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In order to cope with the urgent demand for food packages the church is setting up a Food Larder which will be open to anyone who requires help from 12-3pm every Friday over the School Holidays.
On Saturday we had a big food drive and so many of you kindly donated packages of food. We were overwhelmed by your kindness and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone. A big thank you also to the lovely volunteers who appeared to help out!
We will be looking for donations throughout the summer so please keep giving. You can also drop food off on a Sunday at church or Thursday during Private prayer.
We really need diluting juice, small treats for kids like cereal bars, snacks etc and things like freezable ice poles.
Please do not donate any fresh produce, or items which take a long time to cook in the oven such as Fray Bentos Pies.
Can all elders on door duty please be aware that donations should be accepted and stored in the Eadie Hall.
And lastly please share the word! Tell your friends and family about the larder, share our facebook posts and if you know anyone who is in need please let them know of the help we can give them.
The service next week will be based on the passages
2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30, Galatians 6:(1-6),7-16
Anyone wishing to continue the fellowship is most welcome to join others in the cafe after the church service. There will be a Fairtrade table/stall available. There is a sheet for volunteers to help with the Sunday Cafe. The new rota will start on the 24th. July
Jim will be on vacation for the whole of July. While Jim is relaxing Michele will be the first point of contact.
We now have a range of Fairtrade goods available to buy after Sunday Service and on Tuesdays during the Community Cafe.
The church is open for private prayers on Thursdays only over the holidays. You can come in from 10.30 - 12 noon
Our lovely volunteers are finally back with fresh baking for the Community Cafe on Tuesdays. We have been enjoying Scones and Pancakes, warm from the oven.
Come along and enjoy baking and a bit of time to relax with friends - all for free and everyone is more than welcome!
Mentoring Young People
MCR Pathways believes that a young person's future should be determined by their talents and never their circumstances. When life around us is overwhelming, it's difficult to think about the future. That’s why MCR is asking for help to ensure no young person should ever feel alone. MCR carefully matches young people with a mentor to meet in their school for just one hour each week and this one to one relationship makes a profound impact on their confidence. No qualifications are needed to become a mentor, just the desire to make a difference. MCR Pathways are currently recruiting for volunteer mentors throughout the country, including locally in Clackmannanshire, to Share An Hour each week and support a young person to achieve all they can in life. Further information on the MCR Pathways programme and how to become a mentor is available at www.mcrpathways.org. They would love our help to reach more young people, so please do what you can.
This video will give an idea of what they do:
Our youth group ZONES is now closed for the Holidays.
The Summer edition of the Alvanac is now available to read in full here
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.