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How to Take Part:
You are invited to send a sprig of rosemary, to represent your own personal experience of 2020. These sprigs will then be incorporated into a giant rosemary wreath, a symbol of the nation’s lament for a sorrow-filled year, so that we can all look forward to happier times.
We would ask that the cut sprig of rosemary is sealed inside a sandwich bag, then placed in an envelope and posted to:
Gardner & Gardner
The rosemary should be posted around Thursday 10 December, so that it will arrive at the Gardner & Gardner studio between Monday 14 December and Friday 18 December, as fresh as possible.
More than 800 people tuned in to watch the emotional farewell service of a long-standing Paisley Church before it closed its doors for good.
Date of Baptism 13/09/20
A 'baptism with a difference', due to Covid restrictions, was held on the afternoon of Sunday 13 September 2020 for Alba. It was held in the garden of her grandparents and a small group attended and were made very welcome by the family.
Fortunately, although it was gusty, the rain stayed away and a pleasant afternoon was had by all.
Recently the family of Netta Forsyth donated a handsome bird table which will enhance the grounds of the Church.
Netta, who died in December 2016, was a loving mother, Nana, Gran and Great Gran to the family, who were her world.
Netta was a long serving and loyal member of Wallneuk North Church, and this bird table is a lovely reminder of a lovely lady.
The bird table has now been placed in the area between the church and Hall 3. This area is very peaceful and attracts many different birds which includes sparrows, robins, chaffinches, blackbirds, pigeons and magpies
n the evening of Saturday 30th November we gathered in Hall 1 to tables nicely set with tartan, cutlery and glasses. It looked promising! Noses began to twitch as interesting food smells came our way. Was it haggis? No, that was Burns' Night. Vegetable soup was first to come, very tasty, then the big reveal and decisions to be made – pie and beans, or pie and peas? Our table all opted for pie and beans. (That brought reminiscences about days of old when there was an Elders' Lunch between morning and afternoon Communions. George McDonald produced said pies with peas or beans, crusty bread and butter with fruit loaf and tea to follow.) Our pies this night were just as tasty and very much enjoyed.
There was Scottish music on the sound system till Jemma gave us the joy of hearing her sing. Christine, suitably dressed, gave us a seasonal poem and for the fit there was the usual Dashing White Sergeant, Gay Gordons, Canadian Barn Dance, etc. and just to keep us all busy there were team quizzes all on a Scottish theme. When brain strain set in there was tablet, sweets and a cup of tea or coffee to keep the strength up, sending us home knowing we had enjoyed yet another grand evening by the Fun-Raising Gang. Well done again, the guy and gals who dreamed it up, catered for it and cleared up afterwards. I wonder what 2020 will bring
For one night only we were transported to Radio City New York to enjoy the spectacular Rockettes. The music, dancing and costumes were magnificent. The film ended with a wonderful Nativity scene. We all enjoyed some American goodies - popcorn, donuts, muffins and of course American Cream Soda. Everyone enjoyed the night and it certainly got us all into the Christmas spirit.
This years Christmas Lunch was held in the Ugly Duck. The food and the company was excellent. As usual we had a few games, Christmas Bingo, Pass the Parcel and of course a Quiz. A big thank you to Janette McLeod for organising another successful lunch.
Thanks to the generosity of church members we have been able to deliver food parcels to the 13 Loretto Care flats across from the church. These parcels are delivered four times a year and are always greatly appreciated by the residents. The Christmas parcels included hats, gloves and a selection box for each of the residents. The next parcels will be delivered at Easter, and each will also contain an easter egg.
All donations of non perishable food will be gratefully received.
Thank you for your continued support.
Now that winter is here, and with no grass to cut for a while, our A-TEAM have still been busy, tidying and weeding the rose beds, cutting back the roses and bushes, and generally keeping the grounds looking trim.
Some of the high trees at the front of the church have been given a good "haircut" - having the overhanging branches lopped, which were protruding over onto the gable wall of Hall 3, and scraping the wall, in high winds, and obscuring a lot of light. There is still a lot of work required to saw up, and dispose, of the removed branches.
A lot of other indoor maintenance work has been done, and is still ongoing, while winter is here.
The A-TEAM are always looking for anyone who is fit enough, and able to devote a couple hours -
10 -12pm, on Tuesdays, to join us in this essential, and rewarding work. A cup of tea, and perhaps light lunch, afterwards, is always enjoyed !