Broughty Ferry Churches Group update

BFCG held the regular September meeting on Tuesday by Zoom and received reports from the Treasurer, With Refugees Broughty Ferry, and Broughty Ferry Food Bank.  It was agreed that a donation of £500 be given from BFCG funds to Christian Aid as the Coffee Morning in May could not take place.  It was also agreed to invite speakers to the November meeting to help exploration of the feasibility of a “Community Fridge” in the Ferry – this is a way to recycle surplus fresh food and reduce food waste.

Reports from each congregation gave a general picture of gradual resumption of worship by most, following Risk Assessment procedures and, where appropriate, booking to try to control maximum numbers.  It was noted that for some regular attenders, a return to worship together physically, albeit ‘different’ & without socialising, was a welcome step, whilst for others, understandably, the need to exercise personal caution remained.  The resumption of previous activities and use of premises through outside bookings had not taken place.

Ferry Friends against Scams

Two events, designed to help protect people from fraud and exploitation, will take place on

  • Tuesday 3rd December from 2pm – 3.30pm in Barnhill St Margaret’s Church Hall, Guthrie Terrace
  • Thursday 5th December from 10,30am to 12 noon in St Aidan’s Centre, Brook Street

After registration and refreshments on arrival, there will be a Fraud Prevention Talk, giving advice and information about a range of various types of fraud and scams.

Transport can be provided – ring Nicola on (01382) 305745.

The event is supported by Dundee City Council, the Police and Fire Forces, and others.  See leaflet on vestibule table.

Refugee Update Event

With Refugees Broughty Ferry (WRBF), a group set up under the auspices of and supported by Broughty Ferry Churches Group (BFCG), and affiliated to Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees (SFAfR), is holding the above event in St James’ Church halls (foot of Fort Street, Broughty Ferry DD5 2AD) at 7pm on Tuesday 29th October 2019.

The speakers include Sabine Chalmers (SFAfR) and Agi Szekely from Kalunba, a charity, supported by the Budapest Church of Scotland congregation, which works with refugees settling in Hungary.  WRBF and Kalunba are developing closer links and looking to ways of support and mutual awareness-raising.

ALL INTERESTED in welcome & support for refugees locally, nationally or internationally are welcome to this event.  Refreshments will be available.