Monday, 24 July 2017

Contacts, information, events: July 24 - Aug 9

Due to annual leave, the minister will be unavailable from: Mon 24 July to Wed 9 August  

Pulpit cover: 
Sunday 30 July: we welcome the Rev. Dr Anne Logan, formerly Minister of Stockbridge Parish Church for nearly 20 years, and before that, Associate Minister at St. George's West, both in Edinburgh. Ministry runs in the family; both her father and grandfather were also ministers.

Sunday 6 August: we welcome the Rev. Elizabeth Clelland, Chaplain at Braehead House retreat centre. Elizabeth is part of Lanark Presbytery, having served as Presbytery Moderator.

Rev. George Shand
Funeral cover:
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, or, if unavailable,
one of our elders - Mrs Jenny Worthington on 01899 850274

News, events, and general notices:

Schools: Our thoughts and prayers are with all the P7's from our 5 primary schools in the area, as they make the move to Biggar High School in the new school year: go well, settle quickly, work hard, and enjoy this new adventure.

Local Church Review (LCR): 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:
Keith Black
Lynn Cochrane
Judith Gilbert
Jenny Worthington
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.

Summer wishes: It's a quiet time of the year, with many of our groups on summer break, so...
if you manage to have some time off, relax, recharge, and come back refreshed. 
And, if you can't take time off - may you find spaces just 'to be'.

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