Whose we are and Whom we serve

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

The Guild has been meeting every Monday at 2.00 pm since the beginning of October. We were pleased to welcome 2 new members but there is still space for more, and remember it is a safe space with Covid rules  in place. 

On Monday 4 October we welcomed our chaplain, the Rev William Boyle, who spoke about our theme for this session, Lights and Bushels.   Not only did William give his time to come along but he then posted on Facebook something about what the Guild does.   This was shared on the Guild Facebook which very quickly spread around the country.  Thanks for that, William.  We appreciate your support.

On Monday 18 October we hosted a meeting in New Parish for the Guilds from Inverclyde.  Our speaker was Karen Gillon, the Associate Secretary of the Guild.  She spoke about the way forward for the Guild and left us with plenty to think about as we begin our new 3 year plan, Look Forward in Faith.

On Monday 25 October we were able to hear about Helen Eckford’s trip to Zambia in March 2020, to support the project for Teenage Mothers.

Our programme for November is:

Monday 1 November:  Singing our favourite hymns with David Addison.

Monday 8 November: Just the Guild having a chat, a cup of tea and a Bring and Buy.

Monday 15 November: Christine Woodward will tell us about her home village, Kilmacolm.

Monday 22 November: Would you like to know who lies beneath our graveyard?  Come and listen to Liz Smith who has researched this.

Monday 29 November:  We are having a Christmas Craft afternoon.

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!