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Autumn 2018 Newsletter

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Shoe Box Appeal

Leaflets are now available at the church doors and in the lounge for Blythswood Care's annual Christmas Appeal for people living in poverty in Eastern Europe.

It's easy to choose gifts for people who have so little. Shampoo, a pair of socks, a notepad, a small toy, a bag of sweets - things we take for granted will seem like luxuries to people living in poverty. To ensure Christmas delivery the boxes should be at the collection point by Monday, 5 November. For further information contact Margaret Vallance Tel: 521732.

Silver Award from Eco Congregation Scotland

The church Eco Group was delighted to be awarded the silver award from Eco Congregation Scotland and has just received their beautiful plaque (made from recycled church pews). The group were particularly commended for their commitment & enthusiasm for involvement in both church & community activities and their continued efforts to keep local beaches clean. They were also commended for their involvement in the Inverclyde Fair Trade Steering Group. Thanks to all group members for their efforts and to the continued support of the congregation.
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Ministerial Assistant Still Required

Could this be what you have been looking for? We are two linked congregations in coastal villages three miles apart.  We have various activities and groups and want to do more to engage with our communities.

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We are still seeking a part-time Ministerial Assistant to support our Minister in the worship and pastoral care of both congregations. This will be on the basis of assisting in or conducting Sunday worship, and providing pastoral support on two further days per week. The remuneration is £12,690 pa.

For further information, or to apply, please contact Rita Carmichael at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or on 01475 529289.  Applications should include a CV and covering letter. Closing date for applications: 19 October 2018.

Ministerial Assistant Job Description

Green Apple Award

Inverkip wins Green Apple Gold Award

Many Congratulations to Hilary and her Eco Team.

Hilary Cameron and Susie Gemmill receiving the award at today's ceremony in Castlecary. Read More

Eco Group Honoured in Green Awards

Fantastic result for the team.

A CHURCH of Scotland congregation has been honoured for its environmental work in a prestigious UK-wide green awards ceremony.

The eco-group of Inverkip Parish Church was shortlisted in the Church Times Green Awards in the Green Congregation category the only Church of Scotland congregation to be shortlisted at the awards, which took place in London on Monday. The church set up an eco-group in 2016 and has made remarkable progress, according to Convener, Hilary Cameron.

Outlining the work undertaken by the congregation, Hilary explained: The group was recognised for their significant achievements in just over 12 months since they were formed through having monthly Fairtrade stalls, recycling everything from postage stamps to bat dirt, supporting the youth club building a bug hotel and organising litter picks in the local area.

Hilary and the churchs Depute Session Clerk Morag Cowe attended the award ceremony at Lambeth Palance. They were presented with a highly commended certificate by the Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Rev Nick Holtam.

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

 

The church Eco Group was delighted to be awarded the silver award from Eco Congregation Scotland and has just received their beautiful plaque (made from recycled church pews). The group were particularly commended for their commitment & enthusiasm for involvement in both church & community activities and their continued efforts to keep local beaches clean. They were also commended for their involvement in the Inverclyde Fair Trade Steering Group. Thanks to all group members for their efforts and to the continued support of the congregation.
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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.

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