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  • harvest – creation in our care September 23, 2019 admin

    harvest – creation in our care

    This year, our “creation in our care” service (on 22nd September) was led by a group of members.

    The themes for the service were 4 elements of God’s creation:
    – air (God’s spirit energising our lives)
    – fire (God meets us, like Moses at the burning bush, and fires us up for action
    – water (necessary for life, but not available to many in the world)
    – earth (we celebrate the earth in all its diversity.
    An augmented choir led the congregation in singing specially composed versions of “We plough the fields and scatter”, “Standing on Holy Ground” and “Wide, wide as the ocean”.
    The themes were illustrated with a waterfall cascading down from the balcony into the font, bubbles being blown over the congregation, a new “fire” banner, a display of harvest goods in front of the communion table, and photos on the screen (thanks, Alan!)

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  • Philiphaugh Community Project – summer 2019 July 27, 2019 admin

    Working in partnership with SBC Community Learning and Development team at Philiphaugh, the Open Door team have committed to providing a lunch for children and families every Thursday during the school summer holidays. Where possible, food obtained from FareShare is being used.

    a busy room full of happy people eating and chatting

    Week 3 (July 18th) report: 40 adults and kids had a ball today with crafts, outdoor activities at the rugby club followed by food. Good to be on holiday from school! Our Open Door cafe volunteers enjoyed chatting, making wooly pompoms and providing food for us all. Thanks to one and all!

    preparing the lunch
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  • Big Brew 2019 April 27, 2019 admin

    FairTrade 40th birthday Big Brew

    Saturday 27th April 2019

    tables set, ready to start

    African table cloths, FairTrade info
    Edwin manning the FairTrade stall – everything from chocolate to toilet roll!
    Lots of lovely home-baking to have with your (Fairtrade) coffee or tea
    10 cakes entered in the “Big Brew Bake Off”
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  • Back to Our Roots April 3, 2019 admin

    Back to Our Roots – a meal organised by the Eco Group, highlighting Earth Hour

    Friday 29th March 2019

    All ready to welcome guests to Back To Our Roots

    Can you see the Earth Hour poster in the background and the Sunday Gang poster reminding us that we can all do something to help look after the future of the planet?

    Are we ready?

    Here they come …

    The waiters memorising the menu…and what a great job they did.

    As well as excellent company, good food, food for thought and action, we were able to send £140 to Green Environment Protection, an organization working to support and empower rural communities in South Western Uganda. GEP will be able to use it in their work. It costs £35 a month to pay a teacher so that gives an indication of how far our contribution can go.

    In between courses, we watched two short videos reminding us of Earth Hour and also the problems surrounding the loss of insect species. There is action we can take, however, by following these links to add our support.

    pesticides petition

    Sign this petition to make sure there’s clear plan to reduce pesticides and make the countryside a safer place for wildlife.

    plasticfreescotland petition

    Customers’ voices can be powerful. Click on the logo of your regular supermarket to ask them to ditch single use plastics for good.

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  • Molly’s Quiz Night February 13, 2019 admin

    Molly is having a quiz night on 22nd February in the church hall to raise funds for an international camp she has been selected for by Girlguiding Scotland in July. Teams of 4 are £20. Quiz questions have been devised by another guiding  member in her unit and cover a variety of subjects. Drop Vicky an email if you would like to enter a team. 

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Coming soon ...

23 October 2019
short informal service in church hall all welcom
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25 October 2019

27 October 2019
Sunday Service All welcome with separate activit
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28 October 2019
Open Door - for food and friendship All welcome!
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