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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, 18 February 2018

GRAPEVINE – CHANGE OF DATE Please note that the next edition of Grapevine will be available for collection by distributors from the Kirk Hall on Sunday, 25 February (not this morning).

KIRK SESSION The next Kirk Session meeting will take place at 7.30 pm on Thursday, 1 March in the Kirk Hall. Could those elders who do not receive their papers via e-mail, please collect them from the Session House. Members of the congregation are welcome to attend.

REVEREND COLIN DOUGLAS our retired associate minister has written to thank the members of the congregation for their good wishes & generous gift on the occasion of his retirement.  He said that he also enjoyed the contents of the hamper!

FAIR TRADE DONATIONS Further to last Sunday’s announcement, we are delighted to report that along with the donation from the Fair Trade bacon buttie event on 4 February, the Fair Trade stall has raised enough money over the past year to enable donations of £200 each to be given to the Turi Children’s Project & the Fair Trade Foundation.

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFASTS If you are able to help with the Sunday morning breakfasts during March, April & May, please add your name to the rota in the Session House & if you would like to find out more about what’s involved, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk.

A SPARKLING AFTERNOON TEA with the Edinburgh Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra is being held in the Kirk Hall on Saturday, 24 February at 2.30 pm. Tickets cost £10 & are available from Angela Smith at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk. All profits will go to Alzheimer Scotland.

CALLING ALL BAKERS The Kirk’s annual jumble sale is being held on Saturday, 10 March & one of the most popular stalls is our home-baking stall. As the goodies are always snapped up very quickly, we’d be very grateful for donations of cakes, biscuits, traybakes, jams etc. These can be brought to the Kirk Hall on Friday, 9 March or the morning of Saturday, 10 March.

DONATIONS OF ELECTRICAL ITEMS For health & safety reasons, we are now required to test all electrical items donated to the jumble sale before selling them. We would therefore be grateful if any electrical items could be delivered to the Hall on Friday, 9 March when they will be PAT tested. We will be unable to accept electrical items on the morning of 10 March or any items which are not in working order.

A CABARET SUPPER in aid of the Turi Children’s Project is being held at the Royal Burgess Golf Club on Friday, 18 May, 7 pm for 7.30 pm. Octavoce, a young Edinburgh-based 8 part choir, will provide the evening’s entertainment. Tickets cost £30 & are available from the Kirk Office.

EDINBURGH STREET PASTORS will be running a training weekend on 16 - 18 March as well as an additional training evening on Thursday, 22 March. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Edinburgh Street Pastors, please contact Heather at edinburghsp.training@gmail.com or visit their website at www.streetpastors.org

THE CRAMOND WALKERS Tuesday, 27 February  Covenanter’s Grave from Dunsyre (10 miles/15 km).  Grade : moderately hard.  From Dunsyre we go north-east on the first section of the Pentland Way, omitted in October 2017 when we walked from Dolphinton.  We then turn west along Dry Burn, past Medwinhead and into the rugged western Pentlands to visit the Covenanter’s Grave, high enough to see Cairn Table in his native Ayrshire (our destination for walk 12). A more direct route beside West Water takes us back to Dunsyre.  Meet: Barnton Avenue West at 9 am. For further details, please contact Fiona Black on 339 6644.

THE WEDNESDAY CLUB meets in the Kirk Hall at 7.30 pm on 21 February when Ken Reid will be speaking about ‘Cycle 750: Edinburgh to London the hard way!’.

THE BARNTON & CRAMOND COMMUNITY CLUB meets in the Kirk Hall at 2 pm on Thursday, 22 February when Dawn Anderson will be talking about “Community Connecting”.

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION will be joined by Morag Austin, the Mansfield Trust, at 7.30 pm on Monday, 26 February in the Kirk Hall & the subject will be “Phoebe Anna Traquair”.

SATURDAY BREAKFAST CLUB On Saturday 24 February the Breakfast Club will welcome the Rev Marjory McPherson as its guest.  In September 2017 Marjory was appointed as the Clerk to the Presbytery of Edinburgh, the first woman to hold such a senior position in the life of the Church of Scotland.  Marjory will give us a fascinating insight into the work of Presbytery & the role of the clerk not just within the life of the church but the life of the city of Edinburgh.  The Breakfast Club begins with a short act of worship in the chapel at 7.45 am followed by breakfast in the Kirk Hall and the meeting finishes at 9.00 am.

DEMENTIA WORKSHOP Bright Care, an agency which offers in-home carers & companions, is running a free 6 hour workshop on understanding dementia & helping those diagnosed with dementia. The workshops run from 9.30 am – 4 pm & the next Edinburgh workshop is being held on Friday, 16 March at the Bright Care offices, 18C Liberton Brae. For further details & to book a place, please visit https://brightcare.co.uk/scotland/edinburgh/ & click on the “Workshops” link at the top of the page.

SHOWING LOVE TO THOSE WHO DON’T FEEL LOVED The Church of Scotland’s Social & Community Interests Committee is holding a free seminar on addressing the needs & opportunities within parishes to help the lonely or socially isolated. The seminar is being held on Saturday, 24 February from 10 am – 1.30 pm in Palmerston Place Church. If you wish to attend, please phone 07479 985075 or e-mail m.taylor@churchofscotland.org.uk

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Sunday, 25 February

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 4 March

8.45 am : Morning Prayers with Communion

10.00 am : Annual Youth Service

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