UPDATE FROM SPRINGFIELD CAMBRIDGE FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
The Guild Leadership team identifies 6 projects to be supported over a three year cycle and between 2018 to 2021 the six are – The Boys’ Brigade, Crossreach, Seema’s Project, Growing the Future, Sailor’s Society and World Mission Council. More information about these Projects can be found on the Church of Scotland/Guild webpage.
Each local branch of the Guild can select which of the projects it wishes to support and Springfield Cambridge Guild supported The Boys’ Brigade, Crossreach and the Seema Project from 2018 to 2020. However there have been no Guild meetings since March, 2020 so no fund raising at our Martha Table, Coffee morning or Hostess Tea. However the sale of home made jam in the summer stimulated donations for the projects and for Valentine’s Day we were encouraged by the national leadership team to show our love by sharing a virtual soup lunch and making a donation to the Projects. Our Guild offered the opportunity to members to send their donation via our treasurer, Irene Smillie and to enter a competition for the most exotic soup recipe.
I am delighted to report that we are now able to send £660.05 to Guild Office and wish to thank the members for their tremendous generosity. Thank you also to Irene for taking on this extra work.
50 years ago to the very day, 21st February, George McMillan was ordained an Elder in the Church of Scotland.
Lent Wonder Walks
Sunday School Activities from 7th February
Well done Sophie from Sunday School for your fantastic healing aid bags, they look great!
Lovely of you to give them to your friends including Skye from Sunday School.
Hope you had fun making them!
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Thank you for your support.
SPRINGFIELD CAMBRIDGE FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Including Gift Aid and a donation from one of our main sponsors, the amount raised is £20,275.57, which is truly a magnificent total for such an event.
Rachel, our CHAS representative, is absolutely thrilled that we have been able to raise so much.
We extend our thanks to all who have helped us to realise this fantastic sum for such a worthy cause.”
Sunday School Activity
Louisa has been very busy…
Honey & Locust cake made by Louisa! Looks delicious!
Well done Louisa on making this beautiful dove as part of activities!
Bishopbriggs Churches Together
Heartfelt Thanks from the Lodging House Mission
Dear Rev Taylor,
Heartfelt Thanks from the Lodging House Mission
I am writing to acknowledge and thank you and your congregation at Springfield Cambridge Church for the generous donation of £188.15, transferred to our bank, to assist us in our work with homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded persons at the Lodging House Mission here in Glasgow. These are unusual times as Covid-19 causes our service to adapt.
In line with 2021 Government ‘stay at home’ guidance, our day centre remains closed to the public, in order to prevent social gathering. Our volunteers will remain at home during this time. A limited number of our staff team will be working hard to continue to meet our mission commitments and support those who are experiencing homelessness, who may be vulnerable or are experiencing isolation at this time. Through local and National Government temporary accommodation is available during this ’stay at home’ order for all who require it.
We will, therefore, continue to make available emergency food parcels, essential toiletries packs and supply emergency clothing through our partner agencies, who are delivering these to those most in need in: hostels, hotels and Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the city. We will continue to supply lunch and other provisions as required to the Glasgow Overnight Welcome Centre and our Chaplaincy phone line (07864 705 668) remains available for support, prayer and bereavement conversations.
We know none of this would be possible if it were not for the support and prayers of congregations such as yourselves, so please accept our heartfelt thanks and as we look forward to 2021, we would appreciate your continued support in the year that lies ahead. May God bless you as you have blessed the least of these brothers and sisters of Christ. (Matthew 25:40)
Deacon Claire Herbert
Update from our Minister
Happy 90th Birthday Margaret from our Congregation
Happy New Year 2021
The final total raised for Lodging House Mission was £188.15.
Thank you to everyone who contributed.
…and another…keep them coming
Well done Charles & Margaret Dorward
More Shining Stars
Well done David Hogg, Natalie Storey, Mary Johnstone & Karen Donald
Merry Christmas Everyone
Rainbow Stars made following the Christmas Eve Family Service
Well done ladies!
Christine Faichnie x2, Wendy Currie & Joyce Watchorn
Thank You from St Rollox Church
Update from our Minister 21st December 2020
Update on Appeals Final Totals
Elder’s Long Service to the Church of Scotland
Three of our Elders have each given 30 years Service to Springfield Cambridge Church of Scotland on 16th December 2020.
Donald Armour, David Rae and James Robertson
Happy 90th Birthday May from our Congregation
Update from our Minister 9th December 2020
Church of Scotland Advent Calendar
Gift Sunday and Jars of Grace
Maximum Number Reduced to 20 for Level 4
As announced by the First Minister we are being moved into Level 4 with effect from Friday 20th November.
Therefore our attendance during Worship is now only allowed up to a maximum of 20 people, including minister, stewards, organist and media operators.
Happy 90th Birthday Eric from our Congregation
Eric Leeper is 90 years young on Friday 20th 2020.
We all wish him a very Happy Birthday!
Here is a very young looking Eric!
Happy 85th Birthday Ethel from our Congregation
Ethel Robertson is 85 years young on Thursday 19th 2020.
We all wish her a very Happy Birthday!
