13th May 2022, Weekly Update

13th May 2022, Weekly Update

  1. Sunday 15 May

We begin looking at Revelation chapters 1 to 3 and explore what it means to be called to be a distinctive minority.

Services in church will be at 9.30 am and 10.30 am, with the 10.30 am being online too.

Following the 10.30 am service there will be the Annual Meeting of the Congregation. Keith will report on the finances for 2021 and it’s a chance for you to ask any questions you have.

2. Christian Aid Week

There is a joint service for North Berwick to mark Christian Aid week on Sunday 15 May at 6 pm.

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.

3. Church Weekend. 10-12 June

I put the dates of the Church Weekend into my calendar and said to myself that I’d fill in a booking form nearer the time.  Did you do that too? Well the time has come to fill in those forms. Fresh booking forms will be available on Sunday, or you can Click here to sign up and pay  online.

Could you also offer some practical help?  There are some sign up sheets outside the Church Office? Could you have a look and see if you could fill a slot?

4. North Berwick Churches Holiday Club need you!

This summer, we are delighted to be able to offer holiday club experiences for children and young people from P1-S6 age group during the week of 25th July.

– 10am-12 noon Monday to Friday outdoors for P1-P5

– 2pm – 4pm for two afternoons for P5-P7

– 7-9pm for three evenings for secondary age

These are a joint churches event, run under the umbrella of SU Scotland.  We would love your help.  Could you be part of the team?  We need group leaders to be alongside the children and young people during the week.  You may want to choose one age group, though you would be welcome at more.  You may only be available for a couple of days, or for the whole week.  If you’re interested in any way, please get in touch with Hazel Gray – or come to our Team Meeting to find out more on Thursday 19th May from 7.30-8.30pm at Abbey Church small hall.

5. Church Quiz Saturday 28 May, 7-9 pm.

The YF have organised this fundraiser for the Ukrainian refugees.  Please join us for a great night of games, quizzes, snacks and fun!!!

Tickets are £5 each, and we will be selling drinks and snacks on the night to raise as much money as possible. We even have folks that have agreed to match the amount raised.

If you wish to come please reply to: or contact Julie in the office to purchase tickets. We will also be selling tickets after church and on the night.

Please come and support the YF and have a great evening together!! Invite your friends!!

6. Website

We have a new website. Have a look!

We also have a new webmaster in Ewen Bell.

A huge thank you to Douglas Shiell who has taken care of our website for 11.5 years, and whose IT expertise we relied on heavily during lockdown. Douglas is faithful, reliable and uses the gifts God has given him quietly and without fuss to serve others.

Thank you too for all who contributed to the development and testing of the website.

7. Consultation on Health and Social Care in the North Berwick Area

Sessions are being held in the Day Centre to find out what people think about Health and Social Care in North Berwick and what they would like to see in the future. This is for everyone regardless of age. It is being organised  by North Berwick Health and Wellbeing Association and will link into the County wide consultation exercise which ends at the end of this month.  Sessions are being held

Friday 13 May: 6 – 8 pm

Saturday 14 May: 1 – 4 pm

Sunday 15 May: 1- 4 pm.

Please come and share your thoughts.

8. Prayer Gathering

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

Meeting ID: 881 5247 0672

Passcode: StABPrayer



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