Holy Week Services 2019 – short services leading up to Easter – www.st-columbas.com/Easter/
Monday 15th April – 7pm at St Columba’s – led by Junior Church and young adults
Tuesday 16th April – 7pm at St Columba’s – led by the elders
Wednesday 17th April – 7pm at Leslie Trinity
Thursday 18th April – St Columba’s Church Hall – Fellowship Meal and Communion
Friday 19th April – Walk of Witness – 10:30am from St Ninian’s, St Margaret’s or Christ Kirk
and 11:30am at St Columba’s for a joint service and refreshments
Easter Sunday 2019 – www.st-columbas.com/Easter/
7am – Easter “sunrise” Worship at the Radio Masts Car Park on Falkland Hill
- for those who are really keen, sunrise (if the sky is clear) is at 5:53am. Some people will probably climb the hill before the service – depending on the weather!
This service will be followed by breakfast rolls and hot drinks at St. Ninian’s Church
11am – Easter Family Service with communion
- including an Easter Egg competition (for all ages) and other all age activities
Intimations on Sunday 14th April 2019
Malawi Visit – If anyone would be interested in being part of a partnership visit to Malawi, probably after Easter next year, please speak to Joan Cumming, Sandra Elder or Alan. Thank you.
Ecumenical Stations of the Cross service – This service will be held at St Mary’s Church in Leslie on Sunday 14th April at 3pm. All are welcome to attend.
Walk of Witness – Good Friday, 19th April. The walks start from St Ninian’s Church, St Margaret’s or Christ Kirk at 10.30am, meet at St Columba’s Church at 11.30am. Joint service at 11.45am. Everyone is welcome to join us on any walk from any church, and is welcome at the service.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – We are looking for volunteers to start up a prayer shawl ministry at St Columba’s. If you are interested, please contact Lynn Turner on 07786 406321.
Easter Egg competition – Easter Sunday – Entries are invited from all ages – Decorate an egg with paint, pens or whatever you wish!
Sunshine Tours – 9-5 The Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse Wednesday 13th November 2.30pm. (This is a smash hit musical about three workmates who are pushed to boiling point by their egotistical boss.) Tickets £18.50. Seats have been provisionally booked. If you are interested, please speak to Beth or June.
Monthly Coffee Afternoons – with Prayer Time are being held on the first Thursday of each month from 2pm-3.30pm at Trinity Parish Church, Leslie commencing 4th April. Next afternoon – Thursday 2nd May.
The Malawi Partnership group is sorry to have to tell you that our friends in southern Malawi are once more suffering a famine caused by the failure of their maize crops due to devastation by adverse weather and an insect infestation. You probably remember that maize is their staple crop and main source of carbohydrates. Malnourishment and its serious consequences are therefore causing great anxiety for many hundreds of people.
Like two years ago, our partner church is trying desperately to raise money to buy maize from government sources to distribute to all 1375 households in Chuluchosema – whether Christians, Moslems or members of other denominations – until their next harvest which is due in April, which, of course, is also weather dependent.
We have decided to organise a fundraising project throughout January with the aim of sending money in early February to support our friends. We know from past experience that every penny raised will go directly to the purchase and distribution of food. £10 will buy a 50kg bag of maize, enough to feed a family for a month.
We hope that you will feel able to support this appeal as generously as you did previously. Miniature grain bags will be available from Sandra Elder and Joan Cumming which you may wish to fill with any money you can spare in January. Sandra and Joan will try to answer any questions you have.
Our wish is to support our partners, some of whom we had the great pleasure of welcoming here last year. By donating money to fight hunger in Chuluchosema, we can offer hope for better health in 2019 to them and their fellow villagers in their great need. Please give what you can.
Christ Kirk – Every Monday morning from 10am – 12noon in the church hall we are having a “Time for a Cuppa”. There will be scones and biscuits and an opportunity for a wee blether and a catch-up with friends. All are welcome.
Grapevine Cafe – St Columba’s Church – Every Wednesday afternoon 2pm-3.30pm in the Hugh Jenkins hall. There will be all sorts of tray bakes and home baking with an opportunity for a wee blether and a catch-up with friends. All are welcome.
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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