Notices - Sunday 25th December
Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 2.
There will be no Crèche volunteers on duty today.
Parents/Guardians are welcome to use the crèche facilities as they need to. Crèche toys will be set up in the upstairs hall as usual.
We would like to wish all our Crèche babies, children and families a blessed Christmas and a Happy New year when it comes!
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2023.
Holiday Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 2-7.
Volunteers today: ChrissAnne, Donna, Aileen and Kirsty.
Volunteers 1st January: Elizabeth, Anna, Christina and Joni.
Everyone is welcome to a time of fellowship in the M. A. Hall following the morning service.
Mary and Elaine will be serving today
Wednesday 28th December 7.30pm
English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev Calum M. Smith.
Thursday 29th December 7.30pm
Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Rev James Maciver.
No English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary on Saturday 31st December.
Services next Sunday
1st January 12.00 noon - English Service (Church) Rev Calum M. Smith.
At the close of all the services on New Year’s Day, a Special Collection will be taken for the congregation’s Explorer groups.
There will be no Gaelic Service in the Seminary.
6.30pm - English Service (Church) Rev James Maciver.
Thank you from Christmas Club 2022
The Christmas Club team would like to extend their sincere thanks to the congregation for all the practical and prayerful support given.
A fun-filled Saturday afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by all, from the youngest to the oldest. Singing songs, decorating biscuits, making jam jar lanterns and playing games made for a busy few hours.
Most importantly we learnt about Jesus, who is the Light of the World, and we continue to pray for His Light to shine into the hearts of all the children who attended, their families and all those who live in our community.
To God be all the glory. Many thanks and God's richest blessings,
The Christmas Club team
Deaths: We were very sorry to hear of the following deaths in the congregation over the past two weeks. We extend our sincere condolences to their families, and pray that all of them may know the comfort of God as they seek to come to terms with their loss.
Mr Murdo Campbell, Blàr Buidhe Care Home, aged 97.
We pray for his daughter Marina and her husband Roger; his brother Angus and his wife Tina; all his grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as his nephews and nieces.
Mrs Isobel (Ishbel) Macleod, Kennedy Terrace, aged 88.
We pray for her daughters, Christabel, and her husband Graham; Mairi; Alison and her husband Wilden; and Cathy and her husband David. We remember her grandchildren, Stephen, Scott, Michael, Lewis and his wife Lois, Andrew, Liam, and Ellen. Also Isobel’s sisters Joey and Mina, and sister-in-law Isabel.
Chirsty Ann Macleod, Macleod Road.
We pray for her son Ian; daughter Catherine and her husband Peter; son Murdo and his wife Bev. We remember the grandchildren, Sharon, Derek, David, Martin and Anna, and great grandson Keiran. We also remember her siblings, Annie, Joey and Callum.
Mrs Katie Mary Campbell, Morrison Avenue, aged 86.
We pray for her son Alasdair and his wife Marion; daughter Christine and her husband Ian; son Roy and his wife Sheena; and her daughter Marina. We remember the grandchildren Brian, Jamie Murdo, Claire and her fiancé Mark, Norman, Christopher, Holly and Scott. Also her sister Mairi, brother-in-law Ken in Canada, and Aunty Annie in Dunkeld.
Mrs Murdina (Murdag) Campbell, Newmarket, aged 95.
We pray for her daughter Peigi and her husband Morris; son Angus and his wife Katie; granddaughters Ruth and her husband Dan (Iain), Sharon and her husband Graham; Fiona and Cara; grandson Alasdair; great grandchildren, Joshua, Levi, Isaac, Jacob, Seth, Summer, Willow, Xander and Flavie. We also remember her sister Kennag.
Mrs Dolina McCulloch, Blàr Buidhe Care Home, aged 90.
We pray for her son Ian and his wife Sandra; daughter Catriona and her husband Peter; grandson Andrew and his wife Lorraine; and sister Kate Ann and her husband Bill.
Warm Spaces & Friendly Faces
We are hoping to open the M.A. Hall for soup, teas and coffees from 11.00am – 2.00pm on the following Fridays during the next three months:
6th January, 3rd February, 3rd March & 31st March
People will be given the opportunity to meet up with friends (and make new ones!), chat, read, play some board games or do a jigsaw!
To facilitate this, we need six volunteers each week, 2 in the kitchen, door greeters and mixing in the hall.
Could you let Calum know (07717 495424 or [email protected]) if you are able to help in any way, and on what dates you might be available. We know that some will be working during these times, but if you are willing to provide soup, we would also like to hear from you.
Please pray that we would be able to share the love of Christ through these endeavours and that God would bless it.
Thanks and blessings
The M.A. Hall will be closed from Tuesday to Saturday this week. If anyone needs access during these days, please contact Murdo Iain Macleod.
Mairianne Campbell is also on holiday until 5th January.