Sunday, 16 April 2017
PASTORAL VISITING Our ministers have organised a rota system for visiting & during April, Revd Tom Cuthell (476 3864) will be visiting our frail & elderly housebound members & Revd Colin Douglas (551 3808) will be visiting those in hospital & in care homes.
THE GREAT CRAMOND BAKE-OFF continues with April’s Bake-Off on Sunday, 30 April. The theme this time is cookies & biscuits – so please rustle up your favourites & “entries” can be left in the Session House or the Kirk Hall before the 10 am service on the 30th.
THE GRAPEVINE All contributions for the next issue should be with the Editors, c/o the Kirk Office, 16 Cramond Glebe Road, EH4 6NS or e-mail : email@example.com by Sunday, 30 April.
CHRISTIAN AID SCOUT PLANT SALE Once again the Scouts will be selling plants on their stall at the Christian Aid Fair on Sunday, 14 May & at the close of this morning’s 10 am service they will be collecting completed pre-order forms at the back of the Kirk. The forms can also be completed & returned to the Scouts on Sunday, 23 April & plants will be ready for collection at the Fair.
CRAMOND WALKERS Saturday, 22 April - Strowan Walk near Crieff (10 km/7 miles) grade : moderate. This is a delightful walk along the banks of the River Earn. From the car park at King George’s Field, the route follows the south bank upstream to the Strowan Pipe Bridge before returning along the north bank by Lady Mary’s Walk. Meet : Barnton Avenue West at 8.30 am or McRosty Park Crieff at 10 am. For further details, please contact Fiona Black on 339 6644.
THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION meets in the Kirk Hall on Monday, 24 April at 7.30 pm with guest speaker, Dr Fred Freeman and his talk on Enlightenment & the Scots Novel.
CYCLE TO IONA Andy & Sally Cook are training hard for their cycle to Iona in aid of St Columba’s Hospice. The route covers 200 miles & will take place 10 – 14 May. If you would like to sponsor them, there is a sponsor form in the Session House, donations can go to the Kirk Office or you can give through the fundraising page https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/sally-andy-s-celtic-challenge
FRESH START is in need of tumblers and all kinds of plates, including side plates, dinner plates & cereal bowls. This would be a very welcome Easter present.
LADIES’ AFTERNOON TEA Bethany Christian Trust are holding a Ladies’ Afternoon Tea in the Hub on the Royal Mile on Sunday, 23 April at 1.30 pm. As well as afternoon tea, guests will enjoy a fizz on arrival & a range of wonderful entertainment including a string quartet & the Edinburgh Police Choir. Tickets cost £40 & are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or on 561 8925.
AIRSPACE CHANGE PROGRAMME Edinburgh Airport is still accepting feedback on the proposed airspace changes & flight path options & would welcome your views. If you would like to respond, please go to the consultation website at www.letsgofurther.com or write to Freepost LETS GO FURTHER.
CRAMOND BEACH CLEAN The next Cramond beach survey & clean-up of 2017 will take place on Saturday, 22 April. If you would like to help, please meet at the start of the Causeway at 10 am. All you need is suitable outdoor clothing – the rest will be provided. The survey & clean-up usually takes about 2 hours.