The Church of Scotland Guild is a movement within the church which is open to both men and women of all ages. Our meetings are fortnightly on Monday evenings at 7.30 pm in the hall and there is a varied programme of guests and events. Some of the regular highlights of the year are the Quiz Night, Scots Night and of course our Christmas Meal. There is always a Coffee Morning in February and a sponsored walk (and silence!) in May.
We follow the Guild theme which this year is “Be Bold, Be Strong, Go in Joy”.
The strategy 'Be Bold, Be Strong' aims to see our members raise awareness of, pray for, and fundraise for the following areas of work with these partner organisations.
These six projects running from 2015-2018 will surely inspire and encourage members to support them with "worship, prayer and action".
|In Scotland, all Street Pastor areas are under the umbrella of The Ascension Trust (Scotland) Scottish Charity Number SC041912. Street Pastors go out in all weathers, typically from 10pm until 3am on one or more nights at the weekend. The aim now is to work with Guild members across the country to inform, dispel myths and raise awareness of Street Pastors.|
|Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family relationship. 'Let's Stick Together' sessions are aimed at new mums and dads. Presentations are delivered free by volunteers and the support of local Guilds will give an unprecedented opportunity to help thousands of families across Scotland stay together for good.|
|Deforestation coupled with climate change has left communities in the Bolivian Amazon vulnerable. Through Christian Aid partners, the ‘Caring for Mother Earth in Bolivia’ project will work with over 700 families to educate them about climate change and support them to build and use solar powered ovens enabling families to eat all year round.|
|Breaking the Cycle of FGM - Support by the Guild can help to empower women and girls in Kenya to fight the horrendous practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), so they can stay in school and reach their God-given potential. This is done by engaging the whole community in activities that raise awareness, share knowledge and drive positive social action.|
|The Haiti Project’s aim is to construct a multipurpose building to be used as a school, community centre and new church centre in Ouanaminthe. With the prayer support of the Guild together with the raising of awareness of the plight of the people Mission International hope to make a real practical and spiritual difference.|
|The ‘All Friends Together’ project is about helping churches to welcome people with learning disabilities and include them in all aspects of church life and to build friendships – with Jesus and with other church members. Guild members can give a clear lead to society in general about how to include and value people of all abilities.|