Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Home and dry

Iain and Norma are home from their trip to Athens, full of stories of their time out there with the Link, Athens. You can find out lots of what is going on out there from their blog  Mercy is back too, having had a very exciting and interesting time.  She has made lots of new friends and one in particular. More details to follow on that. (Not another mission trip marriage tho, just in case your mind was going in that direction! She is a sheep, remember.)
The church out there are excited about a number of them coming over in June and we will soon have confirmed information on that.

Our building is dry!  This is very good news and the surveyor has already been in contact to start the next stage of the process.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Blow Drying @ the Link

Iain and and Norma have arrived safe and sound in Athens after a largely uneventful journey.  Norma had some earache to contend with but nothing too bad.  The world out there is very cold, with snow and ice. Roads are almost all passable now, some with care.  They are looking forward to getting in amongst all that is going on in the Athens Link. Please be in prayer for teh work out there.  We will keep you posted here about their trip. Mercy travelled with them so do get the kids to keep an eye on her blog. She has had a hair cut especially

There have been some good, encouraging prayer sessions and times of seeking God that have taken place this week.  Let's be sharing what we have heard into our groups and to each other,  and there will be some feedback on Sunday morning. Our Community Groups are about to pick up on "Try Praying".  Our heart is really to see lives changed as we bring God into all our situations and encourage our neighbours, our work colleagues and friends to do the same. Check out .

And the blow drying? We have not set up a hair saloon altho you could get a weird and wonderful style in the creche room just now!  All the drying equipment arrived yesterday. Five large fans and two large dehumdifiers are installed, between the youth room, the creche and the stairwell. The building does sound a little like Glasgow Airport. The guys installing them were encouraging about the amount of drying we have managed to do ourselves and are optimistic that this process should be reasonably quick.  We plan to keep the fans on as much as possible and to allow this we will use the stairs near the kitchen as the general access to downstairs.  The guttering has also now been replaced.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Yep, more snow!

This morning undeterred by another three inches of snow some of our guys met for breakfast. Andy shared and there was a chance to pray, in particular for Andy who is off on business to Canada and Iain, leaving Thursday for Athens.  The roads were all passable and part of Andrew Carnegie's Birthplace car park had already been cleared. Yep, really!!

This morning the surveyor who will project management the reinstatement work was in to check out all that needed to be done. An electrician to look at the lighting on the back stairs is a priority for the next few days as is someone to attend to the broken guttering.  We also do need the restoration team in as soon as possible to really take forward the drying out of the building.  It may be that floor boards will need to be replaced.  The List B angle will also come in to play with possible planning permission required for parts of the work.  We will work with a number of contractors.  If you are able to volunteer to be in and around the building at various points over the next few weeks, should we require cover during the day, please contact Mo or Ruth, in the church office.

And tomorrow?  We are excited about the opportunities this week  to focus in on prayer and seeking God together as a church. The forecasts are well................varied.  So when we get out of bed tomorrow we will know where we are at. If we at all can, the services will be on. As ever we would love to see everyone but be wise and be safe.  If there is a need to cancel,  this blog will be updated at 9am. 

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

May you know God's richest blessing this year!

Soups, stovies, lasagne, trifle and apple pie were all on the menu @the Link today. We had a lovely time. It was not busy, the quietest year we have had  in fact, but there was something calm and restful about it and a few of our guests stayed the whole time, enjoying the banter and the company.  We pray that each one who came will know God's peace and provision in their lives this year and they will know the reality of a relationship with Him. 

A huge thanks to all those who served so willingly today and for all those who provided for the event in food, finance and prayer. May God bless you!!