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Current Church Groups
Crèche - The crèche is for children from birth to age 4 and operates, throughout the year, to enable parents/carers to attend our Sunday Morning Service. Parents/carers are welcome to stay with their child at the crèche until they and their child feel comfortable to be left. Parents/carers of babies under 1 year old are asked to stay with their child - either keeping their child with them in church or coming through to the hall with the crèche and Sunday school after ‘Family Time’. Sunday School and Youth Activity– is held on Sunday mornings during school term time (approx. times are 10.45 to 12.noon). We aim to make our Sunday school an interesting and fun place for children to learn about Christianity to enable then to grow in their faith. The Sunday school is divided into 3 groups: - Group 1 for primary 1 & 2 Group 2 for primary 3, 4 & 5 andGroup 3 for primary 6 & 7. Our Youth are encouraged to be involved in helping the younger children and are given age-related material for fun and study.A small collection is taken each week and this is used to help fund trips and resources. To comply with current regulations we take a weekly attendance register of all children and leaders. If you would like to become a regular helper within any of these groups, please let us know – please also note that regular helpers and Sunday School leaders are required to have a PVG disclosure check carried out (Protecting Vulnerable Groups).
The Ladies Fellowship meet fortnightly on Tuesdays in the Church Hall where they have talks by speakers on varying subjects. They share fellowship in the hall as well as organising outings to the theatre and day trips out.They actively support Christian Aid and other charities. All are welcome.
We have a Choir of about fifteen members and an Organist who leads the hymn singing at all church services. Rehearsals are on Sunday Mornings at 10.15am. We would be happy to have you join us!
The Tuesday Morning Club has around 30 members who meet every Tuesday morning for a short informal service lasting around 30 minutes, with refreshments served from 10.15 am. Attendees choose the hymns to be sung and are encouraged to make their contributions with Bible readings, praise and prayer and short stories relevant to the Bible readings.Missionaries and representatives from other organizations have visited the club, as well as people from other denominations in the village. The club contributes to the Blythswood Appeal, missions and Christian Aid, with the weekly general collection having benefited the church in many ways over the years. Please come along and experience our special fellowship.
The Social Committee manages the tea/coffee duties as needed, on a rota after the Sunday service. The 4th Sunday in the month, excluding July and August, is always a 'Soup Sunday,' and this gives everyone who comes along a chance to catch-up in fellowship. The Social Committee also has a part in arranging social evenings which bring members and non-members together. If you never come into the Hall for a coffee and a chat, please come along - you will be made most welcome!
BONNYBRIDGE ST HELEN'SSUNDAY SCHOOL
THE LADIES FELLOWSHIP
TUESDAY MORNING CLUB
THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE
THE PASTORAL VISITATION GROUP
Our Pastoral Visitation members are a group of dedicated and caring visitors who will spend time with those who are shut-in or not otherwise able to get to church. Their purpose is to encourage and support those who need to be in touch with the listening and caring heart of the church. If you require a visit please contact the minister or Session Clerk- See our Contacts page.
THE MISSION TEAM
The Mission Team is a group dedicated to mission outreach to children and the elderly in the local community as well as supporting other Mission initiatives. They help with the Summer Fun Club and he Golden Milestones Seniors Outreach. If you would like to join, please see the contacts page.
GOOD COMPANIONS CLUB
The Good Companions Ladies Group is an active group of ladies who meet on the last Friday of every month for fun, fellowship, outings and special activities. Please enquire through the Contacts page if you would like more details. All are welcome.
Bonnybridge St Helen’s Parish Church
A Congregation of the Church of Scotland - Registered Scottish Charity nr SCO15225