Church News Sunday 20th May

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

BREAKFAST CLUB Breakfast Club for nursery and primary children is today at 10.20am.

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 Please remember if you need some help the team is available. You can contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janet Winchester (01349 865308), and help could be on hand. Please try to give as much notice as possible for transport to appointments to allow arrangements to be made.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The ladies meet each week in the Church hall on Wednesdays at 1.30pm for approximately one hour. The present studies are looking at Luke’s writings, the Gospel bearing his name and his other book, the Book of Acts. This week we will look at the theme “Jesus saves” We do hope you will come along and join the group in study, prayer and discussion.

OLM PLACEMENT We are delighted to welcome Irene Munro who begins her 12 month Probationary placement today as part of her training to be an Ordained Local Minister within the Church of Scotland. We assure Irene of our prayerful support and encouragement over this time as we know she will be a support and encouragement to us.

HIGHLAND GOSPEL MALE VOICE CHOIR Highland Gospel Male Voice Choir are to be singing in Castle Street Church of Scotland on Friday 25th May at 7.30pm.

NEWSLETTER The next edition of the Ferintosh Focus Newsletter will be published next month. All articles and features should be with the Editor by 15th June please.

CHRISTIAN AID A very successful soup lunch was held in the church hall last Sunday raising the magnificent sum of £347.80 for the benefit of the victims of the hurricane in Haiti, and many other disasters around the world  which benefit from the work of Christian Aid. An enormous THANK-YOU to all who helped in any way, (young and old alike) to make the occasion such a happy, sociable occasion with wonderful food.  Thanks again to everyone for their support.  It has been good weather for the volunteer collectors this past week so will report on their sterling efforts later in the month.

GUILD Date for the Diary. The Guild is planning a Summer Outing to Mackenzie and Cruickshanks’ Garden Centre, Forres, on Monday 11th June. Lunch has been booked in the Potting Shed Café for 12.30pm. More details will soon be available on the Church Table, when you can also indicate whether you could provide a car or require transport. Watch this space!

CRECHE HELPERS URGENTLY REQUIRED We are at present running the Crèche with only 6 helpers, which means each helper is on the rota at least once every three weeks. There must be others in the congregation who could help. PLEASE consider this prayerfully and contact Janet Winchester if you can help. The new rota will run from July, and we do need to have it complete so that we can welcome little ones (and their parents) whenever they come along.

THE LEPROSY MISSION (SCOTLAND) TLM Scotland is holding its Annual Celebration in the North Parish Church Stirling on Saturday 2nd June from 11am. See the poster in the Church hall for details. Anyone interested in joining transport, please contact Janet Winchester (01349 865308).

GENERAL ASSEMBLY For the duration of the General Assembly Rev James Bissett, Ross Presbytery will be tweeting from the Church of Scotland Voices twitter account at

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

Order of Service for this week