Church News Sunday 5th May

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. You can come and go within that time so no need to stay for the half an hour. Feel free to drop in.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM Please call either your elder or the coordinator, Janet Winchester (01349 865308), if you need help from the Team.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY We embark on a series of studies looking at Faith and Creation, Connexions. On Wednesday 8th May at 1.30pm in the Church Hall, we will begin with “The Desert”. These studies have a Celtic theme. Please think about joining us at this time of fellowship, worship and study. We’d be delighted to have you come 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.

ROSS MEMORIAL A service will take place today, Sunday 5th at 2pm in Ross Memorial. All are welcome to join us in the worship there.

SERVICE THEME We are following the new theme ‘Believing is Seeing’ at our morning services. This will continue until Sunday 19th May.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church Hall on Wednesday 8th May from 2pm-3.30pm. This is proving to be a popular time for meeting up for a chat while enjoying some tea/coffee and home bakes. Why not join us? We look forward to welcoming you there. If you would be willing to provide some home baking for this event, can you please add your name to the list at the back of the hall so that we have an idea of what amount and variety of baking will be available? Many thanks.

WORLD MISSION COUNCIL NEWSLETTER The latest edition of this newsletter is available entitled “Walking Alongside” and including articles on the Church of Scotland’s contacts around the world. Those who receive “Life and Work” will receive a copy with their May magazine. There are also copies on the table at the back of the Church. Please take one, read it and pass it on to someone else you think may be interested.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2019 Christian Aid Week (12th – 18th May) Only 7 days to go!  Next Sunday a soup lunch will launch the start of our annual fund raising week for this important event.  Janet Winchester and I would welcome any help you are able to give for the provision of food, soup, bread/oatcakes and service in the kitchen.  We are also planning a collection in the Conon bridge Co-op on the afternoons of Friday and Saturday 17th and 18th.  Envelopes can be dropped off in the Spar shop, Conon and Maryburgh shop.  Collecting tins and envelopes will be available in Church next Sunday.  Please add your name to the lists on the table at the back of the church if you are able to help in any way.  Feel free to contact me (Joan MacKenzie) on 07733196633, many thanks.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Thank you for your amazing generosity over the past few weeks. It would be great to think the need is no longer there. However, we all know that the foodbank is so necessary for some individuals and families to cope with 21st century living. Please place any donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and cleaning materials in the box in the annex. Thank you.

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

Order of Service for this week