Church News Sunday 15th November

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. On Saturday 12th December we are going to see the Panto Aladdin at 2.30pm at Dingwall Academy by Dingwall Players.

TEA, CAKE & CRAFT FUNDRAISER The Sunday Club and FYF are doing the Teas after Church on 29th November to raise money for the teenager they support in South America. Please come and enjoy our home baking with a cuppa and a chat. Saffron will be playing the piano.  We have been busy making calendars, gift tags and coasters, come and give us a donation.  Even if you don’t have much time, we will bag up your cakes to take home.

PRAYER GROUP The prayer group will meet on Wednesday 18th November at 10.00am in the small hall.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM If you require some help, do not hesitate to make contact with the Team. We will do our very best to assist. Please contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591) and as always, we ask for time to make arrangements.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Please note that there will be no Bible Study on Wednesday 18th November. The group will meet again on Wednesday 25th November at 1.30pm in the Church Hall. We will continue to study “Crosscultural Evangelism” with Acts 17: 16-34 being our starting point. We’d love to have you come along and join us for the hour of reflection and study.

CONGREGATIONAL BOARD/KIRK SESSION The Board and Session will meet on Thursday 26th November – the Board at 7.00pm and the Session immediately thereafter. Copies of minutes and agendas are available from today and those electing to receive them via email should already have them. Could the Elders please stay behind for a few moments after worship this morning.

NEWSLETTER The next edition of the Ferintosh Focus Newsletter will be published in early December. All articles are to be with the editorial team by Friday 28th November.

PRAYER AND REFLECTION DAY The Church will be open from 10am on Saturday 28th November for Prayer and Reflection. We hope to reflect some of the concerns about our community and our wider world during this open day. There is opportunity for you to come in for a time of quiet prayer and meditation and also on the hour to join with others in group prayer. Information about the concerns will be available in the Church to direct your thoughts if required. The Church will remain open until 3pm. This is a time to withdraw from the cares of everyday and pray for the many concerns you may have. Do come along.

GUILD The Guild Gathering for Ross Presbytery is being hosted this year by Castle Street Church Guild. This is an afternoon meeting and will take place this Wednesday 18th November at 2.30pm when the speaker will be Duncan Finlayson from Christian Aid. Look forward to seeing you there. Please contact any of the Guild Leadership team at Ferintosh if you require transport to this event. Please note there will also be a Guild Roadshow Event in Castle Street Church Hall on Saturday 28th November at 1pm until 3pm. Please see poster on Church Noticeboard and in Hall for further information about this.

MUSICAL EVENING There is to be a Musical Evening in the Church on Friday 20th November starting at 7pm, when we will be entertained by the Miriam Singers and Iain’s Boys. This will be followed by a light supper in the hall. Entry will be by donation with proceeds going to the Church. This should be a most enjoyable evening and we hope you can join us. There is a list at the back of the Church for names of anyone willing to donate some home baking for the event and the Church hall will be open from 5.30pm onwards on the evening of the event to receive any donations of baking.

CHRISTIAN AID Christian Aid Magazines available in the porch or table at rear of Church of the latest edition of Christian Aid featuring many interesting articles, relating to the plight of refugees and action being taken by this charity.  So many other enlightening items to stimulate the mind, plus people and their plights to prayer for, and support in whatever way we can, even a cryptic crossword for those who enjoy puzzles.  Something for everyone, do take a copy and enjoy.

CHURCH FLOWERS The flower calendar is being prepared for 2016 and there is one date still available, 30th October. Please contact Jeannette Cameron 01463 870416 if you can help with this. Perhaps there is someone who has only one date and wouldn’t mind helping out with another?  There is also a flower fund and donations towards this can be placed in the collection plate marked accordingly.  We have been asked, where possible, to avoid using lilies as some people can be allergic to them.

World Mission Council Newsletter The latest edition of the Newsletter is available, focussing on natural disasters. Those who subscribe to Life and Work should have received a copy of the newsletter with their November magazine. Further copies are available on the table at the back of the Church. Please take one and learn about what our Church and our partners are doing to help in these situations.

Order of Service for this week