Church News Sunday 11th June

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF meet today at 10.50am. There is a Crèche for pre-school children each Sunday morning. FYF finishes for the summer on 18th June and Sunday Club on 25th June.

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 If you need some help, why not ask if the Team can assist? We can be found either by contacting your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591).

CHURCH FINANCES Although payments for the month of May (£3,922) exceeded receipts (£3,681) by £241 there was a recovery of Gift Aid Tax from the Taxman for the period from 1st October to 31stMarch amounting to £3,895, giving a monthly surplus for May of £3,654.  This resulted in a surplus of £107 for the five months to the end of May.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY In our continuing study of the prophet Haggai, we are looking at “Genuine Commitment” this week. We meet on Wednesday 14th June at 1.30pm for approximately an hour. The readings for this study are as follows: Haggai 2:10-19; Ecclesiastes 10: 1; Mark 7 : 1-8; Mark 12: 28-31; Hebrews 12:1-3 and 1Peter 1:13-15. We’d love to have you with us. We are a very informal, happy and welcoming group.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church Hall on Wednesday 14th June from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not take the opportunity to drop in for some tea/coffee and home baking? We look forward to welcoming there. This will be our last River Cafe until we resume again in September.

GUILD The Summer Outing to Grantown-on-Spey will take place on Monday 19th June. We hope to leave Conon Bridge at 11am and return approximately 3.30 – 4 pm. It has been arranged to have a lunch in the Grant Arms in Grantown and to meet with Esmary Neilson there. There is a sheet at the back of the Church for those who’d like to go and for those who need transport or can provide such. This should be an enjoyable day. Look forward to having you with us then.

Christian Aid WEEK The final total from all monies raised this year for Christian Aid Week is £2,184.57, a magnificent amount, Thanks to the support of everyone for our new Big Brekkie event, the annual music quiz, book sale, and our main fund raiser door to door collections, we were able to donate this considerable sum of money.  As always Maryburgh Free Church generously added their support to fund raising.  We are particularly indebted to the 11 stalwart collectors in Maryburgh, Conon Bridge and the surrounding area who gave their time to getting out and about door knocking.  The Church is immensely grateful to all who helped in any way to support Christian Aid.

Kirk Session Minutes A folder has been placed in the Annexe of the Church containing copies of the Minutes from recent Kirk Session Meetings for use by members of the Congregation. Please do not remove the folder from the church and leave it in the annexe once finished with. Minutes of future Kirk Session meetings will be added once they have been agreed as a correct record. The folder also contains a copy of the recently published Parish Profile.

NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST Dingwall Free Church invites you from 7am to 9 am on Tuesday 20th June to the National Prayer Breakfast, linking up with a broadcast live from Edinburgh. From 9 to 10 there is a prayer time. Speakers are Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow (founder of Mary’s Meals) and John Kirkby.  People can come for as much or as little time as possible. There is no charge for the breakfast just a donation plate. For further information see www.npbs.info

In a world which is increasingly secular and alien to the Christian Gospel the National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland…

  • Is a public act of Christian witness to those in authority and influence in the nation, and to the nation generally, and a public affirmation of the power of prayer;
  • Is a source of encouragement to Christian believers and an opportunity for networking across denominational groups;
  • In an increasingly individualistic society introduces and commends the value of national corporate prayer to rising generations;
  • Calls the people of Scotland to turn to God, believing the prayers of God’s people are the key.

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

Order of Service for this week