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Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. (LAO TZU)
- Christmas Pastoral Afternoon Tea
- ‘Messy Deccies’ Messy Church
- December Edition of the Church Magazine
- Ladies Fellowship & Men’s Group
- Ladies Fellowship
- October Edition of the Church Magazine
- Blythswood Appeal 2016
- ‘Busy Bees’ Messy Church
- Invitation to a Men’s Fellowship Group
- August Edition of the Church Magazine
Today's Scripture Passage
On Sunday 4th December the Pastoral Care Group had organised an Afternoon Tea with Carol Service for the older members of the congregation many of whom find it difficult to attend regular services. Music was provided by Lyla Martin and Neil Purnell; Dolly and Gavin led the worship with Dolly delivering a very meaningful monologue in which she portrayed the thoughts of the servant girl at the Inn where Jesus was born. Many people had contributed to the wide array of goodies on the cake stands. A big thank you to all involved!
A large gathering of families met on the last Friday of November for our last Messy Church of 2016. The story was, not surprisingly, the Birth of Jesus and the crafts were all Christmas decorations and gifts. The pictures below will give you a flavour of the fun we had on the night.
The December edition of the O&A Factor and the latest Eco Newsletter are now available for download from the Congregational News page.
The Ladies Fellowship will meet on Wednesday 16th November at 12.30pm. Please come along – you do not have to be a church member – we would love to see you there!
The next meeting of the Men’s Group will be on Friday 2nd December at 7pm in the Church Hall. The evening will take the form of a ‘Not in the Pub – Pub Games Night’. All males over the age of 16 will be made very welcome.
The next meeting of the Ladies Fellowship will be in the Church Hall on Wednesday 19th October from 12.30 to 2pm. All welcome – you DO NOT have to be a member of the Old & Abbey!
The October edition of the O&A Factor is now available for download from the Congregational News page.
On Friday 23rd September the ‘Busy Bees’ Messy Church was attended by over 50 adults and children and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Instead of the usual crafts we started with a ‘Treasure Hunt’ in the church then moved to the Hall for team and parachute games. After all the exercise everyone was happy to sit down and listen to Dolly tell the story of ‘Martha and Mary’. The evening finished as usual with tea. We hope the photographs below will give you a flavour of the fun we had. Perhaps you would like to join us nest time on Friday 21st October at 5.30pm.
The Men’s Fellowship Group is designed to get us out of the house and spend a bit of time together, doing something fun outdoors or indoors depending on the weather, having a laugh and getting to know each other a bit better. Our first event is on the 22nd August to Forbes of Kingennie Country Estate, situated on the outskirts of Dundee near Wellbank. If you’re man enough (male, 16 and over!) and fancy having a go on the Cairngorms Putting Green then you are welcome to come join us. We will be leaving at 7pm from the church and travelling by car. Speak to me, text or email me if you want information about this or other monthly events that will be happening over the course of this year and next specifically designed for MEN!