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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, 24 February 2019

KIRK SESSION MEETING The next Kirk Session meeting will take place in the Kirk Hall on Thursday, 28 February at 7.30 pm. Could those elders who have not yet done so please collect their papers from the Session House. All are welcome to attend.

GRAPEVINE The next edition of Grapevine is available for collection by distributors from the Kirk Hall this morning.

JUMBLE SALE REQUESTS In addition to the requests for jumble donations in the attached flier, we have 2 further requests – 1) if you have electrical items for the sale, we would be grateful if you could deliver these to the Kirk Hall by 5 pm on Friday, 8 March as all electrical items have to be safety tested before being sold. 2) A supply of posters advertising the sale is available in the Session House. If you are able to take one & pop it up in your workplace or sports/social club, that would be much appreciated.

A CABARET SUPPER There are only 7 tickets remaining for the Cabaret Supper in aid of St Columba’s Hospice & Project Trust – Ellie’s Year in Malawi being held at the Royal Burgess Golf Club on Saturday, 11 May, 7 pm for 7.30 pm. Octavoce, a young Edinburgh-based 8 part choir, will provide the evening’s entertainment. Tickets cost £30 for a 2 course supper + coffee, mints & the entertainment. Please let Louise in the Kirk Office know on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk if you would like tickets.

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING The Church of Scotland’s Safeguarding Office is running a training course for volunteers & paid members of staff on the safeguarding of children & vulnerable adults on Saturday, 16 March between 10 am & 12.30 pm in Dalmeny Church Hall.  If anybody is interested in attending the course, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

FRESH START Many thanks for the recent large donation of curtains. Their pristine condition was greatly appreciated. This week we are in need of cleaning materials for kitchens & bathrooms.

THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER A service to mark the World Day of Prayer is being held in Holy Cross Church, Davidsons Mains on Friday, 1 March at 2.30 pm. This year’s service has been written by Christian women of Slovenia & is on the theme “Come – everything is ready”. All are welcome.

VISIT TO THE V & A MUSEUM A trip to visit the V & A Museum in Dundee is being organised for Saturday, 6 April leaving Cramond by coach at 10 am. The V&A is the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland & the only other V&A museum anywhere in the world outside London & it aims to present the brilliance of Scottish creativity & the best of design from around the world. The trip will cost £15 per person for the return coach journey. Entry to the museum is free although there may be a charge for some of the exhibitions. If you would like to join the trip, please contact Louise in the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk to book a place on the coach.

THE ALMOND MAINS INITIATIVE is a registered charity operating out of the Kirk Halls. Its purpose is to combat social isolation & loneliness that can be experienced by some elderly people in our community. It has been running successfully for 20 years. Unfortunately, due to a decision taken by Edinburgh Joint Integration Board, our application for funding for the next 3 years has been unsuccessful. We are not the only charity in North West Edinburgh in this position & Almond Mains has joined with the other 6 charities to challenge the cuts & Save our Services. If you would like to support their cause, please sign the petition in the Session House.

BETHANY’S BIG SLEEP OUT is being held on Friday, 8 March at 10 pm. Spend a night under the stars & help end homelessness in Scotland. If you wish to participate, please register in advance on 561 8924 or at sleepout@bethanychristiantrust.com. Further details can be found at www.bethanychristiantrust.com

THE BARNTON & CRAMOND COMMUNITY CLUB meets in the Kirk Hall at 2 pm on Thursday, 28 February with entertainment from “Sing for Fun”.

TWITTER & FACEBOOK! As well as a Twitter feed at @cramondkirk1, we also have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cramondkirk2 so even more opportunities to check all the latest news & happenings. Both are also accessible from the Kirk website at www.cramondkirk.org.uk & if you do visit either site, please remember to “like” our page.

THE CRAMOND ASSOCIATION meets in the Kirk Hall at 7.30 pm on Monday, 25 February when their guest, Dr Sarah Deters of Edinburgh University will give  a talk on “Scotland’s oldest concert room : past, present & future”. All are welcome.

