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Now that the church is temporarily closed again, Rev John, will continue to broadcast a video morning service each Sunday. Here is the Morning Service for Sunday, 29 November. This video can be watched at any time throughout the week.
[The above link is direct to our website - if you have any trouble viewing the video please click here to go direct to the copy on YouTube.]
Reverse Advent Calendar
This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent, a time that we look to God for hope.
Cadder Church has supported the East Dunbartonshire Foodbank over several years and we are grateful to all who have worked at, supported, and donated food to the Foodbank. Our Growing Young Team has been preparing a project that will bring hope to those who are struggling this Christmas, and continue the good work that has been already done. We have prepared a 'Reverse Advent Calendar' and if you want to donate food, then the instructions are on the calendar. Let's be people of hope this Christmas, receiving and giving hope to others.
Here is a link to a video of Rev John chatting with Ann Carson, Foodbank Manager for East Dunbartonshire about the Foodbank and how Cadder Church will support it this Christmas.
Temporary Closure of Church
Unfortunately, now that we are returning temporarily to Tier 4, the decision has been made that it is not viable to continue with live services at present.
Starting this Sunday, 22 November, we will return to having online worship only. Links to this will be available on this page as usual.
Weekly Vestry Hour
Our minister John will have a vestry hour every Wednesday at 2 pm in the North Hall. If you wish to meet with him, could you phone 0141 576 7127. There needs to be a booking system because of the Scottish Government's test and protect system.
Videos to Watch
We'd like to draw your attention to two topical videos:
Pat Marwick talks about the Shoebox Appeal 2020
Cadder Shopping Service
The Cadder shopping service has been running since March 2020 and has now made over 300 deliveries during the period of lockdown and more recent restrictions. After some discussion about the service, the church is going to continue to provide the shopping and prescription service in the upcoming months. The service is now being offered as a pastoral care service, not just in response to the current pandemic. So, for any shopping needs you may have as we go into the autumn, please just call the number below on either of the designated days.
We are making some changes to the way the service is provided. Through October and November 2020, the shopping line will be open to take orders from 10am to 5pm on a Monday and Thursday each week. We will have a new dedicated phone number for the service from Thursday, 1st October: 07539 015828. Gillian Crompton will still be taking shopping calls but this will allow someone else to take orders if Gillian happens to be unavailable.
Your shopping will be delivered within 48 hours of your order being placed. End of the month payment arrangements will continue as before.
Please do feel free to use the service whenever it could be of assistance to you.
Cadder Monthly Newsletter
During the Covid-19 crisis there will be a monthly Cadder Newsletter.
A link can be found on the main menu.
Life and Work Magazine
The Church of Scotland has an online "Features" section of Life and Work magazine available to read online.
You will find the current issue, along with an archive of previous months.
Rev John now has his own YouTube site called Rev John's Ramblings where you can access his latest videos giving encouragement, hope and perspective through this national crisis.
You can also watch an uplifting message from him to help us in this challenging time.
This box contains current information about decisions that have had to be made because of the coronavirus.
Please read this document which explains support, e.g. shopping or picking up prescriptions, which Cadder Church is offering to members and folk associated with Cadder.
Cadder Church is part of the Church of Scotland. We have a long history but while we value our heritage, we are even more interested in facing up to the challenges of serving God today and tomorrow.
We have the privilege of worshipping in a lovely building in an amazingly peaceful location beside the Forth and Clyde Canal, surrounded by beautifully carved wood and high quality stained glass.
We also have the privilege and responsibility of serving God within the busy community of Bishopbriggs, of showing his love and goodness by caring for our neighbours in partnership with other churches. The panel on the left will tell you some of the stories of how we seek to do that.
We value our website visitors but if you live anywhere near or are visiting the area, please come and see us in person.
Thank you again for visiting our site. Explore and enjoy!
Advice for Churches: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Please take a moment to read this guidance document published by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Elders' Long Service Recognition
During the Morning Service on 15 March seven Elders were presented with Long Service Certificates (each for 30 years' service).
Cadder Parish Church Elder, Margaret Young, celebrated her 100th Birthday on 14th February 2020.
Margaret was presented with her Birthday Card from the Queen and a card from East Dunbartonshire Council at a celebration in Kirkintilloch Bowling Club.