From 5th September, if regulations permit, Sunday Worship will take place in each church building, in rotation. All services will be at 11.15am, and will be held in:
Kemback on 12th September and 3rd & 24th October;
Springfield on 19th September and 10th & 31st October;
Ceres on 26th September and 17th October.
Current newsletter - Here
Previous week’s newsletter - Here
A letter to members can be found Here
Appeals for Afghanistan
Lord Wallace, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, is asking us to sign the online petition calling for the UK Government to urgently resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees. Information is available on the following link:
CKS has been involved in an appeal for donations to help Afghan refugees who settle in Fife. However the two charities, Re-Act (Refugee Action) Scotland and Fife Voluntary Action, have informed us that due to the generous response they are stopping collecting at present.
We will therefore not be taking any more donations after Friday 10th September. Grateful thanks to all who have donated towards this worthy cause.
CKS Guild is holding its first meeting of the new season on Monday 23rd August at 2pm at Kemback Hall, Dura Den.
Our treasurer will be hoping you can bring along your subscriptions with you.
For this afternoon, we just hope to celebrate being together after such a long time away.
The autumn programme, up to December should be as follows, with all at 2pm:
Monday 27th September - Anne Hoggan and Janice Dewar - Display of handmade articles, stories from Anne of her days as Head Teacher
Monday 25th October - Sarah Wood and Ella Brown - Report from the General Assembly and report from Crossreach
Monday 29th November - Fiona Pullman and Dave Wallace – Garden Reminiscences
Monday 13th December - Christmas Quiz and tea
Tesco Tokens for The Lighthouse
As you may know, every three months, Tesco's customers can vote for the project in the local community that they would like to receive funding, by placing blue tokens in an appropriate container in the shop. The Lighthouse is currently one of those projects. Please can you encourage your congregations to ask for the tokens when they are shopping in Tescos and put them in the section for The Lighthouse. The minimum that The Lighthouse will receive is £500, but depending on how many people vote with the blue tokens, it can be up to £1500. This money will go towards paying for a new Industrial Dishwasher which is desperately needed as the old one has broken down.
Thanks for your help.
Sally Mottram on behalf of The Lighthouse Trustees.
Plants for Sale
Sale of perennial plants and shrubs continues at the church car park. There is an honesty pipe for payment.
We are delighted to say that Messy Church will be resuming in Springfield Church on Sunday 17th October. Our monthly Family Film Nights will be resuming on Friday 22nd October. We are looking forward to seeing old friends and new.
Can you help?
Would like to join our team? There are lots of different ways you could be involved. Maybe you enjoy working with children and families? Perhaps you enjoy art and crafts and have some skills to share? Or maybe you like cooking and would like to help with our simple evening meal? Are you musical? Do you like having fun?
The Messy Church At Home kit is available by email just now but Messy Church is normally held once a month on a Sunday afternoon between 4pm and 6pm. As a Messy Church we try to express the values of Christ Centredness, Hospitality, Creativity, Celebration and be all age, as equal priority is given to the needs of adults and children.
If you would like to know more I’d love to hear from you.
Myra Todd (01334 828284)
Church of Scotland, General Assembly
The General Assembly has passed a £11M deficit budget. Each presbytery has been given a number of ministries it is allowed to call (Fife Presbytery just over 44, down from nearer 60), and by 2025 the Church can only afford 600 ministers and deacons. Presently there are 700 ministers in post plus 151 locums and 137 ministry development staff. Currently there are 299 vacancies, and by 2025 we can afford 60.
If you would like to read further about this difficult decision taken on ministries, then you can do so following the link here.