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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: 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

 

 

GB2017

Nativity 2017

 

On 17th December 2017 the Sunday Club of Haggs
Presented a paper nativity puppet show

 

Spring 2018 Link Magazine now available on the Link Magazine Page
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May 2018

Sunday 6st May – Service Haggs – 9.45 am - which will include the Sunday Club.

Monday 7th May The Congregational Board will meet on at 7.00 pm in the MacLean Hall with a meeting of the Kirk Session following at 8.00 pm.

Saturday 12th May - The Driving Force are holding a coffee morning at Bonnybridge St. Helens church.

Saturday 12th May - The Boys Brigade Annual Inspection and Display will be held  at 7.00 pm in Bankier Primary school.

Sunday 13th May - BB & GB Closing Service Haggs - 9.45 am - which will include the Sunday Club.
Soup and sandwich lunch in the church hall after morning service.

Tuesday 15th May - The Girls Brigade parents’ night will be held at 6.30 pm in the Church Hall.

Christian Aid week is from 14th to 20th May

Sunday 20th May - Service Haggs - 9.45 am - which will include the Sunday Club.

Sunday 27th May - Joint Service Haggs (no service Denny Old) - 9.45 am - which will include the Sunday Club.

June 2018

Sunday 3rd June – Service Haggs – 9.45 am - which will include the Sunday Club.

Sunday 10th June – Service Haggs – 9.45 am - which will include the Sunday Club.

Sunday 17th June – Service Haggs – 9.45 am - which will include the Sunday Club Prize Giving.                .

Sunday 24th June – Service Haggs – 9.45 am - which will include the Sunday Club.

 

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 2017 
Thank you all for being so generous & helping your neighbours                                                                            

Blythswood Trust                                       64 Shoe Boxes

Knitting for Malawi                                    Hats, Jumpers & Blankets

Christian Aid                                               £2,585.00

Falkirk Food Bank                                      £  140.00 & Food

MacMillan Cancer Care                             £  582.00

Poppy Scotland                                          £    86.00

Souper Sunday (HIV Project)                     £  162.04

Vine Trust                                                   £  193.15

UNICEF (Jar of Grace)                               £  370.45

                                       Total     £4118.64 

 

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.

Having an old Grade 2 listed building means large maintenance bills sometimes and as you will be aware the front section of the organ side of the Church is at present closed off because the cornice is in a dangerous condition and in need of replacement which of course means a large cost so please be your usual supportive selves when we are fundraising.

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

Marion