Church News Sunday 3rd April

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF are on holiday and return on Sunday 17th April. As always there is a Crèche for pre-school children each Sunday morning.

PRAYER GROUP The Prayer Group meets on Wednesday 6th April at 10.00am in the small hall.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM If you need our help, please contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591), and we will try our very best to be of assistance. Remember to contact the Team as quickly as possible to allow arrangements to be made.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The group will meet on Wednesday 6th April at 1.30pm in the Church Hall. We are studying the World Day of Prayer material about “Receive children, receive me”. This week we are asked to read Luke 19: 1-10. We’d love to have you with us if you manage. The gathering usually lasts for one hour. Hope you can come along.

GUILD The final meeting of the Guild will take place in the Church hall tomorrow Monday 4th April at 7.30pm. This is called “Favourites evening”. Those attending are asked to bring along something which is a favourite of theirs and just say a few words as to why this is so. What are favourites? – poem, reading, Bible reading, hymn, souvenir, baby’s bootee, photo – just something or someone who means a lot to your memories. Should be interesting and fun. We’d welcome anyone who would like to join in that night – young, old, male, female. This is also the AGM.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church hall on Wednesday 13th April from 2pm-3.30pm. Whether you’ve been before, or not, we look forward to welcoming you there for some tea or coffee, home baking and the all important chat. Why not join us?

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Thank you to all who participated in the Foodbank Appeal “40PENCEFOR40DAYS”. The sum of £170 has been sent to Blythswood Care (Foodbank) to help feed people in crisis. Once again a very generous donation. Donations of food are always very welcome and can be left in the basket in the Church annex.

USED STAMPS 2016 Stamp Appeal: Othara Eco-spirituality Centre, South India. This year the Stamp Project will support the Church of South India’s (CSI) eco-spirituality centre, Othara, near Kerala. This is a unique place where groups can come to learn about the environment, caring for creation and stewardship of the earth. Funds raised by the appeal will support some of their ecological innovations including harvesting and re-use of rainwater, the establishment of a biogas plant to power the kitchens and the development of a small dairy and chicken farm for native breeds.

A huge thank you to everyone who collected stamps last year! £3511 was raised for the Church of Scotland HIV Programme. A box for your used stamps is in the annex.

Order of Service for this week