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We are a Fairtrade Church

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We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Fair Trade Church status. Thank you to our Eco-group for leading this initiative and to everyone for their support.

Life and Work Magazine

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If you would like to place a regular order for this monthly magazine please see Margaret Vallance or Tel: 521732.

The price for 2017 will be £2.28 per issue or £27.36 annually.

Eco Congregation

Inverkip Church has been awarded Fairtrade Church status by the Fairtrade Foundation.  Thank you to our Eco-group for leading this initiative and to everyone for their support.

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We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Fair Trade Church status. Thank you to our Eco-group for leading this initiative and to everyone for their support.

 

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The Eco Group are organising a litter pick at Ardgowan Beach on Saturday, 1st July 2017 from 10 - 12. Please come along and help, even half an hour will make a big difference. Gloves and litter pickers will be provided.

The Eco Group will be carrying out a litter pick at Millhouse Road, Inverkip on Saturday, 13 May 2017. All are welcome to come along and help. Gloves and litter pickers will be provided.

The Eco Group will be helping at a litter pick at Lunderston Bay on Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 11 am - 1 pm, organised by the Rangers at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. All are welcome to help.

 

 

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27 February - 12 March 2017

There will be a chance to buy some Fair Trade products and gifts following the service on Sunday, 12 March at 11 am in the Church Hall.

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Our Eco Certificate

Inverkip War Memorial

Booklets containing research into all 29 men listed on the memorial are now on sale. They cost £6.00 and profits will be donated to the Erskine Charity. Please contact Hilary Cameron if you would like a copy.

 

Hilary Cameron is currently carrying out a research project into the names of the servicemen listed on the war memorial.  If anyone has any information that may be of interest, please get in touch with her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Pastoral Care Team

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Perhaps you would like a home or hospital visit or an opportunity to speak to someone.

If so, please contact Willie Gibson on 01475 521425 who will put you in touch with one of the team.

Starter Packs

Starter Packs would like to thank the congregation for their continued support over the years. The requirements for September are shaving foam, razors and face cloths. Also, items in short supply bathroom/kitchen cleaner. hand wash and deodorant. Please leave at the East door of the Church or direct to Starter Packs at Unit 2, Empress Court, Greenock (behind Bathroom Elegance). Contact Janice Kerr Tel: 01475 522570 for further information.

Raise Money while you Shop

Raise money for the church when you shop!

Over 2000 retailers to shop with...

Do you shop on-line? Do you use any of the following retailers: Marks and Spencer, John Lewis.

Tesco, Asda, Argos, ebay, Debenhams, Amazon?

 

If so, you can now help now raise funds for the church through Easyfundraising.

This costs you NOTHING to use and cost the church NOTHING to set up. Log on to the

website, search for ‘Inverkip Church’ and start shopping! The retailers will then make

donation, as a percentage of what you spend, to the chosen charity which we will

receive every quarter. I will keep you updated with how much we raise.

Thank you for your support.

Hilary Cameron
Treasurer

Copyright

We currently have a copyright licence through Christian Licensing International Ltd and we are required to submit an annual report, containing information on various recordings and copies we use. We need a representative from each relevant group to pass on the information required to the Treasurer on a monthly basis, preferably by email:- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  1. Hymns/songs reproduced in the order of service eg The Blessing sung at Baptismal services. Information required is the song title/first line and author.
  2. Photocopied words and/or music for hymns and worship songs for use by the choir/congregation. Information required is the songbook (source) and the publisher.
  3. Photocopies of non-music publications eg Hand-outs, quizzes etc for Sunday School and other activities.
  4. For groups that use the church hall eg country dancing, fitness classes etc, what format the music or recording is in eg CD, cassette, vinyl, DVD, MP3 video and what the record label is eg EMI, Decca or a Christian label. We do NOT need to report each individual song or track or the author/composer.
  • Any queries, please speak to Hilary.

Visitor Gift Aid Envelopes

Gift Aid envelopes are now available for visitors in the East and West porches and in the pews for those who are UK taxpayers. Many other churches have these available for visitors and they will be especially useful for special services, for example Baptisms and at Christmas. They will also be mentioned in the intimations.

CrossReach - Directory Enquiry Number

CrossReach now have their own Directory Enquiries 118 number - 118 599.  It’s much cheaper than many of the other 118 numbers and costs 40p per call from a BT landline.  The exciting thing is that every time someone uses it, 9p goes to CrossReach! So next time you need to use Directory Enquiries choose 118 599 and you will be helping an excellent charity.


CrossReach continues the Church of Scotland's long tradition of providing care and support to ensure that each person that comes to them has the opportunity to achieve the best that their life can offer, regardless of age, ethnicity or religious belief.

 


Duty Rota

Duty Rota - Sunday 17 September 2017

Douglas Vallance, Margaret Grant, Carol Gordon, Anne Rourke and Morag Cowe

If any member of the congregation would like to take a turn on Door Duty, please call Morag Cowe on 521455.

Creche - available every Sunday for children under 3 years

Carol Alexander and Margaret Vallance

NB: All volunteers have been approved by Disclosure Scotland

Volunteers required to help with Creche duty. If you feel you could help, please call Carole Alexander on 520992.