards for refreshments of tea or coffee and home baking.
A wonderful day on Sunday 18th October at St James the Less as we celebrated 50 years of ordained ministry for Reverend Dr Geoff Scobie. Geoff participated in worship by celebrating the Eucharist along with family, friends, the church family and Bishop Gregor. This was followed by a celebratory lunch in the hall provided by Geoff’s family. A wonderful happy time!
Geoff enjoying lunch!
Everyone enjoying lunch in the hall after worship.
The amazing cake was enjoyed after lunch along with tea and coffee.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our harvest collection for the East Dunbartonshire Food Bank. The foodstuffs weighed in at 82.9 kg. It is estimated that the monetary value is £138.94 and is the equivalent of 196 meals.
Below is the link to details about the decision made at General Synod on Friday 12 June regarding the possibility of changing the Canon on marriage. If you wish to be clear about the process over the next two years please do click on the link by highlighting it and it will become a live ‘go to’ with a right click.
Kitchen: Pans/Frying pans, Mugs/cups/saucers, Plates, Bowls, Glasses,Casserole dishes, Potato peeler, Tin opener, Kettle, Toaster, Cutlery, Kitchen knives.
Bedding (Double and Single): Blankets, Sheets, Pillow cases, Towels, Duvet covers, Pillos, Quilts.
A number of families have been helped to set up new homes. If you feel you can contribute any of the above items we have a box in the church in which to store them in the short term. If you are not sure when the church is open do contact us through the contact form on this website or leave a message on the church answerphone, the number is on the contact page, and we will get back to you as soon as is practical.
This project in East Dunbartonshire between the churches, the council, Women’s Aid and Scottish Churches Housing Action is now 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. If you wish further information regarding donations please use the contact form on the church web site to get in touch.