6th May 2022, Weekly Update

6th May 2022, Weekly Update

We have the following activities taking place in the coming weeks.

  1. Jock Stein is preaching this Sunday.  He has written a memoir and has a few copies left for sale.  Cost is £10 with £5 donated to our mission fund.

“His memoir is commended by people as different as the novelist James Robertson and our own John Miller, who calls it ‘a study of faith, fate and destiny which will catch your attention from the beginning’. A more local writer Catherine Simpson refers to ‘a lifetime of stories in prose and poetry, punctuated by his wife Margaret’s beautiful line drawings’. Irene Howat, who has sold over a million of her own children’s books, says that Jock ‘guides us through the second half of the 20th century while his spiritual life opens like a flower’.”

 2)   Church Weekend

There will be a Church Weekend at Scoughall, 10-12 June 2022.  Part of our vision for St Andrew Blackadder is to be an intergenerational community.  This weekend, when we can relax as we do share food, walk, do various activities, talk and worship together will create the kind of environment that can help this happen.  You can join in with all of the events over the weekend or just some of them as suits you.

You can now sign up directly on the home page of our website (St Andrew Blackadder Church of Scotland – Home ) or by completing one of the leaflets that are available in both the church and in the Kaleidoscope.

Volunteers are needed – Sign up sheets are on the small notice board outside the office if you would like to be on one of the teams involved with catering (washing up, laying tables, pre- meal prep or provide tray bakes).

3)   Christian Aid Events in May

Sunday 15th May at 6pm: United Service for Christian Aid, hosted by St Andrew Blackadder. Please come and join us as we raise our voices to call for climate justice.

Saturday 21st May from 10am to 12 noon: Christian Aid Bake Sale outside Abbey Church. A selection of home baking, preserves and soup will be available for cash donations made to Christian Aid on the day.

Sunday 29th May from 11am to 3pm: Christian Aid Raffle Stall at Dirleton Market on the Green. Please come and buy raffle tickets to win gift vouchers, ornaments, wine and chocolates donated by North Berwick businesses.

Donations to Christian Aid can be handed in at all these events, and to the Church Office.

4)   The Lantern Group is hosting A Morning for Quiet Reflection on Saturday 7th May, 10.00-1.00pm at St Ebba’s Church Eyemouth and Saturday 14th May, 10.00am on Zoom. To register email or phone 01368 850604

5)   Prayer gathering

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

Meeting ID: 881 5247 0672

Passcode: StABPrayer

6)   North Berwick Gospel Choir Concerts for Ukraine. Thank you from the NBGC to all those that helped make their concerts a success. They raised nearly £2,500 for the British Red Cross – Ukraine Crisis Appeal.  Just amazing!

Best wishes

Niki                                                                                                                                  Session Clerk

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