Church News Sunday 12th March

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 meetings continue on Wednesday mornings at 10.00am in the small hall. The Prayer Group are happy to pray for any requests which any of the congregation have. Feel free to put any in the box in the vestibule.

PASTORAL CARE The team is ready to help you. Just phone either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591), and help could be on its way. Please allow time for arrangements to be made if you require to be taken to appointments.

CROSSREACH CrossReach are holding a competition to design the Christmas Card for this year. There are two sections – children to 14 and adults. The closing date is 27th March. Please see poster in the Church Hall if you’d like to take part and need more details.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY We have just completed a very interesting and thoughtful study of Hebrews and are ready to move on to Lent Studies. We hope to examine the study by Cover to Cover entitled “At the Cross” by Abby Guinness. We will look through the eyes of the Centurion, the Criminal, Joseph of Arimathea, Mary and Martha, and Thaddaeus. Do come along if you can. A warm welcome awaits you.

NEWSLETTTER The next edition of the Ferintosh Focus Newsletter will be published towards the end of the month. Articles should be with the Editorial team by Saturday 18th March.

STATED ANNUAL MEETING The Stated Annual Meeting of this congregation will take place on Wednesday 22nd March at 7.00pm in the Church Hall, chaired by our Interim Moderator, Rev. Scott Polworth. The accounts for the year 2016 will be presented to the congregation along with the reports on the work of the various Church groups throughout the year. We look forward to seeing YOU there.

ELECTION OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE A Congregational Meeting will be held at the close of Morning Worship on Sunday, 26th March 2017 for the purpose of appointing a Nominating Committee, which will nominate in due course one person to the congregation with a view to the appointment of a minister. At this meeting, the congregation will be invited to elect 9 people who are on the Electoral Roll of this congregation of Ferintosh Parish Church, to serve on the Nominating Committee. If you wish to propose anyone to serve on the Committee you may do so at the meeting providing the person has indicated a willingness to serve.

GUILD The Guild Resource Day will be held in Crown Church on Saturday 18th March from 10am until 1pm. Iain Whyte will be there and all will be very welcome to attend to see how we can use the materials produced by the National Team.

BEETLE DRIVE There is to be a Beetle Drive in the Church Hall on Saturday 18th March starting at 6.30pm. Cost is £1 per adult and 50p per child. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you at what should be a fun evening.

Safeguarding Training for volunteers Training sessions for volunteers working with children and adults in their congregations have been arranged as follows;

  • Thursday 23rd March at 7.00 p.m. in Rosskeen Church Hall, Alness
  • Saturday 8th April at 10.00a.m. in St.Clements,Dingwall.

The training sessions will last for approximately 2 hours and are open to all volunteers whether new or those who may wish to refresh their training. Please contact Hugh Fraser on 01997 433384 if you wish to attend.

FOODBANK In this season of Lent, why not donate some thing each week to the Foodbank. It will be well used and go to the right people.

SOUPER SUNDAE Thanks go to everyone who made this effort a great success. There is a poster in the Hall showing what we raised and a thank you from the HIV/AIDS team in Edinburgh.

PASTORAL DUTIES Rev’d Russel Smith can be contacted on 861011 if required for any Pastoral duties.

Order of Service for this week