Church News Sunday 30th 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 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 Ladies Bible Study: The group will begin the third study in the series about The Armour of God – Living in his Strength entitled “Robed and Presented”. There is still time for you to come along and join us in these seven sessions. We meet on Wednesday in the Church Hall at 1.30pm for approximately one hour. Please think about making an effort to be with us, even if you can’t commit to every week. We’d be delighted to have you with us.

PASTORAL CARE Please contact the Team if you need help. Either speak to your elder or Janette Steele on 01349 861591and we will do our best to assist.

GUILD The Guild meets tomorrow 1st October at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. The speaker that evening is Sheila Macleod, Project Coordinator of Ross Guilds Together, and she will bring us into the picture regarding the six new projects for the coming three years. Do feel free to come along to hear about these interesting undertakings and why not bring a friend or two!

SOUP LUNCH The first Soup Lunch for this session takes place in the Church Hall on Friday 5th October at 12 midday. Why not join us for some delicious home-made soup, tea and biscuits and the chance to meet up for a chat? Everybody welcome.

FERINTOSH FOCUS Copies of the September Ferintosh Focus are available in the annexe for those who kindly distribute them.

KIRK SESSION Members of the Kirk Session are asked to stay behind for a few moments at the end of this morning’s service for a short meeting in the Church Annexe.

GIFT DAY 2018 Our Gift Day held on Saturday, 8th September proved a great success. Donations were received then and have continued over the past three weeks resulting in a total of £8,040.  A magnificent sum and one which has put a smile back on our Treasurer’s face! Additionally – it is anticipated that a sum in excess of £1,000 will be recoverable from the Inland Revenue in relation to Gift Aid tax on the Gift Day qualifying donations. A very big “thank you” to all who donated.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING Thank you to everyone who helped in any way in the decorating of the church for Harvest Thanksgiving. The flowers can be uplifted following the morning service for distribution and it would be much appreciated if you could help with this.  There is a list in the annex for you to add a name of a recipient, please tick the name off if a basket has been collected.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church Hall on Wednesday 10th October from 2pm-3.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you along for some tea/coffee and home baking and the all-important chat. If you can help with providing some home baking on an occasional basis to assist with this, please add your name to the list at the back of the church as your help would be gratefully appreciated.

SEAFORTH HOUSE The next service at Seaforth House is on Sunday October 7th at 3pm. Extra worshippers are always welcome

HIGHLAND FOODBANK You may have seen on the church web page the generous donation we recently received. This would give a tremendous boost to the stocks. However, our weekly one or even two items extra in our shopping trolley is vital to keeping the work of the foodbank going all the time. Thank you for all your help with this.

RETIRING OFFERING – HARVEST THANKSGIVING There will be a retiring offering today for emergency relief and eventual reconstruction in the South West and North West Provinces of the Republic of Cameroon, where political tensions have led to a state akin to civil war, with destruction of homes and livelihoods, injury and in some cases death. This is the area where Janet Winchester worked in the 1970s and 80s, and the work will be led by the local Churches, including the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, with which she worked. The funds are being raised and administered by the Evangelical Missionary Society of Basel, Switzerland, for which she worked at the time. For more information, see Janet’s article in Ferintosh Focus.

COFFEE MORNING There will be a MacMillan Coffee Morning ​at St Clement’s School on Wednesday 10th  October at 10am, everyone very welcome.

PRAYER DAY – 6th OCTOBER Ferintosh Parish Church will be open from 10am till 3pm for anyone to drop in for prayer and reflection at any time during the day.   Topics for reflection will be available against a background of quiet music. Tea and Coffee (self service ) will be available at the entrance. The booklet ‘Try Praying’ will be available for uplift and it is hoped that people will feel free to come and go whenever it suits them.

CROSSREACH The latest CrossReach News and Prayer Diary is now available. Copies are at the back of the Church. Christmas is coming. The Crossreach Calendar can be ordered. List at the back of the Church/ teatime after the service. A sample is available to view in the Church Hall.  (Stunning pictures!) There is also a catalogue to order cards and other items. Please take one to browse and return with an order to Janette Steele, CrossReach Supporter for Ferintosh Parish.

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

Order of Service for this week