"Every morning a new world is born; Every day a new chance." Author unknown
We have resumed the JAMES Club for children and it is lovely to see some of the little ones joining us. If anyone wished to help in the (Sunday-School) i.e. JAMES Club – which means Jesus And Me, Every Sunday) please let me know as we are desperate for some helpers on a monthly rota basis, so that folks can also be in church and not always out with the children.
Next Saturday 25th September will be the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning - held in the Simpson Institute from 10 a.m to 12 noon. There will be the usual baking stall for which donations will be welcome, bagged or wrapped if possible, and also a tombola for which donations can be brought to the Simpson Institute on Friday 24th from 2 p.m. or left with Inga Barnes at 10 Main Street, Upper Largo or phone 360310. All are welcome to support this charity known to many.
We have also reached that time of the year when we like to support the Blythswood Christmas Shoe Box appeal. Leaflets are available in the Church vestibule, also boxes and bags. The Uplift of boxes will take place no later than Sunday 3rd November. If you need more information please contact me or speak to Dorothy Armstrong.
In a similar manner, as a Cluster of Churches in the East Neuk, we are considering a couple of things – and look for congregational members support, assistance and involvement.
We would like to try and hold two community orientated events and not ideally in any of the churches. The idea is for a Nativity on a farm and held on a couple of early evenings. So we would like to know if anyone would be interested in being a part of the actors. We would also like to identify a farm that may be able to accommodate the nativity and also about 50-80 people. We would like to also have livestock. So it is a big venture and if it can be achieved, would we hope be a wonderful uplift to the last two years. So ideas, suggestions or help would be greatly valued.
The second idea is for a Carols service – maybe by moonlight, or at the Harbour. We may want to think if this need to be in tow of three places over a few nights. Any ideas of suggestions – again for the community to join in and for a group of dedicated singers to help lead the carols. Are you interested and if so please let me know.
In both these appeals, I need to have response and comments no later than 30th September – by email or telephone call. I can then take back to the Cluster meeting in early October the responses and see where we can or do go from there.
Last week I shared with you information about the work of the Fife Council, Fife Voluntary Action and Fife Migrants Forum and Presbytery as we welcome and support Afghani Refugees to Fife. The response to donated items has been huge and over whelming, so a big thank you to everyone who has donated.
What is still being asked for are monenrtray donations so things not donated can be acquired. So if you can help in this way please consider: