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What a week we’ve had! It has been wonderful to get to know Albert, Charles and Nelson and to find out about their work with the Elom EP Church in Ghana. We will look forward to developing our special relationship over the coming years and to visiting them in Ghana very soon.
The group thoroughly enjoyed their visits to Ladyloan PS and Arbroath High School and to the Abbey, Signal Tower Museum and the farm and smokehouse. A big thank you to our local friends who made all of this possible.
On Sunday 29th September their visit concluded with worship followed by a congregational lunch which was enjoyed by all. Many, many thanks to all members who contributed to the success of the lunch whether by providing food, setting up or clearing up or just being there - we are so grateful for all your support – you are wonderful!
Special thanks, however, are due to the three hosts, Dr Andrew Dawson, Mrs Olwen McNeill and Mrs Helen Muir for welcoming the Ghanaian guests into their homes and to our Twinning Coordinator, Ian Townsend, who made all of this possible by working tirelessly over the last year to identify a possible partner church and then dealing with all the issues relating to the visit including the week’s itinerary and then acting as the group’s chauffeur.
On Monday 23rd September three representatives from the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Elorm Parish in the Ho region of Ghana will arrive in Arbroath to begin exploring the possibility of a Twinning Agreement with the Old & Abbey.
Throughout the week they will join in many of the church activities and also visit local schools and some of the town’s interesting attractions. The day before they leave, Sunday 29th, they will participate in morning worship – that should be exciting! After that service the congregation is invited to meet our guests at a buffet lunch in the hall.
ARBROATH: OLD AND ABBEY CHURCH is organising a beach clean as part of
MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY BEACHWATCH BIG WEEKEND
on Saturday 21st September 2013 @ 11.00am. Meet at the end of the Sea Wall, on the beach opposite McDonalds, West Links, Arbroath. All volunteers welcome. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments provided. Please bring gloves
On the last Thursday of each month at 2.30pm the Rev Alastair Morrice with members of the Old & Abbey Church meet at Balhousie Monkbarns Care Home to join with residents for a short service. Alastair accompanies the hymn singing on accordion and leads the short worship service in a meaningful way for the residents. Come and join us – it’s always a very happy hour!
Church Wildlife WorkshopSaturday 14th September, 10am – 1pmat Inchture Church
Come and find out how you can improve your church grounds (and buildings!) for wildlife and learn how to be more bug, bat and swift friendly! This is a free event but places are limited and only available on a first come, first served basis. Booking forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org .
Well that’s it – all over for another year! Day 5 featured the story of Jesus and the Fishermen with the Miracle Catch. Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandpas, Brothers and Sisters joined us for the final hour to see what had been going on during the week, to listen to the children singing and to enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch. Some of the more adventurous finished off the day with a water fight! See you all again next summer.