11th February 2022, Weekly Update

11th February 2022, Weekly Update

  1. Our Stewardship of Money

We’ve been reflecting on stewardship in recent weeks, that is how we use the time, talents and money God has entrusted to us.  James in his letter dismisses faith that is all talk and doesn’t result in action. You could say that there is nothing quite as telling as what we do with our money.  As we worship this Sunday we will focus on the practicalities of giving.


Attached to this message is a document. Paper versions will be handed out in Church on Sunday. It summaries where our offerings go and is intended to prompt you to reflect on your giving.


Everyone’s circumstances are different. Yet I would be amazed if there are many people who’s income is the same as it was just three years ago.  I’d encourage you to take some time to consider whether you have adjusted your offering (which might mean decreasing and not just increasing it) to take account of how your income has changed in recent years.


Worship in church will be at 9.30 am and 10.30 am (also live-streamed:

If you want to book to save signing in:



An Easter Egg with a Difference

The Easter Eggs sold in all major retailers avoid any mention of the Easter story. There is an alternative – chocolate eggs, made from Fairtrade chocolate, that also say something about the resurrection of Jesus.  This Sunday you will have the opportunity to place an order for some which will be delivered to the church in time for Easter.



Church Office Next Week

Julie is having a well deserved holiday next week. The Church office will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.



Open Door

Before Covid it was the practice at St Andrew Blackadder to have the High Street doors open between 9 am and 4 pm during the week, and from 10.00-12.00 noon on Saturdays.  Since the office closes at noon, people volunteered to be in the entrance area in the afternoon.


We want to re-start this ministry which will allow visitors to drop in, and people to come into the building for prayer when the office is not open. To do this we need some volunteers who would be willing  to cover 2 hour slots, 12.00 – 2.00pm and 2.00 – 4.00pm.


This has been an enjoyable outreach to the community and now could be another opportunity in Growing Young. Some people were happy to do the duty on their own, with a book or knitting when things were quiet, others took their stint as a chance to share lunch or coffee with a partner or friend. If there are sufficient volunteers the duty could be once in a month but some were happy to make this a fortnightly or even weekly practice.

If you would like to volunteer or find out more please contact Barbara Clark (details in the Church Directory) or leave your name with Julie at the office.


Bethany Sleep Out

The Big Bethany Sleep Out is returning on the 11thof March with both in-person and at-home formats as a hybrid event! Its purpose is to both raise awareness of homelessness and funds to address this issue. To register  sign up here where you will also find more information.


The Guild

The next Guild Meeting will be on Tuesday 15 February, at 2.30pm in the Chapel. There will be hymns, prayers and a Bible reading. Our speaker will be Brian Barry, who will be telling us about “Borders Bottle Tops for Charity”. Please come along and learn how milk bottle tops can be processed to raise funds for cancer charities.


(NOTE: This is a change to the published Guild Programme. Mary Miller will now be visiting us on Tuesday 15 March to talk about her book Jane Haining: A Life of Love and Courage.)


Christian Aid Quiz

The February Christian Aid Quiz has the theme of the Winter Olympics. To download it, please go to the church website, hover on “Groups & Activities” and click on “Christian Aid Quizzes”. If you can afford it, please donate £1 via the Christian Aid website. Thank you for supporting Christian Aid.



Prayer Gathering

Each Wednesday on Zoom between for 30 minutes starting at 7 pm.

Meeting ID: 881 5247 0672

Passcode: StABPrayer



Children and Families Worker – North Berwick Christian Fellowship

NBCF are looking for a part time Children and Families Worker to be part of the life of the church, invest in the faith of children and young people and help reach out to families in the local community. See for more information or email



Rev Dr Neil Dougall
St Andrew Blackadder Church of Scotland, North Berwick
St Andrew Street, North Berwick, EH39 4NU
Scottish Charity SC006421

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