Today is Wednesday 1st April 2020.

Notices

31.3.20

PRAYER CHAIN

At the moment our world is filled with turmoil and fear, but God says in 1Peter 5:7 to leave all our worries with Him, because He cares for us.  Jesus says “ Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid” John 14:27. 

We are all in isolation, some of us literally on our own, but God says that He will always be with us and never abandon us, Joshua 1:5b. We have a wonderful caring God who's always there, even in this situation when there is so much that's changed and is continually changing.  While we can't see each other, or give each other a hug, one of the things we can do is to support each other in prayer. With that in mind, we would like as a church to have a prayer chain that we could feed prayer requests into.  These could be sent in either by email or messenger, or phoned in to myself who would then circulate them to people within the group. There would, of course, need to be strict confidentiality observed, but there is power in prayer and we are told in Galatians 6:2 to carry one another's burdens.  Let's do it at this stressful time. Rena

My email address is renaetelfer@tiscali.co.uk 

My home phone number is 01289 302080

 

18.3.20

Worshipping and serving God during the time of national crisis

Though we are unable to meet as usual for the foreseeable future, we continue as a community of God's people called into being by God to love and serve Jesus Christ. During this time we can continue to worship God by ourselves and with others through various means. A number of people in the congregation use bible reading notes, which include suggested readings, meditations and prayers. Recently we have been selling Upper Room amongst the congregation and many comment on how uplifting and useful this resource is. If you would like to receive a copy of this publication, please contact the Minister (332787; ahood@churchofscotland.org.uk).

There are also many websites which provide an experience of worship. Highly recommended is Sanctuary First  (https://www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk/home), which is a project of the Church of Scotland and led by the Very Revd Arthur Boggle, a former Moderator of the Church of Scotland. The website contains multiple resources, including short readings and prayers for daily worship and much, much more. Another good resource to explore is Sacred Space (https://www.sacredspace.ie).

Another aspect of our worship is doing what we can to support each other. It is really important we try to stay in touch and we can do that by telephone and through our computers. If anyone needs practical help, such as the delivery of shopping, please get in touch with me as a first point of contact. Let's also continue to pray for each other as we pass through a difficult and challenging time. Perhaps during these unexpected times we will discover afresh the truth of the words of Isaiah 43.2:

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.           

 


 


Notices for the 15th March

 

What’s On: March  

             Sun      15th                  Faith, Fun, Food and Friendship@4-6pm

             Tue      17th                  Keep Fit@10am

             Tue      17th                  New Horizons, Easter themed@2pm

             Wed   18th                  Faith Discussion Group@6.30pm 

             Thu      19th                  Lent Lunch@12-1pm, Tweedmouth Church

             Thu      19th                 Walking Group@2pm

             Thu      19th                Choir@6pm

             Sat         21st                Prayer Group@9.30am

            Sun        22nd              Worship@11am

            Thu        26th                Lent Lunch@12-1pm, SAWG

            Sat          28th               Annual Church Spring Clean@10-1pm

   

Thanks to Betty, Rena and others  for arranging our input to the recent World Day of Prayer service, which was held in SAWG. A good time of worship and fellowship was enjoyed by all those who attended. 

The retiral offering last Sunday for the North Northumberland Air Ambulance raised £190. Many thanks to those who contributed.

There is a Faith, Fun, Food and Friendship gathering today, Session Room@4-6pm. This is for all age-groups, will have a Lent theme and will end with a simple meal. All welcome.

New Horizons this coming Tuesday@2pm will have an Easter theme. All welcome. 

Help is needed for our annual Church Spring Clean from 10-1pm on Saturday 28th March. Please sign up in the Session Room if you can help, whether throughout the morning or for part of it.

World War 2 War Memorials Project: As a part of our VE Day Commemoration we want to update the information we have on our War Memorials. Two years ago, we looked at our WW1 war memorials and researched the people listed on them. We have now started to do the same with the WW2 war memorials. In addition to this research we would like to hear from all of you who have memories of the War and would like to tell your story. To do this I am looking for volunteers – I need people who are willing to tell their story of this time and I need people who are willing to collect this information. You don’t need to have a dramatic story to tell – just what everyday living was like for you and your family and if you have some photos as well that would be brilliant. Don’t worry about having to write anything down – that’s what the volunteers are for – we will type and record your story – we just need you to tell it to us. If interested, please speak to Rita.

As a result of the present Health Crisis, some larger gatherings of people have had to be cancelled to avoid putting pressure on the emergency services and any unnecessary health risk. So far, no one is suggesting that church gatherings should be curtailed. However, if as the situation develops such advice is given, there will be notification of the changes to our programme on our website - sawg.org.uk 

There is a meeting on Monday 30th March@7pm in Eyemouth Parish Church to discuss the new, draft Presbytery Plan, which will affect the distribution of ministers and patterns of ministerial working for years to come. This meeting is open to anyone interested and since it is such an important matter for the future of SAWG all are encouraged to go along.   

