Following advice from the Government and URC all services and church activities at Hamilton URC are suspended until further notice. This includes ecumenical activities during Lent and Easter. We will use our facebook page to give information about online worship provision. Our pastorate newsletter will be available online shortly and also contains material to allow people to worship at home.
The elders have agreed to issue the following statement regarding Covid-19
We will continue to offer church services unless the government prevents us doing so, at which point people will advised of ways they can worship at home. However, those who feel themselves particularly vulnerable for whatever reason should make their own decisions on whether to attend worship and other church activities, and all who feel ill are requested not to come to church while showing symptoms.
Following Scottish Government advice people will be asked to wash their hands when they arrive at church and before they leave. Handshaking is strongly discouraged. As Lindsey moves between different congregations, please do not be offended when she does not shake your hand.
For the time being we shall use an offering plate on entry to the sanctuary rather than uplift the offering during worship.
Holy Communion will be prepared with thorough hygiene. There will be enough pre-cut pieces of bread for everyone, and no-one will touch the bread and wine apart from serving it. Even so, if you feel you would rather not receive Communion, we are confident that God will understand.
Those making tea/coffee after the service will also ensure they have washed their hands thoroughly before serving and we may have to consider stopping having refreshments for a while.
You may wish to think carefully about visiting those folk who may be particularly vulnerable – if you can’t visit then a card or phone call will still be welcome.
For information see the following – click on the link below
There will be a service at 6:30 p.m. led by the elders followed by tea and coffee in the hall.
Following a visit by representatives of the URC to Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories in late 2019 a series of resources has been prepared for use in Advent.
these can be found by following the link below
The ministers of Hamilton Old, St. John’s Churches of Scotland and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and the United reformed Church have formed a pastorate team.
The first joint service organised by the team will be held in the United Reformed Church, South Park Road on 1st December at 4:00 p.m. This will be followed by a joint service in St. John’s Church of Scotland at 6:00 p.m. Soup and sandwiches will be available in St. John’s between these two services.
The morning service in the United reformed Church is therefore cancelled.
The People’s Cup for The People’s Passion…
We have a new chalice for the Last Supper!! Delighted to share a photo of this. Handmade by master carpenter and member
at Dalziel St Andrews, Peter Hastie. This is a beautiful and very
personal addition to our props and we are very grateful. We can’t wait
to make use of it.
“The People’s Passion” will be performed during Holy Week in South Wishaw Parish Church, Hamilton United Reformed Church, Motherwell Dalziel St Andrews Parish Church, Lanark Greyfriars Parish Church and Carluke St Andrews Parish Church.
Hamilton United Reformed Church – Monday 15th April at 7:30 p.m.
See DramaKirk on Facebook to keep up-to-date
Many thanks to all who worked hard running the coffee evening, and to those who supported by attending.
We are pleased to report that just over £1100 was raised.
Annual Coffee evening
Stall, Christmas Gifts, Calendars, Bottle Stalls, etc
From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m [approx.]