Church Notices for week beginning 9th December

We welcomed one of our own congregation, Mrs Nan Maxwell, on this 2nd Sunday of Advent to conduct our service this morning.

Notices for the coming week

Monday 10th December - All friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service for Tommy Baird which will take place here in the church at 12.00 noon.  The service will be followed by interment at Annan cemetery.  Donations if so desired may be given at the close of the service in aid of the Greenknowe South Surgery in memory of Tommy.

Tuesday 11th December - Knit & Natter Social Time meets at 10.00am.
Games Afternoon for the young & not so young meets in the hall at 2.00pm.

Wednesday 12th December - The SHAP Arts & Crafts Group will be meeting in the hall from 2.00pm.  Remember there is an open
invitation to all of the church family to join with this group for afternoon tea so that we can all get to know each other better.

Thursday 13th December - Christmas Lunches are being served from 11.30am to 1.30pm.  Home baking, Pies, Jams etc. for
the stall are required as are prizes for the Tombola & all will be gratefully received.

The Girls Brigade will be meeting in the hall & church at 6.00pm.

Friday 14th December - Friday Fellowship are having Christmas Lunch in The Anglers at 1.00pm.

Next Sunday 16th December — the 3rd Sunday of Advent - Church Service & Sunday Seekers is at 10.30am.  The service will be led by Mrs Lesley Richmond.

Additional Notices

Soul Soup — If you have not already done so please take an envelope for this charity which supports youngsters with mental health problems.  The envelopes & donations should be brought back to the Gift Service on Sunday 23rd December.

Post Box - We once again have the post box sitting in the church vestibule.  This is a free service provided by the Elders, so please use this post box for any Christmas cards that you may be sending to members of the congregation but not for people from outwith the church family since these will not be delivered.  It would also be helpful if you could please put the full  name & address on the envelope to ensure that it is delivered to the correct person.  The post box will be available up to & including Sunday 16th December.

In the corner of the church we have a memory tree.  There are small heart shaped plaques available for you to write your messages of remembrance or your prayer requests, these should then be hung on the tree.  The plaques have kindly been donated by a church member, so they are provided for you to use free of charge.

Reminder  

Food Bank — We once again remind you that dried, tinned & packaged items for the Food Bank are required.  Contributions can be left in the marked box in the church vestibule.







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