Come Along to One of our Christmas Services here at Foveran Church!
We have a few different things going on at Christmas: there’s our Service of Lessons & Carols on Sunday 14th in the church at 6.30pm, which is a traditional carol-singing service; Carols by Candlelight which is a lovely, more informal carols and Christmas songs sing-along in Newburgh Public Hall on Saturday 20th from 4pm, with mulled wine & mince pies, open to all; our children’s Nativity Service on Sunday 21st at 11am in the church; the ever popular Christmas Eve Christingle Service in church at 4.30pm where we make a Christingle with an orange and candle; and the Christmas Day Service in the church at 10.30am. Anyone is welcome to any of these services/events – come along to get yourself in the festive spirit!
A Big Thank You to all the Knitters!
Recently we asked for donations of knitting which could be sent to Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi where our Mission Partners, David and Rebecca Morton, are based. We are pleased to say that Zander recently took three large bags full of knitting to Gordon Presbytery to send on to Malawi. We’d like to say a huge thank you, and pass on thanks from David & Rebecca who have said how important it is to the people of Malawi and how much they appreciate it. Here are the recipients enjoying it!:
Kid’s Holiday Club Summer 2014 – The Jungle Jamboree!
The Children’s Holiday Club was held each morning at Newburgh Village Hall on the last week of the summer holidays, with a family service at church on Sunday 17th August. There were around 40 children there each day and judging by the noise that could be heard from the street, it is safe to say lots of fun was had by all! The children learned about many of parables from the bible including the good samaritan, and learned a memory verse, John, 3:16. There was then a service led by the Holiday Club Team at church on the Sunday morning where the children showed off what they’d learned. A big thanks to the older children/younger adults who gave a lot of their summer holidays and time throughout the year to organise and carry out the holiday club – we are very lucky to have them.
New ‘Young at Heart’ Evening Worship Service
Our new evening service of worship, prayer, relaxation and refreshment began on Sunday 11th May and was a great success. Beautiful worship music, including a good mixture of young and old, was played by the newly formed band Revelations (photo above) which consists of 6 younger folk from our congregation (and beyond!). Along with some prayer, bible readings and YouTube clips, it gave plenty of food for thought too. Look out for more of these worship evenings to come in the near future.
Easter at Foveran Parish Church
It was a beautiful morning up Gallows Hill and everyone enjoyed the short service of worship, the views and rolling their eggs down the hill. It was well worth making the effort at nine in the morning! Breakfast of croissants, hot cross buns and lots of chocolate spread was enjoyed at the church hall afterwards, before our Easter morning service in church at 11am.
Messy Church 30th March
Yesterday at Messy Church the children splattered, cut, stuck, ate, hammered, drilled, drew, wrote, planted and sang as they learned about Easter! We had a huge cross to remind us of what Jesus did at Easter for us all.
Messy Church 3rd March
Messy Church on March 3rd was along the theme of Noah’s Ark. The children got the chance to do lots of great crafts including making a rainbow coloured rain-maker, collaging a rainbow, printing rainbow coloured animals and the boys (and some girls) got to nail together a noah’s ark using real nails and hammer! (I’m sure it was all risk assessed!).
Church Member Dr Peter Keilmann on BBC’s The Big Questions
Church member Dr Peter Kiehlmann appeared the BBC’s ‘The Big Questions’ programme on the 16th February to discuss the issue of assisted dying. Having debated publicly on this issue before, Peter was asked to contribute to the argument against assisted dying. It was a lively debate, and Peter put his side of the argument across well. He will outline his views in the next church newsletter.
The Burns Supper on Sat 25th January was a great success. Tickets were sold out virtually straight away so it was bound to be a good night with everyone getting into the spirit of Burns. There was plenty of good music, entertainment and food, and £140 was raised for New Life Home Trust.