Church News Sunday 26th August

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.

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.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The Ladies Bible Study will resume on Wednesday 5th September at 1.30pm in the Church Hall. We’d like to invite ladies to join us for a seven week study of “The Armour of God” using Cover to Cover notes. The meeting lasts approximately an hour. There are some invitations at the back of the Church if you think this would be something you’d like to try. Please give it prayerful consideration. A warm welcome awaits!

PASTORAL CARE Please don’t hesitate to contact the Team if you require some help. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591) and we will try our very best to help. Remember to allow time for arrangements to be made if you need to attend appointments.

HOLY COMMUNION Next Sunday, 2nd September, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at our morning service at 11.00am and at our evening service at 6.30pm. The Kirk Session are asked to meet in the small hall at 10.45am prior to morning worship.

WYVIS HOUSE There will be a service at Wyvis House at 4pm today. All are welcome to come along.

GIFT DAY 2018 The Annual Gift Day will be held on Saturday 8th September between 10am and 12 noon.  Invitation letters will be issued shortly.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Each week people are given help with food to feed themselves and their families having been referred to the Foodbank. Without your donations people would have to go without. Please be generous. Cereals, tinned meat such as mince, corned beef, tins of vegetables such as potatoes are always welcome. Thank you.

GUILD The first meeting of the Guild for session 2018-19, will take place in the Church Hall on Monday 3rd September at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Rev Stephen Macdonald with the subject “Thoughts on the Theme: Seeking the Way”. As you know the Guild is a welcoming movement for all – young, old; male, female; previous member, new member. Do come along if you’d like to find out more about the Guild or even just to hear the speaker for the evening. You’ll be very welcome. The Guild subscription is £14 and can be paid on the first night for those joining and the syllabus will be ready to be uplifted. Rosskeen Guild are live-streaming the Guild Annual Gathering on Saturday 1st September in the Perrins Centre Alness. All are welcome to go along on that day, either for the whole day or just to drop in for a time. There will be tea/coffee etc. but if you would like to stay all then feel free to take your lunch. The programme begins at 10.0 and the hall will be open from 10am.

NEWSLETTER The next edition of the Ferintosh Focus Newsletter will be published next month. All articles and features should be with the Editor by 14th September please.

Toiletries for refugees Thank you for all the toiletries already donated. Quite amazing! If you still wish to donate, Sunday 1st September will be the last day, after which we will arrange for the toiletries to be passed on to Highland Supports Refugees.

“SPRING” CLEAN OF CRECHE We need to clean the crèche room and sort out the toys and games. If you can come along on Thursday 30th August any time between 10am and 5pm, your help will be most welcome. It would be particularly useful if the parents of children who use the creche could call in at some point, to advise on which toys and games their children enjoy.

WORLD MISSION COUNCIL NEWSLETTER The latest edition of the newsletter is available, entitled “Round the World in 14 Pages”. It includes items relating to Nepal (one by Douglas Willis of Fortrose and Rosemarkie), Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and Finland. Those who subscribe to Life and Work should receive a copy with their magazine. There are also copies on the table at the back of the Church – please help yourself.

SENIOR CITIZENS LUNCH CLUB Conon Bridge Senior Citizens’ Lunch Club is a friendly, informal event held in Ben Wyvis Primary School at 1pm every second Friday during school term times. The club is always looking for new members, so if you would like to come and meet old and new friends over a bowl of soup and some home baking, please contact Mrs Catriona Meiklejohn on 01349 863676 or Mrs Erica Mack on 01349 864949.

HIGHLAND SUPPORTS REFUGEES 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 August.

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

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