Church News Sunday 3rd May

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.

PRAYER GROUP The prayer group will meet again on Wednesday 6th May at 10am in the small hall.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM Remember the Team is there to help. Contact can be made either via your elder or the coordinator Janette Steele (01349 861591) who will be pleased to assist if they possibly can. Do remember to allow time for arrangements to be made.

LADIES BIBLE The group will continue to meet in the Church Hall next Wednesday, 6th May, at 1.30pm for approximately one hour. We are examining the study of “Evangelism   A Way of Life”. You will be given a very warm welcome should you decide to join us.

CHOIR PRACTICE There will be a choir practice on Sunday 10th May, meeting in the Church at 10.15am. There are still a few empty choir seats, so why not come along and join us? We look forward to having your company!

Heart and Soul Heart and Soul 2015 will take place in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh from 1.00 to 6.00pm on Sunday 17th May. The theme this year is Living Stones. This event offers a programme of worship, musical items, talks, etc (outdoors and indoors), as well as stalls displaying the activities of Congregations and Departments of the Church of Scotland and associated organisations. it is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the breadth and depth of the work of the Church, and to join in worship and fellowship with Christians from all over Scotland and further afield. For more information see www.heartandsoul2015.org.uk.

CHRISTIAN AID Currently available at the rear of the Church, Christian Aid magazine’s to aid awareness of the work of this major charity, also quiz sheets for the song title teaser.

10th to 16th May is the Church’s major fund raising week for Christian Aid, & for local news on the web log on to christianaid.org.uk/inyourarea.

Following a special service to mark the start of Christian Aid Week on 10th May, there will be a soup lunch, with donations going to Christian Aid. Anyone who can provide soup, bread/oatcakes or a helping hand on the day, please contact Janet Winchester (Tel. 01349 865308; e-mail CJW49@hotmail.co.uk).

There will be a short meeting of anyone interested in helping with door-to-door collections during Christian Aid week 10th to 16th May, after the service today in the small room of the  Church hall. All welcome, an informal chat to brief everyone, and hopefully recruit a few extra volunteers.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church hall on Wednesday 13th May from 2pm – 3.30pm. Why not join us for some tea, coffee, home baking and the all important chat? Whether you’ve been along before, or not, you will be most welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED Unfortunately, during to a very poor response, Christianity Explored has been cancelled.

FIRST AID COURSE An Emergency First Aid Certification course will be held in the Church hall on Saturday 16th May from 10 am to 4 pm. The course is open to Sunday Club and FYF Leaders and any congregational members willing to be a named First Aider for the Church. Please contact Isobel Thomson on 01463 731798 for details.

FELLOWSHIP OF THE LEAST COIN Once again, it is the end of the year and all monies collected have been sent off. Amazingly, we have reached a magnificent total of £130 this year. This will go to help women by lending in a micro-financial way to enable them to start up small enterprises. These help the women to feed and clothe their families and also to pay for education for the next generation. Thank you all who give to this worthwhile cause. Each small coin represents our prayers for them and for each other. Keep collecting and praying for the coming year.

World Mission Council Newsletter The latest edition of this newsletter is available. The theme this time is Peace. Those who take Life and Work will have received a copy with their magazine. Further copies are available on the table at the back of the Church for anyone who would like to take one.

Order of Service for this week