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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, 1 December 2019

THE ANNUAL GIFT SERVICE will be held in the Kirk at 10 am next Sunday. Donations of unwrapped gifts for children would be much appreciated & can be left in the Session House or at the front of the church before the service. Following the service the gifts will be taken to the Old Kirk & Muirhouse Church for distribution within their parish.

LIFE & WORK The December issue of Life & Work is now available for collection at the Kirk doors & in the Session House.

CONGREGATIONAL BURNS SUPPER Following the excitement of Christmas, January can seem rather long & a little dreary so please join us at the Bruntsfield Golf Club at 7 pm on Saturday, 25 January for a Burns Supper to cheer us up. Tickets cost £30 for a 3 course meal & are available from the Kirk Office any weekday morning or from Angela Smith on a Sunday.

AVON BEAUTY GALAXY Stanley’s wife, Chidinma has become an Avon representative. If you would like to support her & at the same time do a little Avon Christmas shopping, please chat to her on a Sunday, call her on 07405 293231 or e-mail nma4stanley@yahoo.com.

CARING CHRISTMAS TREES Bethany Christian Trust is once again selling Christmas trees to help the homeless. The Nordman firs start at £35 & every tree sold helps fund Bethany’s vital work. For further details, please visit www.caringchristmastrees.com or phone 0345 111 8733. There are pick-up locations throughout Edinburgh & trees will be available to collect on 6, 7, 13 & 14 December.

FAIR TRADE STALL A reminder that the Kirk’s Fair Trade stall will be open for business following next Sunday’s 10 am service so please remember to bring a little extra money for some Christmas goodies.

THE CRAMOND WALKERS Wednesday, 4 December – Peebles to Walkerburn (10 km/6.5 miles) Join the walkers for a pleasant & level walk beside the beautiful River Tweed, with public transport back to Peebles. Meet : Barnton Avenue West at 9.30 am. If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact Fiona Black on 339 6644 or e-mail cramond.walkers@yahoo.co.uk

THE WEDNESDAY CLUB meets for its Christmas party on 4 December in the Kirk Hall.

THE BARNTON & CRAMOND COMMUNITY CLUB will be celebrating Christmas with an afternoon of music & singing on Thursday, 5 December at 2 pm in the Kirk Hall.

FERRYWELL YOUTH PROJECT invite you to join them for a Christmas concert in Davidson’s Mains Parish Church at 7 pm on Sunday, 8 December. Please come along & enjoy the music & refreshments as well as supporting the project.

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT The Cramond Association is holding its annual Christmas Carols ‘singalong’ on Thursday, 12 December at 7.30 pm in the Kirk Hall. There will be carols & readings together with mulled wine & mince pies. Entrance is by ticket only, available from Gena Wylie on 312 8907 or at info@cramondassociation.org.uk. Tickets are free, Association members have priority & there is a limit of 2 tickets per person. Donations for the Cramond Dementia Drop-in Café are welcome on the night.

SOUL SPACE AT ST CUTHBERT’S On the first Wednesday of every month St Cuthbert’s Church on Lothian Road opens its doors from 12.30 – 7 pm for anyone seeking a quiet space. Short reflections will be led at 1 pm & 6 pm & during these reflections a different group or experience will be explored continuing on Wednesday, 4 December with “Refugees”. For further details of the Soul Space programme, please visit https://stcuthberts-edinburgh.uk

CROSSREACH CHRISTMAS CARD & CALENDAR COLLECTION A number of catalogues as well as a sample 2020 calendar are available in the Session House & the cards & calendars are also available online at shop.crossreach.org.uk. Please help support the work of CrossReach.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE THE CHURCH The Nomination Committee of the Church of Scotland is seeking nominations for its Standing Committees & also for 2 new forums set up following the 2019 General Assembly – the Faith Nurture Forum & the Faith Impact Forum. If you are interested in serving on any of the above & would like to find out more, please visit the Church’s website at www.churchofscotland.org.uk/nomination_committee. The deadline for submission of applications for the Forums is Tuesday, 3 December & for the standing committees is Monday, 9 December.

STEWARDS NEEDED The General Assembly 2020 would like to recruit more people to help with stewarding. The Assembly is being held between 16 & 22 May 2020 & the Moderator Designate is the Rev Martin Fair, minister at St Andrew’s Parish Church, Arbroath. If anyone is interested in helping or finding out more, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk or on 336 2036.

THE SINGING GROUP for people with dementia & their carers is held at Drylaw Parish Church Hall on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month between 2 pm & 4 pm. They would welcome anyone who would like to enjoy an afternoon of music & singing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Further details are available from Rosemary on 554 7621 or Linda on 467 3399 or at NWSinging@gmail.com

CHAIR-BASED EXERCISE CLASS VOLUNTEERS Do you have a passion for music & movement? Do you want to help older adults stay active & make new friends? Edinburgh Leisure’s Ageing Well project is seeking volunteers to assist with their chair-based exercise class held in the Kirk Hall every Monday from 2 – 3 pm.  For more information please contact Emma Brown on 458 2185 or e-mail emmabrown@edinburghleisure.co.uk

DEATH

22 Nov            Mrs May Smibert

 

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Sunday, 8 December - Advent 2

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Gift Service

all are invited to bring an unwrapped toy to church which will be donated to families in need this Christmas

Sunday, 15 December - Advent 3

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Sunday Club Nativity Service