Over the years the local churches in their respective ways have shown their support towards Peterhead Scottish Week and on this 50th successive occasion that interest is still obvious.
Peterhead Old Parish Church is to be open daily this week until and including Friday, July 22, when teas, coffees and home bakes will be served from 10am to 12 noon and from 2 to 4pm. The charge is £2.
The church itself will be open during these times when floral displays will be featuring and depicting Scottish Songs.
Also on Friday, July 22, commencing at 7.30pm, the Old Parish Church is having a Scottish Week Concert with Robert Lovie and the Ythan Fiddlers. Teas and shortbread will be served.
Tickets are £5 each and they are obtainable from the Scottish Week office or by contacting members of the Old Parish Church.
Peterhead Congregational Church, Queen Street, is once again having services daily through to Friday of Scottish Week, July 22. The services are from 12.30pm to 1pm and they are followed by a buffet lunch served in the church halls.
Peterhead St. Andrew’s Church, Queen Street, is having a Strawberry Tea on Saturday, July 23, commencing at 1.15p.m. The invitation is to come along and enjoy strawberries and ice cream with tea and cakes. Admission is £2.50.
The Salvation Army, Windmill Street, has a Seaside Rock Holiday Club for children P1 to P7 and it is from 10am – 12 noon, Tuesday to Thursday, July 19-21, inclusive. On offer are games, music, crafts, videos, Bible Stories, friendship and fun.
Then on Friday, July 22, it is Messy Church time for all the family, sharing in arts, crafts and messy fun. The Army Captains would be happy to give fuller information on 01779-470208 regarding these activities.
Through to Friday evening, the Army has The Gathering at 7pm nightly, this being for ages 13-30, and then on Saturday, July 23, there is a Buttery Morning in the Windmill Street premises from 10am to 12 noon.
Coming to the end of Scottish Week on Sunday, July 24, the Salvation Army has morning worship at 11am and a short service from 6pm to 6.45pm for there could be no better way to end a great week than by having a United Songs of Praise in the Salvation Army Hall, Windmill Street, starting at 7.30p.m.
On Sunday, July 24, in Old Deer Church, morning worship will be led by the Rev. Sheila Kirk and the usual warm invitation and welcome is extended to all. There is no Sunday School but crèche facilities are available during the service. Following the worship there will be the opportunity for a time of further fellowship as teas are served. Those who are able to stay will be very welcome.
Later on Sunday, July 24, the Rev. Sheila Kirk will lead a Praise Evening in Fetterangus Church commencing at 6pm. Teas and fellowship will follow this service and again all are most welcome.
The next meeting of the Deer Parish Church Prayer Group has been arranged for Wednesday, July 27, from 6.30 to 7.15pm in Old Deer Church.
St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church, Old Deer, is to have a Family Service on Sunday, July 24, commencing at 11am.
Cruden Parish Church has intimated that morning worship continues as usual every Sunday at 10am. Crèche facilities are available during the service.
It is mentioned also that note cards are still on sale at £1.50 each or 4 for £5.
The Keswick in Buckie Convention from Saturday, July 30, to Friday, August 5, is being held within Buckie North Church. The opening meetings on the first two days are evening sessions from 7.30 to 9pm.
Then from Monday through to Friday inclusive, there is a prayer meeting at 7.45am; Bible reading at 10am and convention meetings at 11.30am and 7.30pm.
There is a parent and toddler room available as a crèche and there is a CCTV link to the convention proceedings.
Provision is made also for children of primary school age 5-11. They will have their own meetings, Monday to Friday inclusive, in Buckie Baptist Church Hall from 10am to 12.30pm.
The daily Bible readings are studies based on the epistle to the Romans under the theme, “The life you have always wanted”, and the leader of these sessions is to be Jeremy McQuoid who is the teaching pastor at the Deeside Christian Fellowship in Aberdeen.