Please note there will be no 8.30am service on January 1st – New Year’s Day. 10.30am service as usual.
Services and Events During Advent and Christmas
Sun 27th Nov 6.30pm Advent Carol Service
followed by Sherry and Shortbread in the Parish Rooms
Sun 18th Dec 6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols
followed by Mulled Wine and Minced Pies in the Parish Rooms
Fri 23rd Dec 8 pm Pop up Choir
followed by refreshments in the Parish Rooms
Sat 24th Dec 4.30pm Christingle Service
11.00 pm Midnight Mass
Sun 25th Dec 8.30 am Christmas Day Service (said)
10.30 am Christmas Day Service (sung)
Advent study groups will meet Thursday mornings at 10.30 am on Dec 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 10.30 am and evenings at 7.00 pm on Dec 1, 8, 14 & 22
Week 1. Hope: A discussion on the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King.
2 Yule: An exploration of the pagan origins of Christmas.
3. Who were the 3 Wise men?
4 The origins of the Universe discussed in a religious context.
We look forward to welcoming you at these services and events.
The Grand Christmas Draw took place after the Carol Service on Sunday evening. We are delighted to say that we have raised a little over £2000. Many thanks to Louise Law for all her hard work in organising the draw and the prizes and to everyone who bought tickets. This will be a great help in maintaining our very special building.
The winning tickets were as follows:
Cally Palace Hotel Break – ticket 00744 –Luxury Christmas Hamper – ticket 00629 –Bottle of Champagne – ticket 01723 –Arran Aromatics Festive Gift Set – ticket 00437Natural Scottish Skincare Gift Box from Siabann – ticket 01432 –£20 Gift Voucher for Brian Devin Butchers – ticket 02903£20 Gift Voucher for Brian Devin Butchers – ticket 01002 –Little Doone Foods Sweet Balsamic Dressing Selection – ticket 01280 –Afternoon Tea for Two at Tilly Tearoom – ticket 01985 –Festive Yankee Candle Gift Box – ticket 01495 –Red & White Wine Duo – ticket 00390 –
CHARITY COLLECTIONS 2016-1017
The charities chosen by the congregation for 2016-2017 are Reach Out with Arts in Mind and The Uphill Trust.
Reach Out is a self managed group based in Alloa providing opportunites for a wide variety of arts and crafts to adults experinecing mental ill health, carers and others experiiencing barriers to mainstream services.
The Uphill Trust is based in Dollar and supports the development of a primary school from over 200 children in rural western Uganda
There is a box at the back of the church for donations of food (non-perishable items only) to help stock the food bank in Sauchie which is helping to meet the basic needs of those in want during these difficult economic times. Contact person: Sybil Brinham
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