When will St Columba’s be open again?
Several people are asking this question and the short answer is “We are not yet sure”. The Scottish government has given permissions for some use of church buildings, but the guidelines from the government and the Church of Scotland have a lot of restrictions and required procedures. We have set up a group to monitor the rapidly changing guidelines and to consider the practical precautions we will need to take. We would love to return to have the building being the active worship centre and community resource it was before lockdown. However, our primary concern is for the health and safety of the congregation and community, including those who are especially vulnerable. Therefore, we cannot set any dates at the moment, but we will keep people informed as the situation changes.
If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com or phone (01592) 752539.
DEC COVID-19 Appeal
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) have now launched a Corona-virus appeal. If we were worshiping together we would normally support this cause with a retiring offering on Sunday, but as we parted during this epidemic, please consider helping those less fortunate than ourselves by giving online. More information can be obtained by clicking on the below link.
Standing Orders / Donations
Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, we are trying to keep in touch with people as well as we can. In order to do this we have been building up the lists of e-mail addresses for members. All information is held securely and is not shared with any other groups. Our data protection policy is on the church web site (https://www.st-columbas.com/data-protection/)
If you would like to receive occasional e-mail updates, please let us know. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (01592) 752539.
We are uploading our news and online reflections to our Facebook page and website on a regular basis. This also includes information on our new venture – ZOOM. This social media platform allows multiple members to chat and join in fellowship using video or audio from a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, or you can join in just using an ordinary telephone. We are holding a Virtual Sunday Morning Service each Sunday at 11am using this software, and also a “Drop-In” cuppa and chat session each Wednesday from 1pm-1.30pm. All family members, pets and cuddly toys welcome! 🙂
To join with video use this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7604467830?pwd=MVNZbUhqbDh1ZTRVeXl3cVl3NDBydz09
Or if you have the Zoom app, use Meeting ID: 760 446 7830 and password: 315046
To join by telephone, dial 0131 460 1196, then enter the Meeting ID: 760 446 7830# and the Password: 315046#
Please also visit our Youtube channel filled with all our Easter reflections. This can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClLHCPvqmMznfu80pM-oVNw?
Prayers and Best wishes,
In these strange times when we are unable to worship together St Columba’s income has been hit hard. We still have our Ministries & Mission contribution, salaries and other overheads to pay.
If you would normally give to the church through Free Will Offering envelopes or open plate, please consider setting up a standing order either via Internet banking or you can be sent a form to post or hand in to your bank. For further details contact the treasurer Dorothy Woolley by email (mailto:email@example.com) or by phone on 01592 745003.
Regular or one off donations by cheque would also to be welcomed. Again please contact Dorothy about this.
Alternatively you can make donations via our give.net page at https://www.give.net/20197489 This has options for one off or monthly donations. If you do wish to donate to the church on a regular basis setting up a standing order would be preferable as give.net take a small percentage for an administration fee.
We would like to thank each and every one of our St Columba’s Church family for their continued support during this unprecedented time.
Love and prayers to you all.
Our new Calendar page should now be working
PLEASE SEE THE HOME PAGE FOR COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
WE HAVE SET UP TWO PAGES WITH INFORMATION AND RESOURCES RELATING TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS
Glenrothes Foodbank – The Foodbank continue to need our support and are grateful for all donations received. At present they are beginning to plan for the summer holidays and need snacks for the children like juice, crisps, cereal bars, mini packs of raisins, etc. Again, if you can help with any of these items, your donations can be put into the box in the vestibule area. Thank you.
Refugees – The church family is very concerned about the plight of refugees and we are trying to do what we can.
Please see our Refugee Crisis page for more information.
Recordings of Sunday services
We load recordings of our Sunday Services on the web site, but they are in a password protected area. To request the password, please fill in the form on the Sunday Services page.
For the latest updates about St Columba’s, please see our Facebook page.