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St Silas Community Choir Concert
Saturday 22nd June at 7.30pm
Featuring the St Silas Community Choir, The Underminers Covers Band and Special Guests
Suggested donation adults £10, children £5 which includes fish and chips. BYOB
St Silas' Church Vestry
Our Annual Business Meeting takes place on Sunday 16th June afer the morning service and one purpose of this is to elect any new vestry members that are required. The Vestry is the group elected by the congregation to be responsible for all financial and material matters. They also help the leadership direct the spiritual life of the church. Please prayerfully consider whether you or someone you know, who is a member of St Silas, could be called to this role. You need to have been a member of St Silas for a minimum of 6 months. Nomination forms will soon be available from the church office.
If you are not a member of St Silas' Church this may be something you would like to consider. Church membership means that your name can go on the electoral roll, allowing you to vote at the ABM. It also means that you are identifying with what the Lord is doing in and through this church. Membership can be a sign of our commitment to Jesus. Please talk to David McCarthy or the administrator if you would like to know more. Application forms are available on the Welcome Desk. To check if your name is on the electoral roll, please contact the church office.
St Silas Vestry meeting minutes from the April meeting.
Afternoon Tea Concert
Saturday 20th April
More details soon
Maundy Thursday 28th March
7pm - Holy Communion Service
Good Friday 29th March
Seven Last Words
The church will be open between 12 and 2pm for prayer and reflection. We'll be setting up a cross outside the church and inviting people in to consider its significance.
6 - 7pm Meditations on the seven last words of Jesus
Join us as we remember what Jesus said and did at the cross.
Easter Sunday 31st March
9am - Holy Communion service followed by hot cross buns and tea and coffee
11am - Morning Worship with Kidzone
6.30pm - Easter Day Celebration
Nearly New Sale
Saturday 16th March, 10am - last entry 2pm
St Silas' Church, 69 Park Road G4 9JE
We are running a sale of good condition children's items and need items to sell.
We do all the selling for you and either:
You get 70% of the proceeds and the church keeps 30%
You can if you want donate all the proceeds to the church
The items we are looking for include:
Children's Clothes and shoes (0 - 12 years) especially ages 4 and up.
Toys, (soft toys only if brand new and pristine).
Cots, changing tables and nursery equipment (no mains electrical items).
Sheets, sleeping bags and bedding.
Slings and baby carriers.
Prams and pushchairs.
Books, DVDs, CDs.
Bikes, scooters, trikes
TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT: Susan Reader-Harris - firstname.lastname@example.org
When you register you will receive full information.
We would like to invite the women of the church to the St Silassies' Spa Weekend at Forest Hills Resort on Friday 8th March - Sunday 10th March, 2013
Fabulous accommodation, beautiful views, amazing hotel & spa facilities, plenty of God time, 3 course hotel dinner on the Saturday night, all the for the incredible price of £80.
Last year, many people were disappointed to miss out, so fill in your Booking Form quickly and return to Jenny as we have limited places available.
Hogmanay Party @ St Silas
7pm-1am (with children's party from 7pm-8pm)
Tickets: £25 family, £10 adult, £5 children, £7 concession
Ticket price includes dinner
Tickets available from the church office until 21st December or thereafter available from Gordon or Jenny Cheung (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you to all who helped before, during and after the St Silas Christmas Craft Fair, it would not have been the success it was with out you. Thank you to all the stallholders who came with their wonderful products to sell. Thank you to all those who invited their friends, families and workmates to come to the fair, it was amazing to see so many non St Silas people in the Church. Thank you to all those who came and bought things at the fair, this contributed to our fabulous profit.
On the day the fabulous St Silas Kitchens served breakfast, lunch and tea and cake. In addition to wonderful face painting and story telling, the RSPB provided a children's activity. The childcare team allowed parents to help out knowing their children were being looked after safely. The prayer ministry tent prayed the word of God into the lives of various people at the fair. The welcome team made people feel welcomed and accepted.
