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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, 15 September 2019

HARVEST THANKSGIVING will be celebrated at the 10 am service on Sunday, 29 September. Once again we are looking for donations of food & cleaning items for Fresh Start. A list of items can be found by clicking here. Baskets for donations will be available at the Kirk doors or in the Session House on 22 & 29 September.  If you would prefer to give a donation of money, please put cash or a cheque (made payable to Cramond Kirk) in an envelope marked Harvest Gift & place it in an offering bag on 15, 22 or 29 September or hand it in to the Kirk Office.   

HARVEST GIFTS Around 60 of our elderly & housebound members will be receiving the gift of a plant following the Harvest Service & if you could help deliver one or more of these plants, it would be much appreciated. Please be at the Hall at around 11.20 am by which time the plants will have been brought over from the church & members of the Parish Committee will be on hand with the names & addresses of the recipients.    

THE POP-UP CAFE NEEDS YOUR HELP The Thursday "pop up cafe" in the Gathering Space (10.30 am - 12 noon) is attracting people who like the chance to meet, talk & enjoy a cuppa together. We are now looking for people who are willing to take a turn welcoming & serving. It's not an onerous task – all you need is a smile & a willingness to set tables & hand out drinks. We do have a rota so you would not be required every week. Please contact Louise in the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk or Judy Arrowsmith at judy.arrowsmith@talk21.com if you can help.

KNIT & NATTER Maybe you crochet, maybe you sew, maybe you paint or maybe you knit.  Whatever you craft – or not – please join us for a natter, coffee & cake in the Kirk Hall from 7 pm on Thursday, 26 September. Come when you can, leave when you must.  If you've any questions about Knit & Natter, please get in touch with Alex Mackenzie at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk & if all goes well, it’s hoped this will become a monthly event.

BIBLE STUDY Rev Stanley Okeke’s next Bible study evening will be held in the Session House on Wednesday, 18 September from 7 pm – 8.30 pm. The theme for the evening will be "Find your calling & get your feet wet", looking at Luke 9 : 28-33, John 18 : 1-11, Mark 8 : 31-33 & Matthew 14 : 25–28 & using John Ortberg’s study guide - "If you want to walk on the water, you’ve got to get out of the boat”. Everyone is welcome.

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFASTS If you are able to help with the Sunday morning breakfasts during October, November & December, 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.

FRESH START Many thanks for the donation of toothbrushes & kitchen items. This week we are short of tea bags & toiletries.

CYCLE FOR FRESH START Team Cramond (Grahame Boyne & Alec Dunn) duly completed the cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh on 8 September. Many thanks to those who sponsored them & donated money for Fresh Start. The sponsor sheet in the Session House is still available to anyone who wants to add a contribution & money can be left in the donation box.

THE CRAMOND WALKERS Saturday, 21 September – Eildon Hills from Montrose (9 km/6 miles) Please join us on a mini mountain range in the Borders including a visit to a Roman camp at Newstead. Meet : Barnton Avenue West at 9.30 am. If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact Fiona Black at cramond.walkers@yahoo.co.uk 

FALLS PREVENTION WEEK To mark Falls Prevention Week, Balanced Physiotherapy which is based at the Royal Burgess, is offering a selection of free ½ hour balance classes (at 10 am & 3 pm) & 15 minute balance assessment sessions on Wednesday, 25 September. The day will end with a talk on falls prevention at 4 pm. To find out more & to book a place on any of the above, please call 315 3105.

HISTORIC CHURCHES OF SCOTLAND Adam Cumming will be the guest speaker at the NTS talk to be held at 7.30 pm on Thursday, 19 September in Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge. His talk is entitled “Historic Churches of Scotland – Early Church Building in a European Context”. All are welcome & entry costs £3.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING The Old Kirk & Muirhouse Parish Church are holding a coffee morning on Saturday, 21 September from 10 am – 12 noon at 42 Pennywell Gardens to raise money for MacMillan. All are welcome.

A VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FAIR is being held in St Paul’s & St George’s Church Hall, 46 York Place on Wednesday, 18 September from 11 am – 7 pm. The Fair will feature over 50 organisations looking for volunteers, access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities & also has a café. So if you have a little spare time & are wondering about volunteering, please pop along.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN TRUST CARE VAN Bethany & Edinburgh City Mission currently run a care van every evening & 4 lunchtimes a week serving homeless & vulnerable people in the city centre. They would like to expand their lunchtime service to 5 days a week & are looking for church teams to help out on a Saturday or Sunday lunchtime once every 1 or 2 months. A team would consist of 4 or 5 people including a driver. If you are interested in joining a Cramond Kirk team, please let Louise in the Kirk Office know on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

RICHMOND’S HOPE SPONSORED WALK is being held on Sunday, 22 September This is a 6.5 km walk around Arthur’s Seat to raise money to support bereaved children. The walk starts at 2 pm from Duddingston Kirk. Registration & further details are available on 661 6818 or at k.scoular@richmondshope.org.uk

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Sunday, 22 September

8.45 am : Morning Prayers

10.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 29 September

8.5 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Harvest Thanksgiving Service