The Church Family News
The Church of Scotland has asked that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice.I hope this finds you and your family well.
Remember and tune into Murdo’s Sunday Service each week. We are so lucky to have this technology.
Our Sewing Team ladies are now working towards bags for Wishaw General Hospital. At this point in time they have 100 made for the Hospital. Well done again to all involved.
The Kirk Session will meet on Monday night 10th August ’20 at 7.00pm to approve the COVID Risk Assessment and proposed date for reopening of our buildings for Sunday weekly worship. This will then be submitted to presbytery for approval. It is our hope that we will have approval to reopen by the end of this month. The agreed date and protocols for reopening will be communicated to members in due course.
Please look after yourselves, take care and keep safe. Hopefully we will worship together in the very near future.
May God's Blessing surround us all every day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sporting Memories:- Hope you are all keeping well? Just a wee update with all that has been going on within Sporting Memories we now have launched our weekly Sporting Memories sporting weekly it is a video/ audio session which covers our Sporting Pink, 100 Objects also some information on gentle physical activities, if could you forwarded information on to any relevant parties you feel might benefit form this, if you have any social media pages could you also share these links, thank you in advance.
You can also find us on the Scottish Government funded Actify platform.
We also have a weekly slot on BBC radio 5 talksport which airs every Saturday and Sunday our slot is usually between 12:30 till 1pm it is a good listen i have attached an audio from last weekend of our Sporting Memories member Phyllis who is 90 yrs young joining her is our facilitator volunteer George the love for her Motherwell football team shines through it is a good listen hope you enjoy.
Group Delivery & Practice Co Ordinator
The Sporting Memories Foundation ScotlandTHE FOODBANK WILL RECEIVE BAGS OF ITEMS WHICH CAN BE LEFT AT THE DOOR OF YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK.
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).