The Mission Group has two main aims - one to work with organisations within Kilsyth Burns & Old and secondly to reach out to the local and worldwide community. At our meeting on Wednesday 8 May, we gave a very warm welcome to two new members.
Harvest Festival/Youth Service
We all agreed that the service went really well, with great participation from the leaders and children of the youth organisations. Several people had commented on how informative and emotional the Mary's Meals presentation was. Overall, it was a great way to celebrate harvest and the work our leaders and young people undertake in the various organisations.
This year's service will be held on 1 December 2019. Last year was the first of this kind, offering a time for quiet reflection in the run up to Christmas. We recognise that at this time of year in particular, many of us can feel quite isolated when we are struggling with different types of pain, loss or other challenges in our lives.
The service was very well received last year and it will be along similar lines with short readings, music, prayers and time for quiet reflection. We will sit in candlelight and there will be an opportunity for anyone so wishing, to light candles during, or at the end, of the service. Teas and coffees will be available for anyone wishing to continue our time together in the hall. We hope you will put this date in your diary and come along to share a very special time together as we approach Christmas.
The Mission Group last met on 12 June 2019 and we had a busy meeting forward planning for the events to be held over the autumn/winter period. Yes, we had hardly started to enjoy the summer when we were looking ahead towards the end of the year.
We also planned the clearing out and deep cleaning of the kitchen over the summer months and we are really pleased to let you know that we accomplished the huge task in July with help from the Fabric Convenor and friends of the Mission Group. We are delighted with the result and now ask all kitchen users to ensure that the standard of cleanliness we have achieved is maintained. In addition to our cleaning duties in July, we also served teas/coffees after morning service.
We will be supporting the Mary's Meals team in the Backpack appeal over the next few weeks. Full details of this will be found under the "Mary's Meals" page and also in the this month's edition of "Contact".
We look forward to your continued support as we return to our projects after the summer break. If you have any ideas you would like us to pursue, please ask any of the Mission Group members.