March 2014

We have been sad to say farewell to Rev Duncan Stenhouse, locum minister, who has served the Parish so well.

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to his leaving presentation. The amount given from folks at Abernethy and Glenfarg was over £700. We are delighted at the arrival of our new minister, Rev. Moira Herkes who was formally welcomed at a packed united service at Glenfarg on 21 st  January. Thanks to all who contributed in any way to the success of the evening at either the church or village hall.

For 2014

· Sunday worship is at 9.30 am with Sunday club for children during the service

· 1st  and 3rd  Mondays of the month from 10.30am – 12.00; “Open doors” come and join in for a cuppa and a blether. All will be welcomed

· March, 9th  at 9.30 am ; Communion service at Abernethy

· March 23rd  no church service at Abernethy. Instead, Annual stated meeting at Arngask Church, Glenfarg, 10.30 am

· May 10th,  10am - 12 noon, Church coffee morning and sale, Williamson Hall

· Perth and Kinross foodbank; donations of UHT / powdered milk, sugar, cartons of juice, tinned food, coffee, tea etc are required for the food bank in St Catherines Rd, Perth. Please no perishables. Opening hours are MonFri 2-4pm. A box for donations is in the church vestibule.

More information, if required, from Kathleen Baird, 01337 840 218.

· There’s also more information about your local church on the website at http://www.abernethydronarngaskchurch.org.uk Celia King

September 2014

Morning worship takes place at the Kirk of St Bride, Abernethy every Sunday at 9.30 am except for the last Sunday of the month. During school term time Children’s Sunday club continues. Please bring yourself and the children along!

New Joint service information

As a trial, on the last Sunday of each month and until the end of this year, we have been having a joint service at 10.30 am, alternating the location between the church in Abernethy and Glenfarg. Children's Sunday club will continue during each service within school term time. Drinks and refreshments will be served after each service. You will be very welcome to join us at either church.

Anyone wishing transport to Glenfarg may contact Kathleen Baird on 01337840218

September 28th  Glenfarg  10.30am;Harvest Thanksgiving followed by lunch; no service Abernethy

October      26th Abernethy 10.30am; no service Glenfarg

November  30th  Glenfarg    10.30am no service Abernethy

December  28th   Abernethy 10.30am; no service Glenfarg  

Holy Communion in Abernethy; 7th September at 9.30 am and 2nd November at 9.30am

These services are open to members of any Christian Church


Open Doors - on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 10-11.30. Come in for a hot cuppa, scone and a blether!


 Guild

The first meeting of the Lower Earn Churches Together (LECT) Guild was held in Dunning Church in June and over the last few months.  It is hoped it will continue from April to September next year and is open to men and women.

Roof repairs
Church roof repairs will start around 11th of August and may last around 4 weeks depending on the weather.

Fair City Singers
On Friday 19th Sept at 7.30pm in the church at Glenfarg this local  young people’s choir will be singing for us. Tickets will be £5 and refreshments will be served afterwards. See village notices nearer the time.

Shoebox appeal

Once again Abernethy, Dron and Arngask Church is supporting the Shoe box appeal. Please bring items for the Shoeboxes or filled boxes to church by 2nd November ;

Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, hair brush, sewing kit, candles are some of the items required.   Scarves, hats, gloves, pencils, pens, paper all appreciated.  Collect leaflet at Church for more  information  or contact Kathleen 01337840218.

The  Perth Blythswood Support Group 2014 shoebox Appeal Coffee Morning is on Saturday 4th October in the North Church Hall Perth 10 to 11 45am.

 Volunteers also required to  help at Custom Checking day at North Church Hall Perth Saturday 8th November.

                                           Celia King

December 2014

For the remainder of 2014 morning worship will take place at the Kirk of St Bride, School Wynd, Abernethy at 9.30 am except for the last Sunday of the year when there will be a united service in Abernethy at 10.30am.

During school term time Children’s Sunday club meets during the morning service. Please bring yourself and the children along!

 Christmas Eve Service will be at 7pm in Abernethy with a later service in Glenfarg at 11.30pm.

Morning Service information for 2015!

The morning service will be at 11am in Abernethy this year (note the change of time) However on the last Sunday of each month, we hope to meet together with the Glenfarg part of our congregation at 11 am. (note the change of time). The location will alternate between the church in Abernethy and in Glenfarg: Last Sunday of Jan, March, May, July, Sept. Nov in Glenfarg at 11 am. Last Sunday of Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec in Abernethy at 11am. Anyone wishing transport to Glenfarg may contact Kathleen Baird on 01337 840 218

Children's Sunday club will take place during each service above within school term time.
Drinks and refreshments will be served after the services. You will be very welcome to join us at either church.
Open Doors Meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 10-11.30am. Come in for a hot cuppa, scone and a blether in the little hall at the east doorway of the church!
Roof repairs It is hoped that work has been completed by the time this reaches you and that the roof will keep us watertight and safe for many years to come.
Fair City Singers We had a memorable and inspiring evening in September with this lovely group of girls and their conductor. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed as well as those who performed to such a high standard! If you have an opportunity to hear them again, don’t miss it!
Shoebox appeal Thank you to everyone who yet again has donated to this worthy charity.
New Church Mug Fine bone china mugs, with pictures of both churches beautifully illustrated on them, are now on sale at £5 from Kathleen Baird. Tel: 01337 840 218.
Village Welcome packs Members of the church have recently delivered ‘Welcome Bags’ to the 12 new houses in Provost Mains, part of the Stephen Homes . The pack contains useful village information, telephone numbers, activities in Abernethy, a bus timetable, a ‘ Village Crier’ and a packet of Abernethy biscuits. Remaining ‘Welcome packs’, minus the biscuits, can be picked up in the church vestibules, if you want to welcome someone new moving in to your street. The packs will be updated regularly so if you are aware of any errors or omissions in the current version. Please let Celia King know; Tel: 851 010