Church News Sunday 14th August

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF are on holiday and will restart again on Sunday 21st August, however, as always children are welcome in Church over the holidays and we would be delighted to see them. There is a Crèche for pre-school children each Sunday morning

PRAYER GROUP The prayer group meeting is now suspended until the beginning of September but please do continue in your prayers at home or wherever you are.

USED STAMPS If you have any used stamps for the World Mission Council appeal at home, could you please bring them to Church during August. The year’s collection will be handed over on 3rd September. It is helpful if stamps are trimmed (half inch border all round if possible, but if not perforations must be intact) and separated into UK and foreign. Stamps may be placed in the red box in the annexe.

PASTORAL CARE Call either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591), if you need some assistance. We will do our best to help. Please allow time for arrangements to be made if you need to be taken to appointments.

CAN YOU HELP? The Conon Gala is to be held on Saturday 27th August from 1 – 4pm in the Village Playing Field, beside the Church. Once again, we plan to serve teas in the Church hall between 1pm and 3.30pm. We also plan to set up 2 gazebos in the Church garden to sell books and plants, so donations of home baking, books and plants would be most welcome. Your help and support for this event would be gratefully appreciated. If you can help in any way, please add your name to the list at the back of the Church, or contact Janet Murray (864024) or Isabel MacDonald (861767). Many thanks. The Church hall will be open from 7pm-8pm on Friday 26th August and from 10am onwards on Saturday 27th August to receive any donations of plants, books and home baking for the teas. Thank you for your support in this venture.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Thank you all so much for donating to this necessary facility. You have been so generous over the past few weeks. Unfortunately the need continues and especially so in the school holidays. Please see poster in annex of the Church to find out what is most urgent this month.

SUPPLIES FOR EKWENDENI HOSPITAL The Kirk Session has agreed that this year we should collect bandages and gloves for Ekwendeni Hospital. Baskets will be available in the Church vestibule for through August to receive donations of:

  • Bandages of all sizes in original wrapping, and with a “use by date” (if applicable) of at least one year ahead
  • Thin gloves (“surgical gloves”) – any size
  • Heavier duty gloves (“Marigold” or equivalent) – any size

Order of Service for this week