Church News Sunday 14th June
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 have now suspended their meetings for a few weeks and will start again in the first week in August. However, although we are not meeting for the next few weeks, that doesn’t mean to say that we need to stop praying and I would encourage everyone to take time to pray each week.
PASTORAL CARE TEAM Please come to us if you need some help. We will be happy to try to assist. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591) but remember to allow time for arrangements to be made.
BOOKS FOR MALAWI Many thanks to all who have donated books for Malawi. As a result of your generosity we will be able to send a good and varied collection. The consignment will probably be sent off towards the end of June, so there is still time to add any suitable books you may have. Some people have asked what they can do if they do not have any books, and Jan Baxter of Alba Aid has indicated that a contribution towards the transport costs would be greatly appreciated. If anyone would like to do this, please contact Janet Winchester (after 15th June).
CROSSREACH The latest CrossReach Newsletter and Prayer Diary is now to hand. Please uplift your copy from the back of the church. There are extra copies of the Newsletter and the Prayer Diary for anyone who’d like to take one. If you’d like a regular copy, please let Janette Steele know and your name can be added to the list.
FERINTOSH FOCUS NEWSLETTER The next edition of the Ferintosh focus will be published before the end of June. All contributions please to the editorial team by Friday 19th June.
STRAWBERRY FAYRE A big thank you goes to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of last Saturday’s Strawberry Fayre. The sum of £580.13 has been raised for church funds. An excellent result I’m sure you will agree. Despite the wet and windy weather, a good time was had by all! Many thanks.
GUILD An outing to Munro’s Nursery has been arranged for Wednesday 17th June leaving at 5.30pm (please note change of time). This will include a light supper, a talk from Mr Munro and a chance to browse. The cost per person is £7.95. If you’d like to attend, please sign up on the sheet provided at the back of the Church as soon as possible. Should be a good evening. Look forward to having you with us.
The Guild is planning a visit to Cameron House on 1st July. The theme of the programme will be VE Day. The Guild would welcome anyone who has memories of that day (first-hand or inherited) which they are willing to share with the residents to join them for the visit. Any memorabilia which anyone could bring along or loan would also be greatly appreciated. Please sign the sheet at the back of the Church, or speak to Janet Winchester.
COMMEMORATION A Commemorative Garden has been established in the grounds of Ben Wyvis school to remember the lives of young men from our community to lost their lives in the First World War. A short service of commemoration will be held on Thursday 2nd July at 3.15pm to mark the opening of this garden and all are welcome to come along.
CHURCH FINANCES At a recent Congregational Board meeting it was decided to make the congregation aware of our income and expenditure each month. For many months in the year the harsh reality is that our income doesn’t meet our expenditure. Even where there are no large repair or maintenance bills and all we have each month are the usual bills of heating, insurance and payments to 121 etc. still there are months when our income isn’t sufficient. Therefore, we would simply like to make the congregation aware of this. We have had a meeting with Fiona Penny from the National Stewardship Team and are looking at ways to improve our position. In the meantime, however, for the month of May our income was £4,047.19 and our expenditure was £5,292.09
Order of Service for this week