Parish of North West Lochaber

Church of Scotland

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THE Guild

The Guild, or Women's Guild as its was known for years, is open to men and women.

 

The aim of the Guild is to invite and encourage commitment to Jesus Christ and to enable members to express their faith in worship, prayer and action.

 

Think you know the Guild?

 

Well, maybe you do, but maybe you should think again!

 

This inspirational movement has been around for 125 years - originally a way to harness  the energies of women in the work of the church, it is now an organisation of committed women and men with a global reach.

 

With some 27,000 members, it has made an impact around the world through its Project Partnership Scheme which, since 1997, has supported 36 areas of work alongside its project partners. Impacting on people on every continent of the world, except Anarctica, as well as those in the UK, this scheme has ensured members are praying for, learning about and raising money for the most marginalised in society - those affected by poverty, drug abuse, homelessness, civil war and genocide.

 

Alongside the national project work, Guilds round the country support and take part in community initiatives, making a difference in their own local area.

 

Membership of the Scottish Women's Commission ensures the Guild has a voice into the Scottish Parliament and reporting directly to the Church's General Assembly ensures that the Church listens to what the Guild has to say - in recent times ensuring that the issue of people trafficking has been firmly placed in front of its members.

 

There isn't space here to say all that the Guild is involved in, BUT there will be a space for you at your local Guild - think again, there is a lot to learn!

 

 

 

Time - Meetings start at 7.30pm

 

Place - Arisaig Church Hall unless otherwise stated on the programme.

 

In addtion to our monthly meetings, we hope to hold informal Bible Exploration groups monthly. These will be confirmed at the meetings.

 

To find out more about The Guild visit it's pages on the Church of Scotland Website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All welcome.

 

 

Meeting on the first Monday of the month.

North West Lochaber Guild Committee

 

Joint Guild Convenors:

Marion Carr

Helen Lamb

 

Secretary:

Edith MacLean

 

Treasurer:

Marion Carr

 

Project Partner Secretary:

vacant

Guild's Programme for the rest of the 2017 - 18 season

 

2nd March  World Day (details to follow)

 

10th March - Lochaber Spring Rally 11am at Church of Scotland Caol, Speaker: Revd Alan Lamb

 

12th March 'Looking at the Future' in Arisaig Church Hall at 7.30pm  Speaker: Mrs Ella Gill

 

20th March - Guild Communion Service at Duncansburgh-MacIntosh Church in Fort William (details to follow)

 

6th June - Lochaber Summer Rally in Invergarry Church (details to follow)