Church News Sunday 30th December

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF are on holiday. Holiday Club is on 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 From 1015-1045 each Sunday the posh room is available for prayer spoken and unspoken, for our church, for the world and for current needs. Those who have participated come and go within that time so no need to stay for the half an hour. Feel free to drop in.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM You can be helped by the Team by contacting either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591). We will try our very best to assist. Remember to allow time for arrangements to be made if you need to be taken to an appointment.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY The group will meet for the first time in 2019 on 9th  January at 17 Muirden Road for some lunch (12noon for 12.30pm) and will begin the study of the prophet Nahum using the material produced by Book by Book by Paul Blackham. This is a six studies programme entitled “The Lord God is both good and angry”. We’d love to have you come along to study God’s word with us. Further details from Janette Steele.

 Next Sunday, 6th January 2019, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at our 6,30pm evening service only. This will take place in the Church Hall. The morning service on the 6th will not include the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

SHELTER The Watchnight and Christmas Morning collections for “Shelter – Scotland” raised an excellent £318.88. Many thanks.

GUILD The first meeting of 2019 of the Guild will take place on 7th January in the Church Hall at 2pm. The theme for the afternoon is “Ways we have travelled” when members and friends will share memorable journeys with each other. These can be actual journeys or can be about life’s journey. Should be very interesting. don’t you think? Why not come along and hear and see for yourself. Remember the Guild is all inclusive – no age or gender discrimination! Why not make it a New Year’s resolution to come along even if it is for a one-off!

RIVER CAFÉ The first River Cafe of 2019 takes place in the Church Hall on Wednesday 9th January from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not drop in for some tea/coffee, home bakes and the all important chat? We look forward to welcoming you there. With increasing numbers, additional baking is required and would be appreciated. If you can help provide some home baking on an occasional basis for this event, can you please add your name to the list at the back of the church? Many thanks.

 Highland Foodbank As I’m sure you have heard and read, the need for the Foodbanks across Scotland and the UK is growing all the time, made all the more pressing by companies going out of business with no notice to employees. This makes for terrible hardship as people wait for money to come through to feed themselves and their families. Your generosity can make such a difference to lives. Each claimant at the Foodbank is given enough basics to see them through three days – not long is it? Thank you for what you donated in 2018 but sadly, your effort is still required in 2019!

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

Order of Service for this week