Oakshaw Buzz Calendar

Here are some upcoming events for your diary if you have children at the Sunday School:

March 8th – Normal Sunday
March 15th – Baptism
March 22nd – Mothering Sunday
March 29th – Normal Sunday

April 5th – Banner Making
April 12th – Easter Sunday
April 19th – Normal Sunday
April 26th – Normal Sunday

Safety:  During Sunday School we must ensure the safety of the children at all times.  If for any reason (e.g. Church duty, optional communion, or pastoral business) parents or guardians may be delayed in getting to pick up children from Sunday School, could they please let a member of the Sunday School Staff know of the delay and the reason, and if you could ensure the children understand that they must make their way to the Lang Hall where they will be cared for by a member of staff until the parent or guardian arrives.

Could you please ensure that your children understand that during Sunday School they must not leave the building unless they are accompanied by a member of staff, or under staff instruction.

1st March 2009

Next Sunday:  11.00 am Morning Worship; Fairtrade Stall open after the service.

Vestry:  Would any member who wishes the speak to the Minister please consult first with the Church Officer, this is to allow the Minister and Church Organist to prepare for morning worship.

Adams Trust:  The next meeting of the committee will meet in the Wynd Centre this coming Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Guild:  The Guild are holding a Coffee Afternoon this Saturday 7th March in the Large Hall of the Oakshaw Suite from 2pm until 4pm.  This is to fund our two projects for the year:  “Mary’s Meals” and “The Lydia Project”.  Tickets are £2 and can be had from Guild members.

Trinity Lunch Club:  Meets on Wednesday 11th March when the speaker will be Rev. John Humphreys, Moderator, Synod of Scotland, United Reformed Church.  All welcome.  If you wish lunch at 12.30pm in the Main Hall of the Wynd Centre, please add your name to the sheet in the Vestibule of the Church, even if you are a regular attender.

Family Race Night Fundraiser:  21st March in The Wynd Centre.  Tickets are now on sale in the hall after Sunday Services and also in the Wynd Centre.  Donations are sought for raffle prizes and will be gratefully accepted.  If you wish to donate a prize, please speak to Elma Steel.

Prayer Cards:  If members would like prayers to be offered for family members or friends during Sunday mornings’ “Prayer for Others”, they should fill out one of the new Prayer Request Cards from the Vestibule of the Church and place it in the box provided before 10.30am.  If you wish any more information please speak to Rev. Hutton Steel.

Rice:  To mark the end of Fairtrade Fortnight we have been requested to take part in a project to send children to school in Malawi.  If we can sell 90 1 kilo bags of rice at £2.75 per kilo it will enable a farmer in Malawi to send his children to secondary school.  The rice will be on sale next Sunday.

World Mission 2009 Stamp Appeal:  This year’s Stamp Appeal will raise money to support an outreach programme among the Roma people organised by our partner church in the Czech Republic.  We would be grateful if you would save your stamps and give them to Helen Tannahill.  Please see the noticeboard for more information.

World Day of Prayer:  Takes place on Friday 6th March in Paisley Abbey at 2pm, or in St. Marks Church at 7.30pm.  Please see the noticeboard for more information.

Oakshaw Oracle 1st March 2009

March 2009 issue of Trinity Magazine

The March 2009 issue of Trinity Magazine is now available online.

22nd February 2009

Next Sunday
10.15am Office Bearers Meeting in the Lang Hall
11.00am Morning Worship including Sacrament of Holy Communion
6.30pm Evening Worship including Sacrament of Holy Communion

Sunday School – all departments please go straight to the hall next week.

Notice:  Would members of the Congregation please note that only the Church Officer and Organist are permitted to enter the Vestry before the morning service.  Anyone who must speak to the Minister before the service please consult with the Church Officer.

Trinity Magazine:  The February edition is available for distributors to uplift today, uncollected bundles may be uplifted from the Church office during the week.

Eight O’Clock Club:  Our next meeting is on Monday 23rd February, when we have a craft evening “Making Easter Cards”.  Members are reminded to bring a small pair of scissors and a pair of tweezers.

Adult Education & Mission Committee please note that the time of the meeting has been changed to 7pm to avoid parking problems.  The meeting will be held in the Session House on 25th February.

Adams Trust:  The next meeting of the committee will meet in the Wynd Centre on Wednesday 4th March at 7.30pm.

Family Race Night Fund Raiser:  21st March in the Wynd Centre.
Tickets are now on sale in the hall after Sunday Services and also in the Wynd Centre from Monday 16th February.  Donations are sought for raffle prizes and will be gratefully accepted.  If you wish to donate a prize, please speak to Elma Steel.

Forthcoming Concert:  Wednesday 25th February in Oakshaw Trinity Church, PACT are sponsoring a concert by the Hamilton Caledonia Bowling Club Male Voice Choir.  All proceeds going to the charity, Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS) which provides free holidays for disadvantaged children from all parts of the UK.  Tickets £5 from Jim McDougall and Sheena Young.

Wynd Centre Coffee Shop is currently short of volunteers for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and for Friday morning and afternoon.  If you can assist in any way please see John Stewart or phone the office on 0141 887 4647.

World Day of Prayer takes place on Friday 6th March in Paisley Abbey at 2pm or in St. Marks Church at 7.30pm.  Please see notice board for further information.

