Church News Sunday 4th March

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 If you need some help, please don’t hesitate to enlist the help of the Team. Members are ready and willing to do their best to be of assistance. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591). Allow time for arrangements to be made if you possibly can.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Invitation to Hope is the next study in our series from “Living Faith” for our Lenten studies. The readings are Luke 23: 29-43 and 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7. Please try to come along to the Church Hall on Wednesday 7th March at 1.30pm. The meeting usually last about one hour. A warm welcome awaits you.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church Hall on Wednesday 14th March from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not drop in for some tea/coffee, home baking and the all important chat? We look forward to welcoming you there.

KIRK SESSION The Kirk Session will meet at 7.00pm on Thursday 8th March in the Church Hall. Minutes and agendas are available to uplift now. Elders who have elected to receive them by email should now have them.

FERINTOSH FOCUS The next edition of the Ferintosh Focus will be published in March. Any articles or contributions to the editorial team please by Friday 9th March.

GUILD The Guild meets tomorrow, Monday 5th March at 2pm in the Church Hall. The speaker is Hannah Sutherland and she will give us insight into #Highland Supports Refugees. If you’d like to learn more, do come along. All are welcome. This organisation is currently collecting men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes as well as sleeping bags, toiletries and blankets. If any member of the congregation would like to donate, bring it to Hall before 5th March.

SCRIPTURE UNION Ross-shire Scripture Union Action group are hosting a Christian Values for Education event for parents and carers to ask about Christian Worship in schools and how we can see more Christian values in schools, and discuss other issues. This is to take place on Saturday 10th March at Alness Capstone Centre, 10- 12noon. Entry is £5 which includes bacon rolls and coffee.

World Mission Council Newsletter/Fairtrade Fortnight Copies of the latest edition are available on the table at the back of the Church. The main focus this time is on Fairtrade Fortnight (26th February – 11th March). More information about this event, (including videos) is available on fairtrade.org.uk Look out for displays when you are shopping, and try to buy at least one “fairtrade” item this week.

Easter at The Leprosy Mission We have received one copy only of The Leprosy Mission Spring catalogue. It is on the table at the back of the Church for consultation, along with several copies of the order form. It contains a variety of Easter cards and other gifts appropriate to this time of year, as well as “virtual gifts” (where you give a donation to a particular project in the name of the recipient, and receive a card to give to them). You can either send the order in  yourself (by post, phone or on-line), or give to me, in which case we would only have to pay the postage and packing charge once.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK As you can appreciate, the foodbank is very well used. It would be great if it were not so but alas, your help is really needed. Why not slip an extra item or two into your shopping this week and donate them to the foodbank where it will be put to good use helping those most vulnerable in our local community. Donations of tins of ham, tins of corned beef, tins of mince and sugar are requested during March.

PASTORAL DUTIES Rev’d Stephen Macdonald can be contacted on 864273 if required for any Pastoral duties.

Order of Service for this week