Church News Sunday 9th July

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF are finished for 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 anybody of the congregation have. Feel free to put any in the box in the vestibule.

PASTORAL CARE Despite it being holiday season, there are still team members available to give you some help should it be required. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591) and we will do our very best to assist.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK  We have had a lovely letter of thanks from Helen Gill, Foodbank Project Assistant. These are what they are looking for in particular over July and August: long grain rice; tins of tomatoes, tins of corned beef, cat/dog food. Don’t forget it’s the school holiday and something for the children would be appreciated. If you have any unwanted “Bags for Life” to help clients take their food away, they too would be gratefully received.

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).

NEW START HIGHLAND You should have received the latest copy of the 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.

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