On Sunday 11th December Rev’d. Gordon Smith conducted the annual gift service with the gift being donated to local Women’s Aid organisations.
The annual fund-raising event will take place in the Church Halls on Thursday 17th November from 7:00 p.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m.
Coffee and the traditional exquisite baking.
Stall with fancy goods, cards and calendars; grand prize raffle and hopefully the usual bottle stall.
Come and joint us.
It might be cold outside, but the welcome will be warm.
Pleased to report that the ‘Sounds of the Sixties’ night on 2nd September 2016 in aid of the Scottish Synod Women’s Union Project – Debra – raised over £800. Many thanks to all who supported.
Hamilton United Reformed Church
In Aid of WU Charity 2016 – ‘Debra’
Dance to Live Music
‘Sound of the 60s’
Friday 2nd September 2016 Hamilton Rugby Club, Bent Road, ML3 6PY
7.30pm Tickets – £7.00
Under 16s – free
(Includes Pie and Sausage Rolls at interval)
At the beginning of September the church is undergoing a trial period of linking with the two URC congregations in East Kilbride under the leadership of the Rev’d. Lindsey Sanderson.
To make this possible the services will begin at the later time of 11:30.
Recent press article on the reception of Livingstone’s body at Southampton – click on the link below
There will be no service in South Park Road on Sunday 15th May.
There will however be a service in Righead URC, East Kilbride.
“We look forward to welcoming you at Righead on Sunday 15th May at 11am for our next cluster service. The format of the day will be similar to the service on 1st November at Rutherglen. We shall share in worship which will have a focus on Christian Aid Week and there will be a retiring offering for Christian Aid, with envelopes for those who are able to gift aid. Soup and bread, tea and coffee will be provided. You are welcome to supplement your lunch as you wish. After lunch we shall have presentation sharing proposals for how we move forward as a cluster. The afternoon will finish by 3pm. “
A. Building a future for the David Livingstone Centre
The future for the David Livingstone Centre is bright: The Trust applied for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in 2015 for some £382,000 to develop a full application; and £6.8m to restore, conserve and re-interpret the historic buildings and unique Collections that comprise Livingstone’s birthplace, to create a museum with a mission to educate and inspire. The development work of the Birthplace Project is progressing well and we intend to submit our Stage 2 application to HLF in the summer of 2016.
B. Current issue – short term cashflow for the David Livingstone Trust
Short term cash-flow: triggered by the tri-partite funding/management agreement between the Trust, National Trust for Scotland and South Lanarkshire Council ending on 31 March 2016. The Trust therefore requires funds to allow it to continue to be open to the public and to undertake the much larger fundraising requirements to meet the needs of our Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF). £20,000 is hopeful from South Lanarkshire Council and we require a further £80,000 during 2016.
Without short-term cash, we will have no option but to cease trading, close our buildings and Parkland, and lose the opportunity for the essential HLF renovation project.
That the Trust could cease trading at the very point where it is poised to have the success of the multi-million pound Birthplace Project is unthinkable. That the David Livingstone Centre, opened in 1930, faces closure is unacceptable.
The Trust therefore urgently appeals for your help.
Any level of donation would be very welcome to :
The Scottish National Memorial to David Livingstone Trust
165 Station Road
Blantyre G72 9BT
Join us on Christmas Eve – everybody welcome.
Mince pies and refreshments in the Church Hall from 10:30 p.m.
Service, led by Stewart Cutler, in the Church from 11:15 approximately, until just after midnight.
Some people will recall the visit of the Eco-Congregation Climate Change baton to Synod in September. The baton will be coming to Righead URC on Monday 16th November. They have arranged an evening with Revd. Trevor Jamison, Environmental Chaplain to Eco-Congregation who will lead a discussion evening on Pope Francis encyclical ‘Laudato Si – Care for our Common Home’. We will also think about our own responses to climate change. The evening will begin at 7.30pm and conclude by 9pm. They would be delighted if folk form other churches in the South Link were able to join them for the evening.