This weeks intimations
Harvest Service 27th September
On 27th September we shall celebrate our Harvest Service. This year the service will be online and audio and we will again be supporting the charity Mary’s Meals. The Mary’s Meals charity enables us to offer our money to provide effective help to those who suffer the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities. If you are able to give to our Harvest offering then please do so by cash, cheque or online banking. Please call our Treasurer Ann Fulton on 01294 222698 to discuss offerings by cash. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Dreghorn and Springside Parish Church’ writing ‘Harvest Offering’ on the reverse and hand delivered/posted to Ann Fulton, Treasurer, 5 Dunlop Crescent, Dreghorn KA11 4HF. To give by online banking please use the following information:
Bank of Scotland – Irvine Branch
Sorting Code 80.08.42
Account number 00325194
Account name: DSPC
All proceeds of our Harvest Offering will go to Mary’s Meals to help alleviate poverty among some of the world’s poorest people.
Our annual Shoebox Appeal for Blythswood Care will take place as usual this year during October. Inspite of all the Covid restrictions it is hoped to send boxes to countries in Eastern Europe. If you are able to support this worthy cause please phone Sheena Henderson on 01294 213142 for leaflets and information about delivery /collection of shoeboxes.
If you prefer to make a monetary donation please pass it to Sheena Henderson.
Christians Against Poverty
A Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre has opened in Irvine and gives local access to the national CAP service that helps thousands of people go debt free every year. The Debt Centre aims to help individuals and families in Irvine, Dreghorn, Springside, Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Stevenston suffering from problem debt, by offering a confidential listening ear and real solution to debts. The CAP service is totally free, available to all and can be accessed via the Freephone number 0800 328 0006.
We have been approached to support the venture by offering general support by means of promoting the service and prayer, signposting people in debt to the service and nominating a befriender. For further information please speak with the minister or visit the CAP website at www.capuk.org.
Zoom Coffee Break
Zoom Coffee Break is back this Tuesday, it’s a great way for folks to meet and share some quality time together. We meet on Tuesday at 11am for a half hour or so. If you haven’t joined us before or if it’s been a while, then maybe this week’s the one. Access details are as follows: www.zoom.us/j/788256233?pwd=QUFYem51a2ViaTdRakpWN2dUcFgrZz09 and follow instructions, Meeting ID: 788 256 233, Password: 029055. To access by phone dial 0131 460 1196 and follow instructions, Meeting ID: 788 256 233, Password: 029055.
Thank you to Davina Scrimgeour and Elizabeth Fowler for updating our prayer pages and encouraging us to consider the thoughts and experiences that lead us into a deeper awareness of God and in turn, giving thanks to him. The prayer page can be accessed from the front page of the website and also under the News tab.
Update on the re-opening buildings and accessing services
The Kirk Session has agreed that under current restrictions we will continue our worship services by video and audio for the time being. We continue to provide video, audio and text services online to watch, listen to and read throughout the course of the week and audio services are also available to listen to by CD or on your telephone by calling 01294 444337. Calls are charged at local rate or free if you have free minutes.
Spiritual and Pastoral Care
At this stage of lockdown, the minister is available for spiritual support and pastoral visiting, however it’s a delicate issue and it would be inappropriate to put anyone at unnecessary increased risk. If you, or someone you know would appreciate this support then please contact the minister by email or on 01294 211893.