Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2019

Date of publication

1st December 2019

CHURCH NEWS MARCH 2018

Morning worshipSince we share a part –time minister, for 2018 the service will be in Abernethy at 9.30 am and in Glenfarg at 11 am. However, on the last Sunday of each month we meet at 11am, together with the Glenfarg part of our congregation, while alternating locations; Abernethy on the last Sunday of March, May and July and  in Glenfarg in April and June. There will be no service in Abernethy when the united service is in Glenfarg.

Anyone wishing transport to Glenfarg may contact Kathleen Baird on 01337 840 218.  Drinks and refreshments are served after most services. You will be very welcome to join us at either church.

Children's Sunday club meets in school term time during the morning service at each location. Please bring yourself and the children along for a time of fun, games, crafts, Bible stories and songs.  Outwith term time there are toys and books in the adjacent hall cupboard for children to make use of.

Easter Sunday service on1st April, Abernethy 9.30 am, Glenfarg 11am

Holy Communion will be in Abernethy on Sun 22 April at 9.30 am and in Glenfarg on the same day at 11am.

Open Doors The Church is open on Tuesday afternoon of 13 March and fortnightly thereafter.  Teas, coffees and home baking are served in the adjacent hall between 2.30 and 4pm. Come and join us.

Locum minister Rev Douglas Main left at the end of this year to enjoy a much belated retirement. We are very grateful for his work in the Church, schools and villages which he has served so well. He has done far more than his part-time contract.  In appreciation, he was gifted with a cheque for almost £500. A committee continues to search for a Minister for the whole parish and a new locum minister is also being sought. For now we look forward to having a series of Readers, Worship Leaders and Ministers on a week to week basis.

CHURCH NEWS JUNE 2018

Morning worship; for 2018 the service will generally be in Abernethy at 9.30am and in Glenfarg at 11am each Sunday. However, on the last Sunday of each month we meet at 11am, together with the Glenfarg part of our congregation, usually alternating locations. So we meet in Abernethy, on July 29, Aug 26 and Oct 28 at 11 am. When the united service is in Glenfarg on the last Sunday of June and Sept, there will be no service in Abernethy. We are currently seeking a new minister and services are conducted each week by different worship leaders.

You will be most welcome at any of these services. Drinks and refreshments are served afterwards and you are invited to join in. Anyone wishing transport to Glenfarg may contact Kathleen Baird on 01337 840 218.

Children’s Sunday Club; meets in local school term time during part of the morning service at each location. Your children can enjoy a time of fun, games, crafts, Bible Stories and songs. Outwith term time there are toys and books in the adjacent hall cupboard as well as fun bags in church for children.

Holy Communion; a United Communion service on 26 Aug at 11 am in Abernethy

April Evening of Music; thanks to all who came and enjoyed the Earn Singers and Heather and James Rodger. A lovely time was had by all. £623 was raised. After 10% of ticket sales was given to the local defibrillator fund, a donation to the choir and young musicians, £463 remained for church funds. A big thanks to all who contributed in any way.

Open Doors; the Church is open on Tuesday afternoon of 5th June and fortnightly thereafter. Teas, coffees and home baking are served in the adjacent hall between 2.30 and 4pm. Come and join us.

Village ‘Welcome’ packs; contain useful information for newcomers to the village, with telephone numbers and contacts for clubs and organisations in Abernethy. The plastic folders may be collected from the church vestibules or leaflets are available in the tea room or the museum.

Church/adjacent hall bookings; the Church (with the minister’s permission) and adjacent hall are available for hire. To enquire about charges and book facilities, please contact Elizabeth Taylor on Tel; 01738 850 477.

Church website; www.ada-church.org.uk for further information

Contact details; Session.Clerk@ada-church.org.uk

                                            Celia King

CHURCH NEWS SEPTEMBER 2018

Morning worship – Since we share a part-time minister, for 2018 the service will be in Abernethy at 9.30 am and in Glenfarg at 11 am. However, on the last Sunday of each month we meet at 11am, together with the Glenfarg part of our congregation, while alternating locations; Abernethy on the last Sunday of October and December and in Glenfarg in September and November. There will be no service in Abernethy when the united service is in Glenfarg.

Anyone wishing transport to Glenfarg may contact Kathleen Baird on 01337 840 218.  Drinks and refreshments are served after the services. You will be very welcome to join us at either church.

Children's Sunday club meets in school term time during the morning service at each location. Please bring yourself and the children along for a time of fun, games, crafts, Bible stories and songs.  Outwith term time there are toys and books in the adjacent hall cupboard for children to  use.

