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Haggs linked with Denny Old is now a vacant charge

and is able to call a minister without restriction.

Details on the Vacancy and Parish Profile
can be accessed on the Vacancy page

 

Locum Minister is Rev. Sandra Mathers
Sandra can be contacted on
01324 872253

 

Mr David Nicholson is the Interim Moderator
David can be contacted on
01236 732260

DNicholson@churchofscotland.org.uk

 

April 2017

Sunday 23rd April - Service Haggs - 11.15 am - which will include the Sunday Club

Sunday 30th April - Service Haggs - 11.15 am - which will include the Sunday Club

May 2017

Sunday 7th May – BB Closing Service Haggs - 11.15 am - which will include the Sunday Club.

Sunday 14th May - Service Haggs - 11.15 am - which will include the Sunday Club
Followed by Christian Aid Week Soup & sandwich lunch.

Sunday 21st May - Service Haggs - 11.15 am - which will include the Sunday Club.

Sunday 28th May - Service Haggs - 11.15 am - which will include the Sunday Club.

 

Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week is from 14th – 20th May and we are looking for collectors to help with the door to door collection.
The Christian Aid working group have decided to concentrate our fund rising to the Kelpie Canter sponsored walk on 30th September.
However if anyone wants to walk on the Bridge Walk again this year, on 22nd April, then Sue Storrar has sponsor forms.

Thanks for your continuing support.

Knitting for HIV affected babies

Thank you to everyone who has responded so positively to our knitting project for babies in Africa affected by the HIV virus.

Thanks Sue Storrar.

 

Teas and Coffees served in Church Hall after morning service

 

SESSION CLERKS

Murray McCheyne and Sue Storrar continue to share the role of Session Clerk, both acting as Clerk Pro-tem. This situation works well with duties shared between the two clerks.

We thank Brian Richmond and Jack Dunn for continuing to share the role Clerk to the Congregational Board. Thanks to Marion Campbell for her continuing diligent work as our treasurer.

Colin Meek has relinquished the role of property convener and we thank him for his continued diligent and practical work in looking after our church buildings. Jack Dunn is presently fulfilling the property convener role on a pro tem basis.

Three organists from Denny Old congregation provide our church music on a rota basis and we thank them for their continued support Sunday by Sunday and at other special services.

Our roll of church members at the 31st December 2016 was 227 with 76 on the supplementary roll. During 2016 five members received a certificate of transfer on leaving the area, eight members died and two were added to the supplementary roll. No new members were added to our roll in the past year. The Kirk Session comprising 25 elders presently led by our Interim Moderator, Mr David Nicholson and supported by our Locum Minister Rev. Sandra Mathers continues to plan and direct church life.

In our ongoing vacancy situation our Interim Moderator chairs our Kirk Session and Congregational Board meetings and guides us through procedural matters relating to our linkage with Denny Old Parish church. Rev. Sandra Mathers leads our worship with our service time this year at 11.15 a.m. and also caters for pastoral needs in the community.

Our linkage with Denny Old has developed over the past year through joint services. An invitation to Denny Old Seniors Christmas lunch was greatly appreciated and a number Haggs folk enjoyed an afternoon of fine fare and entertainment.

A joint team from Denny Old and Haggs has been working together to find a new manse for our linked charge and, after looking at a number of possibilities, arrangements have  been made to purchase a 5 bedroom detached house in Singers Place, Dennyloanhead.

Both the existing Denny Old and Haggs manses have now been sold so we are able to purchase the new manse without the need for a mortgage or bridging loan.

As our Nominating Committee actively seeks a minster for our linked charge the life of our church continues. We thank everyone who supports our church at Haggs and also contribute to our outreach projects including Christian Aid, Vine Trust, Church of Scotland HIV project, Food Bank and many other worthy good causes.

As ever, we must all rise to the challenges that come before us in our journey of faith for our linked churches of Denny Old and Haggs.

Murray McCheyne and Sue Storrar (Session Clerks, pro-tem)

 

 

 

Charitable Donations

As a congregation we donated to the following charities during 2016:

                 

Collections for Third Parties

         

£

 
 

Vine Trust

         

       292.00

 
 

Christian Aid

Door Collection & Bridge Walk £2078

 

       704.00

 
 

Poppy Scotland

         

         43.00

 
 

Bible Scotland

         

         55.00

 
 

Falkirk Food Bank

And Food

     

       135.00

 
 

Gideons

         

         66.00

 
 

MacMillan Cancer Care

         

       475.00

 
 

Strathcarron Hospice

         

       208.00

 
 

Build a House

         

         33.00

 
 

Blythswood Care

Shoe Boxes

     

               -  

 
 

Unicef

         

       231.00

 
 

Crossreach

         

         27.00

 
             

     2,269.00