News from St Oswald’s
One of our main on-going mission projects is to fill shoeboxes with
small gifts for the Blythswood Care annual shoe box appeal. At this
time of year the pace quickens to a run as we cover boxes, fill them
and tick the check lists. We have a stack of hats, gloves, scarves,
toiletries, stationery, toys and other small things suitable for
putting in a box. Many hours have been spent during the year by
members of the congregation and friends knitting items. Our younger
members love to spend Sunday School time filling the boxes, they put
a lot of thought into what each person would like to receive and
fill the box appropriately for a boy/girl/lady/man. None of this
would be possible without the amazing generosity of people not just
at St Oswald’s, but also at St John’s, Girvan and Holy Trinity, Ayr,
so a very big thank you to everyone who has supported the appeal
this year. So far we have 62 complete boxes, and we have things to
fill a lot more, aiming for 100!
celebrated Harvest with a special service in a beautifully decorated
church on Sunday 5th October. “Bring and Share” was the
description given for lunch, and everyone most certainly did. We
enjoyed two courses with a great variety of dishes to choose from.
“Aunty Wainwright’s” Auction
After lunch St Oswald’s answer to “Aunty Wainwright”, our one and
only Anne Girvan, grabbed her porridge spurtle “gavel” and made sure
the pennies parted from our pockets as she auctioned the flowers and
produce that had decorated the church. £90 was raised for the
Blythswood Shoebox Appeal. This money will be used to help with the
transport cost of the boxes.
During the week beginning Saturday 22nd November we will
be fundraising in Maybole Charity Shop. All monies raised will go
towards the refurbishment of our hall kitchen.
Can you help?
We need goods to sell: clothes, books, DVDs, CDs, toys, bric-a-brac
and small items of furniture will all be gratefully received.