Due to annual leave, the minister will be unavailable from:
Mon 18 Sept to 1pm Wed 27 Sept
|Rev. George Shand|
will be provided by the Rev George Shand
who can be contacted on 01899 309400.
For any ongoing parish queries, please contact our Session Clerk:
Ms Heather Watt on 01899 850211
News, events, and general notices:
10:30am: Morning worship will be conducted by the Rev. Sandy Strachan,
who makes a welcome return visit while the minister is away on leave.
and, at 6:30pm: Evening worship will be a Songs of Praise service,
with music provided by some of our friends from Leadhills Silver Band.
This will be held in Leadhills Village Hall. All welcome
Wed 27 Sept, 7pm: Local Church Review Task Group meets in the Church Hall.
*about every five years, each parish in Scotland undergoes a process called the Local Church Review –
back in the old days, this used to be known as the Quinquennial.
Our turn has come up and over the next couple of months,
a team from presbytery will be meeting with a team from Upper Clyde,
helping us look at where we are and what we’re currently doing;
and then, helping us as we look ahead, and see where we might go,
and what we might do over the next several years.
Think of it as the equivalent of an MOT for the parish.
Our team, I think, covers a good cross-range of views here and
I just want to thank them publicly for giving up time to be involved in the process, so, thanks to:
and Dee Yates.
These are your ‘go-to’ people. If you have any thoughts on things you’d like to see
happen here at Upper Clyde do feel free to catch up with any of the team -
they’ll feed your comments back into our team meetings.
It should be a good learning curve, I suspect we may even surprise ourselves,
so, let's enjoy the ride together. I look forward to seeing where our collective
thoughts and prayers will lead us.
due to a recent scheduling of a Presbytery event, Session will now meet in the Church Hall on Thurs 5 October, and not 28 Sept, as previously announced.
Sun 1 Oct, 9am - 9.45: TIME FOR PRAYER:
Our new prayer group meets on the first Sunday of the month.
The church will be open from 9am, with time for prayer/quiet meditation
between 9-9.45. This is open to anyone to come along.
Should you have any particular people or situations that you would like prayer for, there will be a small box with notelets in the vestibule:
please make use of this, and note down who/ what you would like prayer for.
All prayer requests in the box will be prayed for during this time.
To preserve people’s privacy, unless you’ve checked first, please just use an initial,
and keep the request relatively general:
in faith, we trust that as we pray for the person and situation,
that God knows all the details…so an example might look like: ‘please pray for S, who will be having an operation later this month’.
See you there.
Sun 8 Oct, 10:30am: Annual Harvest Service, followed by simple soup lunch in the Church Hall. Come and join us, as we give thanks for the Harvest, and support the work of Farm Africa. You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy the great artwork created by our five primary schools - each school is currently involved in creating a Harvest banner.
BY Sun 22 Oct -
Advent/Christmas Newsletter - deadline for articles, poems, etc.:
it's that time of year again, and our newsletter editor, Dee, is on the lookout for articles, poems, or other items of interest for inclusion in our upcoming Advent/Christmas newsletter. If you have something to submit, please get it to Dee by Sunday 22 October - and thanks!