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 of exciting events for all the family -

     CRAMOND KIRK

    CHRISTIAN AID  FAIR 

        SUNDAY, 14 MAY


 

Books                      

We will be very happy to receive any donations of books for this stall (no magazines please). Books may be taken to the Hall or you can contact us by phone or e-mail.

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.

The Scouts Bedding Plants  

This is a fantastically supported stall so do remember that we will be selling top quality bedding plants direct from a nursery at competitive prices.

Tomato Plants         

In addition to the usual tomatoes there will be a "Bring & Buy" for other types of plants on the same stall. See below to pre-order your tomato choices. All other donations of plants and gardening-related items will be most welcome on the day.

Tombola & Raffle     

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

Toys                         

All good quality children's toys, books, videos, DVDs, CDs, jewellery or similar to be handed in to Sunday Club or brought to the Millennium Room before or after any service up to 14 May. Plenty of sweets will be on sale at the Tuck Shop as well.

OTHER EVENTS PLANNED FOR CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

CHRISTIAN AID SONGS OF PRAISE EVENING – 7 pm on Sunday, 14 May in the Kirk Hall.  Come & enjoy an evening of your favourite hymns.

QUIZAID            Thursday, 18 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 in the Session House or from the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

THE BRAINTEASER QUIZ is now available from the Kirk Office weekdays and at the Kirk door on Sundays.

TOMATOES FOR CHRISTIAN AID

Last year was a good year for growing tomatoes. While fruits appeared late, some of us were still harvesting into late October. A record £202 was raised for Christian Aid from pre-ordered tomato plant sales together with the tomato & other donated plants sold at the Fair & we were only just able to meet demand! And now is the time to plan for the 2017 season. Supplies of award-winning Ailsa Craig, Cherry, Gardener’s Delight & other varieties will be available, complete with growing-on instructions, in time for Christian Aid Sunday, 14 May. 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 £3,500 has been raised for Christian Aid in this way. Easy to grow, the sight, scent & taste of ripe red 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 or Crichton Mouat c/o the Kirk Office at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk. 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.

CHRISTIAN AID BOOK SALE

This year’s Christian Aid book sale at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church will be held from 13 – 19 May, 10 am to 3.30 pm with a late opening until 7 pm on Thursday, 18 May & excluding Sunday, 14 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 on from Monday, 1 May – Wednesday, 10 May between 9 am & 9 pm (excluding Sunday, 7 May).