Pew News

 

Sunday 19th November 2017 

We warmly welcome any visitors today and cordially invite you to sign our Visitors’ Book.


TODAY

9.45 and 11.15am – Morning Worship.

9.45am – Creche, Funday School and Bible Class.

6.30pm – Youth Club.


The Christmas programme leaflets are now ready for uplift from the table in the vestibule. Your help in delivering the leaflets throughout the Parish would be appreciated.

TRAIDCRAFT STALL in the Halls today between services. Come along and buy products which give a fair price to those who produced them in low-income countries. If you want a catalogue or to place an order, please contact Malcolm and Olwen McNeil (01292 440423), e-mail: olwenatayr@btinternet.com.

Elders’ Packs are available for collection today.

Elders’ Visits to Organisations – New lists are in the pigeon holes.

A big thanks is due to all the stewards who assisted with last week’s Remembrance Parade. This important task was taken on by volunteers and some at the last minute. It meant so much that our young people were safe and the parade went off without incident.

Thanks to all who supported our Harvest Thanksgiving Appeal. £ 2,800 including Gift Aid was raised for the Vine Trust.

Many thanks to those who supported the Aeolian Choir Concert. £750 was raised for Crossreach.

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed to the wonderful total of 181 gift-filled shoe boxes for Blythswood Care. They have now safely been dropped off at their charity shop awaiting the next stage of their journey. If anyone still has a shoe box to donate, we can hand them over to Samaritan’s Purse shoe box appeal which runs until 18th November. I shall continue to collect empty shoe boxes throughout the year so please don’t throw them out – shoe boxes with separate lids preferred. Thanks once again. Lynda Maw – 07913 413572.

Wanted – Empty glass coffee jars. If anyone has any unwanted empty glass coffee jars, I would be happy to take them off your hands. I am hoping to make use of them to decorate and sell at our Christmas Fair. You can hand them to me at Church or, if you prefer, I can arrange to pick any up. Thank you. Lynda Maw. 07913 413572

Crèche – Help! Volunteers are urgently required to assist with crèche during the first Sunday morning service. We would like to add more helpers to our rota but would also appreciate help from anyone who may be willing on a short notice basis. Please have a word with Lynda Maw in church or by tel. 07913 413572 or email: lynda.maw@gmail.com.

The Presbytery of Ayr Malawi Initiative is once again running an alternative gift scheme running up to Christmas 2017. Cards are available from 19th November from Jan Duncan or Susan Searle, and cost £5 or multiples of £5 each. The monies raised will be sent to our partner Presbyteries in Northern Malawi to buy much needed seeds and fertiliser.

New Residents to the Parish’ leaflet.  In place of the box for names for new residents we now have leaflets at both doors. If you are aware of any new neighbours would you please take one of these leaflets and either drop through their letter box or call with this leaflet.

The Church Office is open on Thursday mornings – 10.30am-12.30pm.  Contact the Secretary on secretary.allowaypc@gmail com or on 01292 442083.  Contact at other times may be made on 01292 442904 or 07892 853176.

If you know of anyone in hospital who would like a visit, please inform the Minister on 01292 441252


Tuesday 21st November (9.45-11.15am) – Toddler Group in the Church Halls.

Tuesday 21st November (7.00pm) – Volunteer Safeguarding Training in the Friendship Lounge. All volunteers working with vulnerable groups require to attend training. This is the second opportunity for volunteers to attend. Please notify Bill Duncan, on 440560 or bill.jan.duncan@gmail.com.

Wednesday 22nd November (9.30am) – Craft Group meet in the Fellowship Lounge.

Wednesday 22nd November (11.00am) – Wednesday Worship – a short service followed by a long cup of tea or coffee and fellowship.

Wednesday 22nd November (7.00-8.30pm) – “Stepping Stones” Bereavement Support Group meeting in the Church Halls. (4 of 6)

Thursday 23rd November (10.30am) – Quiet Time of Prayer in the Fellowship Lounge.

Thursday 23rd November (12.00noon) – Copy date for the December Newsletter. Contributions to go to allowaychurch.newsletter@gmail.com. The December Newsletter and “Life and Work” magazines will be available for distribution on Sunday 3rd December.

Thursday 23rd November (12.00noon- 1.30pm) – American Thanksgiving Leisurely Lunch. We will celebrate American Thanksgiving in the Church Hall with a themed menu – details in the November newsletter. This is the final lunch of 2017 and we would be pleased if you would come along to support the hard working volunteers and raise money for Malawi.

Thursday 23rd November (7.00pm) – Alloway Singers’ rehearsal for the Services of Lessons and Carols on 10th December.

Friday 24th November (9.45-11.15am) – Toddler Group in the Church Halls.

Sunday 26th November (9.45am) – Morning Worship, Funday School, Bible Class and Crèche. 11.15am Morning Worship.

Wednesday 29th November (7.30pm) – The next meeting of the Friendship Group will take place in the Octagonal Hall and will take the form of a film evening, featuring the DVD of an André Rieu Concert, “Christmas in London”. Everyone is welcome, please do join us.

Saturday 2nd December (10.00am-12.00noon) – This year’s Christmas Fair in the Church Halls. Details of stalls, etc. can be found in the November newsletter. The Mission Committee would appreciate donations for all stalls and welcome volunteers to assist at stalls. A list of duties is available on the vestibule table where you will also find a list for those willing to donate baking for the tearoom. Please add your name if you are able to help in any way.


WIDER COMMUNITY

Saturday 25th November 10.00am-2.00pm Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra’s Christmas Fayre at the Town Hall. Relax and enjoy tea,
coffee and home baking with the orchestra playing live and browse the stalls. Tickets are available from Lynn or Calum Cooke 269732 or on the door and cost £3.00 for adults, £1.00 for children (under 5s free).

Sunday 3rd December 6.30pm Service of 9 lessons and carols at the Auld Kirk, Ayr. An ecumenical service of thanksgiving and praise for Advent. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Church Halls of the Auld Kirk. All welcome.

Food Bank  Please continue to contribute to the Food Bank collection.  Boxes where you place your goods for the Food Bank may be found under the table in the vestibule.  Please note There is now also a collection box within the halls situated in the Fellowship lounge.


Minister: Rev Neil A. McNaught BD, MA Tel: 01292441252 E-mail: nandjmcnaught@btinternet.com If you know of anyone in hospital who would like a visit from the Minister, please contact him by the above means. If you would like to make official contact with the church or the Minister, please fill the Contact card in the pew. Visitors are welcome to help themselves to a copy of our monthly Newsletter, which may be found near the Church doors.


www.allowaychurch.org or telephone 01292 441252

Alloway Parish Church of Scotland No 100538

Scottish Registered Charity No SC 012456