 

Notices for the 8th March 

What’s On: March  

             Tue      10th                  Keep Fit@10am

             Tue      10th                  Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army

             Wed   11th                     Mission Committee@7pm

             Thu      12th                  Lent Lunch@12-1pm, Scremerston Church

             Thu      12th                  Walking Group@2pm

             Thu      12th                  Choir@6pm

             Sat        14th                  Prayer Group@9.30am

            Sun       15th                   Worship@11am

            Sun       15th                   Faith, Fun, Food and Friendship@4-6pm

           Tue        17th                   New Horizons, Easter themed@2pm

           Thu        26th                  Lent Lunch@12-1pm, SAWG

           Sat          28th                  Annual Church Spring Clean@10-1pm

After worship today, there will be a retiral offering for the North Northumberland Air Ambulance.

The New Horizons Group are planning their annual half-day trip, which will take place on Tuesday, 2nd June. There are a few options, namely Melrose, North Berwick or Dobbies Garden Centre (near Edinburgh). The trip is open to all and if you would like to come and are willing to offer a preference, please tick your preferred destination on the sheet on the noticeboard.

 

Notices for 1st March 2020

What’s On: March:

Tue     3rd       Keep Fit@10am

Wed  4th        Faith Discussion Group@6.30pm

Thu   5th        Lent Lunch@12-1pm, URC Spittal  

Thu   5th       Walking Group@2pm

Fri       6th      World Day of Prayer@2pm, SAWG

Fri     6th       Youth Club@6.30pm

Sat    7th       Prayer Group@9.30am

Sun   8th      Holy Communion@11am

Sun   15th    Faith, Fun, Food and Friendship@4-6pm

Tue 17th      New Horizons@2pm - Easter themed

Thu   26th   Lent Lunch@12-1pm, followed by short talk, SAWG

Sat 28th      Annual church spring clean@10-1pm

This coming Friday, 6th March@2pm, we are hosting the annual World Day of Prayer service. Please do come along to support if you can - all are most welcome. 

We celebrate Holy Communion next Sunday, the 8th March@11am, SAWG. Would elders and other distributors please pick up communion cards and magazines this morning and distribute these as soon as practical please.

The Churches Together in Berwick are once again running Lent Lunches. These include a sandwich lunch between 12-1pm, thereafter followed by a short talk from 1-1.20pm on a set theme. This week’s Lunch takes place on Thursday, 5th March, URC Spittal and every Thursday thereafter during Lent, but at different venues. We are hosting on the 26th March and contributions of sandwiches and traybakes are invited. If you can help, please sign up in the Session Room. All monies raised from the lunches goes to Christian Aid.

World War 2 War Memorials Project: As a part of our VE Day Commemoration we want to update the information we have on our War Memorials. Two years ago, we looked at our WW1 war memorials and researched the people listed on them. We have now started to do the same with the WW2 war memorials. In addition to this research we would like to hear from all of you who have memories of the War and would like to tell your story. To do this I am looking for volunteers – I need people who are willing to tell their story of this time and I need people who are willing to collect this information. You don’t need to have a dramatic story to tell – just what everyday living was like for you and your family and if you have some photos as well that would be brilliant. Don’t worry about having to write anything down – that’s what the volunteers are for – we will type and record your story – we just need you to tell it to us. If interested, please speak to Rita.

The New Horizons group are planning their annual half-day trip, which will take place on Tuesday 2nd June. There are a few options, namely, Melrose, North Berwick or Dobbies Garden Centre (near Edinburgh). The trip is open to all and if you would like to come and are willing to offer a preference, please tick your preferred destination on the sheet on the noticeboard. Ticking the board does not commit you at this stage to coming along. Once we have decided on a destination, a further sign-up sheet will be put up with details of timings and costs.

 

Notices for 2nd Feb 2020

 

What’s On: Feb

Sun  2nd      Worship@3.30pm, Tweed View

Tue  4th        Keep Fit@10am

Wed 5th       Faith Discussion Group@6.30pm, Session Room

Thu  6th       Walking Group@2pm

Fri    7th      Youth Club@6.30pm

Sat    8th     Prayer Group@9.30am

Sun   9th    Worship@11am, SAWG

Mon 10th  Kirk Session@7pm

Tue   11th   Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army

Sat    15th  Congregational Retreat on Lindisfarne@9.30-3.30

Tue 18th   New Horizons@2pm, Canon Christopher Smith

Tue 25th   Shrove Tuesday Pancake Morning@10-12 noon

The next meeting of the Faith Discussion Group is this Wednesday 5th Feb@6.30-7.30pm, Session Room, when we will be thinking about the Bible: what it is and where it came from. The Group is for those who are keen to learn more about the Christian faith and its significance today. Everyone interested is most welcome. Please see the Minister for further details.

