Church News Sunday 25th June

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club meet for the last time today for the summer holidays. FYF is finished the summer. 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 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.

RETIRING COLLECTION There is to be a retiring collection today for the victims of the tragic Grenfell tower block fire.

DINGWALL CHRISTIAN BOOKSHOP The Dingwall Christian bookshop will now only be open from 10.00am to 12.30pm Monday to Saturday.

GUILD We had a very enjoyable visit to Grantown-on-Spey last Monday and we met up with Esmary Neilson who asks to be remembered to all. She is very content and settled in her new surroundings and we enjoyed her hospitality. Guild will meet again in September.

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

FERINTOSH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP As Tommy McGregor is no longer involved with FYF, 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?

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.

World Mission Council Newsletters The latest edition of this Newsletter is now available. The theme is Women in the World Church, which was the theme of the World Mission Council report to the General Assembly this year. Those who receive Life and Work should have found a copy in their magazine. Spare copies are available on the table at the back of the Church. Please take one.

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

Order of Service for this week