Church Social Team
Being able to meet people at a social gathering is a great way to make new friendships and develop existing ones.

We aim to have an active social life in the Parish Church. Events we have organised are Ceilidhs, Church Barbeques, Harvest Lunches, Themed Evenings and Burns Suppers. The hope is that we have a variety of social events that meet a variety of people's needs .

Latest News from the Social Team, by Maureen Wilson

The Christmas Post this year raised £180.30. Thank you to all who posted and deli
vered cards. A special thank you to Douglas Stuart, who produced the stamps and the children of the Sunday School for their lovely designs.

At our Summer Coffee Mornings and the Harvest Lunch, we raised money for our nominated charities – The Hub at Cornton Vale and sponsorship of Anna Krabbenhoft at Young Life International. Both of these charities received £801 and we have received thanks from both.

We have not finalised this year’s events or charities – there will be more information in next month’s magazine. Maureen Wilson     

Latest News from the Social Team, by Doreen

Harvest lunch - Although there seemed to be a reasonable turn out for the buffet we actually made only £28 profit. We had many compliments about the food so that really is the main thing.

Variety evening
- Regretfully we had to cancel the Variety Night due to be held on 4 November as we discovered too late this would coincide with the Fireworks Display that evening. Even if we’d managed to sell enough tickets we felt the roads would be too busy and parking would be non-existent.

Apologies to everyone involved either in the acts who were giving so generously of their time and those who had bought tickets. Money has all been refunded.

We hope this will be rescheduled in February - April time.

Again, sorry to all concerned.
Christmas card deliveries - We will once again be doing our postman service on three Sundays before Christmas – 27 November, 4 and 11 December – this being the LAST Sunday you can post cards.

Each card will cost 30p (Royal mail charge 55p for second class) but please remember we ONLY deliver in Bridge of Allan so addresses outwith here will NOT be delivered.

Place your cards (with money attached) in the box provided in the church porch on any of the three Sundays.

If anyone would like to volunteer to help with delivery please contact either Duncan Faichney or Maureen Wilson and give them your name and preferred district. Obviously the more Postmen we have the better. The cards are sorted and put in districts for uplift on 11 December, but if you are not going to be at church that day we can arrange to leave them for you to pick up later.

Thanks to the Sunday schools for their designs and to Douglas Stuart for producing them and thanks in advance for all help received. As usual all money goes to our charities.
Summer Coffee Mornings
​This year we raised £932.59 which will go to our charities for the year

Latest News from the Social Team, by Doreen

 Thanks to everyone involved in the Summer Coffee Mornings. After a very slow start this year they did pick up and we had a lot of new faces from outwith the church. Social media and Dan’s recommendation may have had something to do with this. 

Anyway a HUGE thanks goes to the “baking” ladies (and gents) either serving/providing or both. We could not do these without your help and our charities will benefit from your kindness. The total amount raised will be in next month’s magazine. 
We will be holding a buffet ploughman’s lunch after the Harvest Thanksgiving service on Sunday, 25 September. Please come along and join us – bring a friend who perhaps has never been before – all will be most welcome.  Any money left from donations (after expenses) will go to our charities for the year. 

Looking forward -  FRIDAY, 4 NOVEMBER. Keep the date clear for “an entertainment evening” this will include a lot of “homegrown” talent and we’ll have a very varied programme for all to enjoy. Tickets will be on sale from Sunday, 2 October