St Stephens and West - Notice Board

Scottish Charity No: SCO03714

 

Christmas and New Year Services

Sunday, 17th December 2017.

Lessons and Carols for Advent Also Childrens Gift service

This will be your opportunity to bring along an unwrapped Christmas gift for a disadvantage child. these will be distributed in Dundee

Sunday 24th December 2017

Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, 31st December 2017

United Service

To be held in the New Kirk at 11 am.

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 3rd december 2017

Download the Order of Service for 3rd december 2017

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

Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle Christmas Afternoon with Grove Musical Department is this Tuesday 5th December at 2pm in the church hall. Once again, all are welcome to come and enjoy the performance of the very talented young people. Please let me know if you would like to come along so we have numbers for catering. There will be a chance to give a donation towards the Grove Musical Department. Jill Oakley (736278)

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

Christmas Decorations

Over many years the decorating of the Church for Christmas was masterminded by Eelin so this year we will try our best to keep her standard. If anyone would care to lend a hand next Saturday 9th December from 9.30, a welcome awaits. No equipment required. 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 Wednesday Club Christmas Party will take place in the hall this week, 6th December at 7pm, when there will be musical entertainment by Graeme Stevenson and Co. All welcome. For further details please contact Joyce King (669096) or speak to Jill Oakley.

Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle Christmas Afternoon with Grove Musical Department is on Tuesday 5th December at 2 pm in the church hall.  Once again all are welcome to come along and enjoy the performance of the very talented young people.  Please let me know if you would like to come along so we have numbers for catering.  There will be a chance to give a donation towards the Grove Musical Department. Jill Oakley (736278)

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 Wednesday Club Christmas Party will take place in the hall on 6th December at 7pm when there will be musical entertainment by Graeme Stevenson and Co.  All welcome.  For further details please contact Joyce King (669096) or speak to Jill Oakley.

Dundee Nativity 2017

There are free public performances in the Steeple Church from next Friday 24th -  Sunday 26th November. All welcome. For further details, please see poster in the hall.

Broughty Ferry Churches Group

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

Mary’s Meals Backpacks

With all your generous help we are sending another 7 backpacks to give an extra help to the learning of the many children who benefit from having a daily meal which they would otherwise not have without Mary’s Meals. Thank you very much. Jill Oakley

Food Bank

There is a huge demand on the Food Bank and donations are most welcome. There is a basket in the vestibule if you feel able to contribute. Thank you.

Elder Door Duty

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

Food Bank

Donations for the Food Bank would be gratefully received. There is a basket in the vestibule if you feel able to contribute. Thank you.

Dates for your Diary!

Saturday 25th November Christmas Fair 10.00 am – 12 noon

 

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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