Intimations for Sunday 8 March 2020

8 March OOS 20

(edited Sunday evening 8 march) The Recordings of this Service are now available at Recorded Services

Our minister, the Rev. Fiona Maxwell, can be contacted by telephone on 01563 521762, by mobile on 07507312123 or by email, FMaxwell@churchofscotland.org.uk

The email address for the Church Administrator is chrchdmnstr@outlook.com.  Vanessa can be found in the office on Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 until 12.00 and on Thursday afternoon from 1.00pm until 4.00pm.

The Guild meet on Tuesday, March 10 at 2pm to hear about Whitleys Children’s Retreat.  The meeting will be led by Jean Herbert and all are welcome.

The Striders meet on Wednesday, March 11 at 9am for a walk and chat.

Kirk Session meets on Wednesday, March 11 at 7.30 in the Church Hall. Can all Elders please collect the end of year accounts from their pigeon holes before Kirk Session on Wednesday.

Lunch Break meet on Thursday, March 12 from 12.15pm, come along for homemade soup, dessert and tea/coffee all for £3. 

Friendship Club meets on Thursday, March 19 at 2pm for an afternoon of music with Ayrshire Ukes led by Isabel Aitken.  All Welcome

Lent Café

Doors open on the following days so why not pop into the café area of the church with your neighbour, friend or family and enjoy a cuppa and a good chat.

Friday 13th March          10 – 12 or 2.30 – 4.30

Friday 20th March          10 – 12 or 2.30 – 4.30

Friday 27th March          10 -12 or 2.30 – 4.30

There is no charge but a donation is welcome and all money collected will be donated to Christian Aid.  This is a really good opportunity to invite folks who would not usually come into the church building to enjoy the welcome and friendship of others.

Messy Church is Saturday, March 28 from 2pm – 4pm this is for anyone up to and including P4.  It is an afternoon of looking at the Armour of God through crafts, songs, worship and food.

Heart Start refresher course on Thursday, April 2 from 7pm – 9pm in the Sanctuary.  Please add your name to the sign in sheet at the back of the church or downstairs if you are interested in attending this.

As part of looking at the young people in the church, we urgently need new volunteers to share in the leadership of Young Church to allow the current leaders to have the occasional Sunday off to be part of morning worship.  We are planning to have a cinema Sunday on the 1st Sunday of the month and would ask for volunteers to take a turn at supervising this event.  If you would be interested in volunteering, please speak to one of the Young Church Leaders for more information about what is required.

Last Sunday is a new venture that we are going to try to encourage families to do church in a different way.  It will take the format of an early family gathering on the Last Sunday of the month.  It will start at 9.30 for about 45 minutes and will involve a simple breakfast with a Bible Story and prayer. On those Sundays there will be no Young Church during morning worship and this will enable the Young Church Leaders to attend morning worship.