Church News Sunday 10th December

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF meet today at 10.50am. There is a Crèche for pre-school children each Sunday morning.

SEAFORTH HOUSE There will be a service at Seaforth House this afternoon at 3pm. This is to take the form of a nativity so do come along and join the choir of angels.

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 Remember, there are willing helpers out there ready to be of assistance. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591) and we will do our very best to help.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The Group continues to study the Cover to Cover material about Advent. We meet in the Church hall on a Wednesday from 1.30pm. Please do think about coming along. You would be most welcome.

RVER CAFÉ The last River Cafe of 2017 will take place in the Church hall on Wednesday 13th December from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not take the chance to drop in for a well earned seat and enjoy some tea/coffee, home baking and the all important chat? We look forward to welcoming you there.

Highland Foodbank If you are wondering what to donate just now, any non-perishable food is welcome as well as toiletries and cleaning materials. Just a couple of extra items in your shopping trolley can make such a difference to people and families in our area as they try to survive on very low incomes.

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal The group checking and filling shoeboxes in Maryburgh Free Church hall wish to thank all members of Ferintosh congregation who have contributed items for the boxes.  The annual exercise is now over and the group’s contribution to the 2017 appeal is a total of 11,112 shoeboxes which are now on their way to those in need.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING Thanks to everyone how contributed to, helped run and attended the Christmas Coffee Morning in the Church hall on Saturday 2nd December. The following is a breakdown of the monies raised;

Entry by Donation:                   £198.10

Face Painting:                          £2

Mhairi’s Teddies:                     £31

Floral Decorations:                   £170.50

Crafts:                                      £70.35

Sunday Club/FYF:                   £92.10

Baking/Produce:                      £107.21

Total after event:                     £671.26

Further donations:                   £41

 GRAND TOTAL RAISED:       £712.26

 COMPETITION WINNERS:

 Weight of the Christmas Cake (2.53kg):          Mairi Fraser

Sweets in Jar (253):                                         Phyllis Holmes

Name the Gnome (Jamie):                               Jane Attwood

World Mission Council Used Stamp Appeal As Christmas mail begins to arrive, please remember to save the stamps. If possible, leave a margin of half an inch around the stamp, but if not, at least ensure the [perforations are intact and the stamp is not torn. Stamps can be placed in the box in the annexe, or given to Janet Winchester. This year the money raised is going towards supplying books for theological training in the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan. This is currently being provided in a refugee camp in Kenya, as the continuing civil war in this new country means it is not possible to carry out such activities within the country.

MIRIAM SINGERS It’s that time of year again! Get into the festive mood with an evening in the company of the Miriam Singers. Their Christmas programme takes place tomorrow, Monday 11th December at 7.30pm in Rosskeen Parish Church, Alness. Rosskeen Guild hosts this event and great fun, fellowship and the Christmas Message is always on offer. And of course “some fine pieces” are to be had too. Janette Steele is going and is willing to transport any who might want to join her. Come along for a friendly, joyous evening.

DECEMBER SOUP LUNCH Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the Soup Lunch on Friday 1st December such a success. It was a happy occasion, and to date the wonderful sum of £206.300 has been raised for “Let’s Stick Together”, the project supported by Ferintosh Guild this year. Under the   auspices of the charity Care for the Family, this resource, delivered by trained presenters, is provided to groups of parents wherever they meet, eg at ante-natal clinics, toddler groups.

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