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We are looking for an Associate Minister

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Full details of the post are available on the Church of Scotland website at

Ministries Council

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Book Group Update

book clubThe latest information about the Book Group has been published at the Book Group Page.  New members always welcome!

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We ‘Blasted Off’ in Style!

The 2014 Holiday Club was a brilliant success – largely thanks to IMG_2084the incredible ‘Captain Nutter’ (Rev Dolly Purnell).  The space-themed, fun-filled five days was a great success with the children totally engaged with the wide variety of activities on offer.

Each morning started with ‘keep fit’ and a session with Rookie & Debris (Sean & Ellen), the trainee astronauts who always seemed to be up to some kind of mischief but managed to plan
t the seeds for the day’s Bible story.  This was followed up with games – outside for much of the week and very ably organised by Bruce Taylor, one of our Boys’ Brigade leaders.  Snacks of fruit, crisps, biscuits and juice were always very welcome after the energetic games and we are so grateful to everyone who provided these and to Muriel Whitton, Mary Carswell and Rosemary Menmuir who prepared them.  Elizabeth & Seonid Cunningham were our brilliant craft ‘experts’ with the children producing some fabulous spaceships and push-up rockets amongst other impressive articles during the week.  Each morning finished off with a video of the day’s Bible story, reinforced by Dolly and by worksheets that the children completed before a final get-together for a messy game (courtesy of Jackie Crichton), a reminder of the day’s ‘Memory Verse’ and some more singing.

IMG_2088Parents and friends joined us on Saturday for our final session and then for a buffet lunch – thoroughly enjoyed by all!  Many, many thanks to the group leaders Jackie Crichton, Helen Muir, Margaret Tulleth, Avril Muir, Jean Glass & Fiona Wilson.  Thank you, too, to our young helpers Faith Herron, Abbie Gillan, Ellen Birse and Owen Jacques and also to our ‘stars’ Ellen Wilson and Sean Crichton – you were all fabulous!

Sunday Morning Worship gave the congregation a flavour of what had been happening during the week.  Dolly took the opportunity to introduce Lt. Data (Carole Munro) and Cyber Sandra (Sandra Ferguson) who had helped to make the whole week such a huge success.

A gallery of photographs taken by Bruce Taylor is on the Congregational News page – please have a look at them.

See you all next year !!!!

 

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Abbey Playgroup entertain at Tuesday Coffee Morning

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The children of the Abbey Playgroup entertained a large crowd at the last Coffee Morning before the summer break on Tuesday 24th June.  The Coffee Mornings will resume again in August.

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Blast Off 2014! – Holiday Club

Blast offThis year’s Old & Abbey Summer Holiday Club will run from Tuesday 8th July through to Saturday 12th from 10am to 12.30pm each day and is open to all children who have completed P1 up to P7.

The theme of the week will be ‘Space’ with space-themed crafts and games and bible stories about the disciple Peter.

Parents and friends will be most welcome to join with us at 11am on the Saturday to find out more about what the children have been doing and to enjoy a buffet lunch.

To register for the Club, phone the Church Office on 01241 877068 between 12 noon and 3pm Tuesday to Friday or come along to the Church Hall on Staurday 5th July between 10am and 12 noon.

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Church Picnic 2014

A large group of people gathered to enjoy this year’s Commonwealth Games-themed Church Picnic & Barbecue held in the Church Complex after morning worship on Sunday 22nd June.  The burgers and sausages were well cooked by chefs Trevor, Ian & Sean and the children had plenty of games to keep them amused organised by Sunday School Leader, Fay Forge.  Lyla’s ice cream with lots of toppings proved particularly popular.  Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation and to all who supported the very enjoyable afternoon.

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Fairtrade

pat 001Our own Helen Muir and Jean Glass recently set up a Fairtrade stall at St John’s Methodist Church in Arbroath to continue their efforts to spread the Fairtrade message across the town.

Well done, ladies – we are very proud of you!

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Ascension Sunday at the Old & Abbey

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June Edition of the Church Magazine

The latest edition of the O&A Factor along with our Eco Newsletter is now available for download from the Congregational News page.

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Arbroath: Old & Abbey Parish – some information

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The boundary of the Old & Abbey’s Parish is shown in the map above.  If you would like to read more about those living in the parish, click on the link below:

Statistics for Mission

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Induction of Rev Dolly Purnell

Thursday 8th May was an important date for the Old & Abbey – our new minister was inducted at a service arranged by Angus Presbytery and filmed for us by Blair Durno and available for viewing on YouTube at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4qEwVriUDE

 Following the service everyone moved to the hall to help Dolly celebrate this happy occasion.

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