Church News Sunday 22nd February

Church News Sunday 22nd 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.

There will be a Messy/Sweaty Church/Fun Club Saturday on Saturday March 28th from 12:30-2:25 for children Primary age. More details to follow later.

PRAYER GROUP The prayer group will meet again on Wednesday 25th 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, Liz Glashan (01349 861532) remembering to allow time for arrangements to be made.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Meeting on Wednesday 25th February at 1.30pm in the Church Hall, the group are examining Scottish Bible Society material “Conversations” with regard to this time of Lent. This is a very friendly group who’d be delighted to welcome some new ladies. Do think prayerfully about joining us.

CONGREGATIONAL BOARD AND KIRK SESSION The next meeting of the Congregational Board will take place in the church hall at 7pm on Thursday 5th March 2015. Copies of minutes and agendas are available to uplift and those receiving them by email should already have their copies. The Kirk session will meet immediately after the Congregational Board.

HOLY COMMUNION Next Sunday 1st March, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at both morning and evening worship. The Kirk Session are asked to meet at 10.40am in the small hall prior to morning worship.

GUILD The Guild meets on Monday 2nd March at 2pm in the Church Hall. The speaker that day will be Stuart McAra of The Leprosy Mission. This should be a really interesting topic to learn about and all will be made most welcome. If you are not a member of the Guild but would like to hear Stuart do come along on the day. The Guild is for all!

SOUP LUNCH The next soup lunch will take place in the church hall on Friday 6th March at 12 noon. The speaker that day will be Adrienne Dempster from Blythswood. This will be our last soup lunch for this session and we look forward to seeing you there.

World Day of Prayer The World Day of Prayer this year is Friday 6th March. The service has been prepared by Christian women in the Bahamas. Ferintosh Congregation (both men and women) are invited to the local service will be held in St Lawrence’s Church in Dingwall at 7.30pm on that date. Anyone who would like to attend, and who needs or can offer transport, is asked to contact Janet Winchester on 865308.

MARYBURGH CRAFT GROUP This group meets in Maryburgh Free Church hall and knits and crochets (e.g. gloves, hats and scarves) for charities to add to Blythswood boxes, hats for the Seamens’ Missions, blankets for Malawi etc. The participants would be pleased to receive any unwanted wool you may have which they will share. Liz Glashan (01349 861532) is the contact person for any more information you might require. There is a box in the annex for any donations you can bring along.

Christian Aid: Count your Blessings 2015 This year again Christian Aid has produced material for reflection during Lent, including versions for children and young people. There is a short “thought for the day” each day, with a different theme each week. Prayer requests, as well as fundraising suggestions, are also included. Copies can be ordered by phone on 0870 078 7788, by e-mail from orders@christian-aid.org, or downloaded from christianaid.org.uk/lent. There is also an app available from the Apple App store or Google Play.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 23rd February to 8th March is Fairtrade Fortnight 2015. Look out for information displays and promotions in local stores, and if you do not find any, ask why! The emphasis this year is on producers of coca, tea and sugar. Read about some of these producers, and learn how Fairtrade has helped them and their communities at http://www.fairtrade.co.uk/fortnight. Discover what you can do to promote fair trade. Get involved in Triadcraft’s “Big Brew 2015” – see http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/big-brew.

This week’s Order of Service