St Stephens and West - Notice Board

Scottish Charity No: SCO03714

 

Christmas and New Year Services

Sunday, 7th January 2018

Morning Worship to be held within St Stephen's and West Church at 10 am. (By the Minister)

From the Church Orders of Service

Sunday 7th January 2018

Intimations

Intimations for the Order of Service should be given to Linda Parry-Richards by Thursday 6pm. email:kinloch29@vtinternet.com

We warmly welcome any friends and visitors who are worshipping with us today and hope that you will feel at home among us. Please come round to the Hall after the service for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with friends.

All things being equal, throughout Advent, Christmas and the month of January 2018, Services of Worship will be conducted by The Minister.

Christmas Fair

The final total was £1632.99. This is a fantastic sum and we would like to thank everyone who helped, contributed and supported this event. May and Sybil

Christmas and New Year Services

Sunday 24th December Christmas Eve Service 10 am
Sunday 31st December United Service in the New Kirk at 11 am
Sunday 7th January 2018 in St Stephen’s & West at 10 am

Christmas Gift Service

Today you have kindly brought along a present for a boy or girl aged from birth to 17 years and these gifts will be given to less fortunate children in the local area via Radio Tay.

Food Bank

Over the Festive Season there will be a great demand on the Food Bank and donations would be most welcome. There is a basket in the vestibule if you feel able to contribute. Thank you.

Penny+ Box

The Penny+ Box has yielded £335 this year which is £11 more than in 2016. There is still some small change to start off 2018. Helen Symington

Gift Service

This is taking place on Sunday 17th December when you will have the chance to bring along a Christmas gift for a boy or girl aged from birth to 17 years. Please leave it unwrapped. These will be given to the less fortunate children in the Dundee area.

Dundee St Mary’s Parish Church

  • On the second Tuesday of each month, if you are free, you are invited to drop in to the Church Lounge between 10am-12 noon and meet former members of the Guild and other friends for tea or coffee and a chat. You will be made very welcome.
  • The next meeting of the Wednesday Club will take place in the Hall on 10th January 2018 at 2 pm when George Laidlaw will speak about “Visits to Wurzburg.” All will be welcome.

Broughty Ferry Churches Group

If anyone is interested in joining this group, please speak with Jill Oakley.

Elder Door Duty

The third quarter rota lists of door duty and beadle are now printed and available to collect from office trays.

Baptisms, Marriages & Funerals.

Members of the congregation are asked to note, and that with all due respect, that if they wish the Minister to officiate at a Baptism, Service of Marriage or Funeral, it is in their interests to consult with the Minister before making final arrangements.

Our Choir

No one who visits St Stephen's & West, even occasionally, could fail to be | impressed by the quality of music that enhances our services. Sunday after Sunday, come rain, snow, even (rarely) sunshine, the dedicated members of the choir can be relied on to provide a polished performance of the highest order.
Don't take them for granted. Maintaining | this standard entails constant rehearsals, under the exacting supervision of organist and choirmaster Alex Perry. We owe all of them a sincere vote of thanks.

BROUGHTY FERRY BENEVOLENT TRUST


The Trust was formed in the sixtieth year of Queen Victoria's reign with the purpose of providing financial support to people residing within the boundaries of Broughty Ferry. Those were and are persons in distress due to bereavement, redundancy, illness or other such cause worthy of consideration by the Trustees.

The Trustees are appointed by local churches together with two representatives from Dundee City Council, with board meetings being held every six months.

It has been the custom of the Trust to make regular six-monthly payments to the beneficiaries amounting to several hundred pounds, and this will continue in the future. The Trustees, however, have decided, in view of the financial hardship that is being faced by an increasing number of families, that one-off payments should now be considered.

Those payments will in all likelihood be fairly modest but could make a difference to people facing short term financial hardship. The residential regulations will continue to apply, ie, only to assist those residing within the Broughty Ferry area.
Referrals to the Trust will continue to come from the local churches but the Trustees are willing to consider referrals from other agencies in Broughty Ferry who provide advice to struggling families.

Further information and applications in writing to -
Jim Galloway,
Chairman, Broughty Ferry Benevolent Trust, c/o Baptist Church,
86 St Vincent Street,
Broughty Ferry DD5 2EX
or contact John Grieve,
20 Rowanbank Gardens,
DD5 2JW Telephone 776952

Scottish Charity No: SCO03714

 

http://ststephensandwest.org.uk.

Iain D. McIntosh.   

 

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