NEWS

Due to the recent outbreak of the Corona virus the Church is currently closed. The halls and all upcoming events are also suspended pending further announcements . As more information becomes available it will be published here on the web site.


Church of Scotland - Covid-19 Briefing 5 - 26th March 2020

Psalm 22 vv 4 and 5 In you our ancestors trusted: they trusted, and you delivered them.To you they cried, and were saved;in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.


Funerals

No funeral service can take place in the church building.

Weddings


Following Government guidance from Monday 23rd March 2020, weddings are cancelled. It will be necessary to postpone weddings to a later date when a greater degree of normality applies.

A prayer by Frazer Murray

Dear Lord,Thank you for our world, your gift still more or less intact, despite our best efforts to spoil it- perhaps a severe warning like the corona virus will give us a sharp reminder to treat the earth and each other with much more consideration than we show at present.Lord, thank you all for those that serve us in various ways, especially in these perilous times- those who do so in work, in duty or simply through kindness. Help us to get through this crisis with all pulling together for the greater good. May your Church have a loud voice speaking a message of love- "do unto others....".We pray for all those effected by corona, those who recover, and those who, unfortunately do not. Comfort their loved ones oh Lord. As we approach Easter, Lord we remember the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus, your son. Especially at this time of trouble, give us strength to help each other and to put aside petty thoughts and grievances.IN THE NAME OF LOVE, AMEN.

"Open your eyes. Open your ears. Open your mind"
"There is plenty you can get out of this. Plenty you can do to make this productive, purposeful time-even if the situation is not completely in your control." Ryan Holiday.

Thank you Kate for this quote.



Thanks to Brian McInroy for the Easter Quiz

So far only 4 people have sent in answers, we can do better than that.

A word from our Treasurer.


In light of the present circumstances when the Church is struggling for regular income there is something you can do if you presently give by WFO envelopes. Please consider giving by regular monthly or weekly bank standing order. This can be arranged directly with your bank or you can contact the joint treasurer Fred Stevenson who will provide you with the necessary form. If you wish you can go back to giving by WFO envelopes when things return to normal. Fred can be contacted on 01292 443559 or by email fmgstevenson@gmail.com.


Quote submitted by Kate 


"In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to".

 Dave Hollies .


The christening of Lyla Hardy took place on Sunday 1st of March 2020
The christening of Lyla Hardy took place on Sunday 1st of March 2020