Church News Sunday 5th August

HOLIDAY CLUB Our wonderful Sunday Club & FYF leaders have a well earned break for summer and we are grateful for the team running our new holiday club over the summer holidays. The holiday club will be on every Sunday from 10:50am-12noon and will meet in the hall for games, crafts, snacks and loads of FUN!

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.

Informal prayer time before the morning service Come along when you can, leave when you want: for ten seconds or ten minutes. Prayer and reflection time in the hall posh room every Sunday between 10.15 and 10.45 a.m. (Psalm 65:2) Because you answer prayers, people everywhere will come to you.

PASTORAL CARE Do not hesitate to contact the team if you need some help. You can speak to your elder or contact Janette Steele (01349861591), the coordinator, and the Team will do its very best to respond. Remember to leave time to make arrangements if you’d like to attend appointments.

SEAFORTH HOUSE The next service at Seaforth House is this afternoon at 3pm. The residents are always pleased to see any of the congregation join them in worship and fellowship.

ROSS MEMORIAL There will be a short worship service in the Ross Memorial this afternoon at 2pm. All are welcome to come along to help with the singing.

HIGHLAND SUPPORTS REFUGEES At a recent Session meeting, it was decided that over the summer we would collect toiletries for refugees still living in camps in Europe. There are many thousands of such, including families with children, and sick and disabled people, who came from Syria and many other war-torn countries two years or more ago and are still living in camps in Greece and other southern European countries, waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. Highlands Support Refugees collects a wide range of items at their Conon Bridge base in the old Ferintosh House (top of Sellar Place, next to the bowling club) to send out  these people.. Items they have requested are; soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, moisturisers, baby wipes, nappies, “adult nappies”, sanitary towels. Please place any donations in the crates which will be placed in the Church vestibule throughout July and August.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Thank you once again for your amazing generosity in support of this charity. All the usual items are required each week. Why not add one or two non-perishable foods to your weekly shop to donate to families or individuals who do not know from where their next meal might come. The basket is situated in the annex of the Church.

SUNDAY TEAS – CAN YOU HELP? With increasing numbers enjoying tea and a chat following both Sunday Services and with people being away on holidays, additional help would be greatly appreciated. Can you perhaps work with a friend to provide tea and biscuits on an occasional basis so that it is not always the same people? If so, can you please add you name to the list in the hall?  Many thanks for your help with this!

USED STAMPS There will be an opportunity to hand over all stamps collected to date on September 1st, so if you have any lurking at home, please put them in the red box in the annexe, or hand them to Janet Winchester, by the end of August. The World Mission Council will use the money raised to support day centres for disabled children and young people in Ukraine. Thank you.

PASTORAL DUTIES We are grateful to Rev Russel Smith who will provide pastoral cover while the minister is away on holiday and can be contacted on 861011. The minister will be back on Sunday 19th August.

Order of Service for this week