Only installed yesterday, we now have bright and attractive professionally designed signs and noticeboards facing Church Street, Castle Street and the High Street, helping to keep everyone up to date on the many activities and events going on at the Church and in the halls.
New indoor signs to match have also been installed to help people find their way around our Church and halls complex.
Many thanks to our member Simon for helping to organise and to Davina and her colleagues at West Dunbartonshire Council (see West Dunbartonshire Council Information and Updates) for their help in getting generous financial assistance from the Common Good Fund.
With the new Council offices under construction, the start of the development at the harbour site next door and plans for new shops along Castle Street, the whole area around our Church is under development, and will hopefully help to re-vitalise Dumbarton Town centre
Click here to see more photos on our facbook page
- We give thanks for the young people in Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. We pray that they will continue to enjoy belonging to the group, and the wider movement
- Give thanks for the commitment of the leaders, which involves much more than just turning up one evening a week!
1st Dumbarton Rainbows Mondays 6-7pm Riverside
1st Dumbarton Brownies Wednesdays 6.30-7.45pm Riverside
1st Dumbarton Guides Wednesday 7.45-9.30pm Riverside
2nd Dumbarton Guides Thursday 7.30-9.30pm Riverside
7th Dumbarton Rainbows Tuesdays 6-7.15pm West Kirk
7th Dumbarton Brownies Thursdays 6.15-7.45pm West Kirk
7th Dumbarton Guides Thursdays 7.45-9.30pm West Kirk
Messy Church – Saturday 25 February 2017
4.00 – 5.30pm
Theme – “Ancient Egyptians”
Come into the Halls from Castle Street
A time for Families to share together in fun and food
have fun making crafts together
play games – share in supper
finish with a story and singing
For more information phone the church office on 742551
- Give thanks for those willing to give time and effort (and take criticism) to be elected members of the Council. Give them insight and courage to take the right decisions for this area
- We pray for all employees of the Council, particularly as they cope with frustrated or angry members of the public, or as they worry how they will be affected by changes to council services
As we say ‘Goodbye’ to 2016
what will we remember?
A summer of sport?
Something more personal?
Something good, or something bad?
What about 2017?
Are we looking forward with expectation?
Or with fear, loneliness, worry?
For all that has been:
we give thanks for your presence with us
your love and your forgiveness
For all that is to come:
we ask for the strength to keep trusting in you
for the growth of your Kingdom in Dumbarton
for growth in our two congregations
and for peace and justice in your world
Christ the Lord is born today,
See him on a bed of hay
Come with us and we can say,
“Thank you, God, for Jesus”.
Thank you, God, for all your love
Freely given from above.
Help us give this love away
Born in us at Christmas
As we thank you for what you did for us long ago
and for all that we have now
we pray for those for whom Christmas is not a happy time
those living with the worry or pain of illness or grief
those who are lonely
those separated from loved ones
those who lack shelter or food
those worried about money or job
those who live in fear of their lives
The LORD will give you a sign: a young woman who is pregnant will have a son and will name him ‘Immanuel’. By the time he is old enough to make his own decisions, people will be drinking milk and eating honey.
Isaiah 7: 14-15
We give you thanks that you are active in our world.
We can’t always see the signs that you are at work,
sometimes your timescale is different from ours,
but you are always working
and you don’t need us to nudge you into doing something.
Sometimes we are the ones who need nudged.
We can’t be bothered
We think we’re too busy.
Forgive us, and make us ready to do your work