Santa and his elf visited the recent Link Club Christmas party; there were gifts for all the members.
The party concluded with a retelling of the Nativity story by Club members.
A letter of thanks has been received for Marketgait’s donations and support during the past year. The FoodBank remains committed to “providing emergency food relief to individuals, couples and families experiencing hardship throughout the city of Dundee and its surrounding area”.
In 2016, over 8,500 people were assisted with non-perishable food provision and the FoodBank is currently feeding 150 persons per week. (Clients can access the Foodbank on 3 separate occasions over a 6-month period.)
Tea and coffee are served at tables before and during the coffee. Help with serving on 31st December 2017 would be much appreciated.
Offering envelopes for 2018 are now available – please uplift from the table. If you wish to join the envelope scheme for regular giving, please see Mary Foster, who is also the contact for Gift Aid.
To give by Bank Standing Order please see the Church Treasurer, David Easson.
This is now available from Ann Newins; please also see her if you wish to give flowers.
An e-mail has been received from Julya about the amount donated – “That is absolutely amazing. Please let everyone know how very grateful we are here for their love and generosity.”
The Clothes Bank will be open on Thursday 28th December 2017 from 1pm to 3pm, and on Thursday 4th January 2018. It will be closed on Monday 1st January 2018.
The Methodist Clothes Bank will be open on Thursday 28th December, as part of the Dundee Drop In programme offering help to those in need over the festive period.
Due to a misunderstanding, the reporter assumed that the Rev Sue Jansen, not Sue Marshall-Jennings, was running this project. Rev Sue is Methodist chaplain in St Andrews, and supports the work of the Clothes Bank, as well as being a Methodist presence in St Andrews.
Our front window nativity scene comes from the Philippines.
The Retiring Offering last week in Dundee to assist Svetla and her family in meeting the costs of care after the recent tragic road accident amounted to £262.50. This will be sent as part of the Circuit total, but if you have not yet been able and wish to support this appeal, contact David Easson (Church Treasurer).
Please sign the card today to our fellow Methodists in Sevlievo, as a sign of our solidarity with and support for them at this time.
A further card will be sent with our Christmas Greetings for their marking of this Festival according to the Orthodox Church calendar, at Epiphany (January 6 -7).