As a result of everyone's hard work there were 40 stalls in the Church. Which led to an overall profit of £1,543.14. 10% of this amount (£154.31) will go towards the cost of the use of the building on the day (heating and lighting etc) and the other 90% (£1,388.83) will go to paying off the mortgage on the hall.
This is a huge success, but more than this the craft fair helped strengthen St Silas's presents in the Glasgow community. It has been reported that; people were delighted that the Church went out to invite them in, that the atmosphere inside the church was really good, people had really enjoyable conversations with people from St Silas and other places, strangers in the street raved about the craft fair and one 10 year old boy who doesn't like craft fairs said "the St Silas one was fun". All of which shows the work of God through the people of St Silas. Thank you for your help.
Christianity Explored is a course that gives you the time and space to explore the message of the Christian faith and the life of the person at its centre - Jesus Christ. This is a great opportunity to come and ask questions you may have, or to invite family and friends along so you can walk with them on their journey. The course lasts for seven meetings. Each night starts with a light meal from 7.00pm before our discussion starts at 7.30. It is free to attend, though we recommend buying a course handbook which will be available when you join the course. The course will feature a stream suitable for internationals.
To let us know if you're coming, bringing friends or want to help on the team then contact Gordon Cheung -email@example.com
Music and Scottish dancing cafes on Tuesday 18th and Tuesday 25th September, 7.30-9.30pm
A Christianity Explored course specially for internationals running on Tuesday evenings in October and November, 7-9.30
Advent and Christmas cafes in December, 7.30-9.30pm
Times: 9.45 for 10am start, finishing around 4pm having completed the exam. Cost to participants is £10 Deadline for application is Sunday 21st October. If you would like to attend, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Breath of Fresh Air - St Silas at the Gibson Street Gala (Sunday 17th June)
Wow - what a day this was! We had the privilege of welcoming more than 1000 people into the church, and served many more with free tea, coffee and fair trade goodies outside during our two-hour evacuation period (due to a power cut!). Our face painters painted the faces of many children, and rather a few adults. Our chess master was challenged several times but remains unbeaten. The children were kept busy in the games room listening to stories, bouncing on the bouncy castle, or being mesmerised by the 'bubble man' and his gigantic bubbles. The prayer team were also able to pray with people. Visitors were also provided with the opportunity to throw sponges at our rector, David McCarthy (not sure how many people did this exactly, but I'm guessing from David's point of view it felt like rather a lot!), and other very serving volunteers in the team. We were even blessed with pretty good weather! Many thanks to everyone who helped with this event in one way or another, and to all those who came along - it was great to be able to welcome you, and we hope to see you again soon.
St Silas Church
Nearly New Sale
Saturday 10th March , 10am to 12 noon
On sale will be everything for kids from 0 - 12 years old:
Bikes, scooters, nursery equipment, clothes, shoes, toys, buggies and pushchairs, books, DVDs and CDs.
Also home baking and fair trade stalls
£1 entry on the door
Cafe - stay and chat
Organised to raise funds in support of our new church hall.
Fabulous Family Fun for all ages
Saturday 18th February, 5.30-7.30pm
£20 to book a table of up to 10 people. Includes food and refreshments.
To book a table contact Ruth Davison
If you have any questions about music or worship at St Silas please contact Jenny.
Saturday 21st January, 3-8pm
Bring your team to participate in the greatest athletic endeavor we have ever seen. Fancy dress encouraged.
The Generation Game
Saturday 18th February, 6.30-8.30pm
A family friendly event featuring elements from the TV game show.
Christmas Craft Fair
26th November 10am - 4pm
Time again for St Silas to help you get ready for Christmas, or just treat yourself to something nice.
There will be fair trade stalls with a wide range of food and craft gifts from producers and farmers in the developing world. Also, craft stalls with ethically-produced crafts - locally produced, using organic, animal-friendly, recycled and / or fair trade ingredients and materials, wherever possible.
We will also have second hand books and DVDs for sale and refreshments all day.
Download flyer below.
Our Annual Business Meeting takes place on Sunday 19th June after the morning service.
Here are the minutes from this meeting.
Tuesday 11th January at 7.30
Wednesday 12th January at 7.30
Thursday 31st December, 9pm - 1am