THE PRAYER/BIBLE STUDY GROUP
The Prayer/Bible Study Group meets in the Session Room every Thursday at 2.00 p.m. If you have a prayer request the group would be happy to include it. After a short time of Prayer the group read and discuss the chosen passage from the Bible. Everyone is welcome to come along – they are a friendly bunch so please feel free to join them.
Church of Scotland World Mission
STAMP 2016 APPEAL
The CSI Eco-spirituality centre: Othara
“God created all living and non-living things to coexist in a rhythm and equilibrium which we often call ecological balance. Ecological disasters befall us when this balance is lost.”
Bishop Thomas K. Oommen, Deputy Moderator of the Church of South India.
The Church of South India (CSI) recently opened the Othara Eco-spirituality centre, where people can learn about climate change and the importance of conserving the earth God has given us.
This year the STAMP PROJECT will support some of their ecological innovations including the harvesting and re-use of rain water, the establishment of biogas plant to power the kitchens and the development of a small dairy and chicken farm for native breeds.
Through retreats and conferences, CSI hopes that the knowledge people gain at the centre will inspire them to live sustainably and encourage others in their community to do the same because ‘caring for the earth is not only a calling, but a lifestyle’.
Key facts about the CSI:
How to contribute:
We all receive letters with stamps on from time to time. Please cut round the stamp leaving about ½” all round – and bring the stamps along to Church any Sunday – ask a duty Elder to give them to Jennifer – thank you.
Remember to keep the stamps from your mail and give them to Jennifer, who will send them off to be sold to help the current World Mission project
LOCAL FOOD BANK BASED AT AnnanCAN
Our Presbytery is working in partnership with First Base in Dumfries and Kate’s Kitchen. Please would you be able to donate, on a regular basis, or when you can, food such as – tinned food, pot noodles, cuppa soup, mini packs of cereal etc. to make food parcels to be distributed to those who need them. There will be a box in the hall vestibule where donations can be left. Catherine Dale will be responsible for collecting the items. Just think, if everyone brought just one Item each week, we could fill the box! Thank you.
Presbytery have asked for basic toiletry items for women and children which will be passed to Women’s Aid in Dumfries. These would be things like soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, face cloth, deodorant etc. as woman may turn up with nothing if they are forced to leave suddenly. Please give these donated items can be given to Jennifer or Alan Dodds.
The Flower List is in the Session Room.
If you would like to put flowers in the Church on a particular Sunday, please write your name beside your chosen date.
There are ‘Flower Fund’ boxes at both doors for donations to buy the flowers for ‘vacant Sundays’ .
After flowers have been in the Church they are distributed to members who may not be able to attend.
Alison Jackson is always willing to arrange the flowers if you need someone to do it for you.
Many thanks to all the folks who have in the past generously donated flowers or money.