Notices for week beginning 16th September

17th September 2018

Meetings, News and Events
 
Spotlight
Sharing, Praising, Offering, Trusting, & Learning In God's House Together.
A message from Blythe and Lynn:
MNMT Sunday School has undergone a transformation during the summer holidays and will now be known as Spotlight, which stands for Sharing, Praising, Offering, Trusting, & Learning In God's House Together.  From now until the October holidays we will looking at the Parables of Jesus starting with The Good Samaritan. Spotlight will involve messy activities, as well as stories, singing, acting, etc. We look forward to seeing children of all ages.
 
MNMT Twinning: MNMT has made an application to the Church of Scotland World Mission Council to be twinned with a partner church overseas, to share ideas for worship and outreach as well as to engage in mutual learning and fellowship.  Congregations who have participated in twinning have reported that this experience enriches lives in their churches and communities.  We need a group of parishioners to take this forward.  If you are interested in being involved in this exciting venture, please speak to our minister Jean or to Gill Fitzpatrick.
 
The new session of the  Film Club begins on Monday 17th September at 7.00 pm in Murroes Church Hall with a screening of the musical South Pacific – all are welcome to come along to enjoy the film and light refreshments.
 
MNMT Guild start their session on Wednesday 19th September at 7.30 pm in Murroes Church Hall when Mr Eddie Small will talk on “The Four Marys”.  All welcome.
 
The Regnal restarts on Monday 24th September at 7.30 pm in Murroes Church Hall. All are welcome.
 
MNMT Choir resumes regular practices on Thursday 30th September at 7.15 pm in Murroes Church Hall.  Anyone who enjoys singing and would like to join us will be made most welcome.
 
Pastoral and Administrative Information
 
Visitors are most welcome.  We have facilities and activities for children of all ages.  If you are unsure of anything, please ask.
 
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
If you prefer to use the phone, the best number to use is Jean’s mobile, which is 07532 702849.  There is also an answering machine in the manse which is checked each evening; phone 01382 351680.
 
From 18th September, on Tuesdays, our minister will be in one of the three churches, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm.  You are welcome to drop in for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee.  Dates and places to be published later.
 
Change to office hours: Caroline will be in the office from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm on Thursdays.  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.
 
Please keep supporting Taught by Muhammed Food Bank, which always needs new supplies of long-life milk, sugar, jars of pasta sauce, tins of meat, breakfast cereals (if porridge, only microwaveable sachets or pots).  The collection Sundays are the 1st Sunday of the month from Auchterhouse and the 3rd Sunday from MNMT.  If you would like to help in any way, please speak to Elizabeth (Auchterhouse), David (Murroes), Willie (Monikie) or Lynn (MNMT).