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Oh Happy Day! 2019 United Nativity
Nativity Story told by our Carol Singers. 2019
A message from King Herod!
Sweet singing  Nativity 2019
Learning & Sharing Communion Dec 2019
Having a closer look!

October 2020

Midweek Message: 21 October 2020

  • 21 October 2020
  • lorna.graham

Midweek Message

Fit For Faith

For the full month of October our minister 
Nanda and son Henro are walking 3 miles every day 
come rain or shine to raise money for both the 
West Kirk & Polbeth Harwood. 
If you would like to sponsor them you can use the 
DONATE button at the top of this page, 
or pop an envelope in the offering plate at the Church, 
or send her a message and she will arrange to collect it.
 

Service: Sunday 18 October 2020

  • 18 October 2020
  • lorna.graham

Church from your Couch

Hymns at Home

CH4 449 REJOICE THE LORD IS KING – Tune Darwall’s 148th
Played by Catriona  Lachlan At the West Kirk of Calder
Rejoice the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing,
and triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart! lift up your voice!
Rejoice! again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail;
he rules o'er earth and heaven;
the keys of death and hell
are to our Jesus given.
Lift up your heart! lift up your voice!
Rejoice! again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope!
Jesus the Judge shall come
and take his servants up
to their eternal home:
We soon shall hear the archangel's voice,
the trump of God shall sound:
Lift up your heart! lift up your voice!
Rejoice! again I say, rejoice!

Kids Kirk

Fit for Faith

For the full month of October our minister 
Nanda and son Henro are walking 3 miles every day 
come rain or shine to raise money for both the 
West Kirk & Polbeth Harwood. 
If you would like to sponsor them you can use the 
DONATE button at the top of this page, 
or pop an envelope in the offering plate at the Church, 
or send her a message and she will arrange to collect it.
 

 

Midweek Message: 14 October 2020

  • 14 October 2020
  • lorna.graham

Midweek Message

We Invite You to join us in our "Big Bulb Plant Out"

So all you need do is: decide whether you want your display inside or outside
 For outside bulbs: Purchase the bulbs of your choice and get them into the ground any time now! (Autumn Planting) . It is as simple as that! 
For indoor bulbs: Hyacinths are a great indoor favourite. Take your pot and fill it to 1cm from the top with moist bulb fibre, then push the bulb in gently to half its depth with the pointed end facing upwards. If you have sensitive skin wear gloves as bulbs release tiny, needle-shaped crystals, which can irritate the skin.
*Put your plant pot in a cool, dark place, such as a garage or shed for about ten weeks to allow the roots to grow. Check your bulbs regularly and a little water as required to keep fibre moist. 
When shoots appear, and are about 5cm tall bring them inside and place in a light spot to flower. You can also grow Narcissus, in the same way, but bring them out of the dark and put on a sunny windowsill as soon as the buds appear or the stems will become long and lanky.
So whatever bulbs you choose 2021 will look so much brighter 
You could even plan some indoor bulbs to be ready for a special Birthday or gift
Please remember to share the fruits of your labour with Nanda in the New Year
 

 

Service: Sunday 11 October 2020

  • 11 October 2020
  • lorna.graham

Church from your Couch

Support your Church when Shopping on Line

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for West Kirk of Calder Parish Church with easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, Photobox and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to Easyfundraising and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to West Kirk of Calder Parish Church at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and West Kirk of Calder Parish Church will be really grateful for your donations.
Not sure if you want to join why not give it a try before joining, click this link and see how easy it is!  
If you only shop online at Amazon 
Did you know you can Support:
Polbeth Harwood Church with this Link
West Kirk of Calder with this Link
All at no extra cost to you!
Thank you for your support.
 

Shoebox Appeal

  • 9 October 2020
  • lorna.graham

Lets make a difference this Christmas

West Kirk & Polbeth Harwood Churches Appeal is up & on the go. 
During current restrictions leaflets & wrapped Shoeboxes will be available at our Churches on 4th & 18th Oct. 
Donations - of items or money & completed boxes/gym bags will be gratefully received by Rhoda Lawton at West Kirk & Eleanor Davidson at Polbeth on these days.
Final date to receive donations will be accepted by Rhoda on Tues 27th Oct 10 - 11am at Polbeth Church Hall Door.
To learn a bit more about Blythswood Care 2020 Shoebox Appeal

CrossReach

As you will be aware, our frontline work is always our priority and as part of our response to the impact of COVID-19, we revised our 2020 communications plan to reduce publications and mailing costs. One of the results is the launch of our interactive Impact Report which shares the personal stories of life-changing work delivered on behalf of The Church of Scotland through CrossReach. Our ambition to reduce plastic and paper informed and shaped the first fully online CrossReach Impact Report 2019 – 20.
By going here on your smartphone, tablet/ ipad or laptop you will see joy-filled pictures of creativity and fun, read of life goals achieved and view the short video messages from those we serve and from those who serve others on the frontline of social care.
Together, members of the CrossReach Family have celebrated the 150th anniversary of regulated social care provision by the Church of Scotland, sewn wash bags for care workers to use during the pandemic, engaged with Guild talks about social isolation and loneliness and much, much more! 
Please take time to connect with this online resource. It is our prayer that you will find it a source of encouragement that will inspire prayers of thanksgiving for the work done in Christ’s name.
Yours sincerely,
Elizabeth Hay
Head of Service, Business Development
 

Midweek Message: 7 October 2020

  • 7 October 2020
  • lorna.graham

Midweek Message

CROSSREACH

As you will be aware, our frontline work is always our priority and as part of our response to the impact of COVID-19, we revised our 2020 communications plan to reduce publications and mailing costs. One of the results is the launch of our interactive Impact Report which shares the personal stories of life-changing work delivered on behalf of The Church of Scotland through CrossReach. Our ambition to reduce plastic and paper informed and shaped the first fully online CrossReach Impact Report 2019 – 20.
By connecting here on your smartphone, tablet/ ipad or laptop you will see joy-filled pictures of creativity and fun, read of life goals achieved and view the short video messages from those we serve and from those who serve others on the frontline of social care.
Together, members of the CrossReach Family have celebrated the 150th anniversary of regulated social care provision by the Church of Scotland, sewn wash bags for care workers to use during the pandemic, engaged with Guild talks about social isolation and loneliness and much, much more! 
Please take time to connect with this online resource. It is our prayer that you will find it a source of encouragement that will inspire prayers of thanksgiving for the work done in Christ’s name.
Yours sincerely,
Elizabeth Hay
Head of Service, Business Development
 

Shoebox Appeal

  • 1 October 2020
  • lorna.graham

Lets make a difference this Christmas

West Kirk & Polbeth Harwood Churches Appeal is up & on the go. 
During current restrictions leaflets & wrapped Shoeboxes will be available at our Churches on 4th & 18th Oct. 
Donations - of items or money & completed boxes/gym bags will be gratefully received by Rhoda Lawton at West Kirk & Eleanor Davidson at Polbeth on these days.
Final date to receive donations will be accepted by Rhoda on Tues 27th Oct 10 - 11am at Polbeth Church Hall Door.

To learn a bit more about Blythswood Care 2020 Shoebox Appeal