There will be the usual Zoom chat on Sunday, 25th October at 11 am. As it is harvest thanksgiving, let's see your favourite breakfast cereal, prior to tucking into it, and let's think about offering a packet of the same to the Food Bank.
Activities in the hall are still cancelled until further notice.
However, there will be worship in church on 8th November 2020; 20th December 2020; and 3rd January 2021, all being well. In between those dates there will be the usual worship videos available each Sunday on YouTube, etc., and join us on Zoom most of these "in between" Sundays at 11 a.m. for a chat. (If you do not get the email with the Zoom password, contact the website editor, 07974 663 474.) On the Sundays when we are in church, it is hoped that there will be a video of the actual church service on YouTube (and the usual links), but that won't appear until the Monday.
Our Worship Video, Sunday 25th October, 2020, will be our Harvest Thanksgiving. We hope that as part of our Thanksgiving, you will make a donation to the Food Bank at The Old and Abbey Church. Donations can be left at their church office Thursday or Friday morning between 10.00 and 1.00. (There is also a trolley in Morrisons, and possibly elsewhere, for food bank items, if this is easier for you.)
The food bank at the Old and Abbey say that they do not need pasta, soup or beans, but they would very much welcome toilet rolls, shower gel, shampoo, sugar, coffee, tinned vegetables, tinned meat, tinned fruit, boxes breakfast cereal (not porridge), tins macaroni cheese.
Donations can be left at their church office Thursday or Friday morning between 10.00 and 1.00. here to edit.
A collection for the Syrian refugees at the Mechanics hall Brechin Wednesday 4th November and Thursday 5th November open 10 am - 4pm and Friday 6th November open 10 am till 1 pm .
EDA are now getting access to the Lebanon and will be able to take the gifts up to the refugee camp but also will deliver gifts to a Beirut. Some of the refugees from the camp have been trained in carpentry and joinery and have been helping in Beirut repairing and building windows and doors. So far they have made and inserted 500 windows so that some of the houses are now suitable for families to return to their homes before winter sets in. EDA are financing their food and lodgings.
Goods required as follows warm clothes from babies to adults (it seems there is no problem with white for the babies)boots shoes wellingtons for all ages toiletries. Especially ladies sanitary goods (no tampons) incontinence pads toilet rolls paper jotters pencils crayons colouring books children’s books pens rulers rubbers geometry Ie set squares etc No Paracetamol (not allowed at this point in time )only what is on this list at this time is needed.
Please put goods in strong black bags so that there is little contact.
Zoom Session and Congregational Board Meetings
on Wednesday 14th October, 2020, beginning 7 p.m. An email has already been sent out to Session and Congregational Board members with links/passwords.
There will be NO Zoom get-together over a cuppy on Sunday 11th October, 2020
,Please note that there will be no worship within our church until further notice, and definitely not before 25th October. There will be worship videos as has been the norm of late, but on Sunday 18th October, the worship video will be the second of Martin Fair's videos that he has produced for churches to use in place of their own (when someone needs a holiday).
Please check emails and website, etc, nearer the date for an announcement as to whether or not there will be a Zoom get-together over a cuppa on Sunday 11th. But there definitely won't be a Zoom get-together on Sunday 18th October.
Some of our members have been enquiring how to pay their regular offerings to the church. Offerings and donations can be paid directly into the St Vigeans Church bank account. The bank account is 00439369 and the sort code is 80-12-35. Please include your first initial and surname as a reference.
Blythswood will be collecting shoeboxes this year (2020) despite the problems with Covid-19.
Here is a copy of this year's checklist.
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