Barbecue for Friends

DEER Parish Church Prayer Group will meet in Old Deer church on Wednesday, August 22, from 6.30pm to 7.15pm.

A buttery morning will be held in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, St. Peter Street, on Saturday, August 25 from 10am until 12 noon. Admission is £2 and the proceeds will be going to the worthy cause of Macmillan Cancer Support. All are welcome.

On Saturday, August 25, the friends of St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church, Old Deer, are to be having a barbecue at Backhill of Auchmachar at 1pm. Please note that help is needed beforehand.

Then on Sunday, August 26, there is to be a family service in St. Drostan’s Church, Old Deer, commencing at 11am.

There will be morning worship at 10.30am in Old Deer Church on Sunday, August 26, and this is to be led by Roz Armitage. Everyone is invited and welcome.

Creche facilities are available during the service and teas will be served afterwards.

Peterhead Fishermen’s Mission extends an invitation and warm welcome to join in the Nightcap Service on Sunday, August 26, at 8pm.

On Thursday, August 30, the Annual Lecture will be given in St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church, Old Deer, commencing at 7.30pm. The invited speaker on this occasion is Gordon Hay whose subject is ‘The Doric New Testament’. the article in last week’s issue recorded Mr Hay’s commitment to this venture and no doubt it will have stimulated further interest.

The evening will close with refreshments served in the Kemp Hall.

The invitations to attend evening talks in Peterhead St. Andrew’s church, Queen Street, have come from the Rev. Dr. Abi Ngunga and his congregation.

The cry of vulnerable people caught up in human trafficking is being heard increasingly across the globe. One of the most evil and serious human rights abuses in the modern world,this affects Scotland too!

On Friday, August 24 at 7pm a talk on this important issue will be given by Dr. Myrta Theocharous, a PhD from Cambridge University, who is a young Christian, and serves as a lecturer at the Greek Bible College in Athens.

Besides this, Myrta is actively involved in helping with the rescue and rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking and prostitution in Greek cities. She has wonderful stories to tell and her talk will make people more aware of this issue and help them to rise up as God’s believers and fight this evil, to speak and act to set the prisoners free.

All are welcome and tea and coffee will be provided.

Notice - ‘The Bible is still relevant even today’. Every day there is reflection that the times in which we are living are bad and are even getting worse. The normal protections and securities are disappearing. Surprisingly, these times were predicted long ago in the Bible.

The Rev. Rene Futi Luemba (the senior minister/pastor of the Rev. Dr Abi) is meeting us from the D.R. Congo and he will help us to respond to the important question ‘what to do when everything (in your life and/or in our society) is falling apart?

With his wealth of experience and the very fact that he lives and ministers in a country where everything falls apart and people are in constant despair, the Rev. Futi Luemba will give three evening talks in St. Andrew’s Church on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 5, 6 and 7, starting each evening at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to these talks and tea/coffee will be provided each evening.

The 1st Peterhead Girls’ Brigade resumes on Monday, August 27, at 6pm in the Old Parish Church hall. All girls from P1 to S6 are welcome to go along.

For further details contact (01779) 812527, 478155 or 478338.