Udny & Pitmedden Church Diary 26th January 2020

This week

Sun 26th – 10am service. Texts: 1 Cor1:10-18, Matt 4:12-23
Mon 27th – 10am Discovery and prayer Group. All welcome
Tues 28th – 10am mainly music
Tues 28th – 7.30pm Alpha at the Apothecary
Wed 29th – 9.30am Kirk Café
Wed 29th – 1.30pm Craft, Chat & Charity
Thurs 30th – 6.30pm Nomination Committee
Thurs 30th – 7pm Induction or Carl Irvine to St Andrew’s, Inverurie
Sat 1st Feb – 8.30-10.45am Big Breakfast
Doors open 8.30am, last orders 10.45am

Future events
Sun 2nd – 10am service at Udny Green
Wed 5th – 7.30pm Guild – World Day of Prayer prep
Wed 12th – 1.30pm Craft, Chat & Charity
Thurs 13th – 7pm – TIM talk (Theology, Imagination, Mission and Ministry) “Uncharted: Dealing with Change in the Church”,
Kemnay Parish Church. Lifts available, see Elaine Wed 19th – 2pm Good Companions in Pitmedden Hall - Games

The venue will be Pitmedden Church unless stated otherwise

Alpha is starting this week in Udny, meeting at the Coffee Apothecary, Udny for an introductory session on Tuesday 21st January, at 7.30pm. Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian Faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Food will be served.
So come and see what it’s all about.
See Fiona Entwistle for any more information

Quote for the week:
Christianity is a way of being in the world that is simple, non-violent, shared, and loving. However, we have made it into an established “religion” that avoided actually changing lives. One could be warlike, greedy, selfish, racist, and vain in most of Christian history and still believe that Jesus is “personal Lord and Saviour”. The world has no time for such silliness any more. The suffering on Earth is too great.
Richard Rohr

A new initiative started by Sally Magnusson - Playlist for life – is hoping to set up locally. Several churches are involved in a pilot program, and with 1 or 2 volunteers, we could join in. It uses music to engage and involve those with dementia. Training is provided and the commitment is possibly one evening a month. See your elder for information

The church magazine is now part of the Pitmedden News. Articles should be sent to pitmeddennews@hotmail.com by 9th May. Pitmedden News is distributed to the villages and will be available in the shops and churches.
Any elders wishing to distribute to rural homes can get extra copies from Catriona.