St. Kane’s Church, New Deer, has twinned recently with M’buka Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) of the CCAP Nkhoma Synod in Malawi.
Following the visit of Pastor Paul Read to Malawi at the end of last year, the New Deer friends are looking forward to the return visit of the Rev. Vasco Kachipapi Banda and his Session Clerk, Johnny Kunkhandas, to New Deer, being there from May 10 to 20 when they will leave to visit the General Assembly in Edinburgh before returning home on May 22.
During their time in this area they will be staying with host families in the community and finding out about our community and church as well as a range of services – education,agriculture,fishing,industry and health.
The Rev. Vasco will be preaching at services on Sunday, May 13, at Maud and Savoch Church at 10am and at St. Kane’s Church, New Deer, at 11.30am.
There will also be an informal service at St. Kane’s Church Centre at 7pm.
Peterhead Old Parish Church 1st Peterhead Girls’ Brigade will be having a Quiz Night on Friday, May 11, in the Buchanhaven Hearts’ Social Club, Victoria Road.
This commences at 7.30pm and the charge is £10 per team with a maximum of four members.
On Sunday, May 13, morning worship in Old Deer Church at 10.30am will be led by the Rev. Sheila Kirk and all are welcome.
Sunday School meets also and crèche facilities are available during the service.
In the afternoon the hall will be open from 2pm to 4pm so that members of the public can see for themselves the work that goes on at the Church of Deer.
Then on Sunday, May 13, there is a Praise Service in Fetterangus Church at 6pm. All are welcome and teas are served afterwards.
The Prayer Group meets in Old Deer Church on Wednesday, May 16, from 6.30pm to 7.15pm.
On Saturday and Sunday, May 12/13, St. Drostan’s Episcopal Church, Old Deer, is having an exhibition in the Kemp Hall from 2pm.
A Family Service is to be held in St. Drostan’s at 11am on Sunday, May 13.
Peterhead Fishermen’s Mission has the regular Nightcap Service on Sunday, May 13, at 8pm to which all are welcome.
St. Kane’s Church, New Deer, has its Kirk Shoppie continuing at the Centre through to May 18. The opening times are 10am to 4pm daily except Saturday when it is open from 10am to 12 noon.
With the work of Christian Aid in mind, the Peterhead appeal for bags of rags will run until Monday, May 14, when bags should be taken to the Salvation Army, Windmill Street, from 10am to 6pm.
The next Blythswood Care collection day is Thursday, May 17, with the locations and times as normal.
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.
Cruden Parish Church members are organising Christian Aid Week collections between May 13 and 19 this year.
Anyone willing to take part in house to house collections should contact Rosemary Pittendrigh in Cruden Bay or Rosemary Reid in Hatton.
Peterhead Old Parish Church has announced its speakers for the next three months.
The first speaker for Sunday, May 13, will be Ian Smith.
The following week, where there will also be a baptism, Fred Coutts will lead the service, with George Noble speaking on May 27.
The Rev. Fred Coutts will lead the service on June 3, with Miss Dorothy Mair in the pulpit on June 10.
Rev. Noble will return for the next three weeks from June 17 to July 1, with the June 24 service also being the Communion service.
On July 8, the speaker will be Joseph Yule, with Rev. Fred Coutts at the church on July 15 and 22.
Ros Armitage will be heading up the service on July 29.
All are welcome to go along to the Sunday services, which commence at 11am.