Shieldhill news from Thursday, April 17

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Community Council

Shieldhill & California Community Council’s next meeting will be held in the Community wing, next to Shieldhill Primary School on Thursday, April 24 at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome - if you have any issues you wish to raise or highlight please attend.

Gospel Hall

Timeout-14, the programme for boys and girls is on holiday. The Christian gospel will be preached on Sunday at 3.30 p.m. (note time), when the message will be the true meaning of Easter. the speaker will be Richard Smith from Bridge of Weir. Come and hear this message for yourself. the mums and tots will be on holiday for the duration of the School holiday, before resuming on Wednesday mornings.For all other information for transport etc, contact Roy Marshall at (01324) 713835.

Parish Church

Last Sunday’s service was conducted by Amanda MacQuarrie. This Sunday there will be a special Easter family service at the usual time of 10 a.m. when the Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated. The ‘Rendezvous’ takes place on Wednesday, April 23 at 1.30 p.m. in the church hall with entertainment by Peter McQuade. All welcome. A celebration of the church’s 150-year history will take place during the last weekend in April. This will begin with the Guild Concert on Friday, April 25 with entertainment by the musical duo Vangel. Admission is £6 which includes supper. On Saturday, April 26 the church will be open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. when there will be displays, slideshows and entertainment. Refreshments will also be served. A warm welcome is extended to all. On Sunday, April 27 there will be a Songs of Praise Service at the usual worship time of 10 a.m. Sunday morning services are recorded and a CD is available for anyone who is housebound or unable to attend church. The church magazine, photo gallery and other church information are available on the website www.bsandm-church.org.uk.