On Saturday 15th Feb, there is to be a St Andrew’s Wallace Green Retreat Day on Lindisfarne. The day will revolve around the St Cuthbert’s Centre on the Island and will include time to think, in an informal way, about an aspect of our faith, but also to eat and chat together and to explore the village and Island at our leisure. We will be leaving for Holy Island from the Church@9.30am and aim to be back at the Church by 3.30pm. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch—tea/coffee will be provided. Transport will be by minibus, and the inclusive cost for the day will be £10. If you wish to come on this outing, please put your name on the list in the Session Room. Further information from Jo or Rena.

The annual World Day of Prayer service will take place in St Andrew’s Wallace Green on Friday 6th March@2pm. This year the service has been put together by women from Zimbabwe. Rehearsals for the service will take place in SAWG on 10th and 28th Feb@10am. Further information from Betty Mathieson.

 

Notice for 26th Jan 2020

 

What’s On: Jan/Feb

Mon 27th      Funeral of Christine Waite@11am, SAWG

Tue  28th      Keep Fit@10am

Wed 29th     Thanksgiving for Marjory Thompson@12.45am, SAWG

Thu  30th     Walking Group@2pm

Thu 30th      Finance Committee@6pm

Sun 2nd        Worship@11am, SAWG

Sun 2nd       Worship@3.30pm, Tweed View

Wed 5th       Faith Discussion Group@6.30pm, Session Room

Mon 10th     Kirk Session@7pm

Sat   15th      Congregational Retreat on Lindisfarne@9.30-3.30

The next meeting of the Faith Discussion Group is on Wednesday 5th Feb@6.30-7.30pm, Session Room, when we will be thinking about the Bible: what it is and where it came from. The Group is for those who are keen to learn more about the Christian faith and its significance today. Everyone interested is most welcome. Please see the Minister for further details.

On Saturday 15th Feb, there is to be a St Andrew’s Wallace Green Retreat Day on Lindisfarne. The day will revolve around the St Cuthbert’s Centre on the Island and will include time to think, in an informal way, about an aspect of our faith, but also to eat and chat together and to explore the village and Island at our leisure. We will be leaving for Holy Island from the Church@9.30am and aim to be back to the Church by 3.30pm. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch—tea/coffee will be provided. Transport will be by minibus, and the inclusive cost for the day will be £10. If you wish to come on this outing, please put your name on the list in the Session Room. Further information from Jo or Rena.

The annual World Day of Prayer service will take place in St Andrew’s Wallace Green on Friday 6th March@2pm. This year the service has been put together by women from Zimbabwe. Rehearsals for the service will take place in SAWG on 10th and 28th Feb@10am. Further information from Betty Mathieson.

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Notices for 12th January 2020

                       What’s On: January

Tue 14th Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army

Tue 14th Keep Fit@10am

Thu 16th Walking Group@2pm

Thu 16th Mission and Nurture Committee@7pm

Sun 19th Worship@11am, SAWG

Tue 21st New Horizons@2pm, Scottish Afternoon

Sun 19th  Worship@11am, SAWG

Thanks to those who helped with the Church Christmas Card Delivery service, which was really successful. It provided a very useful community service and also raised £777.50 for congregational funds.

Life and Work is available for uplift. Please do remember that subscriptions for 2020 are due. Please see Anne McQueen if you wish to renew or take out a new subscription.

On 21st Jan, New Horizons will have a Scottish afternoon. Offers of contributions to the afternoon: poems, songs, music etc, are welcome. Please have a word with the Minister.

 


Various Christmas Diary Dates at St Andrew's Wallace Green Church

 

11 am, Sunday, 22 December 2019

  • All-age Nativity Service with pop-up Nativity Play. If you wish to participate, dress up as a character from the Nativity. Alternatively, you can be a member of the audience. During this busy service, the Choir will sing a Christmas anthem and there will also be a short (and extremely amusing) play entitled 'The Day After Christmas.' Get out your laughing gear.

11.30pm, Tuesday 24th December 2019

  • Christmas Eve service@2.30pm in Lowick Village Hall. 

11.30 pm, Tuesday, 24 December 2019

  • Our Midnight Worship. From 11 pm onwards, there will be informal Carol-singing so you can nominate and sing your favourite Carols.

1o am, Wednesday, 25 December 2019

  • Christmas Morning Worship. Bring along your favourite Christmas gift and share it with the congregation.

 


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Notices for 24th Nov 19

What’s On: Nov/Dec           

              Tue       26th                   Keep Fit@10am

              Thu      28th                   Walking Group@2pm

              Thu      28th                   Choir@6pm

              Sat        30th                   Prayer Group@9.30am

              Sat        30th                   Christmas Fayre@10-2pm

              Sun     1st                        Advent Sunday@11am, SAWG

              Fri        6th                      Youth Club@6.30pm

              Sat        7th                      Cake and Carols@2-4pm, SAWG

 

After worship on 24th, there will be a retiral offering for the Toys for Children project run by the Salvation Army, which assists local families.

