Evening Guild

 

guildThe Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland which invites and encourages both women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action. The Guild’s motto which is taken from Acts 27, verse 23 is ‘Whose we are and Whom we serve.’

The Evening Guild meets every Thursday evening at 7.30pm throughout the winter. 

The Evening Guild is a group of about 25 ladies who enjoy the fellowship of the Guild.  We meet every Thursday evening from October to March and have an interesting programme of speakers, demonstrations and events e.g. our St Andrew’s Evening with Bute Ceilidh Band.

Update on 2016 – 17 Session

This has been an interesting year with a wide variety of speakers, demonstrations and events.  We had regular meetings – the Minister, St Andrew’s Night with Bute Celidh Band, Scottish Night with Margaret Ann Speirs dancers, the Beetle Drive and AGM.  Mixed with these we have had tales of murder on Arran, Bute WWI memorial project, the life and times of a male nurse, and how the Pavilion work is progressing.  We also had a glimpse into life on the ocean waves.  There were demonstrations on weaving, butchery and cookery and a couple of quizzes, always good to test the brain cells.  We have had two health and safety lectures, both put across in a manner very relevant to us.  The Committee produced a lovely Christmas lunch with our ‘volunteer’ waiters doing sterling work for us.

This year the Evening Guild have donated the following :  Erskine Hospital  £125, Christian Aid  £50, Guild Project (Street Pastors)  £200, and Bute FM  £50 – thanks to the generosity of our members.

Two pretty usherettes distributing ice creams when we had a private showing of the film “Bodyguard” at the Discovery Centre Cinema on Thursday 20th April.  This was followed by a fish tea at Liz’s Diner.  A great way to conclude the 2016 – 17 session.