Church News Sunday 2nd December

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.  We are showing the film ‘Tortured for Christ’ on Wednesday 12th December at 10am in the hall. The film is about the well known pastor Richard Wurmbrand who spent 14 years in communist prison. All are welcome to come along.

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 10.45am.

LADIES BIBLE The Advent studies got off to a good start this week. We meet next on Wednesday 5th December at 1.30pm in the Church Hall. The second study using “Angels in the Realms of Glory ” is entitled Shepherds in the field abiding. Please give it some thought to coming along for the next few weeks to take time to study the real meaning of Christmas. You would receive a very warm welcome.

PASTORAL CARE  Do make a call to the team if you need some help. Contact can be made through your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591). We will do our very best to assist.

SEAFORTH HOUSE A nativity at Seaforth House will take place today (Sunday 2nd  December) at 3pm and we look forward to hearing the bells played by the children of Sunday Club and FYF as part of our worship with the residents.

RIVER CAFÉ The last River Cafe of 2018 takes place in the Church hall on Wednesday 12th December from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not take the chance to drop in for a well earned break and enjoy some tea/coffee and home bakes, while meeting others for the all important chat? We look forward to welcoming you there.

GUILD CHRISTMAS LUNCH Could all those who have signed up for this please pay Pat Gillanders by Sunday 9th December. If anyone has not yet signed up and wishes to do so, please do this as soon as possible.

GUILD A lists is available at the back of the Church for an invitation to a Christmas social afternoon by Castle Street Guild on Wednesday 19th December at 2.30pm in Castle Street hall.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING Many thanks to all who contributed to and helped on the day for what was a very successful Christmas Coffee Morning.

SOUP LUNCH The last Soup Lunch for 2018 will take place in the Church hall on Friday 7th December at 12 noon. Why not join us for some delicious home-made soup, tea (or coffee) and the all important chat. We look forward to welcoming you there.

BLYTHSWOOD SHOEBOXES Many thanks to the generous Ferintosh folk who contributed items to the shoeboxes which were checked by the group working in Maryburgh Free Church hall during November.  Our task is over for another year, having achieved a very satisfying total of 9,389.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK A huge thank you is due for all the donations you are bringing along each week. Especial thanks go to the Line Dancing Class for their amazing generosity. Again on TV we see how essential these facilities have become to those who fall on hard times who may be in work or unemployed awaiting benefits. Please give generously at this difficult time of year and think about some little treats as well as essential food. Do you have any unwanted carrier bags you could donate? They are required for people to carry the food home. Thank you for your help.

MIRIAM SINGERS The annual Christmas Evening by the choir will take place on Monday 10th December in Rosskeen Church Hall. It begins at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come to hear the Christmas message in song, readings and music. The Miriam Singers and Iain’s Boys would love to see you there!

CONON TREE LIGHTING Ferintosh Parish Church, along with pupils from Ben Wyvis School, Conon Bridge Amenities Association, Dingwall Rotary and others, will again be participating in the annual Conon Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday 8th December from 6.00 p.m. onwards.  After the Christmas tree lights are switched on by our special celebrity guest at the War memorial at 6.30, those attending will be invited down to the Church Hall for a cuppa, festive fare and some great fellowship.  Janet Murray and the Social Team would really appreciate some volunteers to help serve.

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

Order of Service for this week