Befriending and Pastoral Care

December 22, 2020

We are encouraged to look out for one another, and our neighbours, at this difficult time. The support of the visiting friends and pastoral teams remains very much available (by telephone); anyone in the community who would benefit practical help (e.g., with shopping), a friendly phone call, or is finding things difficult can call or be referred to Dorothy Beaton or Marion Murray on 07788 797238 in the first instance.

Christmas Panto

December 22, 2020

A huge thank you to Sean and all who were involved in this year’s Jack and the Beanstalk Christmas Panto aired on Friday 18 December at 7pm on zoom. If you missed it, there is still time to watch and be entertained! All donations will go to the East Dunbartonshire Foodbank and if you would like to donate to this very worthy cause you can do so by visiting www.torranceparishchurch.org.uk and click on Panto. Donations by cash or cheque can be dropped into the church letterbox and marked for the attention of Sean Reilly.

Christmas Adventures on YouTube!

December 22, 2020

Available from Sunday 27 December  – Visit https://youtu.be/iTBKGmz1Ifo  to hear storytelling * craft making * and songs.  (P1 to P7) Don’t miss it!

Christmas Services

December 22, 2020

Christmas Eve Service – 7pm

Christmas Day Service – 11am 

The link for both services is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82795487848

The meeting ID 827 9548 7848 (No password needed)

To Listen by phone – call 0131 460 1196 United Kingdom – then when prompted enter meeting ID: 827 9548 7848 and Passcode: 424741. This will be charged at local rates and will be part of any inclusive phone plan.

Advent photo competition

November 14, 2020

This year, we will be running an art / photography competition for the children of the village, to help us to make a giant (& digital) advent calendar.
All children and young people in Torrance (or with Torrance connections) are eligible to enter – pre-school, primary or secondary school ages are all welcome.
We are looking for drawings / paintings / photographs for behind the windows of our advent calendar. We will then select 25 of the very best images, one for each day of December all the way up to Christmas Day.
We will show these on our Facebook, Insta and Twitter pages, and we will also get each one printed (size = extra-large!) and placed in the church windows for everyone to see and enjoy during the run up to Christmas.
The pictures can be done in any medium, but we do need them to be sent to us by e-mail. The pictures can be Christmas themed, directly or indirectly, or maybe a winter scene, or a present you’d like to get, or just a lovely picture or photo that you’d like to share with us.
RULES:

  1. Entries must be e-mailed to advent@tpc.org.uk no later than 7pm on Saturday 14th November 2020. In entering the competition, you are agreeing for your artwork to be displayed on our facebook, instagram and twitter pages, our website and in the church windows, and the church magazine. Otherwise, the work and all rights in it remain yours.
  2. Please bear in mind that we will be enlarging the work, so high resolution images are definitely a big plus. If you are having trouble sending larger file sizes, or technical issues generally, please let us know on the same e-mail address and we will get something sorted out.
  3. In your e-mail, please include your name and year at school. By default, we will use child’s first name and year at school e.g. Mary (P4). However, let us know if you’d prefer something else, or if you’d rather remain anonymous.”

Appeal for Spare Ribbons

October 27, 2020

If you have any spare ribbons at home they would be greatly appreciated and put to good use as part of a prayer/outreach initiative we intend to do to encourage folk in the community to “try praying” and then tie a ribbon on the church railings as a reminder of the prayer. We hope that they will serve also as an encouragement to others and as a reminder that God is at work during these difficult times and hears the prayers of our hearts. Please place any ribbons you may have in the plastic box outside the front door of the church and pray on for our community that they might “taste and see that the Lord is good”. A banner will also be going up to explain to folk what it is about. Thank you.

New way to join together on Sundays

August 23, 2020

This week we are premiering a new way to join together on Sunday mornings to worship God.

Previously we had used the Zoom conferencing App to share together, but we have now moved to a new system that provides some significant advantages.

The new system allows us to ‘watch together’ on the Church website, while still being able to chat and share. The quality of the audio and video is noticeably better and you will also be able to watch the service again on demand whenever you like.

You can find all the details on the Sunday Service Page.

The Village Hug – Issue 13

August 11, 2020

This great fun packed magazine by our young folk is full of interesting articles and plenty of fun activities to keep children and adults entertained! If you missed issue 13 email office@tpc.org.uk to receive a copy.

With lockdown now easing and schools going back, now feels like the appropriate time for our young team of contributors to concentrate again on their school and university studies! The next issue of The Village Hug due for publishing on 21st August will be the final one, so it’s your last chance to send us your articles or stories to thevillagehug@gmail.com 

I’m sure you will agree, they have done a marvellous job over the last few months!

Prayer Meetings

June 30, 2020

During the summer break the 7.30am; 9.15am and 7.00pm PRAYER ‘meetings’ will continue on-line:
NOTE: these meetings are protected with a password – please email office@tpc.org.uk
Many smart phones and tablets are supplied with earphones that have a microphone on one of the wires. If you log in on a computer with no microphone or camera, you will be able to see and hear others (which is fine for Sunday morning) but they won’t see or hear you.
If at first you see only one face on your screen (the person speaking) click on the icon ‘grid view’; your screen will fill with pics of other participants. To be heard, click ‘unmute’. To be seen, ‘start video’.

East Dunbartonshire Foodbank

May 12, 2020

Ann Carson, the Foodbank Coordinator, would like to thank the congregation for their support to the Foodbank over the last year. Your donation of 267.15kg of food was especially helpful over the Christmas period.
Cinderella Pantomime – Also, a big thank you to the youngsters of Torrance Church for their very generous donation of over £3000 from the sale of tickets from the pantomime. We really enjoyed the night, the young folk were very professional, and we look forward to the next one!

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