Current Notices

14th March 2019

Meetings, News and Events
 
MNMT Guild: The next meeting is on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30 pm in Murroes Church Hall when the subject is "Wellbeing for All".  This is an open meeting to all interested in keeping in a good all-round condition - please feel free to invite friends to come along too.  For any enquiries, contact Una Harper.
 
Road to Tomorrow
Presbytery Open Meeting: Wednesday 27th March, Steeple Church, 7.00 pm.
Members of all congregations are warmly invited to attend.
PLEASE NOTE AMENDED INFORMATION BELOW.
The evening will be divided into two parts.  First, the opportunity to join two different bible studies taken from the World Mission Council’s publication, Learn from Africa.  Second, consideration and discussion around the following: How would you like to see Church life develop in your Presbytery area?  What are your dreams (setting aside for now the question of resources)?  What are your guiding principles in looking to the road ahead?  How have you/how might you achieve(d) a joint vision?
There are documents available to read before the meeting – these may be obtained through any Presbytery elder in your congregation, or email Caroline at the Church Office (by next Thursday at the latest) – office@sidlawchurches.org.uk
Tea / coffee will be available, and the evening will finish between 9.00 and 9.30 pm.
 
Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Conference and AGM is being held in the Gate Fellowship Church, 158 Perth Road, Dundee on 30th March from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.  (Auchterhouse Church is registered as an Eco-Congregation.)  Eco-Congregation is an ecumenical movement helping local groups of Christians link environmental issues to their faith in practical and spiritual ways.  To find out more and to book, go online to www.ecocongregationscotland.org
 
Sidlaw Churches magazine
o    The deadline for the Easter edition is Sunday 31st March. 
o    Please email your contributions to Bill Harper – billharper.217@gmail.com
o    If you wish to submit something on paper, please see Bill.
o    Pieces for the magazine could include the following:
favourite recipes, walks, invitations to begin a walking/ knitting/sewing/ gardening group.
 
Pastoral and Administrative Information
 
Visitors are always welcome.  We have facilities and activities for children of all ages.  If you are unsure of anything, please ask.
 
At Murroes and Monikie - Spotlight - Sharing, Praising, Offering, Trusting, & Learning In God's House Together.  Spotlight at MNMT will involve messy activities, as well as stories, singing, acting, etc. Children of all ages are very welcome.
 
If you would like an individual or situation remembered in the prayers of intercession, please jot down a few details in the Prayer Book.
 
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy refreshments and conversation after the service.  There is a small library in Murroes Church Hall – please browse and borrow, return, and add to our collection.
 
Contacting the minister: Our minister, Rev. Jean de Villiers, can be contacted by email: JdeVilliers@churchofscotland.org.uk
There is an answering machine in the manse which is checked each evening; phone 01382 351680.
 
Office hours: Caroline will normally be in the office from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm on Thursdays; if you need to see her, please phone the office just to check that she is there.  Intimations should be emailed by Thursday morning (office@sidlawchurches.org.uk). There is an office phone and answering machine (01382 350182) which is checked on Thursdays. 
 
TBM (Taught by Mohammed) Foodbank
Ø  Thank you for your continued support which is much appreciated. 
Ø  Please note that regular donations make such a difference.
Ø  Long life milk, teabags, sugar and play pieces for school are always needed.
Ø  As always we still need volunteers to do deliveries.  These can be made any time on any day, but it is always advisable to ring Amna at the Foodbank to check that someone will be there when you arrive.  Her number is 07912 342283.
Ø  Please help if you can.  There are lists in both places of worship where you can sign on the dotted line