Sandor’s Study Leave : Due to the terrible disaster in Nepal, Sandor has been forced to change his study leave arrangements. He will still take part of his Study Leave from Friday 1 May to Thursday 21 May but will now study “The impact of Christianity on the Gypsy / Roma populations in Eastern Europe” and then attend the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. In his absence the Rev David Kellas from Glenelg will lead worship at both morning and evening services today and on Sunday 10th and 17th May.
Sunday School and Youth Fellowship resume next Sunday following the May Holiday.
The Ladies’ Bible Study Group meets in the Church Hall on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. All ladies welcome.
The Prayer Fellowship will meet in the Church Hall at 7.00 pm each Tuesday evening All are welcome to attend.
Church Magazine : Proof reading of the magazine is in progress. Following that the magazine will go to print and should be ready for distribution in later this month.
Summer Opening of the Church to Visitors : Anyone willing to take on one or more of the slots on the rota for opening the church during the months of June to the end of August should give their name to Ishbel Beattie (0787 611 0984)
After Morning Worship Fellowship : After Morning Worship today Tea , Coffee, Juice and biscuits will be served in the Church. Please stay behind for as long or short a time as you can manage and enjoy a time of fellowship with other members of the congregation and with visitors to our church.
Coffee Morning in Aid of Relief to Nepal : The Sunday School, Youth Fellowship and Crèche will be holding a Coffee Morning in the Church Hall at 12.30 pm on Sunday 10 May. Proceeds from this venture will go to aid for Nepal.
As a consequence of this event, there will be no AMWF on Sunday 10th.
Please support the efforts of our younger members.
Retiral Collection : At a joint meeting of the Congregational Board and Kirk Session on Thursday 30 April it was agreed that a retiral collection will be taken at the end of each service next Sunday with the proceeds going to Disasters Emergency Committee to aid the people of Nepal following the earthquakes which have hit that country.
The meeting also agreed that a sum of £500 from church funds be sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee.
Holidays : The holiday period will soon be upon us and members of the congregation will be visiting many different parts of the country. If anyone visits a church elsewhere and finds that, like Portree Parish Church, spare copies of a magazine are available to visitors then the Magazine Committee would be extremely grateful to receive a copy. These can provide ideas for future articles in our own magazine
Any magazines obtained can be placed in the Magazine Folder in the Front Vestibule.