‘Messy Church’ idea at town’s Methodist

A new venture is about to be started by Peterhead Methodist Church in their Queen Street premises. Readers no doubt have come across already the term “Messy Church”.

A number of local Methodist friends have been exploring this as a possibility having had some guidance from experienced helpers elsewhere.

The aim of the project is to open the church up to families who may not come regularly to church, or who have never been to church, and giving to them in an active and informal way some Christian teaching.

This will be happening once a month on a Saturday morning and the first occasion is on July 2 commencing at 10am.

Members of St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church Vestry, Old Deer, are to be having an evening out together on Friday, June 24, in the Station Hotel, Maud.

The Vestry will have a formal meeting at 19 York Street, Peterhead, on Tuesday, June 28, at 7.30pm.

Cruden Parish Church Sunday Club for children will be having their last meeting for the session on Sunday, June 26, after which they will break up for the summer holidays until they resume on Sunday, August 21.

Worship services continue at Cruden Parish Church every Sunday at 10 a.m.

On Sunday, June 26, morning worship in Old Deer Church commencing at 10.30am will be led by the Rev. Sheila Kirk. Everyone is warmly invited and most welcome. The Sunday School prize-giving is to be a feature included in the service at which crèche facilities are available.

After the worship there will be an opportunity to share in further fellowship as teas are served and those who can stay on for this time will be very welcome.

Arrangements are in hand for the Sunday School picnic to be held that day also.

In Fetterangus Church on Sunday, June 26, at 6pm, there will be a Praise Evening led by the Rev. Sheila Kirk. The theme is “Summer Holidays”. There will be a time afterwards for teas and fellowship and again everyone is very welcome.

There is to be a Family Service in St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church, Old Deer, at 11am on Sunday, June 26.

Peterhead Fishermen’s Mission has the usual Night Cap service on Sunday, June 26, at 8pm, to which all are welcome.

Deer Parish Church Prayer Group extends a warm welcome to those who can join in the next meeting which will be held in Old Deer Church on Wednesday, June 29, from 6.30 to 7.15pm.