THE CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

             Sunday, 19th September 2021          

I hope this finds you and your family well.

Just to remind you that we are now allowed to have a capacity of 70 attending Sunday worship and there is no need to book a space.  The Scottish Government and Church of Scotland are recommending that we continue with a one metre social distancing in our building for a little longer and face coverings should still be worn at all times.

Sadly, Murdo’s Father is unwell and he has been granted compassionate leave for the coming weeks to enable him to travel to and from Lewis to spend time with his father and attend to affairs.  As a result, cover for Sunday Services has been arranged and Wednesday Worship has been suspended.  Worship will take place as usual at 11.30am on Sundays and our Preacher this week is our good friend Rev. John Stevenson

This Sunday will be streamed live on Facebook and will be uploaded to YouTube.

Please come along and show your support.

Also, please keep Murdo, his Father and the family in your prayers at this difficult time.

Members of the Kirk Session will meet on Thursday, 23rd September ’21 at 7.00pm.

Sporting Memories:  Our next Zoom meeting is on Wednesday, 22nd September ’21. We are pleased to inform you that our meetings will alternate each week with Zoom and Church Hall.  Our first meeting in the Church hall will be on Wednesday, 29th September ’21.  Looking forward to seeing you all. Please log on to the smfs.co.uk website to keep up to date.


Spiritual Care and Wellbeing: In This Together:  Please find poster attached for your information.

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  • Please take care and may God’s blessing surround us all.

    The Haven Centre:-  The Haven aims to support the quality of life of its clients supporting them to live life positively and with hope. The Haven continues to provide emotional support to individuals, their families and carers, who are affected by life limiting illness, including those who are in the Covid-19 shielding and high risk categories due to underlying health conditions. Those whose emotional health and wellbeing challenges are impacted and further exacerbated by the effects of the ongoing covid-19 crisis and who may be experiencing loss, grief and bereavement. A range of Digital Support Services, including The Wellbeing Support Line, Digital Downloads and Attend Anywhere Sessions, are available to any new, previous and existing clients. Families can access Haven services without need of medical referral and all services are provided free of charge. Our Wellbeing Support Line is open from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Tel: 01555-811846. For more information on how The Haven can support you in your role and/or your patients please call 01555-811846, visit www.thehavencentre.com or email info@thehavencentre.com                                                                   

    Representatives of the three Blantyre Churches with the moderator of the Church of Scotland :- 
    Representatives of the three Blantyre Churches with the moderator of the Church of Scotland. From left to right it is: Robert Menzies (St Andrew's); Andy Williamson (St Andrew's); The Moderator (Very Rev Susan Brown); Bill Calder (Livingstone Memorial) and Ian Proudfoot (Old).



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