Church News Sunday 25th September

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF meet today at 10.50am. There is a Crèche for pre-school children each Sunday morning.

PRAYER GROUP The prayer group will meet in the small hall at 10.00am on Wednesday 28th September.  All are welcome to come and join us.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The group continues to study the book “The Letter to the Hebrews” and will be looking at Chapter Two. Using the LifeBuilder Series “Hebrews, Race to Glory, the study is entitled “Warning Signs”. There are still study guides available and we’d love to have more ladies come along. You’d be very welcome even if you can’t commit to every session.

PASTORAL CARE Remember there are folk who are willing to help. If you need assistance, call either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591), and we will do our very best to help. Do allow time for arrangements to be made.

GUILD The next meeting of the Guild will take place on Monday 3rd October at 2pm in the Church hall.  Roger Piercey will talk on Great North Railway. This is a subject which will be of interest to many people and all are welcome to come along. The Guild is for all. Come and join us for a welcome cuppa too.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING Immediately after the Thankgiving service today if a few people could stay behind for a few moments to put these into boxes for collection by Blythswood, that would be greatly appreciated.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Harvest thanksgiving donations are going to this worthy cause. Remember that perishable goods cannot be accepted and all donations should be within the sell-by date. There is a basket in the annexe for any donations throughout the year.

NEWSLETTER The latest edition of the Ferintosh Focus is available to be picked up in the annexe by those who distribute them.

CHURCH FINANCES The sum received to date from the Gift Day amounts to £9,009 (excluding Gift Aid Tax to be recovered). The sum received exceeds the sum of £7,640 received in 2015. A very big thanks to all who contributed.

SCOTTISH NORTHERN CONVENTION The Scottish Northern Convention will run from the 25th to 29th September in Castle Street Church Dingwall. The opening meeting will be at 8.00pm on the 25th, thereafter there will be daily meetings for Prayer, Bible readings and Worship at 10.00am, 11.00am and 7.30pm each day, with Communion being celebrated on the Wednesday evening. Throughout the week a bookshop and mission stalls will be available. For more details visit the website http://www.northernconvention.co.uk or checkout Facebook each day for up to date comments.

WORLD MISSION COUNCIL NEWSLETTER The latest newsletter, on the theme of harvest, is now available. Those who take “Life and Work” should have received one with their September copy. Extra copies are available on the table at the back of the Church for anyone interested.

WORLD MISSION USED STAMP APPEAL Thanks to all who supported this appeal. A large amount of stamps (including several complete collections) was donated, the proceeds from which will go to this year’s project: the Church of South India’s Othara Eco-spirituality Centre.

SUPPLIES FOR EKWENDENI HOSPITAL Many thanks for all the gloves and bandages donated over the past few weeks. If anyone still has items to donate, there will be a basket in the annexe until the end of September, after which the items will be packed up and sent to Ekwendeni via the Raven Trust. If anyone is still looking for bandages, which have proved more difficult to get hold of than had been anticipated, one person found a source on the internet, which she is happy to share: Health Store Online Ltd.

CARE FOR CREATION CONFERENCE The World Mission Council, together with the Church of Scotland Guild, Christian Aid and international partners, is organising a conference on care for creation in Scotland and across the world. this will take place in Bridge of Allan Parish Church on Saturday 1st October from 10am. registration is by e-mail: nskinner@churchofscotland.orgh.uk. If anyone is interested in attending and would like to share transport, please contact Janet Winchester.

CROSSREACH CALENDARS There is a list at the back of the Church for anyone who’d like to order the beautiful CrossReach Calendar. The Calendar and the list will also be in the Hall after the service at coffee time. A catalogue is also available for those wishing to order cards and other Christmas items. Help the work of CrossReach and the Social Care work of our Church. The final day for placing your order will be 3rd October to enable the calendars to be ordered in time for sending abroad for those who want to do that.

Order of Service for this week