Oakshaw Oracle 22nd February 2009

15th February 2009

Next Sunday:  Morning Worship at 11.00am includes Admission of New Communicants.  Office Bearers – please meet in the Lang Hall at 10.15am.

Notice:  Would members of the Congregation please note that only the Church Officer and Organist are permitted to enter the Vestry before the morning service.  Anyone who must speak to the Minister before the service please consult with the Church Officer.

Thanks: Adult Education and Mission Committee would like to thank all who contributed to the Mission funds using the small boxes.  £400 was donated to the Wheel Chair Trust in Africa.  Christian Aid Report: The fundraising for 2008 amounted to £1,208.61 of which £261 was raised at our Bread and Cheese Lunch.  Thanks to Lesley Steel for all her work.

Enquirer’s Meeting:  Will be held in the Heritage Room tonight at 7pm.  Open to anyone who wants to learn more about Church membership, whether or not they intend to join.  For more information please speak to the Minister – 0141 887 0884, or telephone the Church Office on 0141 887 4647.

Fabric Committee:  Meets on Tuesday 17th February in the Session House.  Please note the time of the meeting has been changed to 7pm.

Trinity Magazine:  The February edition will be available for distributors to uplift next Sunday.

Guild:  The Spring Meeting of the Presbyterial Council takes place on Wednesday 18th February in Wallneuk Church at 7.30pm.  The guest speaker will be Rev. Nan Low of Neilston Parish Church.

Adult Education & Mission Committee:  Please note that the time of the meeting has been changed to 7pm to avoid parking problems.  The meeting will be held in the Session House.

Family Race Night Fundraiser:   21st March in the Wynd Centre.
Tickets are now on sale in the hall after Sunday Services and also in the Wynd Centre from Monday 16th February.  Donations are sought for raffle prizes and will be gratefully accepted.  If you wish to donate a prize, please speak to Elma Steel.

Inter-Church Relations:  As part of our activity in the Ecumenical Partnership, the Presbytery Plan and PACT we are beginning further outreach on inter-church relations.  Anyone specifically interested in this is asked to speak to either the Minister or the Convenor.

Celebrate the mingling of religions, folk and secular Russian music in the Morningside United Church on 18th February from 7pm to 9pm.  Register your interest with Christine at scottishcollege@urcscotland.org.uk.

Wynd Centre Coffee Shop is currently short of volunteers for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and for Friday morning and afternoon.  If you can assist in any way please see John Stewart or phone the office on 0141 887 4647.

Forthcoming Concert:  Wednesday 25th February in Oakshaw Trinity Church, PACT are sponsoring a concert by the Hamilton Caledonia Bowling Club Male Voice Choir.  All proceeds going to the charity, Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS) which provides free holidays for disadvantaged children from all parts of the UK.  Tickets £5 from Jim McDougall and Sheena Young.

Oakshaw Oracle 15th February 2009

Choir Report

Practices resumed again on 8th January and so far have been well attended.

We enjoyed taking part in the music during the Christmas season and it was good to have our new robes dedicated at the beginning of the Service of Nine Lessons and Carrols.  We would like to thank the Kirk Session and the Congregation for them.

A Date for Your Diary / Kitchen Calendar
Members of the Choir would like to make a token contribution towards the cost of the robes, and to do so are hosting an Evening of Light Musical Entertainment on Thursday 30th April in the Church Hall.  Tickets are priced £5, will include a cup of tea and home baking and will be on sale shortly.  We promise the emphasis will be on “light” music – strictly no Bach or Handel on this evening.  You may be surprised at the diversity of some of our fine upstanding choristers – hidden talents abound.  Please come along anyway on 30th April at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.

- Isobel Craig, Secretary

8th February 2009

 Today:  Elders please collect your District Envelopes from the hall.
Fair Trade stall will be open in the hall today after the service.

Next Sunday:  Morning Worship at 11.00am.

Enquirer’s Meeting:  Will be held in the Heritage Room tonight at 7pm.  Open to anyone who wants to learn more about Church membership, whether or note they intend to join.  For more information please speak to the Minister – 0141 887 0884 or telephone the Church office on 0141 887 4647.

Trinity Lunch Club:  meets on Wednesday 11th February when Mr Graeme Last will tell us about some of the work of the Mission Aviation Fellowship.  All welcome.  If you wish lunch at 12.30pm in the Main Hall of the Wynd Centre, please add your name to the sheet in the Vestibule, even if you are a regular attender.  This helps with catering arrangements.

Guild:  The Spring Meeting of the Presbyterial Council takes place on Wednesday 18th February in Wallneuk Church at 7.30pm.  The guest speaker will be Rev. Nan Low of Neilston Parish Church.

Wynd Centre Coffee Shop is currently short of volunteers for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and for Friday morning and afternoon.  If you can assist in any way please see John Stewart or phone the office on 0141 887 4647.

Forthcoming Concert:  Wednesday 25th February in Oakshaw Trinity Church, PACT are sponsoring a concert by the Hamilton Caledonia Bowling Club Male Voice Choir.  All proceeds going to the charity, Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS) which provides free holidays for disadvantaged children from all parts of the UK.  Tickets £5 from Jim McDougall and Sheena Young.

Adult Education & Mission Committee:  Please note that the time of the meeting has been changed to 7pm to avoid parking problems.  The meeting will be held in the Session House.

Oakshaw Oracle 8th February 2009