WOMEN’S AID APPEAL
Letter from our Minister, Rev. Ian Taylor
FRESH START – WOMEN’S AID APPEAL
As a congregation we have a long standing connection in supporting the work of Fresh Start.
Usually we can leave donated goods (new pillows, bedding etc.) in the Church but this is not possible at the moment.
Recently they have experienced a high volume of referrals and as they are unable to collect goods or fundraise because of Covid19 the situation is growing more serious by the day.
We have been asked if we can support this project by making monetary donations on Sundays 15th & 22nd November 2020. Your donations will then be used to purchase Asda, Tesco gift cards for Fresh Start to allow them to purchase goods.
Donations can be brought to Church on either of these Sundays if you are able to attend one of our Services.
Alternatively these can be sent directly to Jim Kerr (0141 772 6015) our Church Treasurer made payable to Springfield Cambridge Church but clearly marked for the FRESH START – WOMEN’S AID APPEAL.
Thank you for your continued generosity.
Rev. Ian Taylor.
Reminder…the Service this Sunday starts at 10.45am to enable us to observe the two minutes silence.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Harvest Appeal. The fantastic sum of £941 was raised for Lodging House Mission.
Click here to view how purchase Christmas cards to support LHM.
Update on Silver Jubilee!
During our virtual Kirk Session Zoom meeting last night our Session clerk, Jim Scott, advised us he had presented our minister, Rev. Ian Taylor, with a gift on behalf of the Kirk Session and congregation.
This gift consisted of Ian’s favourite items. A book token, a mug for his favourite hot drink and, most importantly, not forgetting a tub of celebration chocolates!
Congratulations from the congregation to Clare, Gary & Hope Lavelle on the arrival of Holly, 6lbs 9oz, at 04:03 on Wednesday 14th October! Wonderful news!
We would like to thank Bishopbriggs Community Council for donating daffodil bulbs in memorial: Covid-19 Pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD CAMBRIDGE FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
The year 2020 is very different. Because of the worries and restrictions due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation, there will be no Christmas Concert in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this year.
However, there will be a VIRTUAL event at 7.30 pm on Monday 21 December 2020.
This will be streamed live on YouTube, for 1 night only, and there will be an opportunity for everyone to donate to CHAS, through the “Just Giving” website or by text from a smart phone. Both options will allow for the addition of Gift Aid, where applicable. Anyone who does not have access to the internet or a smart phone will be able to donate by cheque.
Alan Craig, our Musical Director, has set up a website dedicated to the Event and has produced a video to promote it. A promotional flyer has also been produced.
You will find Alan’s video via the following link:
Please share this link with friends and family, those who would usually attend our Christmas Concert and those who would not be able to attend but would wish to support CHAS.
Congratulations to our Minister, Rev. Ian Taylor, on being ordained 25 years ago today,
from the congregation of Springfield Cambridge Church.
May the Lord be with you in the task that he has called you to,
May he grant you peace and happiness in the days and years ahead.
The Lord will give strength unto his people;
The Lord will bless his people with peace.
Remember the Clocks Go Back
We have so far had £679 which is fantastic!
If you would like make a donation you can do this until the end of October.
Church Re-opening Plans
Presbytery has now granted permission for us to reopen on 27/09/20.
Please note that first Sunday is only for pre-booked Office-bearers (Congregational Board & Kirk Session) thereafter a booking system will operate.
On our first Sunday back in the Church on 27/09/20, the Office-Bearers (Congregational Board & Kirk Session) will be our first congregation to allow us an opportunity to try out our new Covid 19 procedures. After that we will be using a pre-booking system as we work though the list of those who have already expressed a desire to return to try and ensure that all who wish to attend may do so, not just all at once!
From Sunday 4th. October , 2020 we will work through the list of those who have already expressed a desire to return to Church. Anyone who would like to attend a Service may phone and leave a message on the answering machine at the Church Office (( 0141 772 1596) from 9am on a Monday morning until Thursday 12 noon detailing your name, number attending, and a contact telephone number. Where numbers exceed our capacity of 50, you will receive notification of this and be placed on the list for the following week.
We look forward to your return to Springfield Cambridge.
Giant sunflower grown by Cameron, Kyle and Arran Lunnan.
Well done boys!
Well done to Louisa and Helen, Carol and Lewis and Joshua.
Send your pictures of your sunflowers to the Facebook or Website admin.
General Assembly 2020 to be held online in October
This year the Church of Scotland will take an unprecedented step when—amid the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic—the 2020 General Assembly will convene remotely during the evening of Friday 2 October and all day on Saturday 3 October.
We invite everyone—wherever you are – to join in and watch the livestream here on the Church of Scotland website or Facebook page. The Friday session will run from 7pm to around 9pm and the Saturday session will run from 9.15am to approximately 5pm.
Guild Annual Gathering Goes Digital this Saturday 5th September 2020
Everyone is invited to watch the Guild’s Annual Gathering 2020 video this Saturday at 11am. The specially created video — which will be available Facebook as well as on the Church of Scotland website–will feature messages from both the outgoing and incoming Guild Conveners Marian Macintyre and Mable Wallace along with Moderator, the church’s chief officer Dave Kendall and much more. The Guild can’t meet in person this year but this remote offering is an opportunity to enjoy worship and singing from years past and to create fellowship even when coming together has to happen remotely https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/The-Guild-Annual-Gathering-goes-digital-this-weekend
Change to Online Services
Church of Scotland Week of Prayer, 17-22 August
At 8am each morning a pre-recorded reflection will go live on the Church of Scotland website and on Facebook. These will include contemplative music, Scripture readings, a brief ‘thought for the day’, a prayer and blessing. Additionally there will be a suggested prayer activity that you can choose to take up at some point during the day. Each of these activities has been designed for all ages but certainly with children and families in mind.
