8 December 2019

AT THE DOORS TO WELCOME YOU TODAY: Team 9: Ron Currie, David Campbell, Christine McLaughlin, Elizabeth Gardiner, Joan Dunlop, Isobel Sutherland, David Inglis, Marjorie Graham, Wendy Campbell, Margaret Doncaster and Jim Hunter.
Sunday 15 December 2019
9.30 am All age Nativity Service Duty Team: 10
11.15am Morning Worship
THE MINISTRY OF FLOWERS: The flowers that adorn the Sanctuary today, have been given to the Glory of God by Sheila Campbell, Marjorie Graham and Alison Edwards.
20’s IN THE PEWS: This year’s recipient is Alzheimer’s (Scotland). The total collected during November was £74.34. Please remember your 20’s for this very worthwhile cause.
KIRK SESSION: There will be a meeting of the KIRK SESSION at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th December in the Midton Road Hall. Spare copies of minutes and the agenda have been placed in the Additional Elders pigeonhole.
FAMILY SERVICE: After Christmas, I am hoping to change the format of the early service in order to better accommodate the children. I am due to be in discussion with the Sunday School staff and members of the Worship Committee in order to take soundings. It seems important to pitch the service in such a way that the children are welcomed and valued and also that adults receive worship appropriate for them. Together we are on a journey and I would ask for your support, encouragement and grace as we work to evolve the service. The Minister.
COLUMBA NEWS: Material for the next edition should be with the editor by Wednesday 18th December. Articles should be emailed to the editor at editor.columbanews@gmail.com
LIFE & WORK: Pre-ordered copies of the December edition are available for uplifting at the main door of the Church, along with extra copies priced £2.80.
GUILD: Tomorrow Monday, 9 December at 2 p.m., in the Midton Road Hall, is our last Guild meeting of the year. We are looking forward to having the Ayrshire Ukulele Clan and Music Club who will entertain us at our Christmas Tea. We hope you will all come along for what will be an entertaining afternoon and anyone else who would like to join us will be made most welcome.
THE OASIS CAFÉ will close for Christmas on Thursday 12th December – reopens Thursday 9th January. Please drop in for a special Christmas coffee and cheer!!
SOUTH AYRSHIRE FOODBANK has thanked St Columba Church for a donation of £861.64 following the Harvest Thanksgiving Service. Last year South Ayrshire Foodbank fed 6460 adults and 1764 children. Please always remember to continue to support the Foodbank – donations are collected on Tuesdays.
LIBRARY NEWS: There are a few Christmas books for children on display. DO feel free to borrow them.