Church News Sunday 1st September

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.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY This meeting will resume on Wednesday 4th September in the Church Hall at 1.30pm. It is hoped to study the prophet Ezra for a few weeks. Please give prayerful thought to joining us, we’d really welcome anyone who wants to study God’s word. Look out for the invitations with details at the back of the Church.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM  If you need help don’t hesitate to contact either your district elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591),and we will do our very best to assist. Remember to allow time for arrangements to be made.

HOLY COMMUNION Next Sunday, 8th September we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion at our morning service at 11.00am and at our evening service at 6.30pm. The Kirk Session are asked to meet in the small hall at 10.45am prior to morning worship.

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.

FERINTOSH FOCUS The next edition of the Ferintosh Focus will be published mid September. Any articles to be with the Editor by Friday 6th September. If you don’t currently received a delivered copy of the newsletter please add you details to the sheet at the rear of the church.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church Hall on Wednesday 11th September from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not drop in for some tea/coffee, home bakes and the chance to sit and enjoy a chat. We look forward to welcoming you there. If you would you be willing to provide some baking for this event on an occasional basis, your help would be greatly appreciated. There is a list at the back of the church for names etc. or contact Janet Murray. Many thanks.

WORLD MISSION COUNCIL NEWSLETTER The latest edition of this newsletter is available, featuring information from Egypt, Malawi, Zambia and Nepal, as well as details of several electronic sources of information, including blogs set up by several Mission Partners. Those who receive Life and Work should have found copies in their September magazines. Further copies are available on the table at the back of the Church.

GUILD The first meeting of Ferintosh Parish Church Guild will be held in the Church Hall tomorrow at 7.30pm when the speaker will be Rev Stephen Macdonald who will speak on this year’s theme “Companions on the Road”. Remember the Guild is for all, young and not so young, male and female. A very warm welcome awaits and, of course, a lovely cuppa!

For those unable to attend the National Gathering in Dundee, the meeting is being live-streamed to the Perrins Centre in Alness on Saturday 7th September from 10am. Refreshments will be available there.

GIFT DAY 2019 Our Annual Gift Day will be on Saturday 7th September between 10am and 12 noon. Invitation letters are being issued.

CONGREGATIONAL LIBRARY Remember to visit the library in the small hall! It offers a variety of Bible versions, commentaries, books on Bible background, Bible study study, prayer, biography/testimony, Christian institutions, issues of interest to Christian, and more. These can be borrowed by signing them out in the lending register provided. There are also a number of videotapes on the table in the small hall. These are offered free to anyone who has the equipment to play them. They will be available during September, and thereafter will be disposed of. If anyone has any books they would be willing to add to the library, please speak to Janet Winchester.

REQUST FOR BIBLES Smithton Church are collecting old Bibles and praise books to give to the Sailor’s Society for cruise ship crews. Do you have any spare Bibles or praise books at home that you would like to donate? If so, please speak to Ann Rodgers or the minister.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK This congregation has been asked to donate long life juice, tins of potatoes, tins of mince/stew, oatcakes/crackers, tins of ham and shower gel/shampoo during the Harvest season. 7000 people throughout Highland have been helped this year, a level which has greatly increased.The foodbank can only continue to give this level of care through the generosity of the public. You are so kind, please continue to help those less fortunate than ourselves. (A few leaflets are available at the back of the Church)

CONCERT Faye Monteith, our accompanist at our Sunday services, will be giving a short recital in the Church on Saturday, 14th September from 7pm for approximately an hour. After the concert, light refreshments will be served in the small hall. All are welcome to attend the recital which is free.

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

Order of Service for this week