Church News Sunday 8th 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 10.15-10.45am 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 The group will meet again on Wednesday 11th  September. 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.

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.

HARVEST THANKSGIVING FLOWERS The Church will be decorated for Harvest Thanksgiving and the Church hall will be open on Saturday 28th to receive flowers and foliage from 9.30am. If you can give of your time in any way to help, it would be most appreciated and you don’t need to be a flower arranger. This is a wonderful opportunity to work together in God’s name and to appreciate the beauty of his world. If you have any small baskets you could spare these would be most appreciated. The flowers will be uplifted following the morning service for distribution. Contact Jeannette Cameron 01463 870416 should you wish further information.

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.

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 How generous you have been in the last few weeks! Please can I make a plea to continue in your donations because the need is so great. Remember we are asked to donate long life juice, tins of potatoes, tins of mince/stew, oatcake/crackers, tins of ham and shower gel/shampoo during this harvest season. You can pick up a leaflet at the back of the church as reminder of the items requested.

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