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Mr Raheel Arif has been elected by the joint charge of Haggs linked with Denny Old to be our minister.
Those wishing to sign the call can do so on Thursday 17th October in the MacLean Hallfrom 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
It can also be signed at church next Sunday 20th October.

 


Locum Minister: Rev. Derek Gunn BD
He can be contacted on

01324 610349

 

Interim Moderator: Rev. Aftab Gohar
He can be contacted on
01324 482109
email: rev.aftabgohar@yahoo.co.uk

 

The Autumn 2019 edition of the LINK Magazine is now available on the Link Magazine page.

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Note: that from Sunday 6th October Services at Haggs commence at 9.45am

 

October

Saturday 5th October - there will be a joint meeting of Haggs and Denny Old Kirk Sessions at 10.00 a.m. in Haggs church
Sunday 6th October - Joint communion service with Denny Old at Haggs - 9.45 am
and the Sunday Club held in church hall
Would the Kirk Session please meet at 9.15 am
in the MacLean Hall before the service
Wednesday 9th October - there will be an informal communion 
at 2.00 pm in the Church Hall
Sunday 13th October - Service Haggs
a Sole Nominee, will preach to be minister for the vacant charge of Haggs linked with Denny Old at 10.30 am
and will include the Sunday Club
Sunday 20th October - Service Haggs - 9.45 am
and will include the Sunday Club
Sunday 27th October - Joint communion service at Denny Old - 11.15 am
no service at Haggs

Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal - final day for Shoe Boxes is Sunday 3rd November

 

Banner Group

The Banner Group are organising a Craft sale and Coffee afternoon
on Saturday 19th October in the Church Hall from 2-4pm.
If you would like to have a stall, can help with Home baking or help on the day
then please contact Jean McCheyne or Sue Storrar.

Please come along and support this event and maybe find some early items for Christmas presents!

 

On Sunday 14th July we welcomed the Boys’ Brigade King George VI Leadership Scheme:  
cadets and staff from this course to our service.
With guidance from their Course Chaplain (Rev Derek Gunn!)
the cadets of the course lead us in worship.

 

Below a selection of pictures displaying our tribute
to the men and women involved in WW1 and WW2

 

 

 

Prayer Tree
Prayer Tree

 

Our Prayer Tree is positioned in the vestibule at the entrance to the church.

Requests for prayers can be written on the labels provided, then hung on a branch,
these will be forwarded to our locum minister to be included in future services.

Hearts can also be placed on the tree in memory of loved ones.

HAGGS KNITTERS

Just before Christmas two large boxes and numerous bags of beautiful knitted and crocheted jumpers, hats and blankets were passed to the charity for distribution by the Orphan Care programme in Livingstonia, Malawi. Word was received early in January that everything had been taken to Dundee for loading into the next container going to Africa.

So thank you for all your efforts, please keep up the good work and keep those fingers active! We will collect in the finished work twice a year in the future – at the end of June and December.

So.......keep knitting!!

Haggs Parish Church – Charities Supported 2018
Thank you all for being so generous & helping your neighbours                                                                            

Bible Scotland                                            £  63.15

Blythswood Trust                                       Shoe Boxes

Knitting for Malawi                                    Hats, Jumpers & Blankets

WMN (Build a House)                                £1450.41

Christian Aid                                               £2520.00

Falkirk Food Bank                                      Food

MacMillan Cancer Care                             £  600.00

Poppy Scotland                                         £   69.65

Souper Sunday  (HIV Project)                   £  215.40

Vine Trust                                                  £  437.00

Strathcarron Hospice                                 £ 725.00

UNICEF (Jar of Grace)                                 £215.00

                                       Total   £6295.61

 

A Message from your Treasurer

 

On behalf of the Congregational Board may I thank you for your continued support to Haggs Parish Church. During the current vacancy it is important that we keep our finances in order and we need you to allow us to do this. Can I just remind you of the different ways in which you can make your offering?

By Weekly Freewill Offering envelopes. Please see the Treasurer Marion Campbell if you wish to have envelopes or ask your elder.

If you pay Income Tax please Gift Aid your offering – this allows Haggs Church to claim back the tax which you have already paid (approx. 20% more – at no extra cost to you). Please see Murray McCheyne or Marion Campbell for a form to complete (this does not tie you to a fixed amount or a fixed term but allows the Church to claim back tax on however much you give) or again ask your elder. On average over the last few years we have recovered between £5000.00 and £6000.00 per year from Gift Aid. Without this money would not have been able to pay all our bills…………..so please – the more we can claim in Gift Aid the more money we can get back.

Either of the above methods can be made by Standing Order directly from your bank account to the Church’s bank account. Saves the number of WFO envelopes we have to buy and saves you remembering to make up the Sundays you have missed for whatever reason. It is really important to Haggs Church that you do make up the weeks you have not managed to get to Church so that we have a more accurate assessment of what monies are coming in to be able to budget for the expenditure.

We are most grateful for your generosity to all the charities we support – for a small congregation you do give very willingly to others – so thank you.

Thanks for all your loyalty and support and PLEASE ………don’t change!

Marion