Church News Sunday 9th 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 On Wednesday 12th December at 1.30pm in the Church Hall, the ladies will study “Sages, leave your contemplations” as we continue our advent study of Angels from the realms of glory Christmas Carol. It would be lovely to have you come along to study God’s word with us. A warm welcome is waiting!

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.

NEWSLETTER The December edition of the Ferintosh Focus Newsletter is now available in the annexe to be picked-up by those who kindly distribute them.

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 Guild members are reminded that the Christmas lunch takes place tomorrow Monday 10th December in the Cottage bar. Please arrive from 12 for a 12.30 start. Pat Gillanders is still looking for payment from one or two people – if this is you, please see Pat today.

The Guild has also been invited to a Christmas social afternoon in Castle Street church hall on Wednesday 19th December at 2.30pm. There is a list for names of those wishing to attend at the back of the Church. (It is there this week – apologies for those who were looking for it last week).

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING Many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of last week’s Coffee Morning. The excellent sum of £1150 has been banked for Church and Community Activities. The results of the Competitions are:
The Knitted Dog was named Willow which was correctly chosen by Pat Gillanders.
The Christmas Cake weighed 6lb 6.5oz (2.916Kg) and was won by Sylvia Chalmers.
The number of sweets in the jar was 274. The nearest guess was by the Minister who kindly donated it to a worthy recipient. (Cerys). Thank you one and all.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK There is still a tremendous need for your assistance in providing for the less fortunate by donating non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning items, small packets of toilet rolls and, of course, something to treat the children at this time of year. Thank you all for your support.

MIRIAM SINGERS The annual Christmas Evening by the choir will take place tomorrow 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!

USED STAMPS As Christmas mail begins to arrive, please remember to keep your stamps for the World Mission Council used stamp appeal. Cut them off, leaving a half inch margin if possible, but in any case perforations must be intact. It is helpful if UK and foreign stamps are kept separate.

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

Order of Service for this week