Church News Sunday 16th February

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.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY Please do come along to the meeting on 19th February in the Church Hall at 1.30pm when we will be continuing our study of the book of Genesis. We will still be looking at the fifth study this week entitled “The Beginning of the Church”. We are finding this so interesting and finding the Messiah in the Word so early in scripture is exciting. We look forward to welcoming you.

PASTORAL CARE TEAM Remember to give us a call if you need some help. Contact either your elder or the coordinator, Janette Steele (01349861591) and we will try our very best to help.

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.

HOLY COMMUNION On Sunday, 1st March, we celebrate 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.

GUILD As promised, here are the dates of forthcoming Guild events;

Wednesday 12th February 2.30pm in St Clements hall: Guild meeting with speaker from the Boys’ Brigade project.
Wednesday 26th February 2.30pm in St Clements hall: Guild meeting with speaker on the history of shops on Dingwall High St.
Saturday 14th March 10am – 3pm in St Matthews Church, Perth: Guild National Conference “A 2020 Vision”. 3 delegates from Ross Guilds Together sought. Names required by 12th February.
Tuesday 19th May 7pm in the Assembly hall, Edinburgh: Assembly Big Sing. Tickets on “first come, first served” basis, so need to be requested as soon as possible.
Saturday 5th September 10.30am – 3.30pm in the Caird Hall, Dundee. Please put your name on the sheet if you would like a ticket.

Further information about national events on Guild notice board in hall. Queries and bookings, please speak to Janet Winchester.

HIGHLAND FOODBANK Your support for this enterprise is really wonderful. Unfortunately, the need does not diminish but actually increases year on year. Please help all you can. The box for donations is in the annex of the Church. Thank you.

MARYBURGH & KILLEARNAN WOMEN FOR MISSION There will be a meeting on 20th February at 7.30 pm in Maryburgh Free Church Hall. The speaker will be Ruth Donaldson of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, which works to support people who are persecuted for their faith. All ladies are invited.

TOILETTWINNING.ORG The sum of £502 (with Gift Aid this should be around £600) has been donated to this cause and will be used for toilets in Bangladesh. We had suggested Nicaragua but there is no twinning going on there at present. The organisers have said it will be used for toilets for schools but also for refugee camps which is very humbling knowing that we are helping in this small way. The members of the Bible Study group thank the anonymous donors, the Line Dancing Class and the Social Committee for making their target of £240 a reality and then some! We should see the twinning certificates in the Church Hall toilets very soon with GPS coordinates showing where exactly the money is assisting. Once again an amazing response from this congregation and friends. God bless you all.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER The 2020 World Day of Prayer service will be held in St Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Castle St, Dingwall on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm. The service has been prepared by Christian women from Zimbabwe, on the theme: “Rise, take your mat and walk”. Ferintosh is asked to provide two readers. If you are able to be a reader, or if you would like to attend and require transport, please speak to Janet Winchester.

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

Order of Service for this week