Church News Sunday 9th September

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 next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th September in the Church Hall at 1.30pm. We continue to study “The Armour of God” written by Lynn Penson. We will resume the first study called “Take your Stand” at this meeting. We invite ladies to join us for this study even if you can’t commit to every week. A very warm welcome awaits you. There are still invitations to be picked up at the back of the Church.
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.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK At this harvest time, this congregation has been asked to donate the following items – tins of ham; packets of sweet biscuits; tins of custard; jars of pasta sauce; tins of potatoes; shower gel/ shampoo. Other congregations have their own items to collect. This year just over 6000 people throughout Highland have been helped. The need remains high. This level of help can only be maintained due to your generosity. Thank you all.
NEWSLETTER The next edition of the Ferintosh Focus Newsletter will be published  this month. All articles and features should be with the Editor by 14th September please.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe is due to take place in the Church Hall on Wednesday 12th September from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not drop in for a chat and some tea/coffee and home baking? We look forward to welcoming you there. Would you be willing to provide baking for this worthwhile event, on an occasional basis? If so, can you please add your name to the list at the back of the church, or speak with Janet Murray. Many thanks.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING The Harvest Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday 30th September and as usual the Church will be decorated with baskets of flowers. The hall will be open from 9.30am on the Saturday to accept flowers, foliage  and small baskets and if you can help in any way you will be made most welcome. Being a flower arranger is not essential!   The baskets can be uplifted after the m  orning service for distribution. Last year we really struggled after the service so please do help if you can it will be most appreciated.  For further information contact Jeannette Cameron 01463 870416.

CRECHE Thanks to those who came along to help clean the crèche room and equipment. It is looking much better. We could however still do with a few more helpers, especially as we now have children attending more regularly. Please speak to Janet Winchester if you can help.

WEDDING We offer Morag Paterson & Neil McKinnon our prayerful support as they look forward to their wedding day on Saturday 15th September. Rev’d Macdonald will officiate the wedding in Embo.

YEAR OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE TREASURE HUNT The Guild is organising a Treasure Hunt around Maryburgh and Conon Bridge (on foot). Teams of 4, including at least 1 adult over 18, are invited to come to the Church hall on Saturday 15th September for 2pm to register. Teams may dress up if they wish. There will be prizes for the first three correct entries, and also for the best dressed team. Entry is free, and there will be tea/coffee/juice and snacks when the teams return. Please encourage family, friends and neighbours to come along and take part. It would be good if members of the Guild, and others in the congregation not involved in a team, could come along to see the teams off (from 1.45pm) or to welcome them back (3pm onwards), as this is intended to be an intergenerational event.

Thanks to all who handed in stamps over the past year. A large bagful was handed over last weekend. Please keep saving stamps. If you have or come across a whole collection, please do not attempt to dismantle it – just hand it in as it is, in the album, together with any loose stamps.

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

Order of Service for this week