Diary

Sunday 26 November – the AGM will take place following the 10.30am  service.
Saturday 2nd December – DOLLAR WINTER FESTIVAL
Christmas Market in the Market Park from 12.00-4.00pm . St. James’s will have a stall selling jams and preserves, Christmas cakes and other home baking.
Sunday 3rd December at 6.30pm – ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
A service on Advent Sunday with carols, readings and poems followed by refreshments in the Parish Rooms.
Sunday 17th December at 6.30 pm- NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

ADVENT STUDY GROUPS will meet

Thursday mornings 10.30 am and Thursday evenings 7pm on Dec 7, 14, 21 in the Parish Rooms

The morning programme will be a study of the audio book “The Soul of Christmas” by Thomas Moore.

For the evening programme we will watch a film followed by brief discussion.  7th Dec ‘Silence’ by Martin Scorsese, exploring the question of God’s silence in the face of human suffering. The film is 2 hours 30 minutes long.  14th Dec – Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson, exploring a different kind of courage.  The film is 2 hours 15 minutes long.  There is no meeting Thursday evening 21st December.

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.

CHARITY COLLECTIONS 2016-1017
The charities chosen by the congregation for 2016-2017 are Reach Out with Arts in Mind and The Uphill Trust. We have raised £606.46 for Reachout and £598.41 for The Uphill Trust.

CHARITY NEWS
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.

FOOD BANK
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

 

 

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