Christian Aid thanks to Peterhead community as £1,790 is collected

THE convener for Christian Aid in Peterhead wishes to express most grateful thanks to the people in the community who have helped to raise £1,780 for the cause.

In the current economic situation, both locally and nationally, it is felt this is quite an acceptable contribution towards the ongoing work of this great organisation.

It is intimated also by the convener that a Christian Aid Roadshow is coming to this area. It will be in the United Reformed Church, Mid Street, Fraserburgh, on Saturday, September 10, commencing at 7pm.

The next Messy Church monthly gathering at Peterhead Methodist Church, Queen Street, has been arranged for Saturday, September 3, from 10am until 12.30pm. This is an opportunity for families to come and have fun learning about Jesus.

During the morning there are lots of crafts on offer for everyone to try. Each month there is a different theme to be looked at. A short time of worship follows the craft activity and the session ends with a light lunch being served.

There is no charge to come but children are required to come in the company of an adult as a relative helps to make the family occasion which it is meant to be. All are very welcome.

Cruden Parish Church continues to have morning worship every Sunday at 10am.

It is intimated also that the monthly Coffee and Chat mornings will resume on Wednesday, September 7, meeting in the church hall at 10am and they will continue every first Wednesday morning of the month through the winter.

On Sunday, September 4, morning worship in Old Deer Church is at 10.30am and will be led by the Rev. Sheila Kirk. A warm invitation and welcome is extended to all. The Sunday School meets also at the same time. Crèche facilities are available during the service.

In Fetterangus Church at 6pm on Sunday, September 4, a Praise Evening is to be led by the Rev. Sheila Kirk. There will be the opportunity afterwards for further fellowship as teas are served and all are welcome.

The first of two additional items of news from Old Deer intimates that choir practices have begun again on Monday evenings in preparation for Harvest Thanksgiving, Remembrance Sunday and Christmas.

Anyone who would like to join the choir is invited to come along to Old Deer Church at 7.30pm every Monday evening. You will be made very welcome.

Secondly, the Prayer Group meets in Old Deer Church on Wednesday evening, September 7, from 6.30 to 7.15pm and all are welcome.

The Rev. Isobel Akers begins her appointment as the minister of Peterhead Methodist Church by leading the 11am service on Sunday, September 4. There is no evening service that day at 6pm. This is because there will be a Circuit Welcome Service at 4pm in Peterhead with representatives from the Aberdeen and Coast Methodist Churches joining with the local congregation.

Notice has come to hand of the commencing dates of the following ladies’ fellowship meetings :

Peterhead Old Parish Church Senior Ladies’ Fellowship – Monday, September 12, at 2pm.

Peterhead Methodist Church Sisterhood – Wednesday, September 14, at 7.15pm.

On Sunday, September 4, at Peterhead Salvation Army Hall, Windmill Street, farewell meetings to Candidate Samantha Davies are to be held at 11am and 6pm.

Army friends are saying goodbye to Samantha as she leaves here soon to undertake study and training for full-time ministry in the Salvation Army at William Booth College in London.