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Intimations on Sunday 8th December 2019
Advent and Christmas services
Sunday 8th December – 11am – Morning Worship
4pm – Christmas Messy Church.
Sunday 15th December – 11am Morning Worship
6pm – Quiet Reflective Christmas Service.
Sunday 22nd December – 11am Nativity Service by Junior Church.
Christmas Eve – 6pm at St Ninian’s Christingle Service.
11.30pm – Watchnight Service with carols – St Columba’s Church
Starting at 10.45pm with Tea, Coffee & Mince Pies.
Christmas Day – Wednesday 25th – 10:30am – Short Family Service. 12:30pm – Free Christmas Lunch.
Messy Church – Join us this afternoon from 4pm-6pm for singing, crafts, family fun and a hot meal shared together.
St. Columba’s SCD Fundraising Quiz – Many thanks to those who bought (and completed!) of the British Wildlife Quiz. It raised over £100, for church funds. The winner was Grant Gourlay.
Timebanking – We have been approached by Fife Voluntary Action about setting up Timebanking in Glenrothes. There is an open meeting on Tuesday at 1:30pm in the Hugh Jenkins. See www.timebanking.org for more information.
We have some Sundays available for people wishing to donate Flowers. For 2020, these are 23rd Feb, 19th & 26th April, 7th & 14th June, 19th July, 1st Nov and 6th & 27th Dec. If you would like to donate flowers, or volunteer to arrange flowers, please see Carol.
FWO Envelopes are now ready for collection from the Pew beside the Organ in the Church. They are alphabetical by Surname.
T’WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – nothing was stirring….except Tullis Russell Mills Brass Band in a Christmas Spectacular on Friday 13th December at 7.30pm in St. Margaret’s Church. Tickets £6, under 12’s free. To reserve tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
COFFEE MORNING at Christ’s Kirk from 10.00am to 12 noon on Saturday 14th December. Everyone welcome.
CHURCHES TOGETHER “Carol Singing” at the Rothes Halls steps on Saturday 14th December from 12 noon to 1pm. Supported by Salvation Army musicians. Come and sing your heart out!
Part 2 Safeguarding Training for Kirk Sessions on Monday, 16th December at 6.30pm in Torbain Church, Kirkcaldy. Any elders who are interested, please see Alison Oliver or Arlene Russell ASAP.
Malawi Partnership Visit – Our second partnership visit to Chuluchosema has been planned for April 2020, provisionally leaving on Monday 13th April and arriving back in Scotland on Wednesday 21st April. If you are interested in going on this visit, please speak to Alan as soon as possible. No special skills or experience are required, but it won’t be 5 star hotels! We have some funding from Church of Scotland World Mission, so please speak to Alan, even if you are concerned about the cost of the trip.
Pinkerton’s Christmas Lunch – Thursday 12th December at 1pm. The cost of Lunch is £14 which must be paid by Sun 8th December.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT by St. Ninian’s SINGING FOR SENIORS group on Tuesday 17th December at 2.30pm. Admission £3. All welcome.
Christmas DAY Lunch – St Columba’s are planning to host a FREE Christmas Day Lunch. If you know of anyone who might like to come along, or if you would like to attend, please give your name to Sandra Elder as soon as possible.
Survey – Elders attended a conference on “Well equipped spaces in the right places”. They have since completed a survey and their responses are now available for members of session to see and make comment. Please see Carol for details.
Some of the people hoping to travel to our partners in Malawi next year are having Chichewa lessons. If anyone else is interested in learning Chichewa, please contact Sandra, Joan or Alan.
Glenrothes Foodbank – The Foodbank continue to need our support and are grateful for all donations received. At present they are beginning to plan for the summer holidays and need snacks for the children like juice, crisps, cereal bars, mini packs of raisins, etc. Again, if you can help with any of these items, your donations can be put into the box in the vestibule area. Thank you.
The church family is very concerned about the plight of refugees and we are trying to do what we can.
Please see our Refugee Crisis page for more information.
Recordings of Sunday services
We load recordings of our Sunday Services on the web site, but they are in a password protected area. To request the password, please fill in the form on the Sunday Services page.
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