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Worship @ HURC week beginning 24th March 2019

March 20th, 2019 · No Comments

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Synod of Scotland

March 11th, 2019 · No Comments

The National Synod of Scotland will gather from 15th to 17th March for a residential meeting at Tulliallan. Representatives from each of our congregations will be attending together to worship, study and discuss all matters we have in common.

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Messy Church – the writing is on the wall…

February 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

At Messy Church today, 23rd February 2019, we heard the adventurous stories of Daniel and his friends and enjoyed crafts, singing, storytelling, worship and eating together. This picture shows our graffiti wall inspired by the story of the Great Feast when the words ‘Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin” mysteriously appeared – but Daniel was able to interpret these and so gave a warning to the King that God was not pleased with him.

Messy Church next gathers on Saturday 30th March 2019 and then again on Saturday 27th April 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm at Helensburgh United Reformed Church on West Princes Street. We then take a break until Saturday 28th September 2019.

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Messy Church

February 20th, 2019 · No Comments

Messy Church gathers again on Saturday 23rd February 2019 10:30am – 12:30am for a fun filled time of storytelling, singing, crafts, worship and sharing lunch together. Messy Church is aimed at primary school aged children and their parents or carers – younger and older children are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult who is expected to join in the fun.

For a glimpse of what we get up to check out this story in our local newspaper click here: Messy Church

Messy Church is currently held at Helensburgh URC in partnership with Helensburgh Parish Church & St Michael and All Angels Scottish Episcopal Church.

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Maasai Warriors tour postponed till 2020

February 6th, 2019 · No Comments

Unfortunately the Tour planned for 2019 of the Osiligi Maasai Warriors has been postponed until 2020. This means that the event planned for 30th August 2019 at Helensburgh URC will now not take place. Our apologies for this. Please watch out for news of the tour in 2020 when we hope we can offer a venue.

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HURC in the local paper…

February 6th, 2019 · No Comments

Christmas Tree Festival & Enable

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Christmas Tree Festival Fundraising gift to Enable

January 30th, 2019 · No Comments

On Wednesday 30th January a cheque for £1100, raised at our Christmas Tree Festival, was handed over to the local branch of Enable. A similar cheque was passed on already to Oisiligi Charity projects who support the Maasai in Kenya.

Helensburgh United Reformed Church sends sincere thanks to all those who participated in the 2018 Christmas Tree Festival, those who purchased and decorated each of the forty trees on display, those who provided musical entertainment , those who provided refreshments and acted as stewards and especially all those who put donations into the glass jars. With that support the local branch of Enable Scotland and the The Osiligi  Charity Projects (Maasai) will each receive £1,100. Without these efforts this event would not have been such a success.

The Maasai Warriors story telling & dance group associated with Osiligi are touring again in 2019 and plan to perform at Helensburgh URC on 30th August.

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Burns Supper @ HURC

January 29th, 2019 · No Comments

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Visitors from the East attend Messy Church…

January 29th, 2019 · No Comments

Families gathering at Helensburgh URC for Messy Church were joined by ‘visitors from the East’ as they explored the story of the Wise Men through story telling, music and crafts. We meet on the last Saturday of the month from 10:30-12:30 and end with a shared meal. 23rd Feb 2019, 30th March 2019 & 27th April 2019, then a break until 28th September 2019.

The event is aimed at Children of primary school age who must be accompanied by a parent or carer (who also gets to join in the craft making & fun!). Mussy Church is organised locally by Churches in Helensburgh working together.

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Kevin the Carrot Nativity

January 7th, 2019 · No Comments

Perhaps the world’s first Kevin the Carrot Nativity set was ‘made manifest’ on Epiphany at our Church – made from carrot christmas tree decorations of an angel, a shepherd with a couple of sheep, three kings bearing gifts as well as the holy family with a baby carrot Jesus. This unique new set adds to our growing collection of Nativity Sets from all over the world. Thanks to Aldi for making Christmas fun!

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