SERVICES: Unless otherwise stated below, Services are every Sunday and are led by our locum minister, Rev. Morris Smith

Craigellachie 9.45am

Aberlour 11.15am

The Sacrament of Communion will be celebrated in both churches on 26th May and there will be a retiring offering for Moray Street Pastors.

THIS WEEK’S INTIMATIONS:

Christian Aid Door-to-Door Collection: We have not been able to cover all the streets in Aberlour. We are sorry if you have been missed, but please take an envelope from the back of the church and return it when you can.

Christian Aid Lunch: Thanks to all who provided soup, served lunch and donated to this event. £211 was raised for Christian Aid.

Christian Aid Quiz: Book Titles Sheets are available at the back of the church. Suggested minimum donation £1. Prize for first correct answer drawn.

Traidcraft: Spring Catalogues are now available in the church.

Sunday School Sponsored Cycle  to raise funds for the summer trip to the Wildlife Park and also to update our resources. The children all have sponsor forms so may be looking for your support! We’ll be cycling along the Speyside Way from Aberlour Church to Craigellachie park where we’ll stop for lunch before cycling back. We’ll finish off the day in Aberlour church with pizza and salad for everyone who took part.

Saturday 18 May:  The General Assembly Opens. All General Assembly related information can be accessed from www.churchofscotland.org.uk/ga  including the Volume of Reports (Blue Book), Order of Proceedings and Daily Papers.
Each day’s business and the Heart and Soul Celebration will be webcast and can be accessed using the link above. See schedule below:

1.00pm  – Faith and Activism:  the world movement for action on climate change. Reverend Michael Mair, Minister of St David’s Broomhouse Church in conversation with Theology and English Literature student Heather O’Connor who took part in recent climate change protests. 

1.45pm – Remembering Srebrenica. The Very Reverend Dr Lorna Hood OBE  in conversation with Ruth Davidson MSP and Iain Gray MSP discussing their commitment to the survivors of the genocide and the relatives of the victims who died. What lessons can we learn to improve community relations in our country?

2.35pm – Marking 150 years of CrossReach and the future of health and social care in Scotland. BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym in conversation with Viv Dickenson CEO of CrossReach, the social care arm of the Church of Scotland and Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Healthcare Quality and Strategy. 

3.25pm – The language we use to describe people of other faiths. The Very Reverend Dr Lorna Hood OBE in conversation with Anas Sarwar MSP discussing hate-crime and rooting out racism. 

4.15pm – Journeys of faith: Jane Haining and the pilgrims of Santiago. Former Church of Scotland Moderator Alison Elliot CBE FRSE in conversation with Reverend Dr Richard Frazer, author of Travels With A Stick, an account of his Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage and Mary Miller author of Jane Haining a Life of Love and Courage.

Sat. 25th May: Antiques Valuation Day in St. Margaret’s Church, Aberlour, 11am -3pm.  Entry, which includes sandwiches cakes, tea and coffee, will be £5. There will be a charge of £4 per item (or 3 items for £10) valued and all proceeds will go to church funds.

Fri. 7 & Sat. 8 June: Learn to sing in sign language work-shops in Lossiemouth. See poster at back of church for details. 

Sun 9th June: Songs of Praise 7pm Aberlour Parish Church, with Bellie and Speymouth Praise Band.

Traidcraft: Our Traidcraft stalls have sent £100 to the Traidcraft Exchange Easter Appeal to help women in Senegal to develop fruit farming on fair trade terms, which means they will be better able to afford education and health care for their families.

FUNDRAISING:

Pennies Jar – Each of our churches has a jar at the back for collecting small change in. Please consider bringing along those pesky wee coins that take up room in your pockets and purses and let us use them wisely.

Easy Fundraising – You can give to the church each time you shop online! Simple and easy to register and then shop away! For details see: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/aberlourparishchurch.