Sorry, the coffee and Conversation planned for 20th has been cancelled…
Bubblegum ‘n’ fluff is a Christmas Themed activity which Fiona Ogg, Emily Kittle and I were doing at Kilchoan and Acharacle schools yesterday, Lochaline on Thursday and Strontian and Ardgour Primaries next Tuesday. Among other things… Children expressed on paper candles some of their hopes for this Christmas time…
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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
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
The next Guild meeting is on Tuesday November 13th at 2.30 pm. The speaker will be Lorimer Gray, Chair of Malawi Fruits and he will give an illustrated talk on Growing the Future, one of new Guild Projects. Lorimer will be known to many, before his retirement, as Head of the Abernethy Trust and was a frequent visitor to Ardgour.
Once again local churches invite Nursery and Primary children to draw or paint a Christmas Picture. this should be on A4 size paper or card and on the back should be, name, class and school. Entries should be with Rev Donald McCorkindale or Rev Fiona Ogg by 15th November.
One picture will be chosen to be on the front cover of De tha Dol, and others may be used in other church publicity for Advent and Christmas Events.
All entries will be displayed at the Peninsula Carols, Strontian Hall, Sunday 9th December, 7pm.
Here are some pictures from previous years…