Our church is involved in various mission activities.
To find out more, contact Lesley Balaj,
Fairtrade Fortnight 2017
27th February to 12th March
Used Postage Stamps
Save your used postage stamps and put them in the box at the rear of the church or post them to World Mission Stamp Project, PO Box 9191, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ML2 0YB.
Proceeds go to a different charity each year.
A stall is usually available during the monthly snack lunches from where items can be purchased. Proceeds go to the Nyumbani children's homes.
Save all your loose change for the Leprosy Mission. Ask Jean McPhail for a collection pot Tel 01241.
There are opportunities for the church to make contact with Syrian Refugees who are being integrated into our society. Members of our congregation, who wish, can assist the Syrian families improve their conversational English. If you have a little free time and you would like to befriend a family and spend time speaking with them, please contact Angus Refugee Care on Tel: 07446 129176 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
A visit to Cesky Tesin by four church members in October 2017 was organised by Alison Christie. The group received a very warm welcome. When they came home, they gave an interesting and informative presentation on the visit.
TAY BRIDGE CROSS - SPONSORED WALK
The Christian Aid sponsored walk across the Tay Bridge takes place on Saturday 21st April 2018 at 2 pm.
Anyone wishing to do the walk should get in touch with Helen Rosie before the end of March 2018 as registration forms have to be completed and sent off?
If you are unable to take part in the walk there will an opportunity to sponsor one of the walkers.
Door to Door Collection
There will be no door to door collection by St Vigeans this year (2018)
Christian Aid Week 2018
will be from 13th to 19th May. The Coffee Morning will be on the 19th May.
The stalls are as follows:
Books, Crafts & Jewellry- St Andrews
Grocery & Sweets- Knox’s
Fruit, Flowers & Vegetables- Old & Abbey and St Mary’s
Baking- West Kirk
Coffee- St Vigeans & St Thomas
Stall holders are asked to bring suitable table covers, money boxes, price labels etc. Stalls can be set up on Friday evening from 7.30 pm – 9 pm.
he Town Mission will be open from 9 am on the Saturday. Two members from each congregation are asked to serve coffee. Please bring two tea towels.
We are looking for volunteers in work in the kitchen and serve the coffee.
The group is now formed. The Chairperson is Eleanor Brown and the Secretary is Myra Scoular.
St Vigeans Clean Up & Conservation Network.
No meetings during the dark winter evenings.
As the leaves hit the ground and autumn / winter takes its icy grip, walkers should look out for Sparrowhawk, roe deer, dippers, and the electric blue bullet skimming above the water that is the common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).
An otter has been killed crossing Kirkton Road as the culvert on the Hercules Burn is not otter friendly. I sent the otter’s body to Cardiff University for autopsy as they run research in conjunction with otter survival. This research will tell us the sex, age etc. I have now met with Cllr Wann and one of the Directors of Otter Survival in a bid to make the said culvert more otter friendly. We await Angus Council’s response. Ralph Coutts
Find details on their Facebook page.
The Church of Scotland now have a Co-ordinator for refugee work. Also, Angus Solidarity for Refugees are looking for warm clothing and footwear and have set up a Facebook page for more information on it.
Send A Cow
contact to be advised
The church, and in particular, George Robertson, will again be collecting made up "shoeboxes" for Blythswood this year, 2018. The boxes have to be returned to George at the church by October 28th (this date to be confirmed), or they can be delivered to the van, week commencing 29th October, between 9.30 and 11 a.m. Below is the leaflet for 2018 that shows the items requested and preferred. For an actual leaflet, please contact George Robertson or speak to someone in the church vestibule on Sunday before worship.