An Invitation or Two

You are invited to the Upper Room….and to take a walk…..

As a Church we usually set aside a Tuesday each week and provide a place with space – the UPPER ROOM – a place for time-out in our busy days. This is a safe place, and COVID-19 guidelines are carefully followed.

* A space to be still in a busy world – in the room above the Kirkgate Cafe 7.30am-7.30pm
** Private prayer for yourself and for others – come and go as you wish
* Listening to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit
** Opportunities to pause and pray with others at 8am…12 midday…7pm

You are invited to take a walk…
We would invite you to take a walk around the Kirkyard and consider what God is saying to you at this time from the words displayed at various locations….starting at the Offering House.
You are invited to use the bench at the top left of the Kirkyard (under the large tree) to pause and pray – to be still with God – to ask, seek, knock, wait and receive.

A Tuesday Invitation or Three

You are invited to the Upper Room…
As a Church we usually set aside a Tuesday each week and provide a place with space – the UPPER ROOM – a place for time-out in our busy days. In these weeks and months of lockdown 2021 it was not possible to open and run this space…….but this Tuesday it is!!

* A space to be still in a busy world – in the room above the Kirkgate Cafe 7.30am-7.30pm
** Private prayer for yourself and for others
* Listening to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit
** Opportunities to pause and pray with others at 8am…12 midday…7pm

You are invited to take a walk…
You are encouraged to take some exercise by the Government..and we would invite you to take a walk around the Kirkyard and consider what God is saying to you at this time from the words displayed from JOHN 3.

The Word for Today 11 – Stations

You are invited to Thy Kingdom Come 2021…
A global opportunity to pray with other believers for the Kingdom of God to be experienced afresh in our day.

Kirkgate Cafe and B Y O C and Macmillan’s

Macmillan Coffee Morning, Wednesday 23rd September.

‘Don’t just sit there, do something!’ ‘Don’t just do something, sit there!’ (From John’s sermon on 23rd August.)

Now’s your opportunity to do both at the same time, and all in the good cause of supporting the Macmillan Coffee Morning. The BYOC and Kirkgate Café teams invite you to join them in (physically distanced) person at the café or online on Zoom in support of Macmillan Cancer Support on Wednesday 23rd September. All we ask is that you make a donation to Macmillan. To help you, there’s a direct weblink below to their ‘donate’ page.

During the pandemic, charities that people count on in the difficult times of life are finding their income falling, and they need our help. Many of us will know families that have benefitted from the support and care that Macmillan nurses have brought in the darkest of hours. Cancer hasn’t stopped during the pandemic and neither has Macmillan. We can help them continue that vital support.

During the BYOC Zoom sessions, there will be a special greeting from the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt. Rev. Dr. Martin Fair, recorded at our invitation.

Kirkgate Café:
Open from 9am to 2pm
Take away facilities and outside seating available….and donations can also be handed in here on the day.

Zoom BYOC (bring Your Own Cuppa):
Morning: From 10.30am to 12 noon hosted by Alastair and Barbara Cameron

Afternoon: From 2pm to 3.30pm hosted by Jane and Jared Hay

Gary Ross will circulate the usual Zoom links, and please share them with people you know who may be interested in supporting Macmillan. Come when you can and leave when you wish.

Macmillan donation weblink:

https://donation.macmillan.org.uk/wbcm/donate?_ga=2.32301118.1804658475.1598443258-322544099.1597757774&_gac=1.168859795.1598443258.COjd0JPpuOsCFVOChQod2EQJzQ

Thank you.
Jared, Alastair and Norma

Coronavirus Update 17 March

CORONOVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 17 March

Following recent government guidance, please note the following-

Our Sunday worship services in the Kirk (and Sunday Clubs/Buzz in the halls) will continue- with some changes to minimize the risk of spreading infection.

All childrens’ groups and uniformed organisations (except Sunday Clubs/Buzz) who normally meet in our buildings have been cancelled until further notice.

Kirkgate Cafe will remain open for the foreseeable future but from Wednesday 18th March, with a reduced menu and opening hours – Monday to Thursday 11am to 1pm.
There will be no evening cafe until further notice.

The Wilson Hall will be open every weekday from 8am to 5pm for the ‘Upper Room’ for prayer and reflection.