February Notices

NB PARKING

Please remember that parking at the front door is reserved for “blue badge” holders only.  Parking at the side of the church building should be for those who have more minor mobility problems.  If you are able, please park in the surrounding streets and leave the grounds free for those who need it. Also please do not park on both sides of Newark Avenue as it makes access impossible for emergency services.

 

Thursday 22nd February is the likely date for the arrival of Rev Lydia Neshangwe from our partner church, St Andrew’s Presbyterian in Zimbabwe.  We hope the she’ll take part in the Souper Sunday Service and will enjoy meeting as many as possible over lunch and during her stay in Greenock.

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                     

25 Feb – 3 Mar                       Sun 25            10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship IN UNION STREET

                                                                                         Sacrament of baptism

                                                                                         Sunday school and crèche

                                                                                         Soup lunch served after worship in large hall

                                   

 

Heating system

You will be delighted to hear that all the necessary permissions are now in place to allow us to upgrade the heating system.  Work will be starting on this soon and it is hoped when the contract is complete you will notice a big difference in the temperature on a Sunday morning.

 

Souper Sunday

To aid with serving lunch, the morning service on 25th February will take place in our Union Street building and there will be no service in Newark Street.  After worship, a soup lunch will be served in the large hall for everyone who is able to stay and join us.

 

Gateway

If you have not yet visited, please come along on either Tuesday or Thursday for coffee and a chat.  You can participate in table tennis, chair exercises, kurling, scrabble or just having a good old blether!  If you are having fun you can always stay for soup and a sandwich for lunch.

 

Lyle Kirk Guild

Thank you to everyone who contributed used stamps to support the work of Leprosy Mission. The stamps are greatly appreciated by the mission.

Speakers for this month as follows:

Thursday 8th February Euart Orr visits the guild today to talk about his work as part of a Forensic team.

Thursday 22nd February Carole Chamberlain visits the guild to help them improve their First Aid skills.

The meetings are open to anyone in the congregation who would like to attend.

 

Meet the minister

For various reasons, not all of the planned afternoons to “meet the minister” were able to go ahead.  One further afternoon is being planned for Sunday 11th March at 12.30pm when anyone who has not yet been able to attend is invited to come along to Union Street for tea and a chat. Elders will remind you of this when visiting with your communion invitation.

 

Messy Church is a wonderful, non traditional, way of worshipping God in a happy and fun environment.  It is open to all with the emphasis on families.  Please come along on the last Saturday of the month to experience this important part of our church life.

 

Church Office - The church office will be open each Thursday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm for anyone who needs assistance with admin work. 

 

Notices – any items for the monthly notices sheet should be in the hands of the secretary no later than the last Wednesday in the month.

 

Advance warning

Communion Services will be in Newark Street on Sunday 4th March at 10.30am and 3.00pm. There will be a retiral offering at both services in aid of the Kirk Session Fund.

 

Inverclyde & District Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade will join us for morning worship on Sunday 18th March and to accommodate the increased numbers anticipated, the service will take place in Union Street that morning