Sunshine Sing-along for Memory
Takes place in St Michael's Kirk Hall on the second Thursday of each month (not August) 12–1.30pm. All those living with memory loss and their carers are welcome. No church connection necessary. Light lunch and singing. Further info from Norma Costley 01506 843255.
Thursday for Coffee: Come along and enjoy a cuppa, home baking and chat with the group which meets on Thursdays in Cross House between 10–11am. All are welcome
Time of Stillness: On Thursdays at 2pm we meet in St Katherine's Aisle, St Michaels Parish Church. (entrance via south door during winter opening hours). Come and discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you. Nothing will be asked of you. Tea and cake afterwards. Info from St Michael's Church Office. All welcome.
ST JOHN'S COMMUNITY CAFE hopes to provide a neutral place for church and community to connect and is run by volunteers whose aim is to provide a warm welcome and to support local causes.
The Cafe is open every Friday from 10 am until Noon at 183 High Street. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to see more of the community dropping in for a cuppa. Profits each month are donated to a local charity.
Sat, 15 February Coffee Morning in St Margaret’s Hall, St Michael’s RC Church from 10.30 to 12 noon . Proceeds will go to Mary’s Meals. £3 for adults, £1 school children.
There will be tombola, a raffle, and a book stall.
Thursday 20 February Prospects Service for those with special needs 7pm-8pm, Room 1, Cross House
Monday 24 Feb Fairtrade Fortnight (24 Feb−6 Mar). Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight with a cake! Six local cafes are baking one or more of their cakes using Fairtrade ingredients – look out for the special cake toppers and keep an eye on the Linlithgow Fairtrade Partnership Facebook page to see local personalities eating a Fairtrade cake!
Thursday 27 Feb Women Who Wonder
Do you have questions about who you are? In relation to God, others, the world? Want to extend your relationship with Jesus beyond a Sunday morning? Join us on the last Thursday of each month (7.30−9pm), at the Manse, Kirkgate when we can confidentially bring our questions, fears and doubts and explore how to journey in faith alongside other women who wonder. First session: Thursday 27 February with bring and share buffet meal. Further info from Sam Fraser (01506 842195) or Ali Pandian (01506 205675). Click for poster
Saturday 29 February - Kirk Hall Market
We are running a Kirk Hall Market in Cross House (10am-1pm). In addition to a book sale and tea and coffee, various individuals or organisations will bring items to sell including a large selection of board games, jigsaws, DVDs, LPs, footwear, pictures and golf items etc. Come along and search for that special bargain.
Friday 6 March World Day of Prayer Services
2.30pm at St Michael's Hospital, short service for residents but others welcome.
7.30pm Evening service at St Ninian Craigmailen. Service written by women in Zimbabwe, theme 'Rise, take your mat, and walk'. All welcome. Click here for poster
SCOTTISH NETWORK CONFERENCE
Friday 27th & Sat 28th March
This years conference takes place at The Kings Hall, Edinburgh with speakers including Kate Forbes (MSP), Pete Anderson (Destiny), Kevin Johnson (Communitas) Charity Bowman-Webb (Streams Creative House). Tickets and more information is available from https://www.scottishnetwork.org/annual-gathering
(Friday evening event is free).
Sunday 29th March AFTERNOON TEA for ladies event 2.30 - 4.30pm in Linlithgow Burgh Halls. Lucy Wall will be reading some of her poetry.
Lucy is originally from Motherwell but now lives in London and has performed in musical theatre in the West End. She became a Christian in 2006, rediscovered her love of poetry and found herself writing about Jesus and feeling inspired by Him and the different events that He had permitted into her life. Info on Lucy is available here
Tickets are £7.50 and are available from Ruth Fraser or Lorna McIntosh via St John's Church office.
Saturday 28 March: Messy Church in Cross House from 4.30pm-6.15pm. See more details
LENT EVENTS AT ST PETER'S CHURCH
Saturday March 28 Lenten Quiet Day
Rev Peter is organising a Lenten Quiet Day at St Peter's from 11-3 on Saturday March 28. It will be an opportunity to just come and ‘be’ for as short or as long a time as you can spare. There will be meditative music, books to browse and a labyrinth to walk – and of course refreshments if you’d prefer to blether! All welcome.
Rev Peter will also be leading a Lenten study in the church after our midweek Eucharist services. We will be looking at "Pauses for Lent" by Trevor Hudson. The study will be over four weeks. The dates are March 10, March 17, March 31 and April 7.