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KIRK ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, 14 July 2019

BIBLE STUDY Reverend Stanley Okeke invites you to join him for an evening of Bible Study. The first evening is being held on Wednesday, 21 August from 7.00– 8.30 pm in the Session House. Further details will follow but please make a note in your diary.

LIFE & WORK The July issue of Life & Work is now available for collection at the Kirk doors & in the Session House.

THE GRAPEVINE All contributions for the September issue should be with the Editors, c/o the Kirk Office, 16 Cramond Glebe Road, EH4 6NS or e-mail : cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk by Sunday, 28 July.

CYCLE FOR FRESH START The annual Pedal for Scotland cycle run from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes place this year on Sunday, 8 September & thousands will be raising sponsorship money for good causes. Why not enter yourself & raise money for Fresh Start on their 20th anniversary. If 44 miles sounds too much, there is also a family friendly “wee jaunt” on the same day from Linlithgow to Edinburgh, a distance of 10 miles. Further information is available at www.cycling.scot/pedal-for-scotland.

THE SINGING GROUP for people with dementia & their carers is held at Drylaw Parish Church Hall on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month between 2 pm & 4 pm. They would welcome anyone who would like to enjoy an afternoon of music & singing in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Further details are available from Rosemary on 554 7621 or Linda on 467 3399 or at NWSinging@gmail.com

TRANSPORT TO & FROM CHURCH Last year’s Cramond Cares campaign identified transport on a Sunday as one of the key initiatives. At present there are 2 rotas providing transport for those unable to get themselves to church & we are extremely grateful to the volunteer drivers on the rotas but we do need more. If you can spare time to drive someone to church approximately once every 4 weeks, please contact the Kirk Office on 336 2036 or at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk. We are also looking at providing a taxi service to supplement the rota. The taxi service would be for those who are able to get themselves to a convenient pick up point(s). A donation towards the taxi service would be welcome from those who use the service. If you are interested in the taxi service, please contact the Kirk Office so we can gauge the level of interest. Finally the longer term goal is to hire a minibus to provide a more comprehensive transport service. To establish that, we need volunteers willing to act as escorts on the minibus. For further details on what would be involved, please contact the Kirk Office.

COME & SING WITH JOHN RUTTER Waverley Care is holding a Come & Sing Day with John Rutter in St Cuthbert’s Church on Saturday, 5 October from 11 am – 4.45 pm. As this will be a very popular event, early booking is recommended. For further details & to register, please call 556 9710 or visit www.waverleycare.org/rutter.

COLLECTIONS : 1 JANUARY TO 30 JUNE 2019

                                        2019               2018          Increase/Decrease

                                          £                     £                            £

Gift Aid                          70,927           73,803                    2,876

Freewill Envelopes            6,583             7,597                    1,014

Open Plate                       8,200             7,542                       658

                                       85,710           88,942                    3,232

Number of Sundays           26                  25

Mr Crichton Mouat (Gift Aid Treasurer) will be happy to explain the Gift Aid scheme for banker’s orders & annual donations to anyone who wishes to use these methods of giving. Mr Ian Adam (FWO Treasurer) will be delighted to enrol any who wish to give regularly by means of the weekly envelope scheme (all income now capable of being tax-effective). The Treasurers can be contacted at cramond.kirk@blueyonder.co.uk or by leaving a note in the “Joint Treasurers” box in the Session House.

 

FORTHCOMING SERVICES

Sunday, 21 July

8.45 am : Morning Prayers 

10.00 am : Morning Worship

Sunday, 28 July

8.5 am : Morning Prayers

10.00 am : Morning Worship