This Week's News
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If you are unable to come to our Sunday service you can still connect with the Church in many ways.
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Please note that for the next foreseeable future the church services will only be online.
Within the present lockdown regulations the church will be closed for worship and prayer.
A reminder that the next Board/ Session meeting will be on Tuesday 9th March at 7pm.
The Gate Foodbank
You can now donate to us via TEXT!!!
Text 'G4TE' and an amount to 70085
example: G4TE 3 to donate £3.00.
You will be charged a standard text fee plus the amount you wish to donate.
Give Thanks for Your Vaccine with Christian Aid
We’ve all felt the distressing effects of coronavirus and lived through the overwhelming uncertainty of the pandemic. Some of us are grieving for loved ones we have lost. But with the development of the vaccine we now have hope and we give thanks for all the NHS staff and key workers who continue to save lives across the UK.
As more of our family, friends, and neighbours receive their vaccine, we are both joyful and relieved. But we are aware that many communities around the world are suffering and don't have access to vaccines. And many of them lack the basics they need to protect themselves like clean water for handwashing.
Many people have asked if they can donate in thankfulness for the vaccine they have received, recognising that for the poorest and most vulnerable communities around the world, there is little hope of a vaccine rollout
As you or a family member is protected, please consider giving to help provide the basics, like clean water for handwashing to those who don't have access to vaccines.
All donations will support Christian Aid's response to the coronavirus pandemic in affected communities. You could help deliver essential soap and hygiene kits to the people who need them most and help train more frontline workers to share vital healthcare messages.
As we take the time to reflect on the past year, and give thanks for the hope the vaccine brings, please pray for your global neighbours around the world for whom the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. You can read our prayer here and we invite you to leave your own message or prayer of thanksgiving which we will share on our website.
The service next week will be based on the passages
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
The Alva Development Trust is doing a wonderful job with its foodbank and would welcome donations of Easter eggs. If you would like to give an egg / eggs, you can either drop them off at the Cochrane Hall (Monday – Friday) or if you would like them to be collected, please phone Kay Conn on 01259 760283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a forewarning that John Gow will be ordained on Friday 19th March, as soon as we have details about the streaming of the service we will let the congregation know.
The Gate Foodbank
is currently covering the whole of Clackmannanshire. Trolleys can be found in local supermarkets of you can contact them directly to arrange a donation (see below).
Here are some of the items they regularly need.
Tinned Fruit (small)
Tinned meat, ham/corned beef,
Tinned veg carrots,sweetcorn,peas
Small tins Beans, Spaghetti,Ravioli
Tinned Chicken Soup
Individual packets of custard powder,
Pkts cheesy pasta
Variety Packs Cereal
For further information regarding delivery or to uplift large donations, Please contact The Gate Charity, 2 Ludgate, Alloa FK10 2DR. Telephone: 01259 218 766
Prayer Requests. If you want the church to pray for someone you can contact Sandra at Sandra.email@example.com. We don’t need specific details, something like ‘Please pray for Ian who is ill just now.’ would be more than enough.
Church Funds. Like all charities and businesses, the church will be badly affected by the lack of income coming in. If you wish to make up a standing order, or join the gift aid scheme to help out then please contact Martin Dunsmore (01259 762262 or firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also donate online Here
The latest UCB Daily Bible Study Notes are now available fro February/March. If you would like a copy please contact the minister(01259 760262 or email@example.com) and he will drop a copy through your door.
Strathcarron Hospice has opened a helpline to anyone across Forth Valley & North Lanarkshire, which will provide a listening ear as well as advice & information, particularly surrounding bereavement and caring for the ill, during this difficult time.
There are friendly volunteers available from 9am until 7pm every day to have a chat with anyone who needs support or is fed up of the boredom, loneliness and isolation caused by COVID 19.
They have lots of ideas to help you through this difficult period, but most importantly they have time to listen and to chat. You don’t need to have any connection to the hospice – please just lift the phone and give us a call on 01324 827383.