Church News Sunday 17th May

Church News Sunday 17th 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 20th May at 10am.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM Please remember the team is there for your assistance. Do contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591) and we will do our very best to help. For appointments, please give us plenty of notice so that arrangements can be made.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The group continue in their studies of “Evangelism   A Way of Life” from the LifeBuilders Series. On Wednesday 20th May we will meet in the Church hall at 1.30pm to examine “Creative Communication” using Luke 10: 25-37 to help us. We’d love to have you with us at this friendly and informal session of reading and discussing God’s Word.

GUILD There is an opportunity to watch and listen to the Report of the Church of Scotland Guild from the General Assembly on Wednesday 20th May in the Church Hall. This is the final report of the day and would be expected to be delivered in the afternoon, exact times difficult to predict. However, if you’d like to join us in the Church Hall do come along for this event. The Guild is examining the way forward and has produced an Action Plan. It is an important time for the organisation. Please come along if you can.

BOOK SALE Following today’s services, books, fiction and non-fiction from a private library clearance, will be available in the Church hall, with all donations to Christian Aid.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY The General Assembly began yesterday and will run throughout the coming week. As well as being able to watch it live, daily, through the Church of Scotland website, you can download your own copy of ‘The Blue Book’ containing all the reports etc. via  Also, those with tablets will be able to find out how to download the GA App which gives access to these reports and the live web link together. You can also subscribe to this site – it doesn’t cost anything and you don’t receive unwanted email – but it will notify you when new publications, e.g. the ‘Daily Papers’ for the order of business each day, are published and from the App you can access all comments on twitter and Facebook.

Presbytery of Ross – Education & Ministry Committee You are warmly invited to a workshop day for all those interested in engaging with young people in our churches and communities.  Come along and be inspired, discuss your frustrations, plans and hopes, and share ideas with others from the local congregations! Some of the planned workshops and features are:

Puppetry – Encouraging Bible reading and prayer (Colin Carmichael – Scripture Union) – Teaching Materials – Resources – Messy Church (Rev Shuna Dicks – Aberlour Church of Scotland) – Running a weekly kids club – Working with the local school (Anne Gunn – Youth worker, Kinmylies Church, Inverness)

Saturday 23rd May 2015, 10 am – 3pm at Castle Street Church of Scotland.

N.B. Packed lunch required!  Tea and coffee will be provided. For more information and/or to confirm attendance – contact Scott Polworth on 01463 870259,

STRAWBERRY FAYRE As you know, we plan to hold a “Strawberry Fayre” on Saturday 6th June from 2-4pm in the Church hall and grounds. As well as providing teas with home bakes, there will be a selection of stalls and old style games to entertain. These stalls will include Cake & Candy, Plants & Produce, a “Sunshine” Stall where everything on sale will be the colour yellow and a few more surprises! We are not having the usual books and bric-a-brac etc but it would be appreciated if you could hold onto such items as we plan to have a Church sale later in the year.

There is a list at the back of the church for names of those willing to help out on the day and also provide baking for the teas.  It is planned to have a meeting on Monday 25th May at 7pm in the Church hall to finalise plans for this event and anyone who intends to help at the Fayre will be welcome to come along.

CHRISTIAN AID Thanks to everyone who attended the Soup Lunch and helped in any way last Sunday to launch the start of Christian Aid week. The occasion was a huge success, with a wonderful selection of soups, as always, served by young members of the congregation, with assistance from a busy kitchen ‘brigade’. Thanks to your generosity the MAGNIFICENT SUM of £280.95 was raised to enable the fund raising week to begin on a positive ‘high!

Order of Service for this week