Church News Sunday 25th October
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 on Wednesday 14th October at 10.00am in the small hall.
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 are at present studying “Evangelism, a Way of Life” material from Scripture Union. We are about to begin the study entitled “Talking with Strangers”, taking as our starting point Acts 8: 26-40. We’d be delighted if more could come along and join us in the friendly group. We meet on Wednesday 28th October in the Church Hall at 1.30pm and the meeting normally lasts for approximately an hour.
GUILD The next meeting of the Guild will take place on Monday 2nd November at 2pm where an officer from the Community Policing department will speak to the group. All will be made most welcome. At this meeting there will be a Bring and Buy Stall in aid of our project which is Feed the Minds – Breaking the Cycle of FGM. Remember the Guild is for all – young, not so young, male or female. We look forward to seeing you there.
MESSAGE FROM REV’D GRAHAM Margaret, Hazel, Kenneth and I would like to thank everyone for all the cards and messages of support and sympathy we have received in the past 10 days. Your prayers and thoughts have been a real source of comfort to us. Thank You.
CHOIR PRACTICE Change of plan for Choir rehearsal. The next one will be on Sunday 1st November.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
PRAYER AND REFLECTION DAY Plans are being made for a Day of Prayer and Reflection on Saturday 28th November in the Church. To reflect your concerns, suggestions for prayer should be placed in the box at the back of the Church. Information about your concerns will be available on the day. Further information will be given nearer the Prayer Day.
INFORMATION EVENING MALAWI Dr Lyn Dowds of Livingstonia Hospital, Malawi, will be speaking of her work in Roskeen Parish Church of Scotland on Monday 2nd November at 7.30pm. A warm welcome is extended to all who are interested. Transport will be available – contact Janet Winchester (01349 865308).
SOUP LUNCH The next Soup Lunch is to take place in the church hall on Friday 6th November at 12noon. Our speaker that day is to be Mick Hilton from the Scottish War Blinded. Mick is a former soldier who worked in Afghanistan and this should be a most interesting talk. We look forward to seeing you there.
LIFE AND WORK The order for “Life and Work” 2016 is due to be placed soon. The price remains the same. Anyone wishing to order copies – or anyone wishing to cancel their subscription – should contact Georgie Jack (tel. 861860) by Sunday 1st November. Cancellations cannot be accepted after that date.
Order of Service for this week