Interested in booking our halls? Telephone church secretary Margaret Coats on 01505 612245
This section contains links to all the community activities and initiatives associated with Freeland.
See also Groups for information on the Church Groups.
The Pirie Information Centre, situated within the Pirie Hall in Freeland Church, is open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon.
Staffed by volunteers, the information centre provides a wide range of information which ranges from bus and train timetables, to theatre information, from DSS leaflets to passport forms, from further education and leisure classes to tourist information. We also produce a village information booklet which contains a list of all organisations within the area, together with contact telephone numbers, which has proved invaluable to newcomers to the village. Notice boards are also used by local groups wishing to advertise their events.
The Helping Hands scheme provides a service to the elderly and housebound in the village, whereby volunteers can assist in various small jobs about the house, but not in competition with local tradesmen.
UNWANTED ITEMS PUT TO GOOD USE!
Due to the loss of their funding the HAVEN, Kilmacolm relies now more than ever on special events to raise funds. One way you can help them out is to donate unused or nearly new items they can sell in some of their fundraising events for this year. Any of the following items you are able to donate would be greatly appreciated.
* Good quality handbags
* Toys – new or nearly new
* Unwanted gifts
* Plant pots (plastic or ceramic)
* Glass jars
* Original DVDs, CDs and computer games – all with original covers
If you've any questions ring the Haven office on 01505 872099 or email them on
A GREAT WAY TO USE THOSE UNWANTED CHRISTMAS OR BIRTHDAY PRESENTS!
The BRIDGE Project – open for business!
The Post Office in Bridge of Weir closed in May 2011. The library on the Main Street closed in the September to be moved to smart but smaller premises in the Cargill Hall.
The Community’s Response
A group of volunteers from Freeland and other local churches, the Community Council and other village organisations planned and worked together to create a community facility, The BRIDGE, in the former library.
The group leafleted the village twice and raised more than £20,000 from residents and businesses. The group have formed a charity The BRIDGE (Bridge of Weir) SCIO which is approved by OSCR and will be known as The BRIDGE.
Renfrewshire Council has leased the former library to The BRIDGE at a nominal rent and the project has been approved for LEADER grant funding. Volunteers and local businesses redecorated and refitted the premises and other volunteers restored the garden outside The BRIDGE.
Facilities now available
A small shop has been opened alongside the post office which is staffed by volunteers. An agreement has been reached with Post Office Limited for The BRIDGE to run the post office in Bridge of Weir.
The Post Office opened at 9am on Monday 28 November.
THURSDAY COFFEE SHOPThe Pirie is the venue for our weekly Coffee Shop. Freshly made tea & coffee (or juice for the children)are available plus a selection of delicious home baking. This service is organised by Joyce & Shirley who manage a rota of church members who provide the home baking and waitress services from 10am until midday.
Coffee Shop is patronised not only by church members but also by local residents and visitors to Bridge of Weir. A warm welcome is offered to everyone who comes into the Coffee Shop and a table top Welcome Message presents an invitation to visitors to join us at one of our services or other weekly activity groups.
If you are free on a Thursday morning why not pay us a visit – we’d love to see you!
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES TAKE PLACE IN OUR CHURCH HALLS:
Pilates with Julianna Mackellar of Core Fitness
Wednesday 10am-11am in the church hall.
Julia, a level 3 instructor, can be contacted about this class and others on 07940 665860 or
MINI MOVERS: 3 years - 5 yearsTuesday - 4.15pm-5pm
Mini Movers takes children on a musical journey of discovery and exploration… A journey limited only by the power of imagination. Pretend play activities are integrated with music,singing, storytelling, dance, and literature to capture every child's potential to learn and to encourage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity and individuality.
Designed for active, energetic, enthusiastic and imaginative children. Mini Movers classes encourage socialisation, sharing, and participating in group activities. Singing becomes a focus for enhancing children's vocal development as expressive language is just beginning to emerge.
Contact: Adele Rankin
TINY TOTS: 18 months - 3 yearsFriday - 9.30am -10.15am
Tiny Tots encourages toddlers to uncover an engaging musical world while building
confidence, self¬control, and communications skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and
object identification foster language skills, while creative movement to various musical
“moods” develops a sense of balance, timing, and spatial awareness. Listening and turn¬
taking encourage blossoming social skills.
Tiny Tots reflects the emotional foundations of school readiness and the latest research on
music and early childhood development.
Contact: Adele Rankin
MUSICAL BABIES: newborn - 18 monthsFriday 10.30am -11.15am
A musical babies class provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique
blend of multi¬level activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and
instrument exploration – babies growth and development are stimulated and all senses engaged.
Contact: Adele Rankin
BABY SENSORY CLASSESMondays 11.30am-12.30pm
Baby Sensory classes are suitable for babies from birth to 13 months. Classes are themed and vary every week, with all sorts of sensory experiences for our little learners, including bubbles, balloons, shakers, chiffon scarves, fibre optic lights, water play, messy play, massage, baby signing etc.
To reserve your place, or for more information, please contact Theresa Watt on 0141 885 1718 / 07815 850391, or e-mail
Further details are available at www.babysensory.com
''Baby Sensory - Precious Early Learning for Babies
- Winner of the 2011 whatson4littleones? Best Exported Activity for Children
- Finalists for the 2010 whatson4littleones? Best National Baby & Toddler Development Activity (newborn to 2 years)
- Finalists in the 2009 whatson4littleones? Best National Baby Development Activity award, sponsored by Organix''
BEGINNERS YOGA AT FREELAND CHURCH
Yoga is an ancient practice originating in India over two millennia ago and is now practised world wide. Yoga combines postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation and sometimes philosophy. Today more people are turning to yoga because of its benefits. Health professionals such as doctors & chiropractors are increasingly recommending yoga to patients as an alternative or supplement to medication. It can help with physical ailments like back and neck complaints, migraine, insomnia & stress and many other conditions.
People get nervous about starting class. So here is a basic list to de-mystify yoga:
- Choose a properly qualified Teacher.
- You don’t need to be bendy. Yoga is suitable for all ages and sizes. A good teacher will adapt to individual needs. Check with your doctor first if you are concerned.
- Wear loose clothing. Bring a bottle of water & blanket for relaxation.
- Use a yoga mat, check what equipment is provided.
- Leave about three hours after eating before practice.
- Yoga is non-competitive. You learn to work and improve at your own level. Never compare yourself to the person on the next mat.
- Yoga is great fun & you will see benefits !
Beginners Yoga @ Freeland Church
Tuesday & Thursday
10.00am - 11.30am
All Equipment Provided.
Call Sara: 07962347950
Zumba fuses mesmerising Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow dance steps combined with workout moves to create a unique fitness programme. The music gets your feet tapping and your heart thumping! Zumba is all about the music, dancing and having fun.
MONDAY @ 6.30PM, ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Call: Mo SLOAN on 07505126416
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR CLINIC & TAKE THE LEAD DOG SCHOOL
Classes from puppy to advanced held on a Tuesday & Thursday evening.
1-1 training session are available also.
Please contact Elaine Henley for further details on
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