Sunday 10th December 2017

Today - 9.30am Breakfast Church, 10.15am Prayer Goup in the Church, 11.00am Morning Worship,

Monday - 1.30pm Knit 'n Natter in the Big Kirk Shop, 2.00pm Music Cafe, 

Tuesday - 10.30am Wee Blether, 12 Noon Cosy Corner, 2.00pm Kirkriggs Court Service

Wednesday - 11.00am Prayer Group meeting in the Church, 12.10pm Reflective Service, 1.00pm Busy Hands, 7.00pm Forfar Academy Nine Lessons and Carols in East and Old, 7.15pm Guild Christmas Party in the Church Hall

Thursday - 1.30pm Art Group in Choir Room, 6.30pm Bus leaves for Men's Christmas Meal at Armstrongs, 7.00pm Advent Bible Syudy in the Manse

Friday - 9.30pm Baby Blether in Social Area, 11.00am  Chimes Christmas Concert, 2.00pm Friday Fling

Saturday - 10.00am Walking Group Christmas Meal, Meet at the Myre

Sunday 17th December -  10.15am Prayer Group in the Church, 11.00am Morning Worship

Advance Notice

Sun 17th - Forfar Big Christmas Sing in St Margaret’s at 7pm

Tues 19th 2pm Windyedge Cottage Service

Thurs 21st 7pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Sat 23rd - 10am Christingle Making

Flower Administrator - after many, many years in the role of Flower Convener Marlene has now stepped back from this role and we are so very grateful to her for the many years of work she put into this role and all her ideas and deliveries and so much more! This means we urgently need a new administrator to run put together the yearly diary once a year, take donations from members who loving give the flowers each week and make up the rota.  This is an admin position and Barbara Ann would love to hear from you.  Flower ministry plays a huge part in East and Old’s service and mission of God’s word.

Bookstall - the notice is way out of date.  Can you just say new Christian books, cards,  and much more plus FairTrade goods all available in the reception area.

Time and Talents Wish Board and Money - what we need wish board  - you will see in the church today and every Sunday two wish boards and these boards will be updated on a weekly basis.  There are many bits and pieces that are needed completed in the church however many of our members know nothing about it and we often hear ‘oh I could have done that’ or ‘oh I could have helped with that’ or ‘oh why didn’t you ask me?’ or ‘if only I had known!’  Additionally, due to our renovations there are lots of things that we would like to complete and add to our church to beautify it and to make life easier all round.  We are also starting new ventures in the coming months and are needing supplies bought for that.  Please take a look at both Wish Boards and if you feel you can help with any we ask that you take the card from the board, write your name on it and then hand it to Barbara Ann, Lexi, Margaret Scrimgeour or Bill.  Thank You.

10p Collection - Keep your 10p pieces coming in as we still have quite a distance to cover.

Fairtrade Goods - have a look!  Homemade Jam £2 & £1.50

Bible Reading for next week

Isaiah 55:1-12

Prayers for this week - we pray for all the people who will be entering the doors of East and Old this week who are not members of our church that they receive a warm welcome from all us and made to feel at home at the events that are planned this week and leading up to Christmas.  We pray that people will find it easy to cross over the door into the church building without feeling vulnerable or unsure of their surroundings.

East and Old Reverse  Advent Calendar - this year we are reversing the advent calendar tradition and helping those who struggle at this time of year.  You each have a list of items for each day in December from 1st to 24th.  We ask that you bring along one, two, three or all of the items on the list on the Sunday morning and the Groovy Gryphons will uplift them from you.

On Sun 3rd we ask that you bring 1,2 or 3 of the items for 1st-3rd Dec which is tea, coffee, £1 coin.  On the 10th Dec bring along any of the items on the list from 4th to 10th Dec.  On 17th Dec bring along any items from 11th to 17th December and finally on the 24th bring along any of the items from 18th to 24th.  These goods will be distributed during Christmas and New Year and into the first week of January.  We have so much at this time of year while others are struggling - love your neighbour put your words into actions.

Church Office is now open Sat 10am-12noon- just ring the doorbell.

E-Mail address is

Please remember to inform Barbara Ann Tel. 01307 248228 or 07988938476 of anyone in hospital or needing the services of a minister.    

Charity Number – SC 004921    Copyright Licence – CCLI 2535604

Forfar East & Old Parish is a member of the Church of Scotland






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