Christian Aid Week

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                                                      As well as the annual door to door collections, Cramond Kirk will be supporting Christian Aid with a number Image result for christian aid week 2018of exciting events for all the family -

     CRAMOND KIRK

    CHRISTIAN AID  FAIR 

        SUNDAY, 13 MAY


The Scouts Bedding Plants

Professionally grown, high quality bedding plants, fresh from the nursery & at great prices.  Pre-order forms are available at the close of the 10 am service until 29 April & plants will be ready for collection at the fair.

CDs, DVDs etc                     

Bring along your CDs, records, videos, cassettes & DVDs – any vintage welcome. Have a clear out – then treat yourself to something new.

Home baking                      

Always a winner. Bake your favourites & let us share!

Fair Trade                           

Well worth a visit to this stall for quality products and to support fair-trade worldwide.

Refreshments                     

A great way to build up your strength for another trip into the Stall area! We all need to be revived at some point.

Tomato Plants                    

Grow A Tomato Plant .... help feed a family

Tombola                              

All donations gratefully received.  The more the merrier, as they say!!

Raffle                                  

If you or anyone you know would be able to provide a prize for our raffle, please contact the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk. From big (so far a round for 4 at a local golf club - mentioning no names!!) to small (a children’s Paw Patrol bubble bath set) : all are welcome. Please help us raise as much money as we can for Christian Aid.

Toys & Books                     

The Sunday Club youngsters will be running the toy stall & the book stall. Books as well as good quality children’s toys, videos, DVDs, CDs, jewellery etc can be handed in to the Kirk Office any weekday morning or brought to the Millennium Room before or after any service up to 13 May.

Children’s Activities            

The Millennium Room will have activities & games for children as well as a film which shows what happens to the money we actually raise.  Come and take a peek - regardless of your age!

There will also be a Christian Aid Stall run by Alex Mackenzie and the older Sunday Club children with information on the kind of work Christian Aid undertakes in different parts of the world as well as details of the gifts you can buy.

OTHER EVENTS PLANNED FOR CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

CHRISTIAN AID SONGS OF PRAISE EVENING – 7 pm on Sunday, 13 May in the Kirk Hall.  Come & enjoy an evening of your favourite hymns.

THE BRAINTEASER QUIZ is now available from the Kirk office weekdays and at the Kirk doors on Sundays.

QUIZAID              Thursday, 17 May (7 pm for 7.30 pm)

Spaces are available for this fun evening which comes with a glass of wine & nibbles. Book now for a night out.  Get a team together & take advantage of our Early Bird Discount (teams of up to 5 people or individuals). Contact any CA Committee member or the Kirk Office. Entry forms available by clicking HERE

CHRISTIAN AID BOOK SALE

This year’s Christian Aid book sale at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church will be held from 12 – 18 May, 10 am to 3.30 pm with a late opening until 7 pm on Thursday, 17 May & excluding Sunday, 13 May.  As well as books of every kind, they will also have paintings, records, sheet music, stamps, postcards, toys, games, jigsaws & home baking.  Donations for the sale would be very welcome & can be left at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church from Monday, 30 April – Wednesday, 9 May between 9 am & 9 pm (excluding Sunday, 6 May).

TOMATOES FOR CHRISTIAN AID

Now is the time to plan for the 2018 tomato season. Supplies of award-winning “Ailsa Craig”, “Cherry” “Gardener’s Delight” & other varieties will be available, complete with growing-on instructions in time for the Fair on Sunday, 13 May. Pre-orders will usually be delivered prior to the Fair. These may be grown in large pots or Gro-Bags in greenhouses, conservatories, porches or on windowsills as well as outside in well-sheltered positions. Over the past 30 years over £3,700 has been raised for Christian Aid in this way. Easy to grow, especially for beginners or for the more experienced gardener, the sight, scent & taste of ripe red (and occasionally yellow) tomatoes, just ready to pick, provides a welcome change from the pre-packaged variety which may have travelled thousands of miles by air to the supermarket.

Ensure your supplies now, priced at 90p per plant, by contacting Michael Dick on 281 7981 or Crichton Mouat on 334 6583 for standard “Ailsa Craig” and many other plants plus the smaller & popular red “Cherry” variety. You too could be enjoying freshly-plucked tomatoes this summer in addition to being kind to the environment but do hurry to place your order as supplies are limited and are of course subject to the weather!

Grow A Tomato Plant .... help feed a family!