Candles, Christmas Tree, Music, iPad, Digital Hymnal, jigsaw, colour… truly multimedia worship!
This year the World Mission Council’s Stamp Appeal will support centres for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities in the Ukraine.
— Read on www.churchofscotland.org.uk/serve/world_mission/get_involved/campaigns/stamp_appeal
Tear, or cut, around the stamps from your Christmas cards and hand them in at any of the churches… they can be used to support World Mission Projects.
Meet at Ardgour Church 2.30pm for a walk along the avenue… ending up at the Village Hall. Who knows who you may meet along the way?
Advent: for some a time of joyful anticipation, for some a time to reflect on happy times now passed, for some a time to work for peace and justice for all.
In worship on Sunday we light a candle of peace… a candle for peace… and ponder what it means to be a channel of peace in today’s world…
You are warmly invited to come along to church on Sunday and share the journey… yes you who are there Sunday by Sunday, and you who haven’t been for a while… you who are glad and you who carry hurt and pain… you who are certain… you who are curious… you who have questions, doubts and fears…
Yes, you will be welcome at your local parish church…
Last Sunday we lit the first Advent Candle – a Candle for Hope. On Sunday 9th we light the 2nd – a Candle for peace. We pray for peace where there is war and hatred, we pray for peace where there is misunderstanding and hurt, we pray for peace in our communities, our families and in our own hearts. You will be warmly welcome at any of the churches on Sunday. 10am at Ardgour Church, 12noon at Kiel, 4pm at Strontian – or in the evening for the Peninsula Carols at Strontian Village Hall, 7pm.
At the Peninsula Carols there will be an opportunity to contribute towards the cost of equipment to resource PlayList for Life at Dailmhor Nursing Home. Playlist for life taps into a recognised phenomenon: personally meaningful music has the ability to improve life for people living with dementia, their families and their carers. Music is good fun, stimulating, creative and helps to build mental resilience and manage the symptoms of dementia. In addition to gifts of money, Dailmhor Nursing Home would welcome the gift of any iPods or MP3 players – perhaps you have upgraded and have some older equipment which could be put to this helpful use. You can find out more about PlayList for Life at www.playlistforlife.org.uk
The Christmas Tree and the Church at Strontian will be decorated on Saturday 8th, from 10am – you are welcome to look in and help with this…
Rt Rev Susan Brown has joined more than 30 Church leaders from across Europe in signing a Christmas statement highlighting the plight of refugees and urging all nations and people to celebrate Christ’s birth by working for a more welcoming and inclusive Europe.
— Read on www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news_and_events/news/2018/moderator_signs_christmas_statement_on_refugees
Kirk pledges to join Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement
— Read on www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news_and_events/news/2018/moderator_and_archbishop_sign_joint