Church News Sunday 26th 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 tomorrow 27th March. Please see poster in the Church Hall if you’d like to take part and need more details.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Come along to the Church Hall on Wednesday 30th March at 1.30pm to join with the ladies in studying the Lenten study “At the Cross”. This week we will look at Joseph of Arimathea: Finding Courage, from the Bible at John 19: 38- 42. We’d be delighted to have you with us for an hour or reading God’s word and trying to see what it says to us today.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Please continue to support this necessary facility. Just donate something each week of Lent to help the most vulnerable in our local area.

RETIRING COLLECTION There will be a retiring collection on Sunday 2nd April for the Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa crisis appeal.
NEWSLETTERS Copies of the Ferintosh Focus Newsletters are available to collect from the annexe for those who distribute them.

ELECTION OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE A meeting will be held in the Church after today’s service for the purpose of appointing a Nominating Committee.  The task of the Nominating Committee will be to nominate one person to this congregation of Ferintosh Parish Church to be the new minister. The the congregation are 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 final meeting of the Guild for session 2016-17 will take place on Monday 3rd April at 2pm in the Church Hall.  We will view some of the DVD of the National Meeting which took place in Dundee last September. In particular we will see and hear Sally Magnusson talk about the charity “Playlist for Life” which aims to help those living with dementia to have a better quality of life through music significant to the individual. Do come along and be inspired by the story she tells. Everyone welcome. This is also our AGM. See you there.

WORLD MISSION EVENT The World Mission Committee of Ross Presbytery is organising a World Mission Event on Saturday 1st April from 10.30am to 2.30pm in St Clements hall, Dingwall. Speakers planned are John Ferguson (Church of Scotland World Mission Council), Mary Mulligan (Christian Aid) and Pat Justad (Fairtrade). There will also be a Fairtrade stall. The event is free and open to all. Tea and coffee will be provided, but those planning to attend over lunch time are advised to take a packed lunch. This sounds like a very interesting event, and it would be good if some people from Ferintosh could attend, when speakers have come from a distance with up to date information.

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

Order of service for this week