A call for some friendly help!
Since advertising the NMBC Maidenhill Fun Day through the new School at Maidenhill we have over 160 people signed up to participate in NMBC from 12noon to 2pm on the 17th of August.
Presently there are +80 adults and +70 children. This number will likely rise as we near the date.
Those who have signed up to come are individuals and families who are preparing to start school at Maidenhill Primary on the 19th of August. We believe most are new to our community and are looking for ways to connect with people, make friends and settle in our community. We have a sense that we may know 12-14 people who have committed to coming, the rest will be new friends to NMBC!
This is very encouraging given how we have been meeting to pray since January. NMBC is committed to being a welcoming community and we are keen to make the very best use of the fun day to extend our welcome. The Maidenhill planning group has only 8 people in it and we are making this call for the NMBC family for help!
We are looking for some of the NMBC family to join us in sharing a warm and friendly welcome on the 17th between 12noon and 2pm. We are looking for individuals and families who could come and help us greet, welcome and engage this large group of people who have accepted our invitation to NMBC for the fun day.
Ideally we need 10-15 workers who can be spread over the catering and activities. Also around 15-20 people from NMBC who can come with the purpose of talking to and engaging people.
The atmosphere will be relaxed with BBQ food and lots to do. There will be a short welcome from the NMBC team and an invite for people who are new to Newton Mearns to join us for worship.
If you can help please e-mail or call NMBC Office E:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0141 616 2362 saying if you can be a ‘worker’ or ‘welcomer’. Details about the day and a running order will be made available on Friday 16th August from the office.
Maidenhill Planning Group
As we pray into the possibilities of mission and church-planting in Maidenhill we are pleased to have Pete Anderson coming to deliver some training. Pete heads up Destiny church in Edinburgh and has helped to train various church planting groups.
There will be two evenings covering the themes of ‘Head, Hands, Heart’ – what a church planter needs to know, what a church planter needs to be able to do and the passions a church planter needs to carry.
When? Thursday 5th & 12th September, 7.30 pm at The Hamilton’s home.
Please register with NMBC Office to let us know if you plan to come.
Next Prayer meeting will be held on Thursday, 5th September @ 8pm to pray about a church plant at Maidenhill – see notices for details
From Sunday, 18th August we will revert to our two morning services at 9.00am and 11.00am with our evening service at 7.00pm.
Breakfast will be served from 8.40am – with refreshments being served before and after the 11am service.
OASIS CAFE WILL BE CLOSED OVER THE SUMMER HOLIDAY PERIOD – RE-OPENING ON TUESDAY, 20TH AUGUST.