Sunday, 16 June 2024

This week's intimations


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Welcome to Worship:  Today we look forward to being led in worship by John MacDonald. Please make John most welcome.                        

Sunday Teas:  Tea/coffee will be served in the hall after the service today.  All are welcome.

Retiring Collection:  There will be a retiring collection again today to support the work of EMMS, a Scottish charity working in many countries, including Malawi and Zambia, where there is a food crisis. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far.

Coffee Club:   The Coffee Club is now closed for the summer holiday period.

CAP Scottish Conference – Thursday 20th June:  Christians Against Poverty will be holding their Scottish Gathering in Edinburgh on Thursday 20th June. If you are interested in finding out more about   CAP, meeting more of the team and engaging with the theme “Alive in Christ” please contact Alan McLaren for more details –  alanmclaren@capuk.org   or  Mob. No. -  07717 645804

United Irvine Church Service:  Please join all branches of United Irvine at a special service on Sunday 23rd June at 11.00am in Irvine Royal Academy’s Assembly Hall, Kilwinning Road, Irvine. This will be an all-age service (with a crèche) and will allow us to celebrate and explore the values and vision which the Kirk Session and West Kilbride Away Day attendees have been identifying and developing since uniting in October 2023. This will be a glorious chance to worship God together on a Sunday morning! If you need help with transport please contact our Administrator, John MacDonald at -unitedirvinecs@gmail.com

United Irvine Church of Scotland (UICS) Annual Stated Meeting:  will be held on Sunday 23rd June at 6.30pm in Fullarton ConneXions Sanctuary. Please do commit to coming along to hear reports on where we are going as UICS and to share your own thoughts and ideas.  Annual accounts and reports are available after the service today (if you missed them last week). Please restrict this to one copy per household.

Nursing Home Visit:  The next date for visiting Shalom Nursing Home will be Wednesday 26th June at 10.30am. Please come along and share in fellowship with the residents over a cup of tea/coffee and home-baking followed by a short service of worship.

Super Supper:  On June 28th, July 26th and August 30th there will be a free three- course meal for retired people aged 65 or older at Fullarton ConneXions. Fun, friendship and food! Contact the Coordinator on 01294 273741 for further  details.

Irvine Cafe Church:  Join us for United Irvine Café Church on Sunday 30th June, 6.30pm, in Fullarton ConneXions Café, including food (a meal), fun, praise, prayers and celebration of our unity in Christ.  All welcome!

The Steptoe Project:  We are on the look out for items which can be sold to raise funds for church projects (eg- the restoration of the church clock). Please contact Freddie on 01294 217936 if you have any silver ware, jewellery, clocks/watches, ceramics, old collectable toys, car parts (inc. used batteries) or any other items which can be restored/recycled.

Flower Rota:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sun. 16th June: Mr.  W. Blair            Sun. 30th June: Mrs. J. McKenna            Sun.  7th July:  Mrs. W. Blair            Sun. 14th  July: Mrs. G. Bowman            Sun . 21st July:  Mrs. J. Robertson                                                             Sun. 28th  July: Mrs. C. Black                               

Pastoral Care:  Please remember to make use of the Pastoral Care referral      envelopes (which are available at the end of each pew) to inform the Pastoral Care Team of anyone who would appreciate a visit, either at home or in hospital. John MacDonald, the new Pastoral Assistant, is also available for home and hospital visiting and can be contacted on 01294 237741/ mob. no- 07943 120 714 or email:- John.MacDonald@churchofscotland.org.uk  

Interested in spending time with seniors? Do you see yourself assisting with Care Home services? Contact John MacDonald (details above) for more information.

Order of Service:  Entries to Joan Ballintyne by Thursday 600pm (tel  no - 01294 214403)  or email  -  joan.ballintyne@gmail.com).  Please speak with Joan if you would appreciate a large print copy of the Order of Service.