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In-Service Day Fun

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Fifty local children enjoyed a day of fun at the inaugural Hope Church In-Service Day club on Monday 21st November. The wonderful surroundings of Hope Hub provided the venue for a fabulous day of games, craft, bible stories, quizzes and challenges.

A team of twenty volunteers welcomed the children from 9am and guided them through a high paced range of activities. Snacks and lunch were all provided as the children learned from bible characters Samson and Gideon on a theme based on emotions cemented through the recent children’s favourite film ‘Inside Out’

A Hope Church spokesperson commented “what a privilege it’s been to have this day with these wonderful children. We’ve had the most fantastic day and due to the uptake, plan to run the club again in February and MayFifty local children enjoyed a day of fun at the inaugural Hope Church In-Service Day club on Monday 21st November. The wonderful surroundings of Hope Hub provided the venue for a fabulous day of games, craft, bible stories, quizzes and challenges.

A team of twenty volunteers welcomed the children from 9am and guided them through a high paced range of activities. Snacks and lunch were all provided as the children learned from bible characters Samson and Gideon on a theme based on emotions cemented through the recent children’s favourite film ‘Inside Out’

A Hope Church spokesperson commented “what a privilege it’s been to have this day with these wonderful children. We’ve had the most fantastic day and due to the uptake, plan to run the club again in February and May.

Scarves & Handbags

Scarves & Handbags Night at the Hub. Friday 18th November 7pm – 9pm. All welcome to come along and stay as long as you like. Tea will be served from 7:30pm.

Fireworks Display

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Here are some photos from our recent fireworks display at the Hub. A great night was had by all.

National Day of Prayer

img_1576 The Free Church of Scotland will be marking St Andrew’s Day, 30th November 2016 with a National Day of Prayer.
In this short video, Cumbernauld Free Church minister Andy Longwe explains a little of the background to the National Day of Prayer, and how you can get involved.

https://vimeo.com/190877944

Tribute to Richard Gorrie

img_1555Richard came among us in retirement and not many are aware of the ministry that he carried out and the influence that it had.

Hopefully the article linked below will be helpful in that regard. We are thankful to Colin Sinclair and SU Scotland for permission to use it.

Richard Gorrie Tribute

Hope Church Mugs

Hope Church mugs are available from Anne Scott for £5.49 – just in time for Christmas. They have a Scottish scene on one side and the Hope Church logo on the other side as can be seen below. All proceeds will go to Hope Hub.

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In-service Day Club Registration

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INSIDE-OUT is a free In-service Day Club run by Hope Church Blackwood & Kirkmuirhill and
supported by 2CY Trust (Clydesdale Christian Youth Trust). It will take place at Hope Hub, Blackwood on Monday 21st November 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00pm (Lunch will be provided).

All primary school children are welcome.  There will be the usual mix of crafts, games, quizzes and Bible stories.

Registration must be completed prior to children attending the in-service day club. Registration documents can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

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Please complete and hand into 4 Heathfield Drive, Blackwood by  Monday 14th November 2016 or send via email to the address below.

inserviceclub@hope-free.church

A member of the team will contact you regarding availability.

Thanks to everyone for the interest that has been shown so far and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like any more information.

New Home

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We are delighted to announce the purchase of our own “home”. On 9th September we took possession of what was the Blackwood Care Centre. In due course the building will accommodate our manse, a 220 seater auditorium/sanctuary, a café, and numerous meeting rooms. The building will be known as The Hope Hub and will available for community use. For the past two and half years we have been planning to buy land and build from scratch. This opportunity came along quite unexpectedly and we can only say with the psalmist, “The Lord has done this and it is marvellous in our eyes.” (Psalm 118v23)