Office Bearers' Notice Board
On this page you will find a collection of reminders, requests, rules, procedures, rosters and other snippets specifically for our office bearers, members of our congregation and hall users.
Afternoon Services in the Hall:
(2 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.)
Would those on duty at the hall service please be there in good time to set out the chairs (about 14), the lectern, cross, a small table, & chair for the minister, and the hymn books.
If you cannot attend, please find a replacement.
The Finance Committee
A meeting of the Finance Committee (November 2011) outlined their remit as follows:
a. Oversee the Church finances and submit the accounts and budgets.
b. Manage Gift Aid and make tax reclaims.
c. Manage Freewill Offering and issue new envelopes as required.
d. Bring financial matters to the attention of the Congregational Board.
e. Oversee systems of dealing with offerings at services.
f. Oversee investments and to write to the Stewardship Convenor once a year in November advising what they think the shortfall will be for the following year and requesting details of proposed fundraising to meet any gap, preferably by the end of February.
Manse & Ministry Committee
This committee meets three times a year: normally in mid February, the end of May and again in early November.
Below are Rotas for Sunday morning coffee/tea, Thursday afternoon services and Sunday door duties; April, May, June 2017
Thursday Afternoon Services in the Hall
21st September 2017
19th October 2017
Door Duty Sunday 11.30 a.m. Services
Next Board Meeting is Tuesday 29th August 2017
This is in place of the one on 20th September 2017. Please amend your diaries.
Dr Nelu Balaj will be leaving us on 13th August to take up a new appointment as the minister of Livingstone Old Parish Church. We will miss Nelu greatly but we will remember him with deep affection and gratitude for all he has achieved in the time he has spent with us and wish him well for the future.
As a congregation we are just beginning the process of looking for a new minister. The Rev Dale London, Minister of Dunnichen, Letham and Kirkden Church has been appointed as our Interim Moderator and a Locum Minister will be appointed to lead our worship every Sunday. However the normal life and work of our Church will continue although there will be many additional duties during this transitional period and your support for your office bearers, elders and committees would be appreciated.
The Worship Group meets 3 times a year. It is a joint committee made up of representatives of Knox’s and St Vigeans. It is not to be confused with the Worship Committee ( The Worship Committee is responsible for picking the hymns).
There are eight of us on the joint Worship Group plus the minister. We meet to discuss the relevant services for different times in the year, e.g. – Holy Communion, Christmas, Easter, etc., taking into account any extras like Messy Church and stewardship, which we have to try to slot into the calendar. We also try to be mindful of other activities going on between Knox’s and St Vigeans, for example, Youth Club.
We are also responsible for new ideas to try to make church a little bit different at times – and also to try to entice new members in to share Sunday mornings and all the activities with us.
We are also open to feedback – so please let us know what is going well for you as far as the worship is concerned – and also, of course, what is not quite so good. We are open to suggestions, so feel free to suggest, suggest, suggest!
Minutes of our meetings are also kept – so you are most welcome to read them for yourself if you wish. Just ask for a copy.
Contact is Betts Ferrier, tel. 01241 876428
The idea of Chaplaincy Teams arose through the Church of Scotland's desire to give children in schools the opportunity to hear about Christianity.
Nelu, visits Inverbrothock school frequently and sees many of the children on a one-to-one basis.
The Chaplaincy Team at present is Nelu, Bill Beedie and Alice Menmuir, of Knox's, and Betts Ferrier. At the moment, we visit Inverbrothock Primary School on one Monday morning per month to take the Assembly There are over 400 pupils. The Head teacher and her colleagues are very supportive and the children are well behaved.
We have approximately 30 minutes with the children. We speak about values that the school is teaching the children or when it is the time of Advent, Christmas, Easter etc. we would explain what these great Christian events are about.
We also give a Bible reading from a Children's Bible and explain the Biblical relationship to the topic. We intersperse the talks with either a hymn or song.
Finally, Bill leads us in prayer which includes the teaching of the Lord's Prayer and we close with the Benediction.
Contact is Betts Ferrier, tel. 01241 876428.
Presbytery Elder is Jim Low.
Family Worker is Shona Grimmond
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