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|Williamwood Parish Church - Guild|
The Guild meets once a fortnight from October to March on a Tuesday evening in the Large Hall at 7.30pm.
WHOSE WE ARE AND WHOM WE SERVE
Moira Yeoman - Co-ordinator
The Guild's session got off to a good start this year with our opening meeting being taken by our own Iain Reid. He tackled our topic "How to be a Christian in today's World" by posing some interesting moral dilemmas for us to discuss.
Our meetings have been well attended and as the first half of our year nears it's end we are starting to look forward to our 75th Birthday in the Spring.
We have some very interesting speakers lined up for the New Year with a special Open Scottish Night on 22nd January when we will hear the story of the ’45 Rebellion. We will be entertained by singers from the Williamwood Junior Singers accompanied by Norah Gray, and also singers from the Choir accompanied by Alan Mathew. We hope you will come along and support them on that night and entry is free.
We are also planning an Anniversary Dinner on 16th April so if you know any past members of the Guild who would like to join us, then please ask them to get in touch and they will be very welcome. Once again, if anyone would like to come along to any of our meetings then they are assured of a warm welcome.
The Guild year has now drawn to a close and we finished our session with a coach outing to Luss Church on 17th April. This was an excellent outing (see the photos on the Guild notice board) and we were provided with a delicious afternoon tea! We then had our Coffee Morning on Saturday 5th May which was a happy, sociable day and we would like to thank everyone who supported us. We are already preparing for our next session when we will celebrate our 75th birthday. We warmly invite anyone and everyone who would like to come along to any of our meetings that would interest them – there is no compunction to join! Finally I would like to thank all the committee for their support during my first year as coordinator, and also to wish all our members a happy and refreshing summer and will see you all again at our next coffee morning on Saturday 1st September. This is when we have a “holiday” stall so remember bring back some souvenirs!
By the time this is printed the Guild will be nearing the end of another year. Our meeting on 6th March will be a talk on “Teachers for the Deaf” and the speaker is Liz Anne O’Hare. At our final meeting on 20th March our guest speaker is our own Moira McGeoch and she will be telling us of her visit to Ghana. This will be followed by our AGM.
On Tuesday 17th April we are having an outing to historic Luss Church where we will be given a guided tour of the Church and a video presentation on the history of the Church and its surrounding area. Afternoon tea will be provided by the congregation of the Church. We will have a few spare seats on the coach which will leave Williamwood Church at 1.00pm, returning at approximately 5.00pm. If we fill the coach the afternoon should cost £10.00 per person and any members and friends who would like to join us, (Gentlemen included), please contact Moira Yeoman, to reserve a seat on the coach.
Our final activity for this session will be our Coffee Morning on Saturday 5th May when we once again look forward to seeing as many of you as possible as this is always a very enjoyable occasion.
The Guild’s Session 2011/2012 began with a very successful coffee morning in September. We would like to thank everyone who supported us and enjoyed the fellowship of the occasion. Our meetings have been very well attended by our members but the highlight so far was the Sterioscopic 3D Photography with the Russian, Denis Alyshev. Our two elders, Angus Fraser and Ronnie Gourlay, along with other gentlemen from the congregation, visited on that evening and were glad to hear that some of the problems the Guild had experienced at the start of the Session were now ironed out. It was nice to have some gentlemen and other visitors join us and all are very welcome to any of our meetings. At present we are looking forward to our joint Christmas Party with the Young Women’s Group, always an enjoyable occasion where we can “let our hair down”! We hope you have all looked at the notice board in November to see all the activities of the Guild and we look forward to a successful 2012. I would like to wish all our members a very happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year.
I hope you all had a good summer and are looking forward to the new session of the Guild. We start on Tuesday 4th October with Communion, followed by "Songs of Praise" with Trish Reid and Alan Mathew.
The first half our session includes talks on the Burrell Collection, stereoscopic 3D Photography (see separate advert) and our Project which is Mission Aviation Fellowship's work in Madagascar.
Our meetings are open to anyone (male or female) who would like to come along and you will be made very welcome. I look forward to seeing you all and hope we have a successful session.
The Guild has come to the end of another successful session. We have had some very interesting speakers and finished off with our Coffee Morning on Saturday 7th May and a very enjoyable coach outing to Erskine Homes and garden centre on Tuesday 17th May. This is an excellent facility for our war wounded and we would draw your attention to Erskine Week from 1st to 8th June. There is information on this in the vestibule.
I would like to remind everyone that your Coffee Morning on Saturday 3rd September will feature a “Holiday Stall”, so please remember this when you are enjoying your holidays.
I hope you all have a lovely relaxing Summer and I look forward to seeing you all back in September and would assure anyone who would like to come along to our meetings ( both Male and Female) a very warm welcome.