The Kirk Session has decided that to help with maintaining the heat in the church on Sunday mornings over the winter months, we will be generally only using the side door with the ramp and not opening the main door off Wallace Green.

There is to be a Memorial Day at Houndwood Cremetorium on 5th Dec. Further information is on the noticeboard.

There is a Human Right's Event on 7th Dec at the Guildhall organised by Amnesty International. Participants include: Friends of the Earth, Salvation Army, Freedom from Torture, Christian Aid,  Fair Trade/ the Green Shop, NCH Action for Children, Scottish Friends of Palestine, A Tibetan organisation, Toy Box Survival and Liberty. The Northern Soul Kitchen will be doing the catering.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Notices for 22nd Sept 2019

What’s On: September/October             

              Sun      22nd                  Informal evening service@6pm, Session Room

              Tue      24th                   Keep Fit@10am

              Thu      26th                  Walking Group@6pm

              Thu      26th                  No Choir

              Sat        28th                  Prayer Group@9.30am

              Sun     29th                   Worship@11am, SAWG

             Fri           4th                   Youth Club@6.30pm

            Sun          6th                   Creation Service@3pm, SAWG

            Sun          13th                 Harvest Thanksgiving@11am

The retiral offering for Mary’s Meals on Communion Sunday raised £166. Many thanks.

For many years members of the congregation have made up shoe boxes, as part of the Blythswood Trust Christmas Shoebox Appeal, which aims to ‘Bring a smile at Christmas’ amongst those who are not nearly as well off as most of us. If you would like to participate in this project, please see the information in the Session Room, including a specimen box, and/or have a word with Evelyn. Complete boxes should be returned to the church by Sunday 20th Oct.

The Berwick Food Bank is currently short of the following items: long life milk, pasta sauce, tins of rice pudding, tins of veg, tins of meat and pies, spreads / jam / peanut butter (not homemade), rice, lentils, personal hygiene items, bottles of tomato sauce for families with children. The Food Bank does not need pasta, soup or beans at the moment. Any donations can be put in the box at the back of the Church near the PA controls. The Kirk Session has agreed that at our Harvest Thanksgiving service on 13th October@11am, we will have a collection of items for the Food Bank and also a retiral offering for the Food Bank for those who would rather give money.

 

It's Christmas Shoe Box Appeal Time

 Want to make some poor soul happy? Why don't you fill up a shoe box with some dandy wee presents and donate it (via our Church) to the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal 2019.

Find a shoe box, cover it in Christmas wrap, imagine to whom you are sending the box (ie a girl of 7, an adult male, etc), gather lots of lovely appropriate wee presents and hand it into our Church by 17 October 2019. The recipients of the shoe boxes will mostly be in Eastern Europe. If you would like to see more details, check out: https://www.blythswood.org/shoebox

Home Bargains is a good source of stuff for the box. Ideas include hat, scarf, glove, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, face cloth, deodorant, underwear, pens, pencils, rulers, sewing equipment. Once you start, it's difficult to stop.

Please do this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Notices for September 2019

What’s On: September       

              Sun     15th                   Worship@11am

              Tue      17th                   Keep Fit@10am

              Tue      17th                   New Horizons@2pm, Angel Delights Music Gr

              Thu      19th                  Walking Group@6pm

              Thu      19th                   Choir@6pm

              Sat        21st                    Prayer Group@9.30am

              Sun     22nd                  Worship@11am, SAWG

              Sun      22nd                  Informal evening service@6pm, Session Room                                                  

The retiral offering for Mary’s Meals last Sunday raised  £166. Thanks to those who contributed.

For many years members of the congregation have made up shoe boxes, as part of the Blythswood Trust Christmas Shoebox Appeal, which aims to ‘Bring a smile at Christmas’ amongst those who are not nearly as well of as most of us. If you would like to participate in this project, please see the information in the Session Room, including a specimen box, and/or have a word with Evelyn. Complete boxes should be returned to the church by 17th Oct.    

Thanks to all those who helped with and contributed to the Congregational Gift Day yesterday. Any further donations can be handed in through the plate this morning or given to Brian Tait or the Minister. Thanks too, to all those who staffed the church yesterday and throughout the summer for the Open Days. Your help has been appreciated. 

The Berwick Food Bank is currently short of the following items: long life milk, pasta sauce, tins of rice pudding, tins of veg, tins of meat and pies, spreads / jam / peanut butter (not homemade), rice, lentils, personal hygiene items, bottles of tomato sauce for families with children. The Food Bank does not need pasta, soup or beans at the moment. Any donations can be put in the box at the back of the Church near the PA controls. The Kirk Session has agreed that at our Harvest Thanksgiving service on 13th October@11am, we will have a collection of items for the Food Bank and also a retiral offering for the Food Bank for those who would rather give money.    

