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We are looking for an Associate Minister

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Lenten Bible Studies

Please join us for a series of six Lenten Bible Studies that wRobert_Powell_7319ill follow the lives and works of the disciples.  These sessions will start on Wednesday 18th February at 7pm in the Small Hall and will run weekly through to the 25th March.  Each one hour session will include an excerpt from the film ‘Jesus of Nazareth’.

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February 2015 Edition of the Church Magazine

Advent and Christmas 2014 was a very busy but most enjoyable time for all of us at the Old & Abbey.  Full details are available in the latest edition of the O&A Factor along with our Eco Newsletter which are now available for download from the Congregational News page.

Additional photographs of all the events and services can be seen on the Church’s Facebook page – use the link at the top right to access this.

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November 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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Excerpts from our ‘Taste of Ghana’ evening

The video below will give you a flavour of our recent ‘A Taste of Ghana’ evening.  We are very grateful to our minister, Dolly, to our presenters Ian, Neil, Vicky and Nicolle and to all who contributed to the wonderful Ghanaian food we had for supper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21UCWzmqw-w

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A Taste of Ghana

Ghana MapAn evening with Neil, Vicky and Nicolle, our 2014 Ghana ambassadors, when they will tell us about their experiences and show their photographs. Supper will be served.

Friday 7 November 2014 7.15 for 7.30pm
Tickets, priced £2.50, are available from the Church Office.

 

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Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal 2014

Blythswood 2014The Old & Abbey will again be filling shoe boxes for this year’s Blythswood Appeal.  Donations of toothbrushes & toothpaste, soap, hats, scarves and gloves, small toy cars and dolls, stationery (such as pens, pencils, notepads, colouring books, rubbers and rulers), make-up, combs, brushes, shampoo, deodorant, …….. would be very much appreciated.  The boxes will be filled on Sunday 2nd November.

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October 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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August 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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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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