Church News Sunday 6th January

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF resume on 13th January. 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 We are still looking for more ladies to join this group to study God’s Word together. Do come along on Wednesday 9th January to 17 Muirden Road for some lunch (12 noon for 12.30pm). We are beginning a six studies programme looking at Nahum using Book by Book material. Everyone is most welcome, even if you can’t commit to every week. Why not give it a try?

HOLY COMMUNION This evening we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at our 6.30pm evening service in the Church Hall.

KIRK SESSION The Kirk Session will meet at 7.00pm on Thursday 17th January in the Church Hall. Minutes and agendas will be circulated shortly.  

GUILD The first meeting of 2019 of the Guild will take place tomorrow, 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.

Souper Sundae 20th January 2019 We will be celebrating Souper Sundae in the morning on Sunday 20th January this year. Donations of soup, bread/oatcakes and desserts would be appreciated. Please add your name to the list on the table at the back of the Church, indicating which type of soup or dessert you plan to make, to avoid duplication.

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!

World Mission Council Newsletters The latest edition of this newsletter is now available. There is a variety of articles, including two relating to the HIV/AIDS programme, which we will support through Souper Sundae later this month. Sorry I did not get copies to Sheena in time for them to go out with the January Life and Work, but there are plenty copies on the table at the back of the Church. Please help yourselves.

The Leprosy Mission Prayer Diary 2019 There are copies of this publication on the table at the back of the Church. It includes a lot of information about TLM and its work around the world. Please take a copy. More can be ordered if required.

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

Order of Service for this week