Hello and welcome to our weekly newsletter for St. Mark’s. This is just a new way we will be posting our weekly news as it will make it easier to find and share.
St. Mark’s @ Sainsbury’s
On Tuesday 2nd October we will meet in the training room in Sainsbury’s at 5.30pm for our service and then we will have our traditional St. Mark’s family meal together in the cafe.
Bridge of Allan parish church is hosting a funders fair on Tuesday 2nd October between 3pm and 6.30pm. This is a great opportunity for you to go along and see what funding may be avaliable for your project.
A Gift Aid workshop will be taking place to answer all your questions about Gift Aid and its relevance to our congregation. This workshop has limited places and must be booked in advance at https://giftaidworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk
Book early to avoid disappointment. If interested, please see Jean
Our youth group is on Wednesday 3rd October between 6.30pm and 7.30p, and is open to all children in P3 to P7. If you know of any children who would be interested please encourage them to come along.
Joint Harvest Service
On Sunday 7th October we welcome our friends from St. Margaret’s and the Salvation Army as we come together to celebrate the harvest. The service will take place between 2pm and 3pm. All are warmly invited to attend.
Donations of tinned goods, fruit and vegetables will be appreciated. Tinned goods will be donated to Start Up Stirlings You Can challenge and all grout and vegetables will be donated to the Salvation Army.
121 Home Group
If you are interested in finding out more about following Jesus or in joining St. Mark’s as a church member, come along to the 121 Home Group on Tuesday (9th) from 5.30 – 6.30 p.m. in the Session Room. We will be sharing in our new study, “We believe ..what? The next session is called “Jesus is………….”
Pause with Poppies
This year Remembrance Day is a double centenary: the 100th anniversary of the Armistice (the end of World War One), and 100 years of the RAF. To mark this occasion, we are creating a display of poppies in the church garden. The display would be exhibited from the Friday 9th – Sunday 11th November to coincide with public Services of Remembrance.
This is your invitation to join in. To take part all you need to do is knit, crochet, or colour in a poppy to laminate. The next ‘Pause with Poppies’ open session will be held in the church on Wednesday 10th October from 1.20 – 3.10 p.m. where materials and a craft space will be available for anyone who would like to help us create poppies. We do hope you are able to join us and to share in the creation of this Remembrance display.
Start Up Stirling You Can Challenge
Start Up Stirling are aiming to be record breakers with their You Can Challenge, they want to make the world’s longest line of cans and they need our help to help them get 45,000 cans. If you want to make a donation please bring them along to the church and place them in our box at the back of the church.
Priority Areas, Big Conversation
On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th November the Priority Areas team will be hosting its Big Conversation event at Erskine Bridge Hotel, if you are interested in attending please speak to David Russell.