Thrift Shop and Cafe continues

Peterhead Old Parish Church Thrift Shop and Cafe which started on April 30, will run until Thursday, May 30.

It is open daily from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday inclusive. Teas and home bakes will be served during the opening hours.

Deer Parish Church Prayer Group will meet in Old Deer Church on Wednesday, May 16, from 6.30 to 7.15pm.

Blythswood Care will visit Peterhead and district on Thursday, May 17, when all items donated to help in Blythswood’s extensive relief work will be received most gratefully.

Starting at the former Focus car park, off Catto Drive, from 9.30am until 12.30pm the vehicle will call at Crimond at 1.15pm and then Fraserburgh Leisure Centre until 4.30pm.

Peterhead St. Andrew’s Parish Church is having a buttery morning and plant sale on Saturday, May 19, from 10am to 12 noon. All are welcome. Teas/coffees £2.

In recognition of Christian Aid Week, members of Cruden Parish Church are involved in a house-to-house collection throughout the parish.

Further to last week’s item regarding the special visitors from Malawi coming to St. Kane’s Church, New Deer, also to be included will be a visit today, (Tuesday), to the Bible study and prayer meeting in the church centre from 10.15 until 11.30am to which all are welcome.

On Sunday, May 20, Rev. Vasco will preach at Maud and Savoch Church at 10am, and at the Gathering Service in St. Kane’s Church, New Deer, at 11.30am. He and his Session Clerk are to be visiting the General Assembly in Edinburgh before returning home on May 22.

In Old Deer Church the morning service on Sunday, May 20, to which all are welcome, commences at 10.30am and will be led by Alice MacLeod. The Sunday School meets as usual and crèche facilities are available during the service.

There is no morning service in St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church, Old Deer, on Sunday, May 20. However, there is a service at 3pm for members of Masonic Orders and all are welcome.

Peterhead Fishermen’s Mission invites and welcomes everyone to share in the Nightcap Service on Sunday, May 20, at 8pm.

Cruden Parish Church will host a Christian Aid buttery morning on Saturday, May 19, at 10am in Hatton Hall. On Sunday, May 20, there will be a united morning service with St. James’ Church at the earlier time of 9.30am. There will be no service in Cruden Parish Church.

Cruden Kirk Session will meet in the hall on Monday, May 21, at 7.30pm and there will be a choir practice on Wednesday, May 23, at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.

A group of folk from various churches in Peterhead, along with the Rev. Dr. Abi Ngunga, are meeting in St. Andrew’s Church, Queen Street, each Saturday at 8am for one hour of prayer. On Friday, May 25, there is to be a half night of prayer from 7.30pm to 12 midnight also in St. Andrew’s.

The friends there are extending an invitation to both these prayer meetings to all the folk from the churches in Peterhead and to anyone who has a heart for prayer.

Already there are those praying that the church hall will be packed with people expecting to see how the power of prayer can change things not only in our own personal lives, but also in other people’s lives as we bring before God, in prayer, our community, the Church and those who are struggling with life just now. It is an important time to hear God’s promises, to strengthen our faith and build our lives and a time to plead to God for revival in His Church.

Peterhead Baptist Church Senior Citizens’ Fellowship will meet on Thursday, May 17, at 2.15pm. The guests are Jim and Moira Givan from Longmanhill.

Peterhead Congregational church has had a very busy time over the last few weeks, with almost 1,000 people attending the Holy Week services, three new members joining the church on Palm Sunday and on Easter Sunday the church welcomed six new Deacons to the Deacons’ Court. They are Robert Bruce, Johnny Buchan, Robert Cordiner, Margaret Garfit, James Hooper and Henry Noble.

The church is now looking forward to its Soup and Sweet, which will take place on Saturday, May 19 at 12 noon in the church halls on Queen Street. Tickets are on sale at £4 and there will be a homebaking stall.

Then on Saturday, May 26, at 7pm, the church will welcome the Fraserburgh Christian Chorale for a praise night in the church. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Worship this Sunday will be at 11am and 6pm with both services conducted by Rev. James McMillan. Sunday School will also be at 11am.

The Church Cafe operates every Wednesday from 10.30am to 1.30pm and the After School Craft Club meets at 3.30pm in the halls.The weekly Bible study takes place at 7pm on Thursday.