We are so grateful for your support to the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal over the past years, and would like to support the charity again this Christmas. Here's what they say:
Your kindness and generosity makes such a difference,
receiving a shoebox brings so much joy.
We are looking ahead to our Shoe Box Appeal 2021 and to helping
vulnerable communities across Eastern Europe.
We trust we will be able to deliver boxes and bags to
Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.
Filled shoeboxes and drawstring bags will both be gratefully received.
We were overwhelmed with the amazing response to our appeal last year. Thank you so much.
75,218 shoeboxes and bags were donated and sent off to Eastern Europe.
The Shoebox checklist can be found here. If you would like to pack a box, please bring it to the joint service on 24 October at Saltoun Church, or drop it off in the Humbie Hub or at Alison MI's house between 22 and 25 October.
Lothian Broadband is offering a referral scheme to our church - supporting YBS church for every new customer in Gifford who switches to their Pure Fibre Broadband service via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, with a donation of £125. Read more details below - and if you consider switching your broadband provider, this might just be the chance, while also supporting our church. Thank you!
From this Sunday, 5 September, our Sunday Club is starting up again, for children of primary school age and younger.
We'll now meet on the first Sunday of the month at Yester Church (and on some other dates, eg when there are baptism services). We join with the adults for the first part of the service, and then continue separately with age-appropriate activities around the theme of the service. All children are welcome to join in! All helpers are PVG checked.