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Coronavirus 'Tier 4' Restrictions

Due to our district being placed in Tier 4 of the Coronavirus restrictions, the Kirk Session met and decided that the best way to respond to this was to close the building for worship until the beginning of January.
This will be a disappointment to most, but our first priority is to keep everyone safe

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PRINTER CARTRIDGES

Thank you to all who pop your used ink cartridges and mobile phones Into the recycling box in the foyer. 

Since we started collecting we have raised £92 for the Church. It might not seem a lot but every little helps!

Just to remind you the Charity only give us payment for
HP, DELL, LEXMARK, CANON, SAMSUNG, NEOPOST.

They will also not accept cartridges which have been refilled already.

MOBILE PHONE recycling is no longer available!

Thanks to all who used this facility previously

Many thanks for your donations and please keep them coming

SO, LET'S KEEP RECYCLING FOR OUR CHURCH!

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PRINTER CARTRIDGES

We have registered with this recycling charity who will take used Inkjet Cartridges for recycling.

Each Cartridge recycled will raise £1

Only the main printer manufacturers' cartidges will be accepted - eg HP, Dell, Lexmark, Canon etc.

They will not accept 'store' brands - eg Tesco, PC World etc.

They will also not accept cartridges which have been refilled already.

There will now be a box in the Foyer in which you can put the above items. The box goes away when we have reached 25 cartridges.

The collection is FREE and the money is paid directly into the Church Account.

SO, LET'S GET RECYCLING FOR OUR CHURCH!

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LENNOXTOWN FOODBANK

Foodbank Donations

Foodbank

Foodbank Centre Lennoxtown

Located in Free Church of Scotland

Main Street, Lennoxtown
G66 7DD

Open Friday 11.00am - 1.00pm


Contact East Dunbartonshire Foodbank

East Dunbartonshire Foodbank, 52 Townhead, Kirkintilloch, G66 1NL
email: info@eastdunbartonshire.foodbank.org.uk
Phone: 07425 134131
Charity Number SCO13909, Registered in Scotland

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CofS Inclusion

The Church of Scotland is committed to:

♦ taking all reasonably practicable steps

to deliver the appropriate level of access, physical, intellectual, and spiritual, for all people to the services provoded by the Church

♦ ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements

relating to disability discrimination

♦ ensuring that the measures taken to improve access

for people with disabilities are compatible with the conservation interests of its building

♦ encouraging congregations and Councils

to take appropriate steps to make all members (including office bearers), adherents, staff and volunteers aware of the importance of not discriminating against people with disabilities and to ensure that these representatives of congregations and councils receive appropriate training

♦ promoting accessibility

by ensuring that information on accessibility is available in an appropriate form (for example, that the times of services are accompanied by an appropriate directio9n of access, so that no confusion or difficulty is created for those who have physical and/or learning disabilities)

♦ ensuring that arrangements relating to access

for people with disabilities are regularly reviewed

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Rainbow Thanks

Thank You so much!

Our Café on 8th February 2020 has so far raised £780, which includes over £200 in donations with the Home Baking raising £180
This is a new record amount to be raised at any of our cafés
and  is being donated to:-

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Light Lunches, Teas/Coffees and Home Baking

The Rainbow café has been on the go for a large number of years and has donated thousands of pounds to a great many charities over that period.

The Rainbow café opens several times a year and all profits go to a different nominated charity each time.

Each Café event is advertised on this website, facebook, the Church notice boards, and also by notices in some local shops and posters/signs also in the village.

For further information on the Rainbow Café please see Rena Garvie

Previous Café's

Our Café on 26th October 2019 raised £445 which includes £160 from Home Baking and £60 from the sale of Handmade Poppies

which was donated to:-

Poppy Scotland

Our Café on 25th August 2019 raised £520 

The Home Baking raised £95 as part of the total

which was donated to:-

Nerve Tumours

Café on 27th April 2019 raised £370 which was donated to:-

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Our Café on 16th February 2019 raised £370 which was donated to:-

Ronald McDonald House

Our Café on 24th February 2018 raised £360 which was donated to:-

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Our Café on 7th October 2017 was very well attended and raised an amazing total of £465 which was donated to:-

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Thanks to all
who attended any of our cafés

Thanks to all who helped in any way

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Foodbank

WE HAVE COMMITTED TO:

Use Fairtrade Tea and Coffee for all meetings for which we have responsibility

Move forward on using other Fairtrade products (such as sugar, biscuits, chocolate and fruit)

Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities where possible

For further information on Faitrade please see Christine Boyle

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SafeGuarding Notice

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Rga Bags - 19th April

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Previous Collections

(Information)

Monday 24th June 2019 we collected 768Kg of clothing raising £306 for Church Funds

Click Here to see the Recycling Certificate from Rag Bags

Monday 4th June 2018 we collected 524Kg of clothing raising £209.60 for Church Funds

Click Here to see the Recycling Certificate from Rag Bags

Monday 2nd October 2017 we collected 500Kg of clothing raising £200 for Church Funds

Click Here to see the Recycling Certificate from Rag Bags

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2019-2020 Session

Opening meeting of the Guild Was held on
Tuesday 8th October 2019

Our minister Jane explored our theme

‘Companions on the road.’

Syllabus 2019-2020

Date/Time Event
8th October Rev. Dr Jane Denniston
22nd October The Boys Brigade Project
5th November Handbag Party (Bring a Friend)
19th November Introduction to Glasgow Cathedral – Robert Keys
3rd December Bring & Buy + Drama
4th December Schoenstatt  Advent Service 7pm
17th December Fun & Frolics (M. of. C. Guild joining us)
Entertainment (Kirkintilloch Ladies Concert Party)
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7th January Sing Along - Ron & Jim
21st January Memories of Glasgow Garden Festival- Alastair McLachlan
4th February History of Stobhill Hospital – Dr Frank Dunn
18th February World Council Mission - Project
3rd March A.G.M. - Carol Lawson
6th March World Day of Prayer
17th March The Kelpies - Keith Jones
24th March Out for Lunch

Council Meetings 2019-2020

Meeting Date/Time Venue
Autumn Monday 14th Oct - 7.30pm Kilsyth Anderson
Spring & AGM Wednesday 25th March - 7.30pm Milton of Campsie
At Home Wednesday 6th May - 7.30pm Hillhead Church
Echoes Friday 12th June - 7.30pm St Andrews West

The Guild is an organisation within
the Church of Scotland

Locally we meet fortnightly in the afternoon from October to March

Nationally there is a structure which provides a framework for us

The overall theme within a three year cycle is

Theme - 3 year

During the three year cycle there are six interesting projects for which we raise money

Although open to men, our group consists of ladies who enjoy fellowship and a range of interesting speakers - with the inevitable cup of tea and home baking

We look forward to our opening meeting in October when our minister Jane will explore the theme ‘Go in Love’.
At the second meeting we will have a speaker from one of our projects - Caring for Mother Earth. Millions of Bolivians are struggling to survive in one of the poorest countries in the world. So far £72,215.44 has been raised towards providing solar powered ovens. Help is also given towards their use.
We look forward to a visit to our link Guild in Coatbridge for a Wedding Festival  - nostalgia with the promise of wedding cake!

Please contact Mrs Margaret Tindall for further information

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Previous Editions

Newsletter Editions are in Reverse date order

Click Here for Summer Newsletter - 2020

Click Here for Spring Newsletter - 2020

Click Here for Winter Newsletter - 2019

Click Here for Autumn Newsletter - 2019

Click Here for Spring/Summer Newsletter - 2019

Click Here for Lent Newsletter - 2019

Click Here for Winter Newsletter - 2018

Click Here for Autumn Newsletter - 2018

Click Here for Summer Newsletter - 2018

Click Here for Spring Newsletter - 2018

Click Here for Lent Newsletter - 2018

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Local Church Review

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Click on any of the links below to view
any of the 'Local Church Review' documents

1. Statistics, Resources and Structures

2. Our Church History and present

3. Planning the Future

Click Here to see the Original Feedback from the Coffee, Cake and Chat Sessions

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Christian Aid Week 2020 - 10th - 16th May

Due to Coronavirus, there will be no envelopes used for cash donations this year.

All donations will be on-line using either the 'Just Giving' website or the Christian Aid website.

Links to both are provided below.

► Click here for 'Just Giving' website

► Click here for 'Christian Aid' Donate Page

Christian Aid week 2020

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Christmas Fayre 2019

This years Christmas Fayre raised the fantastic total of

£2205

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Bible Reading initiative for 2020

This is a World-Wide project

Including over 100 Countries/1000 Languages

Reading a short Bible passage every day of 2020

You can download an App for your Phone or Tablet
See LINKS below
If you download this app the Scottish Bible Society will send you a Bible verse everyday which you are encouraged to repeat out loud!
You can also download a PDF of the whole programme of Bible Readings for the year which will allow you to use any other means at your disposal
See LINKS below
knowing that you are joining thousands of other Christians in this daily worship.

