Intimations

Spreading the good news of Jesus Christ in our Parish

If anyone is ill, or for any other reason you think they would appreciate a visit, please put their name in the care folder or inform the Pastoral Care Group, via ( Wilma Gilchrist on 01506 327890) Please continue to inform the Office of anyone ill or in hospital.

Care Group – The Pastoral Care Workgroup offers practical assistance to members of the congregation via the Care Group. If you have talents or even just time to help others with odd jobs, transport, etc. and would like to offer this type of help, please contact the Pastoral Care Group, Wilma Gilchrist on 01506 327890.

  REMEMBER
   May Services in St Nicholas 10.30am
on 19th and 26th

Transport to Services Need transport to a service? Contact the Office by Thursday and someone will get back to you.

Welcome Packs – Do you have anyone new in your street?  Has a house changed hands?  Perhaps you would like to hand over a welcome pack?  These contain useful phone numbers as well as church information. These are in orange and blue folders and available in both churches.

 Bible Study/House & Prayer Groups

Please help us to be watchmen and women and be encouraged to spend one hour praying for our Church, Community and Nation.

8.00 to 9.00am 1st Saturday in month in Church Hall.
6.00 to 7.00pm On Wednesday in Church Hall.

Travelling Well / House Group – The groups are planning to study John’s letter – Discovering Genuine Christianity.

Tuesday –  1.45pm in the Church Hall

Wednesday – 10.30am in Rachel’s house

Wednesday – 6 – 7pm in the Church Hall.

Wednesday – Radical Bible Study 7.oopm in the Church Hall

Foodbank – Is advertising for an administrator. The full remit is on church hall notice board if you are interested.

Hymn Books – If you borrow a Church Hymn book please return it to the door as you leave. Hymn books cost £10 and can be ordered at the bookstall.

Pastoral Care – Two booklets, A guide to supporting people with dementia in their local church and Diverse gender identities and pastoral care. These two documents are available for reference in the Church Office. If you wish to borrow them please contact the Church Office.

Ecclesmachan Parking – Please do not park on the access to Manse cottage or on the corner as you turn into that access. There must be room for emergency vehicles to have access to the cottage. Extra parking available at Oatridge college.

From Sunday 17 March until further notice the village hall will be occupied from 9.30-11.30am with change over at 10.15-10.30am. No parking available.

Bookstall – Every Day with Jesus notes available at bookstall.

The Boys’ Brigade Annual Display – On Thursday 16th May 7.00pm.

1st Uphall BB 70th Birthday Celebration – On Friday 17th May at 7.00pm Buffet meal and get together for former members. Contact Jack Watson at Email: jack.watson@tiscali.co.uk

Christian Aid Coffee Morning – In Strathbrock Church Hall on Saturday 18 May 10-12noon. This is jointly run with Uphall South. There will be a stall and admission is by donation. Donations of baking welcome.

Heart & Soul – Celebration of the church’s work in Princes Street Gardens on Sunday 19 May from 1pm. Please try to come along.

Fellowship Morning – You are invited to join the Kirk Session for a chat and lunch on Saturday 25 May from 10.45am in Strathbrock Church Hall. Please reply to the church office by 19 May.

Elders please ensure everyone in your district receives ‘fellowship morning’ leaflet.

The Girls’ Brigade Display – Monday 27 May 7.00pm. All welcome.

Uphall Community Centre AGM –  On Monday 27 May at 7pm at the centre. Come along enjoy seeing some of the centre activities and a buffet. Please support this event.

Local Trail – You will have seen information boards around the village The official opening will start in Uphall Community Centre on Tuesday 28 May at 10am.

Flower Group – Meet in Strathbrock church hall on Wednesday 5 June at 7pm. Details of what to bring from Marion Millar.

Thrift Shop – Will be on Friday 7 June from 10-12noon. Please come along for a coffee and a browse. Donations welcome. Please leave at hall 9-11am Last shop raised £191.00.