For more information please go to Church of Scotland
Springfield Cambridge Church Newsletter
Alas to say – there will be no church magazine produced in August.
The judgement is that we will align the next magazine publication to the period that will eventually be established for the reopening of our church. In the interim, though, a short Newsletter has been produced.
For members without internet connection, a copy will be posted out.
For those with internet connection, the Newsletter can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Newsletter 18th July 2020
New Posters for our Church
New posters have been placed in and outside our church.
The Springfield Cambridge Record Deadline
A reminder that any articles for the magazine should be sent to the Editor ( email@example.com ) by Sunday 26th July 2020. Thank you.
Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary!
Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary to Ian and Catherine on Sunday 5th July 2020.
Congratulations from all the congregation. Enjoy your special day!
P.S. Hope you don’t mind me borrowing your photo Catherine! x
We held our first virtual Kirk Session Meeting!
Happy 85th Birthday Sheila from our Congregation
Happy 90th Birthday Mervyn from our Congregation
Mervyn Porter was 90 years young on Thursday 18th June 2020.
We all wish him a very Happy Birthday!
More Pics from a Sunday School Activity
Well done Louisa!
Here is a generic ‘walk through’ video of how to make an online donation using the new Church of Scotland system.
Pics from a Sunday School Activity
Caitlin also making (and eating) ice cream. Well done to you also Caitlin!
Louisa making (and eating) the ice cream!! Well done
Happy 85th Birthday Bill from our Congregation
Bill Findlay is 85 years young on Sunday 24th May 2020.
We all wish him a very Happy Birthday!
Church of Scotland – Watch the Assembly Trustees webinar
Around 1,000 people from across the country took part in a special webinar on Friday, 22 May, to learn how the Kirk’s governing body and staff are tackling the challenges facing the Church of Scotland.
Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair chaired the meeting and posed audience questions to the Church’s Chief Officer, Dave Kendall, Very Rev Dr John Chalmers, chair of the Assembly Trustees and Raymond Young, chair of the General Trustees.
Trailer for the Pentecost Service
A trailer for the Pentecost Service to be streamed on Sunday 31st May at 10am on the Church of Scotland website and Facebook page.
Information for Sunday 31st May 2020
On Pentecost Sunday (31/05/20) we will worship with the Church of Scotland as a whole via https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk
Sunday 31 May, 10-10.30am – Pentecost – streamed on the Church of Scotland website and Facebook page
The Moderator will lead a service to mark the birthday of the Christian Church, with contributions from many different places. Like the disciples on that first Pentecost, here is the invitation to step confidently into whatever the future holds.
Do you have photographs we could use in our Online Services?
Photographs for inclusion in future online services can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The photographs should be your own and free from copyright. Thank you.
Church Magazine Articles
If anyone has any articles for the Church magazine please send to James Robertson (email@example.com) by this Sunday 24/05 – online publication only by 07/06/20 – Communion Sunday.
Sunday School Activities
Lewis made a “Puffy paint sheep”
Message from our Treasurer
Our Treasurer, Jim Kerr, has sent a message following payments made via the new PayPal account that was set up, and also to members who have sent him cheques.
He also says:-
“I am willing to uplift envelopes from any members who are unable to post me a cheque or set up a standing order etc at this time. All social distancing rules will of course be observed to when uplifting envelopes! Thank you to everyone who has posted me cheques and set up standing orders in the last few weeks, it is much appreciated.”
Our Session clerk, Jim Scott, is also willing to uplift any envelopes etc to pass onto Jim Kerr to assist.
Thank you for your continued support
Jim Kerr – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0141 772 6015
Jim Scott – email@example.com – 0141 563 2059
You can now support our church by donating via our PayPal Account
If you wish to donate to our church, please go to the “Finance” page, click the PayPal donate button and follow the instructions. Thank you for your support.
Information Regarding Your Offerings
Some of our congregation have been enquiring how to support our church during this lockdown time. We posted a “Memo” from Our Minister, Rev. Ian Taylor under the heading ***Update from our Minister***, to advise how this can be done.
Here is an extract from this memo:-
- Members who support the work of the Church financially through WFO envelopes or the Open Plate and are concerned that they are unable to contribute to the Ministry and Mission of the Church can contact our Treasurer (Jim Kerr – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0141 772 6015) or Gift Aid Treasurer (David Lockhart – email@example.com – 0141 772 6779) directly who will only be too happy to offer alternative means to receive your much needed offerings.
How to watch Sunday Services from your TV
Some people have enquired how to watch the Sunday services on your TVs.
The video below should help. You will need to have an Internet connected TV or set top box for this to work.
