The Guild is one of Scotland’s largest voluntary organisations. Membership is open to both men and women. Although the majority of members are women, men are increasingly taking on roles at local, regional and national levels.
The Guild’s motto which is taken from Acts 27:23 is Whose we are and Whom we serve.
Have a look at the Guild website: www.churchofscotland.org.uk/serve/theguild to see what the Guild does nationally.
The Guild raises more than half a million every 3 years for our 6 projects, and local and regional groups raise money for local charities, like the Foodbank, Mind Mosaic, Compassionate Inverclyde and lots more.
New Parish Guild
It is hard to imagine that we are almost at the end of our session. We had a delayed start in January because of Omicron and new restrictions. When we started at the end of January we had a return to our childhood days, with an afternoon of fun when we played games, like Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Jenga, and Dominoes to name a few.
On the 14 February, our theme was, “it’s love that makes the world go round.” Joan McIlhinney shared her craft making talents and the ladies decorated heart shaped faces. Joan said it would take about 10 minutes to complete. 30 minutes later, you could still hear please for help, like, “on no, my googly eyes won’t stick on!” We also shared wrapped chocolates and Valentine’s cupcakes.
Sheena MacFarlane led us in a discussion about having the courage to change, in our church and in the Guild, and gave us plenty of food for thought. We enjoyed a talk from Lizbeth Docherty on the progress of our six new projects which we will support from 2021 – 2024. You can find information about them on the noticeboard in the small hall and on the Guild website (web address above). We look forward to hearing and seeing our wonderful Scottish scenery, when Jean Finlay talks to us about the West Highland Way.
Our Spring Coffee morning will be in the church hall on Saturday 26 March, from 10.00 – 12.00. We hope as many of you as possible will come along and enjoy tea, food, and a chat. We will also have some stalls which help us to raise money for the church. We finish at the end of March but have some plans for what we might do once our session has officially ended. Watch this space!
Remember Mondays at 2.00 pm in the hall. A safe space to be if you are still unsure about going out! Looking forward to seeing you . Everybody welcome!