For this year we are trying something different and are offering an Online Lent Retreat with daily readings to pray with and weekly meetings on Monday evenings in which to explore and learn new ways of praying. Meetings will be on Mondays from 12th February to 26th march at 6.45pm for 7.00pm in the Parish Rooms. sign up and find out more at www.lentretreat.uk (type Dollar for preferred town when signing up) or speak to Laurene Mackenzie. On Thursday mornings , at about 10.30 after the 9.45 eucharist we will study one scripture and prayer sheet from the week, which will be printed out for you..
BISHOP’S LENT APPEAL
We will be collecting for the Scottish Episcopal Institute Training Fund which supports students studying full time for ministry. Collection bottles are available at the back of the church.
Our Spring Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 17th March in the Burnside Hall.
Young Church takes place during the 10.30 service on every 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month, please meet in church. The first Sunday of the month is an All Age Service in church. For more information see the page Spiritual Life and Education – Children’s Programme.
The two charities we have chosen to support for 2017/18 are The Family Hub, Glenochil Prison and The Beath Malawi Partnership. Two very worthy causes and hopefully we can find out more about both organisations over the coming year.
We begin with the October collection for our new ‘Home’ charity The Family Hub. The Stirling Interfaith Community Justice Group opened the new Visitor Centre at HMP Glenochil in April 2017.
This facility gives those visiting a person in custody a relaxing place to sit before and after their visit. Refreshments are provided and there is a childrens play area and toilet facilities. Our support will make a big difference to the people using this valuable space during a difficult time in their lives.
ADULT SUNDAY MORNING CLASS
An informal discussion group meets each Sunday in the Parish Rooms at 9.15am. Join us for coffee and a discussion of the day’s readings. All are welcome.
There is a box at the back of the church for donations of food (non-perishable items only) to help stock the food bank in Sauchie which is helping to meet the basic needs of those in want during these difficult economic times. Contact person: Sybil Brinham
A DIFFERENT WAY TO SUPPORT ST. JAMES’S
St. James’s is registered with easyfundraising.com. If you shop on-line with any of over 3000 well known retailers listed on easyfundraising.org.uk a percentage of what you spend is passed to St. James the Great Episcopal Church-Dollar at no additional cost to yourself. We have now raised over £150 for St. James’s. Please register to support us today at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stjamesdollar