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Helensburgh Parish Church aims to be in the community with doors open to all; being a lively centre that is open seven days a week.
Ultimately our hope is that our church and centre can be a place that can introduce Christianity to those who would otherwise be insulated from it.

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Messy Church as its names suggests is messy! Using crafts, stories, games and songs, families learn about Jesus Christ. It is great fun and everyone is welcome to come along. The only rule we have is that children must be accompanied by an adult. Messy Church looks and feels very different from Sunday morning church. Its DNA is made up of four elements: hospitality, creativity, all age and celebration. The four combine in different ways in each different place. So no two are the same. Why not come along and try it for yourself - we're sure you'll have a blast!

We meet on the last Saturday of the month in Helensburgh URC.

Eco-Congregation Scotland is a charity, offering a programme to enthuse and equip churches to weave environmental issues into their life and mission in an enjoyable and stimulating way.

Vision
A Scotland that cares for God’s creation, now and forever.

Values
- We care passionately for God’s creation.
- We are a faith based movement.
- We are rooted in local groups of Christians.
- We work co-operatively with each other and with others who care about the environment.
- We encourage transformational change at individual, community and national levels.

We hold meetings as a network four times a year in September, November, March and May. To exchange ideas offer support and organise events.

HPC Representative: Elizabeth Lambert.

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Traidcraft is founded on Christian principles. They seek to live out the Christian faith through their mission to fight poverty through trade. Since 1979 they have been working for trade justice for growers and producers in the poorest countries around the world. Traidcraft is a pioneer of the fair-trade movement in the UK a joint founder of the Fairtrade Foundation.

With Fairtrade goods you have the power to change the world every day. With one simple choice you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

Our work benefits 600,000 people each year, lifting them out of poverty and helping them build sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families.

Helensburgh Parish Church runs a monthly Traidcraft stall, please support us and show you care.

Well Being Packs.
Are essential toiletries for the homeless, which are provided by Helensburgh churches.

The items are packed in a gym bag and then they are given to homeless people who are being placed in temporary housing in the area.

They are given out by:
- The Council Housing Dept – to homeless men and women who need them.

- The Youth Housing Support services to young people aged 16 – 24 who are either residing in temporary accommodation, under the threat of homelessness and/or who may have been recently looked after.

- Women’s Refuge to women and children being housed in a place of safety.

Can you help Wellbeing Packs?
Please leave donations of items in the boxes in the entrance of:
- Helensburgh Parish Church, Colquhoun Square.
- Helensburgh United Reformed Church, West Princes Street.
- St Michael’s Church, William St.

For donations of money please make cheques payable to Helensburgh Parish Church and write – Wellbeing Packs – on the back of the cheque.
Please hand into Helensburgh Parish Church office in an envelope with a note of who the donation is from.

If you would like to help us by organising a collection or by helping pack bags contact Elizabeth 01436 679565

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