Craft and Chat
Thursday February 21st
Starting on February 21st, from 10am-noon, this is a new initiative suggested by the Women's Fellowship, to which EVERYONE is invited.Meetings will continue on the third Thursday of the month.
Concert and Fund-raising Evening
in aid of the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation
Saturday 23rd February at 7pm
World Day of Prayer
Friday March 1st at 10am in St. Andrew's
Creative Bible Journalling
Saturday March 30th 10am-1pm in Church
Rev Jane MacLaren will lead this workshop, based on Psalm 8. This is an opportunity, among other things, to open our eyes to see new things, to allow Scripture to come alive, to discover our own creativity.HOWEVER, no artistic skills are needed, and all materials are provided. The cost is £40 per person.
The Kelso Food Bank
St Andrew's Church, in conjunction with the other Churches in Kelso Churches Together, actively supports the Kelso Food Bank through donations, and staffing the Food Bank.
Donations continue to be received via Church congregations and through the collection points in Sainsbury's and the two Co-op stores.
St. Andrew's responded with customary generosity to requests for donations of tinned and dried goods for the Food Bank, as part of our Harvest celebrations on October 14th. Other Churches have done the same, as have our local primary schools, and consequently, stocks in the Food Bank are healthy just now. Ongoing shortages will be advised as they occur.
St Andrew's is a part of Kelso Churches Together and amongst other activities, we share the leading of Services in our local Care and Residential homes, weekly in Queen's House and monthly in Grove House, Plenderleith Court and Kerfield Court. Congregational support is always welcome!
THE NEW GARDEN ROOM
Work is now underway on the construction of the new garden room.
Donations towards the (estimated) £30k costs are very welcome and can be made c/o
The Rector, 6 Forestfield, Kelso TD5 7BX
or speak to the Rector's Warden , Keith Redpath
Digital banking and Gift Aid details available on request.
WELLGATE GARDEN, MOREBATTLE.
Wellgate is now officialy part of the Quiet Gardens Scheme. This is a worldwide organisation that fosters the provision of quiet spaces, small and large, creating sanctuaries of still and refreshment. They are found in churches, retreat centres, schools and private gardens like Wellgate.
Anybody seeking peace and quiet in a garden can come here on both Fridays and Sundays. Of course if we are there with a little time to spare a cup of tea or coffee would be forthcoming, but part of the point of doing this is to enable people to enjoy the garden, small as it is, without involving anybody else. Wellgate is the Old Manse, is next to the kirk, a white Georgian block of a house.
We hope people will respect the garden and not nick cuttings. These can be provided if you ask: there are probably little plants potted up by the greenhouse to be purchased and small sums for charity can be left.
Matilda and Douglas Hall.
01573 440 687
If you wish for the St Andrew's website to mention that you have a garden open to visitors and for charity, please let us know and we can add the details here. Please contact Margaret Addie at margaret.r.addie:gmail.com