Shoe Box Service & Remembrance Sunday

Layout 1Sunday 12th November

Once again our church is supporting the Shoe Box Appeal which Blythswood Care have been running for many years.

We know that many of you in our community would like to get involved so we are having a Shoe Box Service where you can bring either your own completed shoebox or items that can be used to make a shoebox up.  The service will start as usual at 10:45am and will be followed by refreshments.

For full information about the appeal please visit Blythswood Care Shoe Box Appeal.  On their website you are also able to download or view a checklist of suggested items, or alternatively you can pick up a leaflet from our church.  (All items must be new and no food is permitted apart from sweets with a best before date no earlier than March 2018.)

It’s not difficult to choose gifts for people who have so little.  Things we take for granted can often be luxuries for people living in desperate poverty.  By filling a shoebox with simple gifts you can give hope to someone in need this Christmas. Blythswood Care


Sunday 12th November is also Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations as a day “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”.  It is held on the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 am in 1918.