This coming Tuesday, 17th Sept, New Horizons will be having the first meeting of the new session when the Angel Delights music group from Wooler will be entertaining us. New Horizons, which meets monthly, is for all, men and women. There is no membership as such and a warm welcome is extended to anyone interested, regardless if you wish to come every meeting or just occasionally. We meet in the Session Room. Please have a word with the Minister for further information.  

 

Notices for 8th Sept 2019

We celebrate Holy Communion at 11am & 3pm, the latter service is in Lowick Village Hall. All welcome. After each of these services there will be a retiral offering for Mary's Meals, a charity which works to ensure that children have a good meal each day at school.

What’s On: September       

              Sun     8th                     Holy Communion@3pm, Lowick Village Hall

              Mon     9th                    Kirk Session@7pm

              Tue       10th                  Keep Fit@10am

              Tue       10th                  Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army

              Thu      12th                   Walking Group@6pm

              Thu      12th                   Choir@6pm

              Thu       12th                  Mission Committee@7.30pm

              Sat         14th                 Prayer Group@9.30am

             Sat          14th                 Church Gift Day@10-4pm, with refreshments through out the day,                                                                     including soup lunch.

            Sun          15th                Worship@11am, SAWG

            Tue           17th                New Horizons@2pm, Angel Delights Music Group

 

 

Notices for 25th August 2019

Thanks to those who helped to organise and who supported the coffee morning recently. A good time was enjoyed and £330 was raised for church funds.

Would those who distribute communion cards and magazines please pick these up today. Communion is in two weeks time, 8th Sept, so please try to hand out the materials as soon as practical.

What’s On: August/September             

Sun 25th  Worship@11am

Thu 29th  Walking Group@6pm

Sat 31st  Prayer Group@9.30am

Sun 1st  Worship@11am

Sun 1st  Worship@3.30pm, Tweed View

Sun 8th  Holy Communion@11am, SAWG & 3pm, Lowick

 

 

Notices for 18th August 2019

The Walking Group meets on Thursday, 22nd Aug@6pm in the church hall.

The Prayer Group meets next Saturday, 24th Aug@9.30am in the Vestry.

Next Sunday, 25th August, we meet for morning worship at 11am, and there will be a Sunday Club for children during the service. After worship all are invited for tea and coffee in the Session Room.

Notices for 2nd June 2019

Next Sunday, 9th June, there will be a celebration of Holy Communion at 11am, SAWG. On this occasion there will be retiral offering for the Session Benevolent Fund. The children's Sunday Club will be meeting also.

This Thursday, 6th June@7pm there is a British Legion Drumhead Service on the beach at Spittal to commemorate D-Day. All welcome.

What’s On: June

              Sun       2nd                    Tweed View@3.30pm

              Tue       4th                     Keep Fit@10.00am

              Thu       6th                    Walking Group@6pm

              Fri         7th                     Youth Club@6.30pm

              Sat        8th                     Prayer Group@9.30am

              Sat        8th                     Coffee Morning@10-12

              Sun       9th                     Holy Communion@11am with Sunday Club

 

Notices for 11th May 2019

The Hymn Sing-a-Long is on Tuesday@7pm, Salvation Army.

There is a coffee morning this coming Saturday, 18th May@10-12. As usual there will be bric-a-brac, books and home baking. All welcome.

On Sunday 19th May@6pm in the Baptist Church, there will be a concert by the Golden Square Singers in support of Christian Aid. It will be an entertaining night– please do go along if you can.

What’s On: May

           Mon 13th               Kirk Session@7pm

           Tue    14th             Keep Fit@10.00am

           Tue    14th              Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army

           Thu    16th              Walking Group@6pm

           Sat 18th                  Prayer Group@9.30am

          Sat 18th                   Coffee Morning@10-12 noon

          Sun 19th                 Worship@11am

          Sun   19th               Christian Aid Concert@6pm, Baptist Church

         Mon 20th               New Horizons trip to Mellerstain House - leaving the church at 12.30pm, and                                                 thereafter St Cuthbert’s School and the Retail Park. 

        Sun 26th                Hymns on the Parade@6pm

 

 

Notices for 4th May 2019

On Tuesday coming, 7th May@7pm, the Presbytery Of Duns will be meeting in our church. The Presbytery will be meeting in Berwick, partly to allow us to update Presbytery members on the life of our congregation, highlighting some aspects of our work and witness.  The meeting will begin with our presentation, thereafter breaking for tea and then continue on with the ordinary business of Presbytery. The meeting is open to anyone interested - all are most welcome.

