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Sunday Bulletin – 27th November 2011 – Advent Sunday

November 28, 2011 by  
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The full Sunday Bulletin for 27th November 2011 can be downloaded as a PDF file from HERE

Ministers Vestry Hour 12 noon – 1.00 pm. Please contact the Minister for an appointment – phone 01592-758264 or E-mail alex@arforsyth.com In the event of hospitalisation, serious illness, family anxiety, bereavement or personal difficulty the Minister is readily available to visit. You have to let him know if he can be of help.
Coffee Mornings are held on Thursdays from 10.00am – 11.30am in the church hall. Come and join us for tea or coffee and a chat. You are always welcome.
The Guild meets tomorrow evening, Monday 28th November, at 7.00pm in the Church Hall. The speaker Beryl Luke will be telling us about her experiences ‘Trekking in the Sinai’ All welcome
The Guild Carol Service this year is at Bennochy Parish Church on December 1st at 7.15pm when we will have our past Presidents/Conveners and Mrs Mary Sherrard our past National Convener taking part, We invite everyone to this service.
Christmas Cards This year’s church Christmas card is a bestseller. To avoid disappointment please complete an order form (available in the church entrance or in the church hall) and pass it on to Jean Forsyth.
Markinch – Its Church and Parish’ We have ordered a small quantity of hardback copies of this book in time for Christmas. If you are interested in a hardback copy please speak to Ken Wilkie as soon as possible to reserve one. They will be priced at £15. We still have paperbacks in stock, priced at £10.
The Church Christmas Meal will be held at Balbirnie Golf Club on Friday, 16th December. Price is £21 per person payable to Tracy Thomson by Sunday 11th December.  Please bring a secret Santa gift along on the evening, to the value of £3, marking it female (F) male (M) or either (E).
Switching on of the Christmas Lights Everyone is invited to join us later this evening, 27th November at 6pm in Balbirnie Street for the switching on of the Christmas lights, followed by a family party in the Laurel Bank Hotel.
Haggis Drive Come along and join us for an evening of fun on Thursday 1st December in the Church hall at 7pm, for our annual Haggis Drive – all rules will be explained on the night! Only £2 per person and light refreshments will be served. Fish Suppers can be ordered (and paid for) on the evening. An event not to be missed.  More information from Tracy Thomson – 01592 775752
Buckhaven and Methil Brass Band Concert in Buckhaven Theatre at Sunday 4th December from 2-4pm. Tickets £4 and £3 concession. Tickets from Jacqueline on 01333 301115 or Bob Taylor on 01592 714613

Christian Aid – An Incredible Journey – YOU can help.
This Christmas, Rogers, a modern-day wise man, will be travelling far from home to deliver hope and joy in rural Kenya. In Kenya’s Nyanza Province, malaria and HIV rates are extremely high, but many sick people simply cannot access the life-saving treatment they require. Rogers, a volunteer community health worker, travels to these remote communities on a red motorbike to bring mosquito nets, healthcare and medicines to those most in need.
Rogers’ selfless compassion has saved many lives and brought joy and hope to people like Patricia – a single mother and teacher living with HIV in the remote village of Usenge. Follow the journey with Rogers in an interactive map at www.christianaid.org.uk  We at Markinch Parish Church can help Rogers deliver the care that is needed by purchasing mosquito nets, home care kit, training another volunteer or even purchasing a motorbike for Rogers. Please use the envelopes included to donate and place them in the ‘wishing well’ in the vestibule.  For more information please contact Tracy Thomson.

Markinch Parish Church
‘Trees of Memories’
Over the Christmas season, our ‘Trees of Memories’ in the church windows offer a way to remember loved ones no longer with us. Memory tags are available from the 27th November (Advent Sunday).  Add your own inscription on the reverse of the tag before hanging it on the tree before or after the morning service. Last year more than one hundred cards adorned the trees.
Memory cards (£1) are available from the table in the church entrance. All proceeds from the ‘Trees of Memories’ are going towards the provision of a fresh-water well in rural Kenya.
( Christian Aid provide the well at a cost of £327 )

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