Church News Sunday 1st December

SUNDAY CLUB AND FYF Sunday Club and FYF meet today at 10.50am. There is a Crèche for pre-school children each Sunday morning. The Youth Club will meet next on 13th December.

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 Please come along to the next meeting in the Church Hall on Wednesday 4th December at 1.30pm for approximately an hour. We will begin the book of Titus then. A warm welcome awaits you.

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.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM Please remember we are here to help with transport and visits. Just let us know what you need and we will try our very best to assist. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591). Do allow time for arrangements to be made.

SEAFORTH HOUSE The service of worship for Seaforth House is to take place on Sunday 8th December at 3pm in the form of a nativity. If any can join us please do come as the residents enjoy the fellowship of the helpers.

COFFEE MORNING Thanks to everyone who assisted with or attended yesterday’s Coffee Morning in the Church Hall.

SCOUT CHRISTMAS POST Conon and Maryburgh Scouts are holding, for the 10th year running, the Christmas Scout Post on Saturday, 7th December from 10am to 12 noon. Christmas cards can be dropped off for delivery only within the 30mph signs in the villages of Maryburgh or Conon Bridge. The cost per card remains at 15p per card. Cards can be dropped off at either the Maryburgh Amenities Hall or the Church Hall in Conon Bridge on the morning of the 7th. Note, same day delivery is not guaranteed. Tea/Coffee with Mince Pies and Shortbread will be available throughout the morning. For more information, please contact Corinna (867880) or Lauren (863794).

BLYTHSWOOD SHOEBOXES Many thanks to the generous folk of Ferintosh Church who responded to the 2019 shoebox appeal.  All contributions received by the volunteers in Maryburgh FC hall resulted in their being able to fill a total of 9,142 boxes.

RIVER CAFÉ The next River Cafe takes place in the Church Hall on Wednesday 11th December from 2pm-3.30pm. Why not join us for some tea/coffee, home bakes and the all important chat? We look forward to welcoming you there. If you are able/willing to help at the event or provide some baking, please add your name to the list at the back of the church as this would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

GUILD The Christmas lunch will take place on Monday 9th December at noon in the Cottage Bar, Maryburgh. Please pay Pat £15 by the 8th to avoid needing to deal with money at the meal.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK There are still leaflets about the Reverse Advent Calendar. Pick one up at the back of the Church to find out more. Your continuing support is most appreciated.

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

Christmas and New Year Services with Rev’d Stephen Macdonald

15th December – 11am Nativity Service
6.30pm Evening Service
22nd December – 11am Morning Service
6.30pm Lessons and Carols
24th December – 11.30pm Watchnight Service
25th December – 11am Christmas Morning Family Service
29th December – 11am Morning Service
5th January – 11am Morning Service
6.30pm Communion Service

Order of Service for this week