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THE GUILD

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The Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland to invite and encourage all people, male or female, to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and to enable them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action.

The Guild Hymn

Inspire us Lord, give us strength and courage

to serve with grace, unselfish and sincere

Commit our lives. Supporting one another

with hope and peace replacing hurt and fear

Reach out and help with love and with compassion

give strength and hope to those who are in need

to work as one, to change the lives of many

Express our faith in worship, prayer and deed.

So Lord, awaken us to every challenge

With confidence, determined to succeed

Let us act justly, always showing mercy

Break down the walls, transform lives indeed

With willing hearts, we gladly serve the Lord our God

In Him we trust and in Him we believe

And reach beyond our every expectation

Let us have faith in all that we can achieve.

Guild Outing, St Andrews 22 May 2024

St Andrews East Beach

35 Ladies set off at 10.30am; first stop - Caulers at Cupar for tea/coffee and scone. Thereafter to St Andrews for the afternoon. We then left St Andrews around 4.15 for High Tea at the Golf Hotel, Crail. Apart from the very heavy rain, a great day was had by all. We have a healthy Guild of around 45 members who faithfully attend every Monday from 1.30-3.00pm. Our new session starts on 7 October. We look forward to welcoming new members.

Burns Afternoon

About 40 members attended this year's Burns Supper when the Guild committee members provided the afternoon's entertainment by singing Burns songs, reciting some of his poems and telling stories about him.

Alex Graham Catering provided haggis, neeps and tatties and everyone had a great time.

Spring 2024

  8 January   - Rev Sandra Farrington

15 January   - Movie Matinee

22 January   - Burns Day

29 January   - Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Robert Sloan

  5 February - Project - Kazunzu, Village of Hope

12 February - Soup & Sandwich

19 February - Geeza Brek

26 February - Quiz

  4 March      - Closing Concert

11 March      - Bingo

Autumn 2023

Our Guild meetings will reconvene on Monday 2 October at the usual tim of 1.30pm. New members will be warmly welcomed, so please come along and join in.

2 October - Opening of Guild session - Rev Sandra Farrington

9 October - Film

16 October - Ukelele - Angus Friel

23 October - Lesley Murray, Food Bank

30 October - Strathcarron Hospice

 

6 November - Andre Rieu

13 November - Blood Bikes

20 November - Beetle Drive

27 November - St Andrews Day - Songsters

4 December - Christmas Lunch

Spring 2023

9 January - Mrs Lorna Duncan

16 January - Guild Project

23 January - Burns Afternoon

30 January - Guild Project

6 February - Fund Raising

13 February - Movie Afternoon

20 February - Soup and Sweet Lunch

27 February - Vine Trust

6 March - AGM followed by Bingo

13 March - Closing Concert

Autumn 2022

The Guild are having a Dedication Service on Sunday 11 September at 11.00am with morning worship being led by Rev Sandra Farrington and the Guild committee would be delighted if as many members of the Guild, as well as new members, could attend. 

Our Guild meetings will reconvene on Monday 3 October at the usual time of 1.30pm. New members will be warmly welcomed so please come along and join in.

3 October - Rev Ken McLeod

10 October - Guilds Together

17 October - Food Bank

24 October - Kelvin Valley, Ron Moorcroft

31 October - Silver Jewellery

7 November - Andrea Rieu (joint with Anderson Guild)

14 November - Silver Jewellery

21 November - Hair through the ages

28 November - St Andrews Day

5 December - Christmas Lunch

March 2022

Closing Concert

We had a lovely afternoon with the Anderson Singers and a daffodil tea. The theme was to support Ukraine and had a collection which amounted to £400.

14 March 2022

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Guild Ukraine Table.

February/March 2022

28 February 2022 - Quiz with Margaret Wren

  7 March 2022      - AGM

14 March 2022      - Closing Concert, Anderson Singers, Daffodil Teas

IMPORTANT NOTICE

In line with Scottish Government guidelines and also those of the Church of Scotland, there will be no Guild meetings during January 2022. Further information will follow when it is to hand.

9 January 2022

December 2021-January 2022

6 December 2021 - Christmas Lunch at the Coachman

10 January 2022    - Opening with Speaker

17 January 2022    - Food Bank - One donation from each Guild member

24 January 2022    - Burns Afternoon

31 January 2022    - Boat Theatre Hospital - Dr Catherine McKinnon

Autumn 2021

With Covid restrictions now lifted, we intend to start our autumn/winter session on Monday 4 October but during the afternoon instead of the evening. We will begin our meetings at 1.30pm and continue until approximately 3.00pm. As soon as the syllabus is to hand, this will be available on this page. In the meantime, hopefully everyone has enjoyed the lovely weather we have had again this summer.

God bless.                                                                                                 12 September 2021

Syllabus for October and November:

  4 October - Opening with Rev Alistair McLachlan followed by Afernoon Tea

11 October - Music, Fun & Magic with John Campbell

18 October - Westfield Pretty Boutique

25 October - Seagull Trust

  1 November - Cross Reach

  8 November - Aqua Box with John Brown

15 November - Afternoon Movie, John Duncan

22 November - Chocolate Haven

29 November - St Andrew's Day, Church Choir

Christmas Lunch will be on 6 December at The Coachman

Summer 2020

Guild Outing

Hopefully everyone is well during this very difficult time we are living through. Through modern technology, we have still been able to enjoy morning worship each Sunday and also a mid-week short "Thought for Today" on Wednesdays. We have been very fortunate both with the lovely spring weather we have had so far and also with our local shops doing such a good service to the community. Those who have been self-isolating will have made good use of the ordering and delivering service available to everyone.

Please check this page on the website for information regarding the autumn session, whether or not we will be able to recommence in October.

St Andrews Harbour and Cathedral

You may have been checking your diaries and noticed that our outing is due to take place to St Andrews on 10 June. Unfortunately, this will not be going ahead because of Covid19 and the current restrictions in place. The Scores Hotel has been most helpful and have refunded our deposit into our bank account. God willing, we will re-book the same hotel for next summer.

Spring 2020

Movie Night

Our first event - a "night at the movies" - was held on 13 January.

Winter 2019

Christmas Dinner 2019

The ladies of the Guild had a most enjoyable dinner at the local Coachman Hotel.  Entertainment was provided by the Jordanhill Bellringers.

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St Andrew's Night

We held a every successful St Andrew's Night concert with entertainment by Celtic Distraction.

The hall was very tastefully decorated in blue and white and the evening was enjoyed by all. 

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The 2019-20 Session was opened on 7 October by Rev Bob Johnston.

 

Our next meeting was a super concert by the Silver Singers then came a very enlightening talk on one of our projects "Free to Live".

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On 28 October, the Guild had a visit from Helen Jordan, a puppy walker, who brought with her Cilla, a Labrador puppy who is training to work with blind people.

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The Fundraising Concert performed by Harmony in Concert was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone

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2019/2020 Guild Session

     13 January - Movie Night, John Duncan

     20 January - Flower Arranging, Christine Crawford

     27 January - Burns Night, Campsie Accordions

       3 February - CHAS

     10 February - Aqua Box, John Brown

     17 February - Project: Boys Brigade

     24 February - Beetle Drive

       2 March - History of Kilsyth, Anne Russell

       9 March - AGM and Church Choir

     16 March - Closing Concert, ARIA

ARCHIVE - AROUND KILSYTH 2023

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