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Parish News Round-Up

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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Following the success of last year’s project to knit Twiddlemuffs for those diagnosed with dementia, members of Cardonald Parish Church Friendship Circle in Glasgow embarked on another crafting challenge.

The group, supported by the congregation, have knitted 208 scarves for the homeless and received a donation of 170 knitted hats.

The hats and scarves were handed over at the Circle’s opening meeting on October 5 to the Salvation Army for distribution to homeless people in the Glasgow area. The donation was dedicated by Cardonald’s locum minister, the Rev Sheila Blount, before being handed over.

 

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The congregation of Kelso North and Ednam were delighted to welcome 10 new elders at morning worship last Sunday (October 15).

Mary Stone, Ian Duncanson, Janette Duncanson, Robert Hodge, Bernard Finlay, Morag Topping, Carol Burnside , Sharon Anderson, Gwen Mabon and Elizabeth Raitt, are pictured with the Rev Anna Rodwell.

Session Clerk Violet Bolton said: “With a membership of nearly 1,000 folks, the new elders will join a busy and active Kirk Session.

“The church strives to be at the heart of the community, with the community at its heart.

“There is a feeling of excitement in the church and a desire to be salt and light in this place.”

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A successful community day was organised by Granton Parish Church in Edinburgh in September.

David Moodie, Parish Assistant said: “A wide range of organisations, charities, businesses and clubs, from all across our Granton, were invited to set up stalls and displays to showcase the best of what they do. 


“What was most exciting to see, were the conversations sparked that day. People new to the area were able to meet their neighbours and discover what’s on offer in their community, families were able to connect with our local youth groups and find exciting new activities for their children, not to mention all the networking that was possible between the different organisations working to make Granton a better place.


“It was great to see people from all across Granton having a really fun day, while also becoming a more connected and integrated community.”


Comments

Daniel Muir - Friday, October 20th, 2017

“Looking at that photograph I see what could be achieved in Gretna St. Andrew's. I think that I shall print this off and show it at out next Kirk Session Meeting.”


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