Gala Day –  Please support your local gala day

Ecclesmachan         1 June
Uphall                      8 June
Broxburn                 24 August

Once again Strathbrock and Uphall South are taking responsibility serving teas at Uphall galaday. If you would like to donate food or give an hour of your time please complete sheets in church today.

Uphall Summer Holiday Club 12-16 August 2019 – Guardians of Ancora. Forms for people wishing to help are available in church today. There will be a volunteers meeting in June – date to be confirmed.

July Shop Week – If you have any unwanted jewellery and would like to donate to the thrift shop in July. Please hand into the office or to Corrine Nairn.

SOYA – SOYA, our joint churches project to provide tinned and dry foods and toiletries throughout the year to West Lothian’s seriously disadvantaged young adults, has now been running for an incredible 18 years.  We continue to be so grateful to those who donate to this very needy cause.

However, in order to comply with current requirements, a bank account has now been opened in the name of ‘SOYA’, in which any cash or cheques received will initially be deposited.  Also to comply with banking regulations, a ‘ Constitution and Rules’ document has been submitted and approved.

Anyone who wishes to see  copy of the ‘Constitution and Rules’ should please contact me and I shall be happy to provide this.

EVELYN McFadyen (01506 202642).

Church Office – Requires poly pockets if you have any spare or not likely to be using them can you please donate to the office.

Bookstall – Travelling Well / House group material ‘Resurrection’ is available today. Everyday with Jesus notes are also available today.

The BUSY Project – Invites volunteers with a desire and ability to work with young people and who are willing to share their faith. Specially to support Hannah with a Wednesday evening Bible study and lunchtime groups. Peter Hagenbuch (BUSY rep).

Teas – Would you be willing help one Sunday a month to help with teas after the service in St Nicholas. Please contact the office.

Prayer Cross Rota – Are you looking for a new area of service to the church in 2019?

We are looking for more people to prepare the Prayer Cross.  If you would like to add your name to the rota please speak to Jane (852983) or Sheena (854458).

Readers in Church – Would you be willing to read from the Bible about twice a year in Church? For further details and guidance please contact the Church Office.

Leprosy Mission – 1p/2p we would be grateful if you would like to contribute please take a blue box from the book stall.  Please save your used stamps for the Leprosy Mission and hand them into the office or to any Elder.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – At Strathbrock Church Hall. We will be pleased to receive mobile phones, stamps and postcards.

Prayer Cross/ Prayer Chain – Become more involved in our Church’s prayer ministry. We are looking for people willing to prepare the weekly Prayer Cross – about 3 or 4 times per year. Also looking for people to join the prayer chain- our “quick response” team for situations requiring urgent prayer. Please speak to Jane Stewart; Sheena Carroll; Myra Macpherson.

Recording Ministry – If you are interested in receiving a CD of the Sunday service please contact Church office on 01506 856433.

Prayer Meeting – Please come and join the fellowship of this small group where no one is a prayer expert – just sharing a desire to see situations changed through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Look forward to seeing you in the Church Hall prayer room on Wedensdays 6-7pm.

Prayer Room – Room 2 in Church Hall is now open Mon- Fri during office hours of 9-11am, offering the opportunity for a quiet time of prayer / meditation.  Please make use of the prayer wall for any prayer requests you may have.  Literature is available for guidance and books may be borrowed.  (Additional donations of books on prayer would be welcomed).  Please make use of the facility.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU – Our Church Hall is both a centre for worship and a community centre for the area of Strathbrock and offers a variety of activities for all ages. Our Church Hall is located at 58 Thomson Court just off Ecclesmachan Road Uphall.  Should the people of the Church be able to assist you in any way please contact us. We have two Churches available for weddings and funerals and a large hall available for functions. A wide variety of information can be found on our Church web site at www.strathbrockparish.net or by contacting the Church Secretary.  Telephone  01506 856433.

Vestry Hour – If you wish to discuss weddings, baptisms, church membership and other matters please contact Church Office on 01506 856433 in the first instance.

Intimations – by e-mail by Thursday to Secretary Carol Ewing at the office (Mon – Fri 9-11am)