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A Teddy Bear Festival organised by the congregation of Moffat: St Andrew’s took place earlier this month.

The Festival which featured dozens of teddy bears in different guises, was organised to raise funds for the church’s redevelopment plans to make the building accessible to everyone.

The bears slept overnight in the Church and took part in worship the next day.

Visitors were able to buy some marmalade and rehome some preloved bears.

A total of £670 was raised for the redevelopment plan.

Bears were featured in a variety of activities – from baking cakes, to playing games and even a couple being married by a minister.

Visitors were able to buy some marmalade and rehome some preloved bears.

A total of £670 was raised for the redevelopment plan.

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On a wet September Sunday afternoon Tobermory Parish Church hall welcomed visitors to the first Lego Church session.

The plan was for people to create a Lego Tobermory

Donna Dugdale, an elder at Tobermory and North Mull parishes explained: “I had started off by making our church building out of Lego, and placed it alongside a few roads for people to add their own creations.”

More than 50 people attended the session, ranging in age from three to 70 years old and more tables had to be brought out to accommodate the crowd.

Donna added: “The end result was fantastic; we had the Soap Shop, Pier Café, MacGochan’s, the Mishnish buildings, the Aquarium and the Screen Machine.  There were offices and houses, and some amazing exploration vehicles, too! There were two CalMac ferries and an array of other boats.”

The church hopes to host a second event on December 10 to build a Nativity scene.

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The congregation of Inverness: Old High St Stephen’s celebrated the 125th anniversary of St Stephen’s church building with a special meal and cake on Saturday and a celebration service on Sunday which was led by the Rev James Bissett.

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Seven new members were admitted by profession of faith during morning worship at Forfar: St Margaret’s on Sunday. Three of the seven (all from the same family) were baptised by minister, the Rev Maggie Hunt.

 

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Langbank Church in Renfrewshire, is hosting an afternoon concert by Arcara Recorders on Sunday November 27.

Arcara is a group dedicated to playing and performing some of the best recorder music available, and their repertoire ranges from evocative rhythms of Africa to music to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, modern ballads, blues and ancient dances.

The concert, part of Langbank’s 50:50 Proms series, starts at 2.30pm. Tickets at £5 are available at the door on the day.


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