Flowers for our church
A note from Robert Ditty:-
I had originally planted the pots and tubs of Spring bulbs and plants during October 2019 for display
outside at the front door of the Church just now April 2020, but, of course this was not possible during the present closure due to the
corona virus. I have however benefited by displaying them on my front doorstep at my house.
The last image is the display in the Hall of Fellowship from a previous year and are mainly artificial and Anne Harvey usually prepares
Thank you to Robert for sharing these beautiful pictures.
During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected
and so The Church of Scotland have made the May 2020 issue available on their website.
This can be accessed by clicking here or visiting https://www.lifeandwork.org/resources/free-download-may-2020
Help is available from willing volunteers within Bishopbriggs
After our Easter Morning Service, there will a second Short Service of Holy Communion, so if you would like to join us at the Lord’s Table, please prepare your own table with bread and wine and click on the link (To follow) and join us.
There is an Order of Service online, with our Communion hymn and optional responses.
Happy Easter! Rev. Ian Taylor.
Church of Scotland News
HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge has sent a letter to the Moderator
***Message from our Minister***
At this time when we are all feeling the loss of our usual church services James Faddes from the Community church has organised virtual homilies, prayer times for us via You Tube.
Each night at 7.30pm there will be a short piece from the various ministers/leaders beginning on Palm Sunday through to Good Friday.
The link is as follows:-
or I think you can search for Bishopbriggs churches together and follow the link.
Please tune in as it will give us a feeling of togetherness. Thanks to James.
***Update from our Minister***
Clocks go forward 1 hour tonight so we hope to be “Live streaming” at the usual time of 11:00am.
No praying in church buildings says public health official
Published on 24 March, 2020
A top public health official has said church buildings must be closed for prayers. Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government, said the unprecedented directive will save lives during the Coronavirus crisis. The public health expert is encouraging people to do what they can to help the most vulnerable in society, while taking sensible precautions to avoid contracting or spreading Covid19. Prof Leitch is a committed Christian and he urged people to seek solace and strength in their faith.
Click here to hear Professor Leitch
****Springfield Cambridge Church is closed until further notice***
In light of the Prime Minister’s statement and Government advice this evening, Monday 23rd March 2020, Springfield Cambridge Church is closed until further notice.
Further news and updates can be found through our social media platforms.
***Our Online Services can be viewed by clicking on the “Services” drop down tab***
The Worship will be available from 11am on Sunday 22nd March.
You can subscribe to the channel in You Tube and you should receive a notification at 11am
Trailer Link for an online Service from our Minister Sunday 22nd March
Short Service to be Streamed Sunday 22nd March 2020
Springfield Cambridge Church hopes to stream a short Service on Sunday (22/3) at 11am. The Order of Service is already online, to allow you to join us from your homes.
Further information will be posted later on our website and Facebook with additional details.
Why not join us for this new faith adventure? Hope to see you on Sunday at 11am.
COVID 19 update from our Minister
Often when parishioners are having a hard time I will end by saying something like, “Hang in there, keep the faith, and breathe!”
Now I am wondering if in these unusual and uncertain times I should simply be saying, “Take a deep breath and pray. “
That’s what I say to myself often these days. It is not a time to panic, but it is a time to be prudent and prepared. We are in uncharted water. Leadership in faith communities, educational institutions, hospitals, government, and our local community face difficult choices about how to address the complex challenges that the COVID-19, corona virus brings. Please pray for wisdom and courage.
Our anxiety rises with the spread of the corona virus and we worry. We are concerned about the impact of this disease on healthcare workers, vulnerable adults, the physically fragile, and the livelihoods of people. Our world feels uncertain, and it grows smaller, lonelier as we follow health protocols, practice social distancing, engage in self-isolation, and exercise necessary quarantine measures. I also want to acknowledge that we all have things we are grieving, large and small, life-altering or inconvenient. It all feels uncertain and unsettling.
Take a deep breath and pray.
In these uncertain times, we can, at this moment, recognise how connected we are to one another – a body of many members. Do you recall the Apostle Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 12:26 when he says, “If one member suffers, we all suffer together…”? This realisation shapes our actions in ways that foster goodness and compassion to expand our caring networks. Another realisation is our faith community isn’t found in a building but grounded in the love of God found in Jesus Christ. So, even though we can’t gather in-person, we will discover new ways to worship and minister together.
To that end, we are working to have an online worship Service available as soon as we can – we can’t worship in-person, but we can worship in Spirit from our collective homes. Information will be placed on our website (www.springfieldcambridge.org.uk). You can expect a short worship Service with prayer, Scripture, and a message. I look forward to worshipping with you, and yes, there may be some funny, perhaps awkward moments as we learn how to worship in this new way. I hope we will be able to add music and additional elements to our online worship experience in the coming weeks.
With the help of the Kirk Session, I hope to set up small caring groups. These groups will stay in phone contact to share words of care and encouragement and let me know about concerns or needs. We also are starting conversations about safe ways to deliver needed groceries or medicine to church members or neighbours.
The circumstances around this pandemic are ever-evolving. We have not been through anything like this before. We will need your help along the way, please – the way forward will take all of us.
Since I can’t physically be with you on Sundays, in your home, nursing homes, hospitals, etc., I will try and communicate with you more frequently through email messages, newsletters, our website, and other social media platforms – keeping Springfield Cambridge’s community connected.
