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Coronavirus Response

This evening the Kirk Session met to pray and discuss our response to the latest advice from the Scottish government in the light of the current Coronavirus crisis. That advice is that “people should minimize social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations”. https://news.gov.scot/news/people-advised-to-limit-social-contact

Therefore, the Kirk Session has decided to suspend all Hope Church services and meetings until further notice.

This includes:

Sunday services, morning and evening
House groups, whether at home or at the Hub
The Deacons’ Court meeting scheduled for Thursday 19th March

In order to maintain fellowship Ian, our minister, will record a short service of worship each week. You will receive an email with a link to the broadcast. Also, the church will be open each Sunday from 11am to 12 noon for anyone who wishes to pray there. This open-door policy may be extended to times during the week.

The minister and elders will maintain contact with church members by telephone.

We urge everyone to follow the advice of our government and to err on the side of caution if they feel any symptoms, such as a fever or a persistent cough. Please do not put yourself or others at risk.

Many of us are asking, What is God saying to us through this time of crisis? Psalm 90 may give us one answer (v12): Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

We also recall the words of the Apostle Paul in 2Cor.1:3,4: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Let us commend ourselves to the care of Almighty God.

Your minister, Ian (on behalf of the Kirk Session)

After School Club Registration – February 2020

We are running an After School Club at Hope Hub from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Thursday 27th February 2020. Children will be picked up from Blackwood Primary at 3pm by walking bus. All primary school children are welcome.

This will be cost free, however registration must be completed prior to children attending. Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Registration Permission Form (PDF)

Please complete and hand into Hope Hub, 183A Carlisle Road, Blackwood 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.

After School Club Registration – January 2020

We are running an After School Club at Hope Hub from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Thursday 30th January 2020. Children will be picked up from Blackwood Primary at 3pm by walking bus. All primary school children are welcome.

This will be cost free, however registration must be completed prior to children attending. Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Registration Permission Form (PDF)

Please complete and hand into Hope Hub, 183A Carlisle Road, Blackwood 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.

Sean & Gin

We had a farewell presentation for Sean and Gin after this morning’s service and wish them every blessing for their trip out to Nepal and new ministry up in Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus.

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In-Service Day Registration – December 2019

Our next In-service Day Club run by Hope Church Blackwood & Kirkmuirhill will take place at Hope Hub from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday 12th December 2019 (lunch will be provided). A breakfast club will also be running from 8:15am for any children who need to be dropped off earlier.

All primary school children are welcome. There will be the usual mix of crafts, games, quizzes and Bible stories. We are also having a party in the afternoon.

This will be cost free, however registration must be completed prior to children attending the in-service day club and will be limited to the first 50 children to register. Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Registration Permission Form (PDF)

Please complete and hand into Hope Hub, 183A Carlisle Road, Blackwood 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.

Movie Afternoon

We will be showing the movie “The Secret Life of Pets 2” after school on Thursday 24th October. A walking bus from Blackwood Primary will be available. All primary school children welcome.

In-Service Day Registration – November 2019

Our next In-service Day Club run by Hope Church Blackwood & Kirkmuirhill will take place at Hope Hub from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Tuesday 19th November 2019 (lunch will be provided). A breakfast club will also be running from 8:15am for any children who need to be dropped off earlier.

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

This will be cost free, however registration must be completed prior to children attending the in-service day club and will be limited to the first 50 children to register. Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Registration Permission Form (PDF)

Please complete and hand into Hope Hub, 183A Carlisle Road, Blackwood 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.