Sunday 18th August 2019

Today - 11am Morning Worship

Monday - 1:30pm Knit' N' Natter, 2pm Music Cafe

Tuesday - 10:30am Wee Blether, 12 Noon Cosy Corner, 6:00pm Refugee Training

Wednesday - 11am Prayer Group, 12:10pm Midweek Service, 7:30pm Ladies Night Out in Chapter & Verse

Thursday - 1:30pm Art Group

Frday - 9:30am Baby Blether

Saturday - 10:00am Walking Group

Next Sunday - 11:00am Morning Worship

Prayers for the coming week - we pray for those people who feel they have no voice and no one to speak on their behalf, surround them with your love and grace Lord so they may know that others care.

Advance Notices

Tuesday 27th - Book Club at Lexi’s

Monday 2nd Sept - Faith Discussion

Wednesday 4th - Guild Coffee Afternoon

Thursday 5th - Men’s night out

Conveners Meeting - Monday 9th September

Kirk Session meeting - change of date to Wednesday 18th September.

Open Doors Weekend - Sat 14th and Sun 15th September

Art Exhibition 14th to 22nd Sept in the church - remember to come along and buy some paintings and your 2020 calendar.

Sunday Lunch 8th September - The Groovy Gryphons will be making and serving lunch after the church service on Sunday 8th September.  They hope you will stay behind for lunch and all donations will be going to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) - the church’s new charity for the next few years. 

Bible Reading for next week - Judges 16:4-31

Prayers for the coming week - we pray for all the children who have started back at school and nursery that they settle in quickly and feel safe and secure.  We pray for all the youths who received exam results recently and ask for God’s guidance and wisdom for them as they consider their future.  We pray for our Boys’ Brigade company for the boys and leaders as the new season starts and pray that boys in the area will hear of the fun, education and opportunities that happen in the Boys’ Brigade organisation.

Guild Coffee Afternoon - this annual event takes place on Wednesday 4th September from 2pm to 3.30pm in the social area.  tickets include tea/coffee and pancakes and cost £3 and are available from now.

Farmington Football Club - we have two tickets for all the home games and their is a list of the games and dates that the team are playing.  Please just put your name against the date you would like to go.

Afternoon Tea - we are holding a ‘posh’ afternoon tea on Saturday 17th August at 2pm in the church.  Tickets are £10 and we hope you will invite your family and friends.  Tickets are on sale now!

Fundraiser - the steering group are organising a fundraiser using Smartie tubes which will commence at the beginning of August however we need in excess of 600 Smartie tubes with the Smarties still inside them!!!  When you are out shopping can you put a few packs (4 tubes) in your trolley and bring them into church over the next few weeks please?  At present Asda are selling a pack of 4 Smartie tubes for £1 so if you bought 5 packets that is only £5 and would give us 20 tubes.  You can bring them into the church or the the Big Kirk Shop anytime.  A big thank you in advance.

Family/Youth worker - we have indicated for a few months now that we would like to employ a family/youth worker for the church.  We will need to cover this cost ourselves which will work out 20 people pledging £100 a month for 3 years or 40 people pledging £50 a month for 3 years or any combination of that.  We now have a sign up sheet which is based in the vestry (or speak to Barbara Ann) for people to show their interest in helping us out with this new and exciting venture.  The spaces are for £50 donations so if you wish to offer £50 fill in one space, if sharing £25 each with other person both your names go in the line and if donating £100 take up two spaces.  We will not start collecting the money until a few months before we employ a person.

Name Plaques - we are just about to put in another order for name plaques for the back of the chairs.  If you would like a plaque on the chair in memory of someone or for yourself and some of the family please fill in the sheet in the reception area.  The cost is £25.

Pianists - we are putting out a plea to see if we can find any  pianists in the congregation that can help out at the care home services when we are regular players are unavailable.  It would involve playing just a few hymns on a keyboard and if you only know a few Barbara Ann said she can work around that

Bible Reading rota - the new list is now in the folder and needs filling in with volunteers!

Tea rota - please consider helping with the tea on a Sunday.  The rota is in the social area.

Hall and Room Bookings - as of now if you require the use of any of the rooms/hall for meetings and events can you please contact Paula Stewart on or 07715596465.

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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