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WEEKLY NEWS

January/ February 2018

 As previously intimated, the Kirk Session and Board will meet on Thursday 18th in the Small Hall, beginning with a Board meeting at 7 p.m.

If you have an article for the next issue of the LINK magazine, please give these to John or James by SUNDAY 28th

A special Service to mark the launch of the Year of Young People 2018 will be held on Sunday morning (28th January).

Our Sunday Evening Service resumes on February 11th at 6 p.m. in the Side Aisle of the Church. We meet for a time of singing, sharing and praying followed by a welcome cup of tea.

The Young@Heart Ladies Group returns on Wednesday 7th February at 2pm in the small hall.

The Congregational Board will meet on Thursday 8th February at 7pm in the small hall.

Church and Global Society Committee

Stirling Presbytery Lent Challenge

Foodbanks identify the period around Easter as a time when stocks are low.

Also, we are hearing much about ‘hygiene poverty’. Given the choice between buying food or personal hygiene and cleaning products, naturally people opt for food. However, not having the means to keep themselves and their homes clean, can have a detrimental impact on their physical and mental health.

The committee have been in touch with The Gate and Start-Up Stirling who have identified their 40 most needed items including hygiene/cleaning products and we are issuing a Lent Challenge, along the lines of the ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’.  For each day of Lent, you are asked to put one item in a box or bag.

We have provided the ‘wish-lists’ from The Gate and Start-Up Stirling. The lists are by no means prescriptive, but will give an idea of what could possibly be included and best used.

We are aware that 40 items are a lot to ask for, but suggest that people work in family groups or groups of friends, if this seems more feasible.

When you have completed the challenge, please take the goods to your chosen foodbank and tell them you have participated in the Stirling Presbytery Lent Challenge.

It would also be helpful if you could indicate to the Church and Global Society Committee your intention to participate in the challenge.

We are aware that many congregations support the foodbanks all year round, but let’s use this challenge to give them an extra boost at the time they need it most.

Thank you, in anticipation of your participation.

Rev. Liz Robertson

Start – Up Stirling is one of our supported charities. St. Mark’s will be participating in the Lent Challenge. A list of requested items is at the back of the church for taking away. We would suggest that family and friends groups share the gathering of items  during Lent and bring items to the church for collection.