Church News Sunday 27th January

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.

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 Do not hesitate to contact the team if you require some help. This can be through your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591), and we will try to respond as soon as we can. Please allow time for arrangements to be made if you need to be taken to appointments.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY We have begun the third study in Nahum and will hope to complete this next week going on the study Four entitled, “The Lord will Restore”. We meet on Wednesday 29th January at 1.30pm in the Church Hall for approximately an hour. Do think about joining us even if you can’t manage every week. You are most welcome.

SOUP LUNCH The next Soup Lunch takes place in the Church Hall on Friday 1st February starting at 12 midday. Why not join us for some delicious home-made soup, tea and biscuits and the opportunity to meet together for a chat. We look forward to welcoming you along.

BUNDLES OF FUN For all parents/carers, babies + toddlers, every Thursday in the hall from 1pm-2:30pm. Come along and relax over a cup of tea/coffee whilst you watch the children play.

COMMUNION Our next Communion services will be on Sunday 3rd March. This is always a good opportunity for anyone who wishes to profess their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour to do so by becoming a member of the local church. Please speak to the minister or any elder to find out more about faith and commitment.​

SOUPER SUNDAY Very many thanks to all who contributed in any way to the success of last Sunday’s event. There were so many, and in the end I am not even sure who all lent a hand, so please accept this general but none the less heartfelt thank you. Thanks also to all who came along for lunch and all who donated to the Church of Scotland HIV/AIDS programme. The total raised so far is £202 , but I know there are one or two donations still to come, so I will leave it open for another week before sending off the money. Thanks, Janet.

GUILD The next meeting of the Guild takes place on Monday 4th February at 2pm in the Church Hall. The speaker will be Hannah Sutherland, Highland Support Refugees and her topic is Seeking the way to Safety. All are welcome to join this group to hear about this initiative. The Guild is for all and you will receive a very warm welcome. If anyone has any clothes, bedlinen, blankets, sleeping bags or tents in good condition for which they have no further use, these would be gratefully received by The Highlands Support Refugees. Bring items to the Church hall next Sunday, give to any Guild member, or come along to the meeting on 4th February.

The visit to Cameron House has been re-arranged for Friday 8th February at 2.30pm (leaving Maryburgh/Conon at 1.45pm). If anyone in the congregation would like to join Guild members on this visit, you would be most welcome to join us. Please speak to Janet Winchester (01349 865308)

BEETLE DRIVE We plan to hold another Beetle Drive in the Church Hall on Saturday 9th February starting at 6.30pm until approx. 9pm. Costs are as before £1 per adult and 50p per child to cover the cost of prizes and refreshments. This is always a fun evening for all ages. If you would like to participate in this, please add your name to the list at the back of the church to give us an indication of numbers. We look forward to seeing you there.

CROSSREACH CrossReach are inviting YOU to design their Christmas Card for 2019. This would be a great year to do this since CrossReach is celebrating 150 years of Social Care! Details of the competition can be found on the Notice Board inside the Church Hall. Closing date is Monday 1st Aril, so giving you plenty of time to hone your artistic skills. The latest CrossReach News, with details of the Moderator’s visits to the facilities in Highland, is now available and copies are at the rear of the Church together with their Prayer Diary for February to May. Please take one.

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

Order of Service for this week