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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

November 2018

Sunday 4th November - Service Haggs 11.15 am which will include the Sunday Club
(It is time again for the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal. The collection date for shoe boxes is Sunday 4th November).

Monday 5th November - Board Meeting 7.00 pm followed by Session at 8.00 pm both held in MacLean Hall

Remembrance Sunday is 11th November
This year and marks, to the day, 100 years since the end of the First World War.
We will have our act of remembrance at Longcroft war memorial at 11.00 am
followed by our service in church at 11.15.

At this special time of remembrance you are invited to bring memorabilia to display in church.
It may be about a relative or family acquaintance who died, it may be about a survivor.
It may relate to WW1 or WW2 or other conflicts. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated.

Sunday 18th November - Service Haggs 11.15 am which will include the Sunday Club

Sunday 25th November - Service Haggs 11.15 am which will include the Sunday Club
 

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

 

Outreach

Over the past year we have been fortunate to have access to the three local primary schools in our parish.
Myself, Jean Duff from Denny Old and now the Rev Gunn take part in the school assemblies
where we give a Christian story through fun and interaction with the pupils.
We are grateful to the schools for this opportunity to do this and look forward to our end of term
theme with the title “The big Picnic”

Moira Martin

 

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.

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

Marion