· Based on the current recommendations of the Church Offices at 121 George Street, Edinburgh, the Church building is open Monday – Friday from 9am -1pm, as is normally the case, to provide a place for people to come and pray, if they wish and this is permissible, subject to all visitors observing robust hand hygiene.
· Worship Services are suspended until further notice. Limitations relating to Weddings and Funerals are likely to be applied in the near future, but this is an ever fast changing picture.
· Payment for all staff and steps for their health and safety will continue.
· Our Church membership is encouraged to continue to support Springfield Cambridge with their giving and offerings by mail or ideally standing order.
So, please take a deep breath with me and pray and act as though you bear the love of Christ into the world for others—because you do.
Rev. Ian Taylor.
Regretfully, due to the coronavirus, the mid-week Wednesday Service and Sunday Service will be suspended until further notice.
Church buildings will be kept open, as usual, a place for people to come and pray. Notices will be clearly displayed asking that visitors observe robust hand hygiene, including washing their hands on entry to the church.
Widowers & Coffin Dodgers
The above group has suspended its activities until further notice.
Meetings of all Sections of the Boys’ Brigade has been suspended.
Bible Study Group
Regretfully the meetings on a Wednesday evening will be postponed until further notice.
We regret the “Playlist for life” cuppa time on Tuesday 17th March, has been CANCELLED.
GUILD MEETING Mon. 16/03/20 CANCELLED and regretfully for the rest of the 2019-2020 Session
GUILD AGM Mon. 30/03/20 CANCELLED
GUILD OUTING Thu. 07/05/20 POSTPONED – Future date tba
65th Glasgow Girls’ Brigade Coffee Morning 21/03/20 POSTPONED – Future date tba
Regretfully the rest of Session 2019-2020 has been CANCELLED.
BB Junior Section Line Dancing 28/03/20 POSTPONED – Future date tba
The Fund Raising Group –
WINTER BULB AND PLANT SALE
The Fund Raising Group are pleased to report that the amount raised at the Plant Sale was £257.
Many thanks to all who participated in the event, and special thanks to Robert Ditty who nurtured the bulbs for us.
Update: Springfield Cambridge Festival Chorus & Orchestra
Sunday School & Bible Wayfinders Nativity
Some photos from the Nativity Service this morning. Well done to everyone who took part and organised.
Springfield Cambridge Festival Chorus & Orchestra
A Christmas Moment December 2019
Congratulations to all of the Springfield Cambridge Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble and Junior Chorus on a fantastic concert. Well done to everyone involved to raise money for a great charity CHAS.
268th Boys’ Brigade COMPANY SECTION – CHRISTMAS CARD DELIVERY
The Christmas Card Delivery Service raised the amount of £470 for the Company Section’s Funds. Many thanks are extended to all who used and donated to this Service, and also to all those who successfully delivered the Christmas Cards.
Gift Service Sunday 1st December
Thank you to all who donated gifts and Tesco gift cards on Sunday 1st December. These are all very much appreciated.
Here are a few photos from Sunday…
The Appeal will remain open until the end of the year for those of you who may wish to spread your contributions over a longer period.
The total amount collected to date is £1,354.19 including £125 Gift Aid. Thank you to all who contributed, and also to those who counted the donations.
If you still have a donation to make, please hand it in as soon as possible.
Christine Mackintosh would like to thank all the members of the congregation who purchased Christmas Cards and donated monies during 2019. A total of £932 was raised from the sale of Christmas Cards.
Cash donated during the year was £635 to assist with the cost of meals and a total of £386 was given during the Retiral Collection on Sunday 1st December.
This is very much appreciated, and she also thanks those who assisted her during the year.
Presentation to Dr. Sonia Blaksley
During the Service on Sunday 24th November a presentation was made to Sonia as she completes her probation period on 30th November with Springfield Cambridge Church. Sonia confirmed she is going to preach as “Sole Nominee” on Sunday 8th December 2019.
Ian said “Thank you” to Sonia on behalf of Springfield Cambridge Church for all her work and commitment during the past fifteen months and presented her with a photo frame of the old and new church together with a cheque to enable her to buy something.
Lodging House Christmas Cards
Thank you to all who purchased Christmas Cards this year. On Sunday 1st December, a Collection Plate will be placed in the Hall of Fellowship for the Christmas Appeal to help the Mission to provide a Christmas Gift to be given out on Christmas Day to all service users.
Thank you for all your support.
268th Boys’ Brigade COMPANY SECTION – CHRISTMAS CARD DELIVERY
The BB Company Section is offering a Christmas Card Delivery Service for all G64 postcodes for the price of just 25p per card. Cards should be fully addressed with flat numbers and postcodes, as any omissions may mean that delivery cannot be guaranteed. A Post Box will be available in the Hall of Fellowship on Sundays 1st and 8th December inclusive. Deliveries will be completed by 18th December.
Here are a few pictures from our Hall of Fellowship, Auchinairn Laying of Wreaths Service and
Girls & Officers from 65th Glasgow Co. Girls’ Brigade who attended the service at George Square.
Girls’ Brigade Presentation
Sunday’s Service included the Dedication of the 268th Glasgow Boys’ Brigade & 65th Glasgow Girls’ Brigade.