Bible 2020 website for detailed information, downloads and videos

The Scottish Bible Society main website

Click to Download complete programme of Bible Readings for 2020

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We are on the Path of Renewal!

As a congregation we have been accepted onto the Path of Renewal. This is a process not a program and aims to bring ministers and church members together to discuss and reflect on the big picture and explore new approaches to church life. Groups from congregations across the Church come together to share their experiences of discipleship in everyday life and how faith might be shared in places of work and play.


Rev Liz Crumlish, who coordinates Path of Renewal, said:

Path of Renewal does not provide a blueprint for how church should be today but encourages ministers and congregations to work out - together with God - how God is inviting them to be in and with the communities they serve. To do that demands a shift in mind-set – moving from having answers to asking questions. It also involves an element of risk taking, cultivating an environment in which experiments are welcome and one where, if something doesn’t work, that’s OK – we have something to learn from.


Rev Scott Cameron, minister at Stevenston High Kirk in North Ayrshire, who has participated in the Path of Renewal said:

The most remarkable part of my three year journey with Path of Renewal was to find that it was not a journey into a new programme or project, but a journey back into a newness of life with Christ. At the beginning of my journey I felt spiritually dry and drained. Path of Renewal gave me the opportunity to pause and return to Jesus my ‘first love’.


Rev John Murning of Sherwood Greenlaw Parish Church in Paisley, reflected on his church’s journey:

I have noticed that people are smiling more. Some people are praying more, others are caring more, and some are thinking more. People are willing to give things a try, and experience something new. people want to get involved. I have noticed people being kind, and saying thank you for what other church folk have done for them, and people in our community recognise some of the things we are doing as a church to be good and healthy and wholesome. People are being generous with their time, talent and money. People are asking questions, and probing for a deeper understanding about God.
I have noticed growth and optimism in people, and a real willingness to take on board new opportunities as they arise, that expand the Kingdom of God in this place.


Being part of this process means that there will be opportunities for some of you to be more involved and it would be a good time to think and pray if there is something that God is calling you to do, and to be open to responding to that call as new possibilities become available. This is an exciting time for us in Campsie Parish Church and we very much look forward to seeing what God will do in the years to come as we reflect, and experiment, and grow, in faith and in fellowship.

Click here for PDF of the above information

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Lodging House Mission Glasgow

LHM Update - Coronavirus

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Lennoxtown Foodbank

The East Dunbartonshire Foodbank will resume operation opening on Fridays from 11.00am - 1.00pm in Lennoxtown Free Church

► Click here to visit East Dunbartonshire Foodbank Webpage for more information

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Lodging House Mission

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Click here to email the LHM

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OPAL Helpline Information

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Telephone Reflections Information

OPAL Helpline

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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus update

► Church of Scotland - Detailed Advice on re-opening of Churches

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Campsie Parish Church

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Autumn Issue - 2020

The next Campsie Parish Church Newsletter will be distributed at the end of July.
Thanks to those who have contributed over the past few issues. I am again looking for items for inclusion the next Newsletter and would ask you to have a think and perhaps send me a poem or short story or photos for inclusion.
Please send any contributions you may have to me by 24th July at the latest.
Sincere thanks in advance for any input, which you can forward to me via email.
Melanie Henderson

Click here to email Melanie

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Christmas Services this year

All our usual Christmas Services will still happen this year and be Online on our Website, Youtube Channel and Facebook page.

Starting from Sunday 29th November which is the first Sunday in Advent. This service will be one of Lessons and Carols.

Keep watching the website for further details of other exciting things coming along!


Carol a day

◄ Click here for List of Carols ►

◄ Email your choice of Carol to Jane ►


We cannot do Shoeboxes this Christmas!

BUT, there are other things you can do!

East Dunbartonshire Council are collecting 'One4All' Gift Cards to distribute to families in need this Christmas.

'One4All' gift cards can be bought at the Post Office or Online.

Should you wish to help in this way, please put your 'One4All' card in the Church post box and Jane will collect and pass on the the Council.


The Lodging House Mission

Is still in need of your support over Christmas!

Catrina Cameron will be in the Church forecourt on both Friday 4th and Sunday 6th December from 12 noon until 12.30pm and have her car boot open to receive donations

◄ Donations of Food, Toiletries or Money will be most welcome ►


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Christmas Prayer Tree Online

Send one line prayers about anything you may be concerned about or anything you may wish to give praise and thanks for.

Full details will follow soon, but for now please just send your prayer to Jane


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