Church News Sunday 18th 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 today 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).

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The group will complete the study in Haggai with the theme “Encouragement” and the readings for this week are Haggai 2:20-23; 1 Samuel 30: 1-6; Psalm 27; Acts 27: 13-44; 1 Corinthians 16: 13-14; 2 Thessalonians 2: 16-17. We are meeting at 17 Muirden Road this week and at 12 noon. Please note change. All very welcome to come along.

GUILD The outing takes place tomorrow to Grantown and we will leave at 11am, returning approximately 3.30-4pm. Look forward to seeing you there.

NEW START HIGHLAND You will soon receive a copy of Ferintosh Focus which has an article about New Start. We are asking for your help during the summer. Can you help collect for CLEANING PACKS: basin; cloth; tea towel; sponge; washing up liquid; brush & pan set? Can you help collect for STARTER PACKS: grater; colander; scale; baking tray; chopping board; cake tin; teapot; sealable containers; jug; wooden spoon; potato masher; fish slice; tin opener; ladle; mixing bowl; casserole dish? Collections to the Church Hall over the summer please.

FERINTOSH FOCUS Folders of the June edition of the Ferintosh Focus are available for collection in the annexe.

FERINTOSH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP As Tommy McGregor will no longer be involved with FYF after today, leaving only one leader, we urgently need one or more new people who are willing to help lead this small but loyal and interested group of young people aged 13 to 17. We meet in the small hall at 11am each Sunday in term time, to learn more about the Bible and discuss what its teachings mean for life today. As far as possible the programme is based on the wishes and interests of the young people, and material produced by Scripture Union and other organisations is available, which can form the basis of sessions. Child Protection procedures require that at least two adults are present at all times when the group is meeting, so it would be useful to have several helpers, to allow for holidays, illness, etc.. All those involved in work with young people in the Church require to have clearance in terms of Disclosure Scotland’s Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme. This is not a difficult or intrusive process, simply requiring a form to be completed giving basic personal details, and any addresses over the past 5 years. Please consider prayerfully whether this is something you could help with. For more information, speak to Janet Winchester (01349 865308).

HIGHLAND FOODBANK With the school holidays coming up, the foodbank will be more needed than ever since the children will have no access to school meals. Could you think about snack items such as biscuits and crisps to help the parents during the holidays?

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