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Thursday September 26 2019

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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Sandwick Church of Scotland Guild members in Shetland led the worship on Guild Sunday when they celebrated 150 years of CrossReach. A presentation of slides illustrated the history of the organisation and the services they undertake. Beth Johnson baked and iced “The Grey Cake”, promoted to highlight mental illness. The grey exterior represents the mental illness and the brightly coloured layers of sponge within the cut cake represent the fullness of life and happiness once recovered. Everyone enjoyed a slice of the cake after the service. The Walter and Joan Gray Eventide Home in Scalloway received the remainder of the cake as they celebrate their 50 years.


As part of the ongoing Bicentennial Celebration Events at Dunfermline Abbey, talented pupils from Touch Primary and Dunfermline and Woodmill High Schools are giving a free concert in the Abbey at 7pm on Wednesday October 2 to which everyone is welcome.

Abbey minister, the Rev MaryAnn Rennie, said she was ‘delighted to receive the support of all of these schools for the Abbey’s celebrations but is particularly appreciative of the input from the Woodmill pupils who are very keen to give something back to the local community following the widespread support they received after the recent devastating fire’.

The performers will range from World Accordion Champions, the Shand family, and the Woodmill Jazz Group to several soloists and small groups on pianos, fiddles, clarsachs and brass instruments as well as vocalists. All donations on the night will be split between SFAR (Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees) and the Abbey’s restoration fund.


 

James Forsyth celebrated 50 years as an Elder of the Church on Sunday September 8 in Saltcoats North Parish Church in Ayrshire. He was presented with a certificate from the Moderator of the Church of Scotland and a gift from the congregation. Jim is over 90, lives on his own, is still an active Elder and a regular attender.
At the same service Jack and Grace Rogerson came down the aisle to celebrate their 66th Wedding Anniversary. They are both over 90 and just days earlier she was rushed to hospital twice on two separate occasions on the very same day. Yet they both made the Sunday service.


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