Intimations on Sunday 17th February 2019
A BIG THANK YOU for your wonderful donations to the Malawi Fund. The total amount raised was £1035, including a £300 contribution from the Grapevine Cafe. What a difference this will make to so many! Don’t worry if you had forgotten your sack last week. We’re still happy to take them in. Please pop into the offering plate or give to Joan or Sandra.
Reflection – There is to be a day of prayer and reflection for Brexit, on Tuesday 19th February at Carronvale House, Larbert. For further information, please see Alison Oliver, or please see the poster on the noticeboard.
Sunshine Tours – Blonde Bombshells of 1943 – Pitlochry Theatre – Wednesday 3rd July. Tickets cost £19.50 and need to be paid by Sunday 24th February at the latest.
Christian Aid – “The Gathering”- Tuesday 26th February from 10am to 1pm at St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. There will be a presentation about the challenges facing Sierra Leone and the way Christian Aid’s money is distributed. There will also be ideas for this year’s Christian Aid week.
St. Ninian’s are holding a BRUCE DAVIES CONCERT on Sunday 24th February at 2.30pm. Tickets £6 / £5 concessions. Contact 01592 759108 or 01592 611963.
World Day of Prayer Service – Friday 1st March 7pm at Glenrothes Baptist Church. The service has been written by Christian women of Slovenia. The theme is “Come – Everything is Ready”.
St. Margaret’s are hosting a CEILIDH in aid of GROW on Friday, 15th March from 7pm-10pm in the hall. Tickets £8 – refreshments but no alcohol. Contact Brian Johnson on 01592 743251.
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-4pm 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
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