After the dedication three Brigaders were presented with their Brigader’s Brooch.
Well done and congratulations to Kelsy, Kirsty and Tatum.
Guild Coffee Morning 26th October 2019
The sum of £716.00 including Gift Aid, was raised for Guild Funds.
Thanks are extended to the Guild Members for organising the Coffee Morning; to all who donated baking,
and to all those who attended this very enjoyable event.
Here are a few pictures from the Coffee morning.
Harvest Thanksgiving Service September 2019
Thank you to all for the very generous donations received at the Harvest Service.
The sum of £361.00 was donated over and above the fruit, flowers, tins, etc., and this amount will be donated to Crossreach.
Thank you to the Flower Committee Members for preparing the Church and to the members involved in delivering the items.
Here are a few photos from the tables of donated goods & money.
Concert held on Friday 20th September – We are delighted to announce that £1350.10 including Gift Aid was raised for Church Funds from this very enjoyable Concert.
Thanks to members of the Church Fund Raising Group; to all who assisted on the evening, and lastly but not least to all those who attended.
We are delighted to announce that £523.05, including £66.87 Gift Aid and £26.00 Donations, was raised at the Lunch for Christian Aid.
A heartfelt thanks is extended to the members of the Fund Raising Group who organised the Lunch, and to all the other volunteers who assisted in any way.
Thanks are also extended to all those who attended to raise funds for this worthy cause. A cheque for the final amount will be sent to Christian Aid.
Her are just a few photos from the day.
Summer Holiday Club 2019
Springfield Festival Chorus
We are delighted to announce that at least £7,267 (including £2,565 to date in the Bucket Collection) was raised for Bowel Cancer UK from our Summer Concert (‘The Pirates of Penzance’).
Many thanks are extended to all involved in this very enjoyable evening.
Fundraising Group SUMMER HOLIDAY’ HAMPER
Congratulations to the Winner – Mrs Betty Watson. We are delighted to announce that £143 was raised for Church Funds. Many thanks to all who contributed.
Bible Wayfinders & Sunday School BBQ
We are delighted to announce that £146 was raised at the recent Barbeque. Thanks are extended to all who participated.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Helen Sneddon
This funeral will be held on Friday 14/6/19 @ Springfield Cambridge Church(G64 1PP) @ 12.00, thereafter to Cadder Cemetery, Crosshill, Road, Bishopbriggs G64 2QG for 1.00pm
Elder’s Long Service Certificate Presentation
Mr Andrew (Drew) Fleming was presented with a long service certificate at the Kirk Session meeting on 11th June 2019.
Drew has give 42 years of service to the Church of Scotland.
Pictured from left to right: Jim Scott, Session Clerk, Drew Fleming and Rev Ian Taylor, Minister
The funeral of the late Mrs. Kirsty Callander
This funeral will be held on Thursday 13/6/19 @ Springfield Cambridge Church(G64 1PP) @ 12.30, thereafter to Glasgow Crematorium(Maryhill) for 1.30pm.
Thank You from Beth
It’s now exactly a month until I take my once in a lifetime trip to Kenya.
I would like to thank everyone for the support you have given towards my trip to Kenya.
I would also like to thank you for your generosity in buying my tablet, shortbread and pancakes every week.
Your support for my ceilidh and generous donations towards my trip has made a big difference.
I am looking forward to my adventure with excitement and a little apprehension.
Thank you so much and I look forward to sharing my experiences in Kenya with the Guild when I return.
Elder’s Long Service Certificate Presentation
On Sunday 2nd June, 2019, nine elders were presented with long service certificates at Springfield Cambridge Church.
Unfortunately, three elders, Michael Cooke (44 years), Andrew Fleming (42 years) and John Millar (34 years), were unable to attend this service.
The twelve elders have given 517 years of service to the Church of Scotland.
Pictured from left to right: Jim Scott, Session Clerk, Rev Ian Taylor, Minister, Robert Ditty (50 years), Jim Stormont (62 years), Mervyn Porter (49 years),
Bill Findlay (50 years), Ronnie Williamson (40 years), George McMillan (40 years), Anne Harvey (34 years), Charles Dorward (34 years),
Willie McSheehy (34 years) and Dr Sonia Blakesley, Assistant Minister.
Decisions taken at the 2019 General Assembly have the potential to reshape the Church of Scotland at every level.
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You can read the magazine’s full coverage of the General Assembly in the July issue of Life and Work, available from the 14th June.
We are very pleased to announce that £856.42 was collected for Christian Aid.
Many thanks are extended to all who contributed and to all who counted the donations.
Memorial Service for Michael David Brown
A Memorial Service for Michael David Brown (12/3/59-13/3/19) will be held at Springfield Cambridge Church, Bishopbriggs, (vehicular access via The Leys G64 1PP) on Monday 27th. May, 2019 at 4pm.
Presentations at Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade Thanksgiving Service
On Sunday 12th May 2019 Presentations were given to the following:-
Beth Taylor on achieving her Brigader Brooch
Clare Round on achieving the highest award in Girls’ Brigade
George MacMillan was given a “Thank you” as he retires from the 268th Glasgow Co. Boys’ Brigade as at 31st May 2019.
Congratulations to all.