What’s On: May

 Sun    5th                Worship@3.30pm, Tweed View

Tue    7th                Keep Fit@10.00am

Tue    7th                Presbytery Meeting@7pm, SAWG

Wed   8th                Finance Group@6pm

Wed 8th                  Mission Group@7.30pm

Thu 9th                    Walking Group@6pm

Sat 11th                     Prayer Group@9.30am

Sat 11th                     Banner Group@10am

Sun 12th                   Worship@11am - with Sunday Club for children

Mon 13th                  Kirk Session@7pm

Sat 18th                    Coffee Morning@10-12 noon

Mon 20th                 New Horizons trip to Mellerstain House - leaving the church at 12.30pm

Sun 26th                  Hymns on the Parade@6pm

 

 

    

 

Notices for 19th April 2019

We gather for our Good Friday service tonight@7pm - all welcome.

On Sunday@8am, on Spittal Beach we celebrate the risen Christ with a brief service along with our friends from the URC. Afterwards breakfast will be served in St Paul's URC - all welcome. 

Easter worship takes place on Sunday@11am and this is an all-age gathering.

Next Saturday, 27th April@11am there will be a international music concert by Remscheid Music & Art College, Germany as part of their short tour of the North East. The concert will feature a folk ensemble and string orchestra and include a wide variety of musical styles, suiting many tastes. Entry is free with a collection in aid of the Church. Please spread the word to friends and neighbours so as many as possible get the opportunity to enjoy and support this talented group.

What's On

Tue       23rd                   Keep Fit @10.00am

Thu      25th                   Walking Group @2pm

Thu      25th                   Choir@6pm

Sat       27th                   Prayer Group @9.30am

Sat        27th                    Music Concert@11am, SAWG

Sun      28th                   Worship @11am

Sun      28th                    Presbytery of Duns Conference@2pm, Gavington                                                                                                   Village Hall

 

Notices for 14th April 2019

We have a variety of Holy Week activities. On Tuesday, New Horizons@2pm has an Easter theme. On Wednesday, the film ‘The Shack’ will be shown in the Session Room@7pm. The movie is based on an international bestselling novel, and features a story of suffering, faith and discovery. On Maundy Thursday@7pm, we meet for an informal celebration of Holy Communion in the Session Room. On Good Friday, there is the Churches Together Walk of Witness@10.45am - from the Parade carpark and a reflective service in the evening@7pm, SAWG.

Next Saturday, 20th April@10-12, we will be decorating the church for Easter Sunday. All help appreciated.

Why not begin Easter Day with our Easter Morning service@8am on Spittal beach. This brief service is shared jointly with St Paul’s URC and is followed by breakfast in the URC. Our service@11am is for all-ages.

On Saturday 27th April@11am there will be a international music concert by Remscheid Music & Art College, Germany as part of their short tour of the North East. The concert will feature a folk ensemble and string orchestra and include a wide variety of musical styles, suiting many tastes. Entry is free with a collection in aid of the Church. Please spread the word to friends and neighbours so as many as possible get the opportunity to enjoy and support this talented group.

Forthcoming events: Apr 

              Sun      14th                   Easter Fun, Faith and Friendship for all ages@4-6pm

              Tue      16th                   Keep Fit@10am

              Tue      16th                   New Horizons@2pm: Easter Themed

              Wed     17th                   Film: ‘The Shack’@7pm, SAWG

              Thu      18th                 Walking Group@2pm

              Thu      18th                   Choir@6pm

              Thu      18th                   Maundy Thursday Communion@7pm - Session Room

              Fri        19th                  Churches Together March of Witness@10.45am, from Parade carpark,                                                             followed by service at Advertiser Building@11am

              Fri       19th                   Good Friday Worship@7pm, SAWG

             Sat       20th                  Prayer Group@9.30am

            Sat        20th                 Decoration of church for Easter@10-12

           Sun       21st                   Easter Morning Worship@8am, Spittal Beach followed by breakfast in St                                                         Paul’s URC

          Sun        21st                   All-age Easter Worship@11am, SAWG

Notices for 24th March 2019

On April 4th SAWG are hosting a Churches Together Lent Lunch, which takes place at 12-1pm (followed by a short talk by Maureen Kirkcaldy - about 20 mins). Donations of savoury and sweet items would be appreciated - if you can help please put your name on the sheet on the noticeboard.

A new Stamp Appeal has started supporting Chigodi Women Centre, Blantyre, Malawi. Used stamps can be deposited in the box at the back of the church, next to the PA unit. Please see the noticeboard for further details of the project.

Our annual church Spring Clean will take place on Sat 6th April@10-1pm. All help will be appreciated.

On 20th May, New Horizons will be having an afternoon excursion to Mellerstain House, leaving at 12.30pm and returning by 6pm. The cost will be £22. All are welcome whether you have come to New Horizons before or not. Please sign up on the sheet on the noticeboard. 

Berwick Parish Church are running a Lenten series, in the Parish Centre@7pm, on the Christian Creeds: 18th, 25th Mar; 1,8 Apr. All welcome - further details are on the noticeboard.

Our retiral offering on communion Sunday for Blythswood Care raised £207.

