Worship will start at 11am as usual and be in a café-style format.
General Church Meeting business includes conversation on church life, reports from the Church Stewards and Treasurer, and appointments of Church Stewards and representatives to the Church Council. Nominations should be given to the Council Secretary, Margaret Goudie, or the Minister as soon as possible, please.
There will be a lunch after worship – please bring food to share with others; please let Sue M-J know what you are offering to bring. Please also note that, as proceedings may last beyond 1pm, Council city centre parking charges apply after then.
Lent material this year, especially the effective use of Lego, the challenging nature of the theme, and preachers’ incorporation into their services – feedback will be sent to MWiB who produced the material;
an illustrated item about our recent Lent displays will be sent for publication in the September “In Touch”;
the success of the Easter Breakfast was noted with intention of having further such Breakfasts from time to time;
discussion about “eye-catching displays” to draw public attention across the front windows – recognising practical difficulties, need for quick impact & some discernible Christian / Church linkage or context;
acknowledgement that arranging porch displays is physical work; alternatives to moving the Beechwood table to be considered.
Following on from the last church council Nick has had conversations with St Paul’s Episcopal Church. One result of this is that we have all been invited to share in the service at St Paul’s on Sunday 26 May. Nick has been invited to preach. In addition to worshipping and sharing around the Lord’s table together, this is an opportunity to build our relationships with another church.
The service on Sunday 26th May will take place at St Pauls Cathedral at 10:30am and not at Marketgait.
If the timing presents an issue for anybody because of transport please speak with a steward. There are a number of steps to the front door of the church but once inside it is level (there is an electronic stair climber available – if it is to be used prior notice is helpful).
This open meeting in Marketgait at 1pm on Wednesday will include conversation and decisions about marking the Advent-Christmas season. Please give apologies, suggestions, suitable material and thoughts about our worship life to Sue C, its Convener.
The new Stewarding Team of Mary, Fiona, Sue and Sue, met together with Nick on Thursday evening and discussed many aspects of church life, including the proposal to worship downstairs with effect from the Harvest Service on 23rd September.
Whilst recognising that many people have concerns about this proposal, we do feel it is something that we should take forward, so want to give everyone the chance to talk about this openly and share their concerns.
We are therefore holding a meeting in the church on Thursday 13th September at 7.30 pm and invite everyone to come along. If anyone is unable to attend but has views that they wish to make known, please speak to any of the Stewards or to Nick. The move will also be discussed and reviewed at the Church Council meeting on 24th October.