Forms are available in the vestibule of the church. For a preview of the forms, see the website (MORE>ACTIVITIES>MISSION). Shoeboxes should be completed and returned to church by 3rd November.
Ceilidh in St Vigeans Hall on Friday 4th October, 2019, at 7.30 p.m. Music by Wayne Robertson. Tickets priced £8, to include supper, are available now from Liz Lawson, 01241 830203 or Sandra Menzies 01241 879543
Please note that the magazines which would normally be ready for collection this Sunday, 30th September, will not be available until the following Sunday, Sunday 6th, October, and can be collected from the hall.
Finance & Stewardship Committee meeting in Session Room on Tuesday, 10th September, at 7.30 p.m.
The Guild Dedication Service at St Vigeans is this Sunday, 8th September, 2019, during morning worship.
Please note that the Guilds Together Dedication and Communion service is on Wednesday 11th September in Dun & Hillside Parish Church, Montrose, at 7.30 p.m.
St Vigeans Guild resumes in St Vigeans Hall on Monday, 16th September., at 7.30 p.m. All welcome.
Please note that the next service in Tarriebank will be on Thursday 15th August, 2019, which is the third Thursday in August and not the the second Thursday which is usually the case. It would be greatly appreciated if some of our people went along to assist Keith and add to the enjoyment of the residents.
Over the last few years HeartEdge has held a day conference in Scotland. This year the Conference is expanding to cover two days (2 and 3 October). A poster is attached.
The HeartEdge Conference is a practical, two-day intensive of ideas, theology and connecting. It includes workshops on enterprise and commerce, launching cultural projects, developing congregations and sustaining community response, plus time to make connections and find encouragements. This two-day intensive will pack in lots and prioritise practical input and resources.
HeartEdge is a growing network of churches and other organisations working across the UK and overseas, begun by St Martins-in the Fields under the inspirational leadership of Rev Dr Sam Wells. Dr Wells is giving the Chalmers lectures this year, a series entitled ‘A Future that's Bigger than the Past.' These lectures are concerned with the theology and methods of HeartEdge as a movement for renewal in the Church. The conference includes the opportunity to hear the final three lectures in the series; the first three in the series being held in September.
This October HeartEdge welcomes US theologian Winnie Varghese, asset-based community worker Cormac Russell, and many other exciting contributors for its two-day conference 'On earth as it is in heaven' – a gathering of the HeartEdge community in Edinburgh.
I will be taking part in the programme in conversation with Sheena McDonald on the theme of Renewing the Church, along with The Most Reverend Mark Strange (The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church) and Dr Sara Parvis (Senior Lecturer in Patristics, University of Edinburgh).
Among others taking part over the two days are: Rosie Addis; David Bradwell; Derek Browning; ID Campbell; Jonathan Evens, Sally Hitchiner; Simon Jay; Jonny Kinross; Tania Kovats, Deborah Lewer; Suzanne Lofthus; Maxwell Reay; Scott Rennie; Fiona Smith; Peter Sutton; and Bev Thomas.
The conference venues are the Parish Church of St Cuthbert and St John's Church, with the Chalmers Lectures held at Greyfriars Kirk. Further information is available from Revd Jonathan Evens, Associate Vicar HeartEdge, St Martin-in-the-Fields (020 7766 1127 / firstname.lastname@example.org) and you can register at https://tickets.myiknowchurch.co.uk/gb/ODYyLTEz/t.
I do hope I will meet some of you there.
Colin A M Sinclair
Rt Revd Colin A M Sinclair
General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Church and Community Project Ideas and How to Fund Them
Aberdeen – 11.30am–3.30pm, Wednesday 7 August, 2019
Free Event: You are invited to join us at the
Go For It Regional Roadshow, Aberdeen
The Church of Scotland Go For It Fund supports projects that change church and community. This free event is open to those looking for inspiration for project ideas, or money to help bring their ideas to life. It provides an opportunity to learn more about Go For It and to hear from Go For It-funded projects about their work.
If you'd like to attend, the programme and registration form is attached.
The Committee to Nominate the Moderator of the General Assembly is inviting recommendations for Moderator of the General Assembly 2020-2021. Further information and the Recommendation Form can be accessed here
Any member of the Church of Scotland may recommend a candidate for the role but the person recommended must be a minister, elder or deacon and they must give consent to being recommended.
Completed Recommendation Forms should be sent to me Susan Taylor by 8 August 2019. The Committee asks that only one Form be submitted for each candidate.
The Committee expects to meet on 26 September when they will have conversations with a short list of prospective nominees before making a final choice.
‘Well equipped spaces in the right places'
Your opportunity to help shape the future land and buildings plan for the Church.
The General Trustees have been instructed by the 2019 General Assembly to submit a plan for the future of the Church's land and buildings for the 2020 Assembly. We have prepared a consultation paper which was welcomed by the Assembly, but instead of encouraging Presbyteries and Kirk Sessions to engage with the consultation process, the Assembly amended the Deliverance to instruct Presbyteries and Kirk Sessions to engage. We are therefore writing to give you advance notice of the consultation timetable, in the hope that you can plan your involvement.
For locations and dates, please see attached document.
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