(During Term Time)
Open Door runs on the first Tuesday of each month from 12noon until 2.30pm. On arriving we enjoy a short period of worship, then go into the Hall for home made soup and rolls, a period of crafts, quiz or similar before finishing with tea and cake and then the favourite ‘bingo’! We are aware that there are many more people in the community who may benefit from the relaxed, fun, friendly atmosphere.
We would also like to extend our grateful thanks to those who provide transport, make and serve soup, tea and cake, participate in activities, quizzes etc.
The Ladies' Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm in the Church hall. The group is open to everyone in the community and further afield. We are a friendly group and enjoy a variety of speakers, wine and cheese evenings and fun. We all go out for a lunch time meal in January and an evening meal in July.
During advent in December we join the Mothers' Union for a Quiet Night followed by mince pies and shortbread. We have our own Quiet Night in Lent to prepare us for Holy Week and the celebration of Easter.
Everyone is welcome! Transport can be arranged. For further information please contact the churchwardens on 0191 2362280.
As a Christian mission charity we seek to support families of all kinds. Wherever we work in the world the need to support families is now greater than ever. In over 80 countries, 4 million members worldwide share a vision – to bring about a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships.
It is by working together that communities can be transformed.
We will achieve this by promoting the importance of marriage, supporting families and nurturing faith; with members sensitively spreading the news of God who loves and cares for us all.
Our governance, leadership and activities are driven by and undertaken through members within their own communities worldwide.
Throughout all our work, prayer sustains and strengthens. A ‘Wave of Prayer’ goes around the world as members pray together every day at midday, wherever they are, for the people and the work of the Mothers’
From parenting groups, prison ministry, community health education, to relief and development programmes, Mothers’ Union works through volunteer members to create a lasting change for families and therefore communities, members are driven by their faith but work with people of all faiths and none.
St Columba’s Branch
As well as additional meetings for special reasons, the members at St Columba’s meet on the second Thursday of each month, at 2pm in Church for worship, followed by the meeting in the Church Hall. We have a speaker each month who talks to us about a subject relevant to the work we do. Sometimes it is someone involved in Mothers’ Union work, other times it is someone from another organisation working to serve those in need.
As well as supporting national projects such as the work for those in need overseas, St Columba’s members operate a Food Bank for those in need in the Wideopen and Seaton Burn Area. They provide emergency toiletry bags for those admitted to the local hospitals, shoe boxes with much needed items to the Peoples’ Kitchen for those who live on the streets of
New members are always welcome. Come and visit our meeting and talk to members and see for yourself how special it is to become a member of the Mothers’
BILLS BOOK CLUB
We now have 'Bills Book Club' too. The dates of these meetings at one of the congregations houses vary each month so please enquire on the above number if you would like to join this informal group for a lovely social evening. The books we read vary immensely from month to month and are suggested by book club members.
If you feel like giving our Choir a try then we meet for practice alternate Tuesdays at 2pm. If this isn't a convenient time or day then don't let that put you off, you can just come along to our Sunday service at 10am and just 'join in'.