Church News Sunday 18th October
SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF are on holiday until Sunday 25th October. As always there is a Crèche for pre-school children each Sunday morning.
PASTORAL CARE TEAM Should you require some assistance, please call on the team to help. This can be done by contacting your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591). Do give time for arrangements to be made.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY The group will meet on Wednesday 21st October at 1.30pm in the Church Hall. The meeting lasts for approximately one hour. We continue to examine “Evangelism A Way of Life” which is a LifeBuilder publication from Scripture Union. The study we are working through is called Friendship Evangelism with John 1: 35 – 51 as the starting point. We’d be so pleased to have more ladies join with us. Please give it prayerful consideration even if you are unable to attend every week.
Christian Book Administrator – Blythswood needs someone to run its Christian books in charity shops scheme. You will need a current knowledge of evangelical books, skill in negotiating with suppliers, and the ability to use MS Word & Excel. The job is for 8 hours per week, based at Blythswood’s Deephaven HQ. For job description and application contact Barbara Grace on 01349 830777 or email email@example.com Applications by Monday 19th October.
HGV Volunteer Driver – Blythswood are looking for a volunteer with a HGV licence who will drive a lorry for Blythswood 1 or 2 times a month. All journeys will be within Scotland and no overnight stays will be required. All expenses will be paid. Please consider volunteering if applicable, so that more lives can be transformed through the work of Blythswood Care in the Highlands and abroad. For a volunteer application form please contact Barbara Grace on 01349 830777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Place at the Table – Support for Syrian Refugees
In view of the current situation in Syria, and the many people who are fleeing from the war there, the Congregational Board decided that we should make the congregation aware of this project proposed by the World Mission Council and encourage them to support it if they can. The Church as a whole is also supporting financially congregations and partner Churches in several countries in Europe where asylum seekers are currently arriving, but A Place at the Table, which has been running for some time, aims to assist the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon to reach out to displaced people of all faiths within Syria and in the surrounding countries. The idea is that we use the placemat provided to set an extra place at our table, at home or when eating out, and donate the cost of that extra meal to the project. But be as creative as you like – ask all present to contribute to the extra meal; put out the placemat once a week or even once a day, and collect money little by little; have a minimal meal and donate what you would have spent on your normal meal; invite friends especially for a fundraiser. It is up to you… and if you come up with a novel idea, how about a picture or a news item for the Church website? (Send to email@example.com). Information sheets and placemats are available as you leave Church. All contributions should be returned by Sunday 29th November – they may be placed in the offering plate in an envelope marked A Place at the Table, or given to any member of the Congregational Board. Many of you will surely be giving individual donations to national and local organisations which are raising funds to help in this crisis, but please give prayerful consideration to taking part in this congregational effort if you can. And of course, everyone can pray for the situation in Syria, those affected, and all those attempting to help in any way.
Janet Winchester, Convener, Mission and Outreach Committee
Order of Service for this week