Bible Wayfinders Easter Video
This video was shown on Easter Sunday in church.
Well done to all involved
Click this link Easter Sunday Video
CHURCH FUND RAISING GROUP – TAYLOR FASHIONS’ NIGHT
This very enjoyable evening raised £537 including Gift Aid for Church Funds. Thanks are extended to all involved.
‘ALL THINGS LIVING’ QUIZ SHEET – We are pleased to announce that £164 was raised by sales of the Quiz Sheet.
Many thanks again to Drew Fleming for compiling the Quiz.
The EX-MEMBERS’ REUNION DINNER
On Friday 29th March this event raised £650 plus Gift Aid donations. Thanks are extended to all involved.
BOYS’ BRIGADE JUNIOR SECTION FUNDRAISER
THE LINE DANCE EVENING raised £895 including Gift Aid donations at this very enjoyable Event which was held on Saturday 23rd March. Thanks are extended to all involved.
To view some dancing click here
QUIZ NIGHT – Saturday 2nd March – in aid of the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre
£1,376 was raised for The Research Centre. Thanks are extended to all involved.
GIRLS’ BRIGADE COFFEE MORNING
Saturday 24th February – £410.45, including Gift Aid was raised for Girls’ Brigade Funds.
Many thanks are extended to all involved.
SAMH FUND RAISING EVENT
“Euan Russell and Friends” are very pleased to confirm that the amazing amount of £1,374.95 was raised on Saturday 16th February 2019 in aid of SAMH.
Thanks again for all your support. Much appreciated.
Sunday School & Bible Way Finders
During the children’s address, Sonia encouraged the children to act out being in the fishing boat. The Gospel passage was….Luke 5:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
5 Once while Jesus[a] was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” 11 When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
The children then returned to their halls and you can see from the photos they were very busy.
ANCHOR BOYS’ FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT
£367.00 was raised at the Family Quiz Night which took place on Friday 1st February.
Thanks are extended to everyone involved in this very enjoyable and fun evening.
JARS OF GRACE
A cheque for £1,425.28 has been sent to UNICEF. Thanks are extended to everyone who contributed for their generosity, and a special thanks is extended to the team of counters for their help.
SPRINGFIELD CAMBRIDGE FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
BISHOPBRIGGS CHURCHES TOGETHER – The total raised from our Christmas Concert on Thursday 20th December, 2018 was £30,000.00. Of this, £12,746.00 was taken in the bucket collection at the end of the evening. Once again we thank our patrons for their extremely generous donations. The grand total raised from our Christmas Concerts for CHAS now stands at a magnificent £336,474.00.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
The Retiral Offerings for the Lodging House Mission totalled £452.69.
Thank you for your contributions.
Family Service 23rd December 2018
Nativity & Bible Wayfinders
Well done to all the boys and girls from the Sunday School for a wonderful nativity performance this morning.
Congratulations to all leaders involved too!
Here a some photographs…
Congratulations to the Bible Wayfinders (and volunteers!) for a very informative narration on
Christmas traditions in the Middle East. Hope all the congregation enjoyed their goodies!
Springfield Cambridge Festival Chorus & Orchestra
Another fantastic concert in aid of CHAS was enjoyed by a full house at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
A huge Congratulations & Well done to Alan Craig and everyone involved.
Here are just a few pics from the evening…
AMOUNT RAISED for Poppyscotland was £407.49.
GIRLS’ BRIGADE BAG PACKING
The amount raised bag packing in MORRISON’S on Saturday 15th December by the Girls and Officers of the Girls’ Brigade was £591.38.
BB COMPANY SECTION – CHRISTMAS CARDS
The Christmas Card Delivery Service raised the amount of £516 for the Company Section’s Funds.
Many thanks are extended to all who used and donated to this Service, and also to all those who successfully delivered the Christmas Cards.
Fund Raising Group News
CHRISTMAS HAMPER COMPETITION – The Fund Raising Group is pleased to confirm that £235.00 was raised for Church Funds and the Winner of the Hamper is Pamela Brown.
Many thanks are extended to all who entered the Competition.
NAME THE DOLL’ COMPETITION – The Fund Raising Group is pleased to confirm that £101.25 was raised for Church Funds. The Winner of the Doll, named “Willie”, is Kirsty Callendar.
Many thanks are extended to all who entered the Competition.
LODGING HOUSE MISSION
Christine Mackintosh would like to thank all the members of the congregation who purchased Christmas Cards and donated monies during 2018. A total of £906 was raised from the sale of Christmas Cards, cash donated during the year was £260, and a total of £435 was given during the Retiring Collection on Sunday 9th December. This is very much appreciated, and she also thanks those who assisted her during the year.
65th Girls’ Brigade Company
The Company are delighted to confirm that £578.39 including Gift Aid was raised for Brigade Funds at the Social Evening
held on Saturday 17th November. Thanks are extended to all who took part in this very enjoyable evening, and to the
congregation for all their kind donations.
JARS OF GRACE
The total amount collected to date is £1,554.53 including Gift Aid. Thank you to all who contributed,
and also to those who counted the donations. If you still have a donation to make, please hand it in as soon as possible.
The church is looking lovely with the tree and all the decorations.
The 1st Advent candle was lit today.