CRAMOND WALKERS Tuesday, 26 February : Dalgety Bay to Kirkcaldy (18 km/11 miles) grade – moderate but long. The walk follows the Fife Coastal Path to Burntisland via the beach (hopefully it will be low tide!) & then back onto the Fife Coastal Path at the start of the esplanade in Kirkcaldy. Meet : Barnton bus stop for the X60 bus to Dalgety Bay at 9.04 am. For further details, please contact Fiona Black at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk

REMOVAL OF DOWIE’S MILL WEIR – CONSULTATION Proposals have been put forward by the Council & River Life to remove the weir at Dowie’s Mill in order to improve fish migration. However, many are concerned that this will result in a 2/3rd reduction in the “mill pond” at Cramond Brig & that other options have not been fully considered. If you would like to view the online consultation, please go to https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/bi/dowies-mill-weir-fish-migration-improvement/ The consultation will be open until 25 February. Further information is also available on the Latest News page of the Cramond Association website : www.cramondassociation.org.uk

THE GATHERING Christian Aid invite you to join them at ‘The Gathering’ in St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street on Tuesday, 26 February at 10 am when they will be joined by Jeanne Kamara, Christian Aid’s country manager in Sierra Leone. As well as learning about Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world still scarred by the ebola virus, you’ll also have the opportunity to talk to Christian Aid staff & supporters & learn more about the work they do & about plans for Christian Aid Week 2019.

AN AFTERNOON TEA As part of the Project Trust charity, Ellie McKenzie will be spending a year in Malawi working with disadvantaged children in an orphanage. To help raise some of the money she needs to take part, she will be holding an afternoon tea in the Kirk Hall on Saturday, 2 March & you would be very welcome to join her. Tickets cost £6 & are available from Nancy McKenzie in the Kirk choir. Nancy’s phone number is 339 1439. Donations can also be made on Ellie’s Virgin giving page at : uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EllieMcKenzie

CYCLE TO IONA In May Andy & Sally Cook will be cycling from St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh to Iona (a distance of 200 miles) to raise funds for & awareness of the work of the Hospice. It is 40 years since St Columba’s opened - Scotland’s first modern hospice. Although it receives some funding from the NHS, 75% of the £8.6 million annual running costs must be raised by the Hospice & its friends. If you would like to support the Cooks in their fundraising efforts, you can donate online by going to https://stcolumbashospicecelticchallenge19.everydayhero.com/uk/the-cook-s-celtic-challenge or you can pledge your support on the sponsor form which is in the Session House.

THE MONDAY CAFÉ @ CRAMOND KIRK is open to people with dementia & their carers. The next meeting of the Café is on Monday, 4 March in the Kirk Hall from 1 pm – 3 pm. Since the café takes place over lunchtime, they offer a light lunch, tea & coffee. Come along for support, information, lunch, tea & a blether.

PILATES WITH CHRISTINA If you’ve ever wanted to try pilates, Christina Templeman is running a 45 minute taster session in the Projection Room on Wednesday, 6 March at 7.15 pm. The session costs £4 & if you would like to book a place, please contact Christina on 07758 228853 or at christina@templepilates.co.uk

CROSSREACH CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION CrossReach is holding its annual Christmas card competition & the winning entry will be used on one of its 2019 Christmas cards. Designs must be original, submitted on paper or card no larger than A3 size & should avoid textures, 3D effects & metallic colours. The competition is open to all & entrants should include their name, address & contact number on the back of the entry along with their age if under 16. Entries should be sent to Christmas Card Competition, CrossReach, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2SR. The deadline for entries is 1 April 2019.

DEATH           

13 February     Mrs Helen Cleland

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Sunday, 3 March

8.45 am : Morning Prayers with Communion

10.00 am : Youth Service

Sunday, 10 March

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Morning Worship