 

Forthcoming events: Mar/Apr 

              Tue       26th                   Keep Fit@10am

              Thu      28th                   Lent Lunch@12-1pm, St Paul’s URC 

              Thu      28th                   Walking Group@2pm

              Thu      28th                   Choir@6pm   

              Sat        30th                   Prayer Group@9.30am

              Sat        30th                   Banner Group@10am

              Sun       31st                    Worship@11am

              Thu      4th                      Lent Lunch, SAWG@12-1pm, followed by short talk

             Sat         6th                      Annual Church Spring Clean@10-1pm

             Sat         6th                      Berwick Concert Band@2.30-4.30pm, SAWG - in support of                                                                                HospiceCare, North Northumberland

            Sun         7th                      Congregational AGM after morning worship

            Sat         13th                      Coffee Morning@10-12

           Sun         14th                     Easter Fun, Faith and Friendship for all ages@4-6pm

 

Notices for 17th March 2019

New Horizons meets on Tuesday, 19th@2pm, when Canon Christopher Smith will be offering a talk, ‘Ministerial Musings’. All welcome.

On April 4th SAWG are hosting a Churches Together Lent Lunch, which takes place at 12-1pm (followed by an optional short talk - about 20 mins). Donations of savoury and sweet items would be appreciated - if you can help please put your name on the sheet on the noticeboard.

A new Stamp Appeal has started supporting Chigodi Women Centre, Blantyre, Malawi. Used stamps can be deposited in the box at the back of the church, next to the PA unit. Please see the noticeboard for further details of the project.

Our annual church Spring Clean will take place on Sat 6th April@10-1pm. All help will be appreciated.

On 20th May, New Horizons will be having an afternoon excursion to Mellerstain House, leaving at 12.30pm and returning by 6pm. The cost will be £22. All are welcome whether you have come to New Horizons before or not. Please sign up on the sheet on the noticeboard. 

Berwick Parish Church are running a Lenten series, in the Parish Centre@7pm, on the Christian Creeds: 18th, 25th Mar; 1,8 Apr. All welcome - further details are on the noticeboard.

Our retiral offering last week for Blythswood Care raised £207.

Forthcoming events: Mar/Apr 

Tue 19th   Keep Fit@10am

Tue 19th   New Horizons@2pm - Canon Christopher Smith

Thu 21st   Lent Lunch@12-1pm, Salvation Army 

Thu 21st   Walking Group@2pm

Thu 21st   Choir@6pm

Sat 23rd   Prayer Group@9.30am

Sat 23rd   Berwick Male Voice Choir@7.30pm, SAWG

Sat 30th   Banner Group@10am

Thu 4th   Lent Lunch, SAWG@12-1pm, followed by short talk

Sat 6th    Annual Church Spring Clean@10-1pm

Sat 6th   Berwick Concert Band@2.30-4.30pm, SAWG

Sun 7th  Congregational AGM after morning worship

Sat 13th  Coffee Morning@10-12

Sun 14th Easter Fun, Faith and Friendship for all ages@4-6pm

Notices for 10th March 2019

We celebrate Holy Communion at 11am and 6pm in the church and all who love the Lord Jesus are invited to share at his table. There will be a Sunday Club meeting for children at the same time as the morning service.

Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Morning was a great time of friendship and raised £329.51 for church funds. Thanks to those who organised and staffed the event and to all who supported it.

Berwick Parish Church are running a Lenten series, in the Parish Centre@7pm, on the Christian Creeds: 18th, 25th Mar; 1,8 Apr. All welcome - further details are on the noticeboard.

On April 4th SAWG are hosting a Churches Together Lent Lunch, which takes place at 12-1pm (followed by an optional short talk - about 20 mins). Donations of savoury and sweet items would be appreciated - if you can help please put your name on the sheet on the noticeboard.

On 20th May, New Horizons will be having an afternoon excursion to Mellerstain House, leaving at 12.30pm and returning by 6pm. The cost will be £22. All are welcome whether you have come to New Horizons before or not. Please sign up on the sheet on the church noticeboard.

Forthcoming events: Mar/Apr 

              Tue      12th                   Keep Fit@10am

              Tue      12th                   Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army

              Thu      14th                   Lent Lunch@12-1pm, St John’s, Spittal 

              Thu      14th                   Walking Group@2pm

              Thu      14th                   Choir@6pm   

              Sat        16th                   Prayer Group@9.30am

              Sun      17th                   Worship@11am

             Tue       19th                   New Horizons@2pm - Canon Christopher Smith

             Thu        4th                   Lent Lunch, SAWG@12-1pm, followed by short talk

             Sun         7th                   Congregational AGM after morning worship

             Sat         13th                  Coffee Morning@10-12

             Sun        14th                  Easter Fun, Faith and Friendship for all ages@4-6pm

  

  


An Elder of Elders!

James Armstrong (on the far right) has been an Elder in our Church for 51 years and has now enjoyed the preaching of six ministers! That surely is a great record!

