Revised Christian Aid dates

Following on from last week’s column, a revised announcement has come from Cruden Parish Church that Christian Aid Week is May 15-22 and not, as previously intimated, the week earlier.

The Buttery Morning which Cruden Parish Church was arranging for Saturday, May 7, in Hatton Public Hall was not on therefore. It is now planned for Saturday, May 21, at the same venue from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. The Christian Aid lunch will be held in the Church Hall on Sunday, May 15, after the morning service. The House to House collections in the parish area will take place during the week, May 15-21.

Peterhead Old Parish Church Thrift Shop is into its second week. A café serving teas, coffees and home bakes is open during the opening hours which are 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday till Friday.

The Faith Mission is having a Convention Weekend in Fraserburgh Baptist Church from Friday, May 13, through to Sunday, May 15, inclusive. The meeting times being 7.30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 8 p.m. on Sunday, everyone will be made very welcome.

The guest speaker is the Rev. Raymond Moore from Lisburn, Northern Ireland, and other Faith Mission representatives including two Bible College students will be sharing in the weekend as well as some of the Sunday services in the area.

An Open Air Witness will be held in Fraserburgh town centre on Saturday afternoon, May 14, at 3 p.m.

Peterhead St. Andrew’s Parish Church is having a Buttery Morning and Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Teas/Coffees are £2.

The Blythswood Care collecting vehicle will be back in Peterhead and district on Thursday, May 12, to receive items donated to assist the charity in its extensive relief work.

The locations for contact and actual times are – Focus car park, off Catto Drive, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.; then Crimond at 1.15 p.m., after which the vehicle will be at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre for the rest of the afternoon until 4.30 p.m.

On Saturday, May 14, St. Fergus Parish Church is having its Annual Soup and Sweet as well as a car boot sale in the St. Fergus Public Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The charge for the meal is £3.50 and hire of tables for the sale cost £6 each, the contact in the case of the latter is Margaret Young on 01779-838581.

Morning worship in Old Deer Church on Sunday, May 15, commences at 10.30 a.m. and a warm invitation and welcome is extended to all who are able to attend. The Sunday School will meet also and crèche facilities are available during the service.

Later in the day at 6 p.m., the Rev. Sheila Kirk will lead a service of Holy Communion in Fetterangus Church, after which teas will be served.

The next meeting of the Prayer Group is to be in Old Deer Church on Wednesday, May 18, from 6.30 to 7 p.m.

On Sunday, May 15, in St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church, Old Deer, at 9.30 a.m., a Celebration of the Eucharist will be led by the Rev. Richard O’ Sullivan.

Peterhead Fishermen’s Mission has the regular Night Cap service on Sunday, May 15, at 8 p.m., to which all are very welcome.

A series of 5 Bible Studies is to be taking place in Cruden Parish Church Hall on Sunday evenings from 7 to 8.15 p.m. Those attending are to be looking at stories of some of those who come face to face with Jesus. On May 15 they will look at the encounter with the man of means (Mark 10 vs 17-31).

Cruden Kirk Session will meet in the Hall on Monday, May 16, at 7.30 p.m. The Brass Spectrum Concert raised £1270 towards the 2011 Property Project. This amount included a generous donation from the Brass Spectrum themselves.

Trinity Parish Church is having a Buttery Morning and a Musical Programme given by Meethill School pupils. This will be in the Palace Hotel on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Tickets are £2 and the proceeds will go to help the work of the Christian orphanage in Orissa in India.