My Dear Friends in Max West,
If I learned anything by sitting for 7 hours a day for a week in June it was just how BIG a country Canada is. I could have gone to John O’Groats and back each day just travelling from one east coast city to another. Scotland could probably fit into Ontario alone about 3 times!! I suppose living in a small country tends to make us a little insular and it’s not easy to see the BIG picture of life beyond.
Could it be that we also have a tendency to do that in Church and even in our faith? We forget that we are a part of a world-wide Movement of Christian Believers in every part of the globe.
How strange and small a world can it get? As you know, Bob has been researching the History of Maxwelltown West Church and discovered that the first Minister as a Free Church was the Rev. W. B. Clark, born in Biggar. After graduation, Mr. Clark served in several parishes, including Half-Morton where he married Jane Brown of Edmonston.
After the Disruption he became first Free Church Minister of Maxwelltown West where he, in his own words “lived in great happiness and comfort, in a good Manse and a large and beautiful garden planted with the choicest fruit trees in the midst of a satisfied and growing congregation!”
To date, during 2014, The MaxWest Social Group, participated in one event:-
The Easter Brunch, which was held on Sunday 20th April 2014, was again a success with over 100 members of the congregation and visitors enjoying soup and bread, tea and coffee with traybakes.
The Easter craft and egg hunt went well. There were fewer children this year and they all went off with a huge stash of chocolate.
It has been suggested that next year we may not have an Easter Brunch but have a brunch on a different day, perhaps a “Birthday Party” at Pentecost. Details will be advised when this event has been finalised. Read the rest of this entry »