16 October 2016
23 October 2016
- 11 am
- Worship led by David Cowling
We give the assurance of our thoughts and prayers to all who are unwell, awaiting or undergoing treatment, anxious, or grieving for the loss of loved ones.
Harvest “All We Can”
Envelopes are available on the vestibule table and may be returned in the offering plate in coming weeks. The total so far is £81.
Services to celebrate the life of 'tricia
The following two Services have been arranged:
There will be opportunity after to talk over “a cup
of tea” in church. Sandy and the family felt that holding
both Services would provide opportunity for people to remember
and pay tribute in two locations which were both a focus for
much that 'tricia was and did.
The booking in Kirkcaldy has been made for a more extended
period of time than usual. If you can offer or would like transport
to / from Kirkcaldy please let a Church Steward know asap.
Sessions will take place on
- Mondays 10am -12 noon, led by Liz
- Thursdays 1pm - 3pm, led by Sue
Sessions will commence on Monday 31st October.
If you are able to be on the premises at both / either sessions
(not necessarily every week), please contact Sue with details
so rotas can be prepared.
Volunteers are not necessarily asked to be closely involved
unless they so wish; it is advised that at least 3 persons be on
the premises for security purposes and, if possible with a 'gender mix'.
Bible Reading Notes
Fresh from the Word 2017 bible reading notes are now available.
- Books cost around £10 - depends on the numbers for postage.
- Digital copies for Kindle can be bought through
- Other digital formats can be ordered for £7.20 from
If you wish to order a book, please sign the list on the table at
the top of the stairs, or let Margaret know by email or otherwise.
Hurricane Matthew - Haiti
The Methodist Church World Mission Fund has issued an appeal
for donations to assist with support for the people of Haiti
following the destruction caused by this extraordinarily powerful
hurricane on 5th October.
John and Sharon Harbottle (partners with All We Can,
working in Haiti) report that communication with and between
communities remains impossible or difficult. All We Can representatives
have met with Health Committees and Clinic staff where possible to begin to assess the damage.
John and Sharon describe the devastation where they are, indicating that much of the initial flooding has now subsided and major debris cleared from streets. However, in other more affected areas, electricity poles have been blown over, trees uprooted and fruit therefore lost, crops flattened or washed away entirely. Roads are damaged or blocked by fallen tress, bridges washed away, thus travel, communication, assessment and relief are hampered; the mobile phone system is also often ineffective. Many houses, including those with metal roofs, have been destroyed or damaged.
What they have been able to see and describe lies in an area at the edge of the central zone of the hurricane - damage is much worse in places they have not visited.
Bishop Gesner Paul, Superintendent Bishop of Haiti, MCCA,
has written expressing thanks for prayers, donations and other
actions of care and solidarity from the wider Methodist and church
community at this time.
More details, and an opportunity to
Meetings this week
Support other Organisations
Scottish Bible Society
Our support via the Bible-a-Month Club is invited in October for work in Uganda.
Our prayerful attention is drawn this week to
- Bible Society of Uruguay's
Grow and Learn project
over the next 3 years to provide training and materials for Sunday School teachers;
- Ukrainian Bible Society's support of churches
and volunteers caring for displaced children;
- adult numeracy and literacy project to reach
2,600 Dagaare people in Ghana;
- observance of Bible Sunday in Scotland next Sunday
on the theme
|Date & time
|Wednesday, 26th October, 7.30pm
St Stephen's and West
|Broughty Ferry Churches Group open Christian Aid meeting. Representatives from Christian Aid Scotland
will speak about projects in South Asia and Kenya,
particularly focussing on the effects of climate change.
A warm welcome is extended to all;
Prayer Points for this week
- the Vice-President of Conference at the
United Reformed Church Mission Council, Wednesday to Friday;
- Methodist Council, Monday - Tuesday;
- Connexional Stationing Committee meeting, Thursday;
- the District's Superintendent Ministers;
- Circuit and Church Treasurers;
Habitat for Humanity's work to improve housing with and for
poorer people in Lebanon (Embrace);
- the people of Haiti (Christian Aid);
- work in the Manchester and Stockport District (Methodist Homes);
- Bible Society work in Uganda;
- all staff on
MAF Day of Prayer today (MAF);
- international directors and staff (The Leprosy Mission);
- we pray with and for the peoples of Bangladesh, Bhutan
and Nepal (WCC);
- we remember fellow Methodists in the
Hazel Grove and Poynton Circuit
(Manchester and Stockport District) and in
Cullen (North of Scotland Mission Circuit).