Church News Sunday 1st February


SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF meet today at 10.50am. As always there is a Crèche for pre-school children each Sunday morning.

Heidi’s looking for help! She is hoping to run a Messy/Sweaty Church/Fun Club Saturday on Saturday March 21st from 12:30-2:25 for children Primary age. Looking for volunteers to help with games, crafts, snacks, and drama, the more the better!! There will be a brief meeting after worship next week in the hall for all those willing to help out! Please consider getting involved, thank you.

PRAYER GROUP The prayer group will meet again on Wednesday 4th February at 10am in the small hall.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM Help is available for you for small tasks and to take you to appointments. Just contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591) remembering to allow time for arrangements to be made.

GUILD The next meeting of the group takes place tomorrow Monday 2nd February at 2pm in the Church Hall. We look forward to joining with the local group “Prospects” which aims to have fellowship and worship with those with learning disabilities and those without. Please come along and support this group and enjoy the company. All will be made most welcome.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY 4th of February is the next meeting of the Bible study group. We are examining “Evangelism  – A Way of Life” produced by Scripture Union. The study for this week is entitled “Getting People Interested” reading John 4: 4-30. We are a friendly group of ladies who come together each week to look at the Bible and its relevance to our daily living. Please come along and join us if you can.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the church hall on Wednesday 11th February from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not drop in for some tea/coffee, home baking and the chance to have a chat? We look forward to welcoming you there, whether it’s for the whole time or a few minutes.

SOUPER SUNDAY Once again the congregation of Ferintosh Parish has excelled itself. The amount raised for the HIV/AIDS programme was £191.50 an amazing sum. The Kirk Session would like to thank all who took part in the service, all who worked in the kitchen, all the soup makers, all the volunteers who served and washed up. Thank you all who attended, it would have been no use without you – as it said in the service – together we can make a difference.

LUNCHTIME FELLOWSHIP The next Lunchtime Fellowship will be held on Friday 6th February at 12 noon in the Church hall. The speaker will be Rev Doug McRoberts, recently retired from St Andrews Church in Malta. He will tell us something about the Church of Scotland’s work and connections in Europe, but concentrate on the Malta congregation and its “Out of Africa” project. This project supports refugees and migrants who arrive in Malta from Africa and the Middle East, often in very difficult circumstances. As it is one of the projects the Guild is currently supporting nationally, any donations will go towards the project. Mr McRoberts will also have available copies of a booklet telling the incredible story of one of the African migrants. These cost £3 in aid of the “Out of Africa” project. Please come along if you can. A warm welcome, not to mention delicious hot soup, awaits.

CROSSREACH The latest copy of CrossReach News and Prayer Letter is available at the back of the Church for those who have ordered. There are some spare copies for anyone who’d like to read about the award to Cameron House, Inverness and for the prayers submitted by Oversteps, Dornoch.

USED STAMPS If, like me, you are clearing up after Christmas, please remember to save any foreign or UK stamps for the World Mission council appeal. Perforations must be intact, and a margin of half an inch around the stamp(s) is preferred if possible. The recipient of the money raised in 2015 has not yet been posted on the WMC website, but as soon as I have this information, I will let you know. Janet Winchester.

This week’s Order of Service