With restrictions now lifted meeting arrangements are now back to normal but, in accordance with Government guidance, certain precautionary measures are being retained, such as wearing face masks and sanitizing.
Sunday and weekday meetings will still have Zoom access (where feasible) alongside in-person attendance.
Advent Evening Services
Sunday evening services during Advent will be held jointly with St Luke’s, St Paul’s and the UF Church at 7 pm as follows:
- Sunday, 28th November at UF Church. Speaker: John Macleod
- Sunday, 5th December at Allander. Speaker: Ramsay Shields
- Sunday, 12th December at St Luke’s. Speaker: Fergus Buchanan
- Sunday, 19th December at St Paul’s. Speaker: Douglas Campbell
Annual General Meeting
The Church’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 2nd December at 7:30pm.
Wednesday mornings will see the opening up of weekly ‘Drop-In’s from 10:30am to 12:30pm. These will be informal opportunities for meeting up with friends and visitors. Tea / coffee and home baking will be provided and opportunities offered for friendly chat and some focus on the Christian message.
The current Zoom Bible Study series on Numbers came to an end on Thursday 25th November. On Thursdays, 9th and 16th December there will be two informal meeting on Zoom at 7:30pm to share Christmas features from the Old Testament and New Testament, respectively.
A new series on Deuteronomy will start again on Thursday 13th January, 2022, DV.
The weekly Prayer meeting is now held in the church on Tuesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm, with Zoom and telephone access; but the Wednesday and Friday 9 – 9:30am sessions will continue on Zoom.
As the Church is still liable for all outgoings throughout this difficult period we would encourage members to continue their financial giving of tithes and offerings to the Lord. For those who regularly give by monthly Standing Order no action is needed. However for those who give by envelope or through the offering bags the following suggestions may be helpful:
- Monthly Standing Order – This is the preferred method which requires a simple form from your own bank to be completed. It only needs to be arranged once. For those who are self-isolating, a friend or neighbour may be willing to obtain and return the form from your bank.
- BACS – For those who have internet access to their personal bank account, a BACS transfer could be made to the Church at any time. To assist the Treasurer to identify transfers for Gift Aid and Non Gift Aid purposes, transfers should be identified by the initial of the forename followed by the surname (eg D Jack).
- Cash and cheques– For those who give weekly or monthly by cash or cheque it is recommended that this is now given only by a cheque which should be mailed to the Treasurer.
For the bank details, please contact Ian Baird.