Locum minister; We now have a new Locum minister; Rev Susan Thorburn who is with us initially for 6 months. We are very much appreciating her enthusiasm and helpful ministry.

Open Doors

The Church is open on Tuesday afternoon of 11th September and fortnightly thereafter.  Teas, coffees and home baking are served in the adjacent hall between 2.30pm and 4pm. Come and spend some quiet time in the church and join us after for refreshments.

Ceilidh

On Friday 21st September We are planning an autumn ceilidh in the Williamson hall from 7-9 pm. This is an event for all ages and we hope lots of you will join in. A light supper will be served. See the separate notice.

Harvest Thanksgiving will be on Sunday 23rd September at 9.30am

Macmillan Coffee morning will be held in the Masonic Hall on Saturday 29th September at 10am.  

Holy Communion will be in Glenfarg on Sun  November 25th at 11am. There will be no service in Abernethy on that morning.

Village ‘Welcome’ packs

These packs contain useful village information, telephone numbers and activities in Abernethy.  The plastic folders may be picked up from the church vestibules. If you want to welcome someone new moving in to your street, why not collect a pack and add something to it – perhaps a packet of Abernethy biscuits or some flowers!  The leaflets are also in the museum and Berryfields tearoom. The information will be updated regularly but if you are aware of any errors in the current version, please let Celia King know on Tel: 851 010.

Church/ adjacent Church hall bookings

The Church (with the Minister’s permission) and the adjacent church hall are available for hire. To enquire about charges and book the facilities please contact Elizabeth Taylor on 01738 850 477.

The Church premises are to be painted and lighting improved. Abernethy church building and adjacent hall will be closed for all uses, in September and the first week of October. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to those who usually meet there. Church services on Sundays will be held in the Williamson Hall at 9.30am and on the 30th of September will be in Arngask Church, Glenfarg at 11am. Come and see the improved version in October!

Church Website; www.ada-church.org.uk for further information.

Contact Details; Minister@ada-church.org.uk

                     Session.Clerk@ada-church.org.uk

Celia King

CHURCH NEWS DECEMBER 2018

Good news! We are delighted to welcome a new minister to the Parish of Abernethy, Dron and Arngask after a very lengthy search for someone permanent. He is the Rev. Stanley Kennon.  It is hoped he will be in post soon and that you will meet him around the village and in church. There may be a more personal introduction from the minister in the next edition.

We are, however, very appreciative of the excellent help of worship leaders and locum ministers who have worked in our church and community for the last three years. We continue to meet in the Williamson Hall for now and are hoping to be back in the newly decorated church by Christmas time.

Morning worship;

For the remainder of 2018 the service will continue to be in Abernethy at 9.30am, except on Dec 30th when there will be a united service at 11am.

For 2019 the service in Abernethy will generally be at 11am except for the last Sunday of each month when we meet together with the Glenfarg part of our congregation, usually alternating locations.  Combined service is in Abernethy on February 24th and April 28th, and in Glenfarg on January. 27th and March 31st., When the united service is in Glenfarg there will be no service in Abernethy.

We invite you to come at any of these times of worship. Drinks and refreshments are served afterwards. Anyone wishing transport to Glenfarg may contact Kathleen Baird

Children’s Sunday Club; meets in school term time during part of the morning service at each location. Your children can enjoy a time of fun, games, crafts, Bible Stories and songs. Outwith term time there are toys and books in the adjacent hall cupboard as well as fun bags in church for children.

Open Doors; the 6th Dec meet up for chat, teas, coffees and home baking will be in the Williamson Hall between 2.30 and 4pm. Come and join us. Hopefully we will be back in the church hall for the next one in January.

Christmas Eve service; we warmly invite you to come for 7pm on Monday 24th Dec, hopefully in the newly painted church.

Village ‘Welcome’ packs; contain useful information for newcomers to the village, with telephone numbers and contacts for clubs and organisations in Abernethy. The plastic folders may be collected from the church vestibules or leaflets are available in the tea room or the museum.

Ceilidh in October. Thank you to all who helped and came along to the evening of music and dance. It was great to see the floor bouncing in the Williamson hall

and to meet everyone. Around £400 was made for church funds but more important was the chance to get to know some new folks.
Church/adjacent hall bookings; the Church (with the minister’s permission) and adjacent hall are available for hire. To enquire about charges and book facilities, please contact Elizabeth Taylor on Tel; 01738 850 477.

Church website; www.ada-church.org.uk for further information

Contact details; Session.Clerk@ada-church.org.uk


                                                    Celia King