News and Events
Lockdown Food Deliveries
Our church doors may be closed but our work still continues. Here is John, our minister, with the 18 food bags which are about to be delivered to the housebound and the tables are set ready for others to come and collect what they are needing today. A typical Sunday for us in the present pandemic.
A further 16 called to collect food from the tables today.
Dr Michael and Mrs Penny Simpson
Dr Michael and Mrs Penny Simpson were recognised with framed certificates of appreciation for their many years of service as elders in St Andrew's Church during worship on Sunday, 8 March.
Dr Michael Simpson was also given a certificate of long service sent from church headquarters in Edinburgh and signed by the Moderator of the General Assembly. Thank you Michael and Penny! We deeply appreciate all your love and dedication to our church.
Thinking Day service for the local Guides, Brownies, Rainbows and the Trefoil Guild
On 23 February 2020 our church hosted a Thinking Day service for the local Guides, Brownies, Rainbows and the Trefoil Guild. Thinking Day always takes place on or near February 22, the birthday of both Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, the founders, and has taken place on every year since 1926. It remains a day for all Guides and Girl Scouts to think of each other and celebrate their sisters all around the world. Members of the units took part in door duty and readings during the service and several of the Rainbow
Guides undertook their official promises as part of the service as well. The units handed out friendship bracelets which they had made to the congregation. It was lovely to have these young people and their parents and relatives participate in our service."
Remembrance Day Service
A lovely arrangement for Remembrance Sunday was put together below the pulpit by ladies from our church.
Easter Service on the Beach
Easter was a lovely day again this year, beginning with our early service at the Shore Street Car Park by the beach, followed by breakfast in the Church Hall.
Mrs MacGruer's Primary Class Visit Church
Mrs MacGruer's Primary Class came and visited St Andrew's Church and the minister on Wednesday 28 February to find out more about churches and Christian worship. They enjoyed hearing the church bell rung and standing in the pulpit!
World Thinking Day
February 25 was World Thinking Day and the Brownies, Rainbows, Guides and Beavers joined our congregation in a special service for young people marking the day. Also present were leaders, members of the Trefoil Guild and also a guide leader visiting from Japan. The young people did all the readings during the service. Nice to have a church full of children!"
SAILORS' SOCIETY KNITTING PROJECT
Members of our congregation who like to knit have participated in knitting hats, scarves and mittens for sailing staff working on the cruise ships arriving at Invergordon.
We've made two trips to Invergordon to deliver our knitting directly to the sailors--most of whom are from warmer climes and need the knitted items to keep warm in colder, European waters.
We celebrated a very merry "Scottish Night" this year, complete with mince and tatties, poetry readings, a belly dancing display and traditional Scots folk tunes played by a wonderful youth band and a married piper/fiddler duo.
Fun was had by all as we "decked the hall" and the church this Christmas season!
In early October, our congregation celebrated Harvest Thanksgiving again. This time it was held in St Andrew's Church.
BIBLE STUDY: THE GIFT OF GOD - 21 JUNE
The next Bible Study in our current series, looking at the first seven chapters of Romans, will be held on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 7.00pm in the Manse. Bible Study is open to all so please do come along whether or not you have been before, all are welcome.
GIFT DAY - SATURDAY 6 MAY
We wish to say a big thank you to the members of the congregation who gave donations, together with those in the community who supported us and helped us reach a total of £3200.16.
BIBLE STUDY: THE GIFT OF GOD - 17 MAY
The next Bible Study in our current series, looking at the first seven chapters of Romans, will be held on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 7.00pm in the manse.
Bible Study is open to all so please do come along whether or not you have been before, all are welcome.
IVM PRESENTATION- 16 MAY
Suresh gave a Presentation in the Small Hall, FRCH, on Tuesday 16 May at 7.30pm about what God is doing in India. Tea and homebakes were provided.
Good Friday 14 April 7pm - St Andrew's Church
Easter Sunday 16 April
An open-air Easter Sunday service was held at Shore Street Car park at 8.30 in the morning, where everyone was able to join in the hymns, ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘What a friend we have in Jesus’.
9 am - Breakfast was served at 9am in Fountain Road Church Hall.
11am - Communion in St Andrew's Church
19 April 3 pm Communion in Fountain Road Church Hall
CHRISTIAN AID - DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal. Our church held a retiring collection for this appeal on 16 April 2017. The UK Government matched every pound we raised for this appeal.
SUNDAY CLUB LEADERS NEEDED
Helpers and possible new leaders are being sought for Sunday 5 March, Sunday 2 April, Sunday 7 May or Sunday 4 June. As the current leaders have other commitments and are going into their fourth year leading Sunday Club, now is an appropriate time to ask for volunteers to help with and think about taking the leadership of the Sunday Club.
If you feel you could help with either of these tasks please contact either Henrietta (01408634061 or 07740090799, email@example.com) or the minister(01408633295, firstname.lastname@example.org).
BIBLE STUDY - 15 MARCH
The second in a series of studies in the first seven chapters of the Book of Romans entitled ‘The Gift of God’ will take place on Wednesday 15 March at 7.00pm. in the Manse. The current study is entitled ‘Why everyone needs the Gospel.’ All welcome.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – 3 MARCH
The annual World Day of Prayer service was held in the Small Hall in Fountain Road Church Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 3 March.
"Hello Everyone! It's that time of year again to start thinking about the Sunday Club.
Our first session will be on Sunday 5 February at the usual time 10 - 11.30am. If anyone is able/willing to come along and help either then or on any of the following dates:-
Sun 5 March, Sun 2 April, Sun 7 May or Sun 4 June - we would be tremendously grateful!
BTW, as the current leaders have other commitments and are going into their fourth year leading Sunday Club, now would be an appropriate time to ask for volunteers to help with and think about taking the leadership of the Sunday Club.
If you feel you could do this please contact either Henrietta (01408 634061 or 07740 090799, email@example.com) or the minster (01408 633295, firstname.lastname@example.org)."
COMMUNION SERVICES – FEBRUARY
Communion Services were held on Sunday 5th February at 11am in St Andrew's Church and Wednesday 8 February in Fountain Road Church Hall at 3pm.
CHOIR PRACTICE – 7 FEBRUARY
Choir Practice will resume at 8pm on Tuesday 7 February in Fountain Road Church Hall. New members always welcome.
BIBLE STUDY- 22 FEBRUARY
Bible Study 2017 this is advanced notice that Bible Study will resume on Wednesday 22 February and guide books and notes will be available. We will be studying a series entitled The Gift of God based on Romans 1-7.
SMARTIES TUBE CAMPAIGN
Take home a Smarties tube from under the thermometer in the church, eat the chocolates and refill the tube with coins and bring it back to church and place in the offering plate or the slot below the thermometer. This helps us pay our building insurance. Thank you!
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