Thank you to all who contributed at this morning’s Gift Service.
Here are a few pictures from today…
Fund Raising Group Quiz & Fish Supper Night
The Group are delighted to announce that £710, including Gift Aid, was raised for Church Funds at this very enjoyable annual Event on Friday 23rd November 2018.
Thanks are extended to all involved.
65th Girls’ Brigade
The Brigaders have been studying Poppy Scotland this year for their badge work.
They have created this beautiful display in our Hall of Fellowship.
The Explorer made the poster.
Well done girls!
CAMP KENYA EXPEDITION FUNDRAISER CEILIDH
The amount raised at this event was £1,119. Thanks are extended to the organisers,
to all who donated their time and efforts, and to all who attended and had an enjoyable evening.
Guild Coffee Morning Update
The sum of £724.60 including Gift Aid, was raised for Guild Funds. Thanks are extended to the Guild Members for organising ~
the Coffee Morning; to all who donated baking, and to all those who attended this very enjoyable event.
Here a some photos taken at the Guild Coffee Morning on Saturday 27th October 2018.
Fairtrade Gold Exhibition
An exhibition called Fairtrade Gold is being held in the Hall of Fellowship, Springfield Cambridge Church.
This exhibition will be available to view from 09.00 – 13.00 hrs on Monday to Friday 8 – 12 October
and is brought to you by the East Dunbartonshire Fair Trade Steering Group.
Fairtrade Gold comes to Bishopbriggs
Christian Aid lunch update
We are delighted to announce that £597.22, including £73.12 Gift Aid, was raised at the Lunch for Christian Aid.
A heartfelt thanks is extended to the members of the Fund Raising Group who organised the Lunch, and to all
the other volunteers who assisted in any way. Thanks are also extended to all those who attended to raise funds
for this worthy cause. A cheque for the final amount will be sent to Christian Aid.
Harvest Service update
A big ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who contributed to the Harvest Thanksgiving Service.
The sum of £299.60 was donated over and above the fruit, flowers, tins, etc., and this amount
will be donated to Crossreach. Thank you also to the Flower Committee Members for preparing
the Church and to the members involved in delivering the items.
Christian Aid Lunch Sunday 16th September 2018
Our Christian Aid lunch was very well supported after worship this morning.
Minestrone soup or potato & leek soup followed by a filled roll then tea or coffee and biscuits.
Thank you to our fundraising committee and all who helped make this a success.
The total amount raised will be announced shortly.
Harvest Service Sunday 16th September 2018
Thank you to everyone for your very generous contributions to our Harvest Service today.
The church was beautifully decorated Thank you to all involved in achieving this and to the distributors of our Harvest gifts.
Summer Holiday Club 6th – 10 August 2018
Boys’ Brigade & Girls’ Brigade
Closing Service of Thanksgiving
29th April 2018
Congratulations to 4 boys from our Boys’ Brigade (268th Glasgow) on gaining their Queen’s Award and also to Laura Hutchison from our Girls’ Brigade (65th Glasgow) on her Commissioning as an Officer. All presented during this morning’s service.
Boys pictured from left – right: Callum Russell, Andrew Irving and Jamie Blackhall (Rory McDonald unable to attend).
Laura Hutcheson & Rev. Ian Taylor
Spring into Summer Afternoon Tea 28th April 2018
Thank you to all who supported this event and to the Fund Raising Group for all their hard work in organising this event.
The total amount raised was £782.37 including Gift aid for afternoon tea and £152 for Pamper Hamper.
Well done to Christine Bickers who was the winner of the Pamper Hamper.
Here are some photos…
Burn’s Lunch 28th January 2018
We are pleased to announce that £516, including Gift Aid, was raised for Church Funds at this very enjoyable Lunch.
Many thanks are extended to the Fund Raising Group for organising the Lunch, and to everyone who supported it.
Special thanks are extended to Scott and Kirsty Robertson, Maureen Brown, Euan Russell and Rev. Taylor for their contributions to the entertainment.
Here are a few photos.
Pipers Scott & Kirsty led the way. Margery introduced our entertainment, Maureen reciting The Ploughman by Robert Burns.
This was followed by Euan Russell singing “A Red, Red Rose” and Rev. Ian Taylor saying the “Selkirk Grace”.
Happy New Year
JARS OF GRACE
A cheque for £1,423.14 has been sent to UNICEF.
Thanks are extended to everyone who contributed for their generosity,
and a special thanks to the team of counters for their help.
Sunday School & Bible Wayfinders Nativity Service
Springfield Festival Chorus & Orchestra December 2017
Springfield Festival Junior Chorus
First Sunday in Advent 3rd December 2017
Thank you to all for the gifts received at the Service today.
Nativity Scene and
Christmas tree in
Hall of Fellowship
Boys’ Brigade & Girls’ Brigade Dedication Service
Christian Aid Lunch
Our Christian Aid lunch raised the fantastic sum of £675.
Heartfelt thanks to is extended to the Fund Raising Group for organising this event, and to all volunteers and supporters.
Harvest Sunday 17th September 2017
A big “THANK YOU” to everyone who contributed to the Harvest Thanksgiving Service.
The sum of £393 has been donated to Crossreach over and above the donations of fruit, flowers, tins etc.