Office Bearers & Congregation 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.
2Door Duty Sunday 11.30 a.m. Services
Church Officer Duty List 2019
12.01.20 F Bews
19.01.20 A Lawson
26.01.20 J Low
02.02.20 D Smith
09.02.20 M O'Donnell
16.02.20 D Nicoll
23.02.20 G Taylor
01.03.20 S Bell
08.03.20 F Bews
15.03.20 A Lawson
22.03.20 J Low
29.03.20 D Smith
12th Mrs Helen Taylor
19th Mrs R Burnett
9th Mrs Helen Rosie
16th Ms Betty Brown
23rd Mrs Lily Robertson
30th Mrs Nancy Robbie
Board & Session
Wednesday 29th January
Volunteers Introductory Training
has been arranged for Saturday 1st February 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St Vigeans Hall.
It is compulsory for all PVG holders to complete this training.
Training events don't happen often and it is unlikely that an event will be held in St Vigeans again for some time, so please take advantage of this opportunity if you are a PVG holder or likely to need PVG certification in the futuire.
Annual Stated Meeting 2020
Sunday 8th March
Sunday 29th March 2020
5th April 2020
Worship in the hall followed by snack lunch.
9th April 2020
Service at 7 p.m.- venue ti be confirmed: either West Kirk or Friockheim?
10th April 2020
Service in church
12th April 2020
Worship 8 am. on the hill, Hercules Den,
followed by breakfast in the hall at 9 a.m.
Worship in church at 10 a.m..
SEVERAL COMMUNICATIONS POSTED HERE ON 20TH JANUARY 2020
Angus Presbytery Seminar
as Part of a Team
This seminar follows on from the Introductory course and is for those who wish to work with their minister in conducting worship. It will offer an understanding of the purpose of worship and look at techniques and the range of resources which are available.
Part 1 will deal with the Bible & Prayer in worship, along with speaking techniques.
Part 2 will consider Music in worship and preparing a talk/reflection and how to bring it all together.
Part 3 As part of the seminar there will be an exercise to prepare and deliver a short act of worship.
Sat 1st, 15th & 29th February 2018
At Carnoustie Panbride Church
10am – 4pm
To book your place email Alex Rae by the 26th January 2020
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
DNA Leadership Training - 2020 Taster Days
[Please refer to DNA website]
We would love to be able to serve your church in the strategic development of breakthrough women and men of God who want to serve His Kingdom.
Who are those people in your church? Our priority is their development in the context of local church, perhaps your own? Development in their theology, skills, but most critically their character - who they are in Jesus.
Discover who they are in God, how much he loves them, and his call on their life
Nurture is all about God's care and our care of them, creating a culture and a community of family, love and laughter, challenge and change, stretching but safe.
Action is about their faith in action, they’ll grow as they serve, theology in action, because what they really believe is what they do and how they live.
We believe the Holy Spirit delights in partnership. We currently partner with Alpha Scotland, AMOR Ministries, the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Baptist Union of Scotland, Fresh Streams,
Forge Scotland, Kingsley Hall Dagenham, Pioneer, Refuel Scotland, the Scottish Network Churches, Urban Saints, YMCA London South West, and YMCA Perth. But we'd also love to partner with you! We would love to serve your church, mixing up people from all streams and backgrounds on a God filled adventure of faith and excitement!
We can only serve churches like yours if church leaders like you are willing to think through who in their churches has potential but needs developing. These are the people to whom we recommend you personally give this literature, as well as making it generally available.
If you would like us to send you printed versions of the flyers, or would be keen to explore what it may mean to be a placement church, we would be delighted to hear from you (please see the enclosed flyer for all our contact details).
With love and peace in Jesus
Elders moderating their own Kirk Sessions
We have now managed to re arrange a further seminar on moderating your own kirk session. This will be held on Wednesday 18th March at St. Margaret’s Church, Forfar. From 7 – 9pm.
If you would like to attend this seminar please discuss this in the first instance with your minister and seek approval to attend, thereafter please email me with your details and I will add your name to those wishing to attend.
I would be grateful if replies were with me by the end February
Presbytery Training Team
From Church of Scotland
We are pleased to be welcoming applications for membership to the Assembly Trustees. We would be grateful if you could highlight this to anyone you think may be interested in applying. We attach a recruitment poster for circulation on noticeboards or other platforms and would appreciate your help in making this as widely known as possible.
Can you bring your professional expertise and passion for
the Church, to a rewarding role as an Assembly Trustee?
Would you like to share your skills & knowledge to serve
on a recently created body within the Church of Scotland?
For an application pack, please visit the Church of Scotland website
Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 26 February 2020
Interviews: Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March 2020.
Please see the message under NEWS and find the poster below.
Go for it: Free event in Aberdeen
Moderator of General Assembly 2020-2021:
Well equipped spaces in the right places:
Please see the post under NEWS
Discipleship the Jesus Way-Inverness:
Please see the post under NEWS
Church of Scotland Job Opportunity: Communications Officer
Volunteering: Spiritual Care-Meeting Aug 2019
Summer School 2019:
Main points from General Assembly 2019:
Presbytery Elder is Jim Menzies.
Family Worker is: Gerda Reid
Job description below:
Manse & Ministry Committee
This committee meets three times a year: normally in mid February, the end of May and again in early November.
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.
The Worship Group meets 3 times a year. 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.
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
Chaplaincy Team (please note that this was written pre 2017)
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.