Udny & Pitmedden Church Diary August 2019

This week

Sun 4th – 10am service at Udny Green led by Fiona Lister
Sun 11th & 25th – 10am service at Pitmedden led by Fiona Lister
Mon 12th – Deadline for articles for Pitmedden News
12-16th Aug – 10-12md Polar Explorers holiday club, Tarves Church. P1-P7.
See notice board and www.tarveschurch.org to register
Tues 13th Aug – 7.30pm Session meeting
Sun 18th – 10am service led by the worship team
Sun 25th – Church Focus Sunday – we are invited to send two members
to worship at Howe Trinity, Alford, as part of a presbytery
fellowship initiative. Please see Les for more info before Sun 18th
Mon 26th – 10am Discovery study/prayer group restarts. All welcome
Tues 27th – 10am mainly music restarts
Polar Explorers

Future events

Sun 1st Sept – 10am service at Udny Green
Sat 7th – 8.30-11.00am Big Breakfast. Doors open 8.30am, last orders 10.45am
Sun 8th – 10am Guild Service
Sat 28th – 7.30pm Gordon & Cheryl in Cabaret - fundraiser

The venue will be Pitmedden Church unless stated otherwise

Decisions taken at the 2019 General Assembly have the potential to reshape the Church of Scotland at every level.
Full coverage in July’s Life and Work, and a four page guide is available at
the link below to the Church of Scotland
If you don’t have internet access, a copy is available from Elaine today

Church of Scotland


Quote of the week:
This is our calling as Christian faithful: to recognise the Christ in everyone.
And to reach out a hand of hope, to speak a word of love, to sing a song of happiness, to share a tear of joy or pain, to speak a word of praise, to murmur a prayer, to stand together against those forces that would divide us, isolate us, and block our flow towards home.
Dr Diana L Hayes

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 Gillean for info information

Diddy Disciples:
A new group aimed at toddlers and primary age children, meeting on the first Sunday of the month at 12md in Pitmedden Church. Songs, stories and crafts. Under 5s need to bring a carer but older ones can be left and collected at 1pm. Anyone wishing to volunteer as a helper, please see Gillean

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.