Sunday 22 January 2023

We have Messy Church on Sunday afternoon, 3.00-5.00pm, in Melrose Church and Hall. The theme for the afternoon will be ‘You Are Special’. Stories, singing, crafts, games, food and fun….all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday worship

We meet for worship on Sunday in Bowden Kirk at 9.30am and in Melrose Church at 11.00am when we’ll be looking at the story of the boy Jesus being left behind in Jerusalem.

The services in Melrose are livestreamed and you can watch on our Facebook page or church website. A worship podcast based on the service will be posted on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday evening. You can listen on 01896 808551

Family Service

‘First Disciples’ is the theme of our next Family Service on Sunday 5 February at 10.00am in Melrose Church Hall. A warm welcome is extended to all. Rev Sara Embleton will be conducting worship at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk, 11.00am in Melrose Church.

Open Door

Come along to our weekly Open Door every Thursday, 10.00am-12noon, when the hall will be open for tea, coffee, company and chat. If you would like to join the rota of helpers there’s a sign-up sheet in the church kitchen. Thank you!

World Leprosy Day

Sunday 29th January is World Leprosy day. The theme and appeal this year is, “Greater Heights” and is for funds to build a new research centre at Anandaban Hospital in Nepal which is one of the countries supported by The Leprosy Mission Scotland. The present lab was damaged by earthquakes, is too small and is at risk of closing. Information leaflets and other materials will be available and blue collecting boxes can be handed in and replaced.

Bowden Coffee Morning

There will be a church coffee morning on Saturday 4th February from 10-12 noon in Bowden Village Hall in aid of Church Special Projects. There will be stalls and a raffle for which donations are most welcome.

Bowden Community Café

This continues to meet on the third Wednesday of each month in Bowden Village Hall at 11am. All welcome. Forthcoming dates are 18th January 2023 and 15th February 2023.

Eco congregation Reminder!

Recycling glass can be made at recycling points and Community Recycling Centres in Scottish Borders.

Galashiels Foodbank

With the cost of living crisis many are seeking help from the local Foodbank. Donations of food can be left at the pickup points in Galashiels at ASDA, M&S, Poundland, and Iceland, as well as Co-op stores in Melrose and Earlston. Money to buy perishable items can be donated at Thank you!

Church Choir

The choir rehearses on Sundays at 09.45am. Any additional members will be made very welcome. Thank you.

Coffee After Church

Teas and coffees are available after the Melrose service in the Church Hall. All are welcome and if you would like to join the rota of helpers, please send a message to the office.