Pew News

 

Sunday 24th September 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 and Holiday Club.


Home Produce Stall – Thanks to everyone who supported last week’s Home Produce Stall. It certainly has been a very productive year and the stall last Sunday raised £94.00. We plan to run a third and final stall for the year on Sunday 1st October when again proceeds will go towards our work with young people.

Stepping Stones 2018 – Do you have heart to join the many wonderful volunteers we have for Stepping Stones, our bereavement support group? If so, please contact Julie for more information, or to sign up by 1st October 2017. Dates 2018 – Training evenings – 11th and 25th Oct; Course dates 1st Nov – 6th Dec inclusive. 07779543971/juliegriffiths66@ yahoo.co.uk

Shoe Box Appeal Update: Thank you so much for the wonderful response we have had for our appeal for empty shoe boxes. We now have a plentiful supply to hand out to willing participants who would like to take one to fill for the Charity, Blythswood Care, who hand them out to some of the world’s poorest people around Christmas time. Empty boxes will be available to uplift from next Sunday from Church. Please make sure the shoe box you uplift contains a leaflet from Blythswood Care with full instructions on how to fill your shoe box. We will have a number of pre-decorated shoe boxes for those who prefer to leave the wrapping to others. All filled shoe boxes need to be returned to Church by the end of October. Thanking you all in anticipation of a great response once again. Lynda Maw.

HELPING HANDS  Our Helping Hands (new Odd Job scheme) is now up and running and we look forward to hearing how we can be of help to you.  No payment is necessary for any work done.  However, if you feel you have to give something, just drop it into the offering bag.  Full details are in the Newsletter.  Please contact Bill Cormie on 442471.

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.

Presbytery Prayer diary remembers Patna Waterside/Prestwick: St. Nicholas, Minister Rev George Fiddes.. Pray for the work within the Church and its outreach and mission in the community. Also Prestwick: South/Craigie Symington, Minister: Rev Kenneth Elliot, Ordained Local Minister: Rev. Tom McLeod and pray for the adoption of the Unitary Constitution, the organisations embarking on a new Session, the work of the Sunday School.

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


Monday 25th September (7.30pm) – Worship and Development Committee will meet in the Fellowship Lounge.

Tuesday 26th September (9.45-11.15am) – Toddler Group in the Church Halls.

Wednesday 27th September (9.30am) – Craft Group in the Fellowship Lounge.

Wednesday 27th September (11.00am) – Wednesday Worship in the Octagonal Hall. A short service followed by tea/coffee and fellowship.

Wednesday 27th September (7.30pm) – Friendship Group will meet in the Fellowship Lounge. The speaker is Susaqn Hodgins, daughter of Dorrith Sim. The title is “My German, Scottish, Jewish, Christian Mum”. All are very welcome.

Thursday 28th September (10.30am) – Quiet Time of Prayer in the Fellowship Lounge.

Thursday 28th September (12noon –1.30pm) – Leisurely lunch. The first of the season’s lunches which will have a Harvest Theme using the fruits and vegetables of the season. We look forward to welcoming our regular people but would welcome new customers. Any profits from the lunches will be used to forward the work in Malawi.

Thursday 28th September (7.30pm) – “Sharing Faith” (4) in the Session Room.

Friday 29th September (10 – 11am) – Please join the Parent and Toddler Group as we host a “MacMillan Coffee Morning” in the fellowship lounge. Coffee/tea by donation, and there will be a cake stall. All donations of home baking can be handed into the halls from 9.30 am.

Sunday 1st October (9.45am) – Morning Worship, Funday School, Bible Class and Crèche. 11.15am Morning Worship.

Sunday 1st October (6.30-8.30pm) – Youth Club in the Church Halls.

Monday 2nd October (9.30-11.00am) – Parent Talk Alloway (4th of 5). In the Church Halls.

Wednesday 4th October (10.30am) – Winter Coffee Morning – 1st of the New Session! In the Church Halls.

Wednesday 4th October (7.30pm) – Meeting of the Kirk Session in the Octagonal Hall.

Sunday 8th October – Harvest Thanksgiving (9.45am) – Family Service. 11.15am Morning Worship. 6.30pm Harvest Praise.

Tuesday 17th October (7.30pm) – Advance Notice of the next meeting of the Book Club in the Fellowship Lounge. Book title to be confirmed.


WIDER COMMUNITY

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