Guild Update
​JMay / June2018

For our last meeting in February we were delighted to welcome our very own Janet Cameron (Dad Willie came to support), to tell us about something she knew a lot about, The MS Therapy Centre in Stirling. Many of you will remember when it used to be in Bridge of Allan. It was an extremely fascinating and very entertaining talk from Janet whose Mum Christine made use of the Hyperbaric Chamber on a regular basis. Also Janet’s Dad, Willie is an ‘award winning volunteer’ having volunteered for
over 30yrs. Thanks Janet for sharing some very interesting facts about the MS Therapy Centre. You were a star performer!

Unfortunately the World Day of Prayer on Friday, 2 March had to be cancelled due to the weather. So much snow!!! It was such a shame as a lot work had been put into the planning of this event but hopefully we may use some of that service, written by the women of Suriname, at one of our Guild meetings in the future.

Our final speaker of the session was Iain Craig from the Haiti Project, Mission International. A short quote from ‘Haiti Project’ sums up the importance of fundraising for these projects; “The involvement of the Guild as a partner with the Haiti Project is a real answer to our prayers. As a result we plan to help a
community devastated by poverty and crisis by building a multi purpose building.”


Our AGM went well. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there as I was supporting Scotland in the last game of the 6 Nations in Rome but I have such a fantastic committee that I was more than happy to leave everything to them.

Finally, a massive thanks to the committee and friends for the huge success of the Daffodil Tea on Saturday, 7 April. Thanks also to everyone who supported the event by baking, by their donation and by coming along on the day. We raised a fantastic £762 which will go to our Project partners.

Our last event is The Guild Summer Trip. We are heading back to Pitlochry Theatre on Saturday, 2 June to attend the matinee performance of Chicago followed by High Tea at the Theatre. Really looking forward to this and hopefully the sun will shine for us!

Whose we are and whom we serve.

The Guild Project Partners for the next 3 years have been announced. They are;
Malawi Fruits, Boys Brigade, Scotland, World Mission Council, Free to Live, CrossReach, and Sailors Society

More information about these will follow.

Dorothy McGowan  

Armchair Aerobics

The Guild had a fabulous evening learning some great new moves.. Arm Chair Aerobics!

Valentines Quiz

 Had another great night at the Guild last night celebrating Valentine's Night.

​The music quiz went down really along with a couple of other quizzes and some fun.
Prayer for the Guild
By Rev. Dan Harper
Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the Guild.
that they seek to be Bold and be strong.
that the seek to Go with Joy.

We delight in all they do for us here in Bridge of Allan, the seen and the unseen.
The forging of bonds and friendship, and expressing together a caring loving spirit in our congregation, our home and community.

We thank you for all the guild do around the world as well. The difference they have made in your name to countless lives over countless generations.

Heavenly Father, as we see the guild it is obvious to us “Whose they are and Whom they serve”!
Help us all to learn from their example.

In Jesus name we pray. 

Amen​

The Guild...

Article by Dorothy McGowan, 01December 2016

As we head towards Christmas at breakneck speed the Guild are busy as ever. Our Project fundraiser in November raised £602 which was a fantastic amount. A big thanks to everyone who came along to 'A Night at the Silent Movies' and special thanks to Forrester Pyke for his amazing accompaniment and the ladies of the Guild who helped out with catering and support.

We have been very involved in our theme 'Go in Joy' and enjoyed a discussion evening during Guild week. We are now looking forward to our Christmas meal at the Royal Hotel and time with friends and family over Christmas.

The New Year starts for the Guild on the 17th Jan with Tricia Chillas and her Armchair Aerobics, can't wait for that. A great way to work off the 'Christmas Indulgencies'.

Our last January meeting is one of our Project Partners - Prospects - All Friends Together which is about helping churches to welcome people with learning difficulties and include them in all aspects of church life.

​We look forward to seeing all members in the New Year and we would be delighted to welcome anyone who has never been to the Guild before.

Come along and give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised. We are all quite friendly!!                   .