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PRESBYTERY ON-LINE UPDATE

Presbytery Events Calendar: www.aberdeenpresbytery.org.uk/events.html

 

Contact address: events@aberdeenpresbytery.org.uk


LIFE AND WORK – February Life and Work features a reflection on some of the saints who have influenced Scotland. On sale now at £2.50 in the Cathedral shop.


LENT APPEAL During the following Sundays leading up to Palm Sunday 25 March, you are invited to support our annual appeal for foodstuffs i.e. mediumsized tins of soup, meat, fish, pasta, fruit and custard, as well as long-life milk, dried pasta, jam, biscuits and teabags/instant coffee (containers under oval table). The goods will be donated to Instant Neighbour on St Machar’s Drive, readily accessible to those in need in the surrounding communities. Financial donations would also be welcome, and can be handed to Elspeth Ross or one of the duty elders.


CHRISTIAN AID Christian Aid is arranging 4 'gatherings' throughout Scotland. The Aberdeen one will take place from 10am to 1pm on Thursday 1 March, and will be held in Holburn West Church. Sally Foster-Fulton, Head of Christian Aid Scotland, will be outlining new ways to support Christian Aid's vital work. If you would wish to attend, please let Bill Howie know (billhowie@ymail.com or tel 01224 483669)


FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – 25th February – 11th March There will be a Bring & Buy Sale on Sunday 4th March after morning service to support Fairtrade. Please hand in baking, jams and sweets and label your donation with any fairly traded ingredients used. There will be prizes for under and over sixteens!


If you are visiting or relatively new to us, The crèche is along the passage behind the organ. There is a toilet and plentiful

toys; and the service is relayed there. Feel free to take your children through. Visiting children of 5 and over are welcome to join the Sunday School which starts in the church and leaves at the end of the second hymn for lessons in the east gatehouse.


Both the Cathedral Choir which rehearses on Friday night, and the Bellringers who practise on Monday night welcome enquiries from new enthusiasts. There is always a guide available after Sunday morning service to show visitors round the Cathedral. The Cathedral shop is in the west end.

In every case, ask a duty elder, the beadle or the Minister to point the way or to introduce you to a contact.


BE PART OF ‘TEAM ST MACHAR’ If you have some time to spare, perhaps you’d consider volunteering in the cathedral. There are lots of ways you can get involved, including welcoming and assisting visitors and serving in the shop.

We value our volunteers and will give you all the support you need. If you’re interested, please submit a volunteering form (which you can get from any elder) and someone will be in touch with you to discuss further. Thank you.


FLOWERS FOR 2018 Mark an anniversary or celebration with flowers in the church.

The 2018 Flower Calendar is at the back of the church. If you haven’t done this before, speak to Patricia Keith, Elspeth Ross or Judith Norton.

Donations of money for the Flower Fund are always welcome. They provide for ‘unclaimed’ Sundays and the more lavish decoration at Easter, Harvest and Christmas.