Just a reminder that 17th October will be our Harvest Thanksgiving service. Like last year, monetary gifts will be accepted and passed on to Falkirk Foodbank (the Trussell Trust), to help people in our local community who are struggling. Thank you.
All Church of Scotland congregations are being encouraged to have a church-wide National Giving Day this autumn. For Polmont Old this took place on Sunday 3 October (Communion Sunday). This is intended to give all of us, of all ages, an opportunity to reflect on God’s presence with us through these challenging times and to offer gifts of thanksgiving back to God.
We are pleased to say there is now an option for online giving via our website. All gifts as part of this initiative must be received by the Finance team by 31 October 2021.
As normal fundraising activities have not been possible for over eighteen months, we hope many members and friends will be able to take part in the National Giving Day. We will be grateful for all donations, whether they are large or small. Please pray that the money raised can be used to help our congregation continue to experience God’s love and to reflect that love into the community in these challenging times when it is needed so much.
Please note that the money given as part of this National Giving Day initiative will not be assessable for Ministries and Mission purposes. Put simply, this means the money will stay with us and none of it will be passed to “121”, so it is not intended to replace your normal regular giving. If you wish your gift used for a specific purpose, we will respect that request. For gifts with no specific purpose identified, the Kirk Session will be able to choose how to use the money, provided that it will be used in line with the charitable objectives of the church.