Church News Sunday 19th November

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 Prayer meetings continue on Wednesday mornings at 10am in the Church hall. Prayer is the essential powerhouse of the Church and your participation would be greatly valued. The small group is very friendly and there is no pressure to pray aloud if you do not wish to.

PASTORAL CARE The team is willing to lend a hand. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349 861591), and assistance can be arranged. Remember to allow time for arrangements to be put in place.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the Church hall is when the group meets for approximately an hour. We will be looking towards the birth of Jesus in our Advent studies. Why not come along? You’d be most welcome.

FERINTOSH FOCUS The next edition of the Ferintosh Focus Newsletter will be published in early December. All articles are to be with the Editorial team by 24th November.

EARL HAIG FUND The sum of £127.82 was collected at the Retiring Collection for the Earl Haig Fund on Remembrance Sunday.

GUILD There is one ticket remaining for the Big Sing in the East Church, Inverness on Friday 24th November at 2pm. Please speak to Janette Steele if you’d like to go. Tickets are free but the collection on the day is being donated to the work of the Synod of Livingstonia of the CCAP (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian) in Malawi.

TEN-PIN BOWLING EVENING By popular demand there is to be an evening of Ten Pin Bowling on Wednesday 22nd November leaving the car park beside the church at 6.30pm to travel to Rollerbowl for 7pm. Cost as before is £6/head for adults and children which includes entry fee and shoe hire. Refreshments can be purchased at the venue if required. Please add your name to the list at the back of the Church to join in what is always a fun event.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING There is to be a Coffee Morning in the Church hall on Saturday 2nd December from 10am – 12 noon. Christmas Stalls will include decorations, crafts, baking and produce, gift tags and a few other surprises. At the teas, we will be serving scones, pancakes and shortbread, so any donations of those bakes would be most welcome. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to help purchase a wheelchair and blankets for the Church. The hall will be open between 6.30pm – 7.30pm on Friday 1st December to receive any donations and then again from 8.30am onwards on the day of the event. Please add your name to the list at the back of the Church if you can help with baking and on the day. Many thanks. Janet Murray.

DAY OF PRAYER This year, the General Assembly asked the Church to focus on prayer and particularly to pray as we think about each other, our communities and for the future of the Church of Scotland as it responds and adapts to the changing landscapes of the world today. This National Day of Prayer allows us to have a special focus where we can join together in prayer across the country. On 25th November (and throughout the coming weeks and months) we hope you will gather together to pray as the Church for the work we are involved in, to pray for the parishes, presbyteries and communities that we are part of and seek God’s guidance for the way ahead as the Church of Scotland.

To that end Ferintosh Church are opening its doors between 10am and 3 pm on Saturday 25th November for prayer and it is exciting to think that we will not be praying in isolation but that prayers will be made all across the land on this day. Do feel free to join us at any time during the day. (Previously people have visited for 5 minutes or 50.) As before there will be resources available at ‘stations’ for individual prayer in the main part of the Church and in the extension for any group prayer from time to time. Tea and coffee will be made available to help yourself to.

DECEMBER SOUP LUNCH The next soup lunch will be held in the Church hall on Friday 1st December at 12 noon. The lunch will be organised by the Guild, and all proceeds will go to the Guild’s project for this session, Concern for the Family. Guild members who have not yet signed up to help, please see the list on the table at the back of the Church, or contact Janet Winchester (01349 865308).  

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Try to add one or two items for the foodbank to your weekly shop. It makes such a difference to the lives of people who struggle to make ends meet. Ideas of what is required are on the leaflet in the annex of the Church. Thank you for your continuing generosity.

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

Order of Service for this week