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Services for Advent & Christmas at the Old& Abbey

Sunday 14 December at 3pm    –    ‘A Quiet Space for Christmas’  –  an opportunity to escape the pressures, quietly worship, think, remember and give thanks for the gift of Christ coming into our world.  Join us for refreshments after the service.

Friday 19th December 5.30 – 9pm    –    Advent Labyrinth – follow the star like the wise men of old to find the child in the manger, the Saviour of the world.

Sunday 21st December at 11am    –    Family Nativity – “T’was the Night of the Census” – involving all our Sunday School children.

Wednesday 24th December at 6.30pm    –    Let’s get ready for Christmas – a family service for young and old alike.

Wednesday 24th December at 11.30pm    –    Watchnight service.

Thursday 25 December at 10.30am    –    Come and celebrate Christmas Day.

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Associate Minister

We are looking for an Associate Minister

Maybe you are that person?

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

Ministries Council

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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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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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