Here we have James and Joyce Armstrong & family. Well done James! We look forward to many, many more years of your company.

The same day we presented James with his certificate, we welcomed new elders into the fold: Karen & Alan Aitchison. 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Notices for 24th February 2019

Worship on Sunday 24th is at 11am & 6pm. Sunday Club for children up to the age of 12 will meet during the morning service. The evening service is an informal gathering in the Session Room - the small hall accessed from the back door of the church, opposite the Parade Carpark. All welcome.

The annual World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 1st March@2pm in Berwick Baptist Church. All welcome.

Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Morning, will take place on the 5th March@10-12. There will be delicious food, and homebaking, books and bric-a-brac stalls. All welcome. 

Each year, the Churches Together in Berwick organise Lent Lunches, which are hosted by different churches each week in Lent. The first lunch will be on 7th March, Berwick Baptist Church, with food available from 12-1pm. The lunch will be followed by a brief talk on a saint from 1-1.20pm.

Holy Communion will be celebrated on the 10th March@11am and 6pm, St Andrew's Wallace Green Church. All who love the Lord are welcome at his table. After worship on that day there will be a retiral offering for Blythswood Care, a Christian charity which does excellent work in various parts of the world. Part of what it does is to organise Christmas gift boxes - an activity that our Church Work Party contributes to.

Forthcoming events: Feb/Mar 

           Tue     26th               Keep Fit@10am

           Thu    28th               Walking Group@2pm

           Fri      1st                  World Day of Prayer@2pm, Baptist Church

           Fri      1st                  Youth Club@6.30pm

           Sat      2nd                Prayer Group@9.30am

           Sun     3rd                Worship@11am

           Sun     3rd                Worship@3.30pm, Tweed View Care Home

          Tue      5th                Shrove Tuesday Pancake Morning@10-12

          Sun     10th              Holy Communion@11am & 6pm, SAWG

 

Notices for 17th February 2019

 

New Horizons meets this coming Tuesday@2pm, when the Eclectica music group will be entertaining us. All welcome.

The annual World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 1st March@2pm in Berwick Baptist Church. All welcome.

Our Shrove Tuesday Coffee Morning, will take place on the 5th March@10-12. All welcome.

Each year, the Churches Together in Berwick organise Lent Lunches, which are hosted by different churches each week in Lent. The first lunch will be on 7th March, with food available from 12-1pm. The lunch will be followed by a brief talk on a saint from 1-1.20pm.

Forthcoming events: Feb 

           Tue     19th               Keep Fit@10am

           Tue     19th               New Horizons@2pm with Eclectica Music Group

           Thu    21st                Memorial Service for Tony Langmack@1.15pm

           Thu    21st                Walking Group@2pm

           Fri      22nd              Funeral of Margaret Younger@11am

           Sat      23rd              Prayer Group@9.30am

          Sun      24th              Worship@11am

          Sun      24th              Informal Worship@6pm, Session Room

 

Notices from Sunday 10th February 2019

The Hymn Sing-a-Long takes place on Tuesday 12th at 7pm in the Salvation Army building. All welcome.

On Saturday coming the Banner Group will meet from 10-12 noon in the church hall. All welcome.

Life and Work subscriptions for 2019 are now due, price £33.50. Please see Anne McQueen if you wish to renew or take out a new subscription. The February edn of Life and Work features an article about the Church of Scotland congregations in England, including a bit on SAWG.

Forthcoming events: Feb 
 Mon 11th  Kirk Session@7pm
 Tue 12th  Keep Fit@10am
 Tue 12th  Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army
 Thu 14th  Walking Group@2pm
 Sat 16th   Prayer Group@9.30am
 Sat 16th   Banner Group@10-12 Noon
 Sun  17th   Worship@11am
 Tue 19th  New Horizons@2pm with Eclectica Music Group

 

Notices from Sunday 3rd February 2019

On Tuesday 5th Feb, friends of Hilary Wilshaw are invited, if they wish, to come to her room in Berwick Care Home between 2-4pm to choose a small memento of Hilary.

Life and Work subscriptions for 2019 are now due, price £33.50. Please see Anne McQueen if you wish to renew or take out a new subscription. The February edn of Life and Work features an article about the Church of Scotland congregations in England, including a bit on SAWG.

Forthcoming events: Feb 
 Sun  3rd  Worship at Tweed View@3.30pm
 Tue  5th   Keep Fit@10am
 Wed 6th  Funeral of Hilary Wilshaw@11am, SAWG
 Wed 6th  Methodist Network@2pm
 Wed 6th Finance Commmitee@6pm, SAWG
 Thu  7th   Walking Group@2pm
 Fri    8th    Trefoil Guild@1.30pm
 Sat   9th    Prayer Group@9.30am
 Sun  10th Worship@11am
 Mon 11th Kirk Session@7pm
 Tue   12th  Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army
 Tue   19th  New Horizons@2pm with Eclectica Music Group