Read about The Church of Scotland's fundraising activities for Christian Aid Week 2021 Here
Go to www.caweek.org to find out more about the work of Christian Aid and how to donate.
The congregation of Howe of Fife Church and the Rev Bill Hunter continue to welcome us to their Zoom services at ten o’clock on Sunday mornings. The joining details are as follows:
Meeting ID 279 403 4482
Current newsletter - Here
Previous week’s newsletter - Here
CKS Plant Sale
The annual CKS Plant Sale is being held during the month of May adjacent to Ceres Church, as usual.
Donations of perennial plants and shrubs are requested which will be on display at the church car park. There is an honesty pipe, as last year, for payment.
Annual bedding and vegetable plants will be sold over the weekend of 29th/30th May and further details about this weekend will follow nearer the time.
For further information, please contact Moyra Blyth (828350) or Berta Robertson (828341).
All donations welcome!
Messtival - a Messy Festival just for you
There’s going to be a huge YouTube Messy Party on Saturday 22nd May at 3pm and you are invited!! Messtival lasts for 20 minutes and will be the Biggest Messy Church ever.
We’re going to celebrate Messy Church and Pentecost which is the birthday of the Church. Jesus loved a party and I hope you will too. You can find out how to join in by looking at the At Home kit.
You can get ready for the party in advance, by doing some of the activities. You can make bunting, mitre hats, balloon and bottle rockets and kites. There are videos to help you. You can also learn some rocket science and learn words for Peace in 35 different languages! All the details are given Here.
But if you can’t make it on the 22nd there is an alternative Celebration when you can practice your acting skills and have lots of fun too.
In the At Home session you’ll find a couple of songs with familiar tunes you can join in. And something very different – Blow Bubble prayers! Mealtime can be some of your favourite party foods.
It would be great to see your craftwork, so please take some photos, send them to me and we can show them to the other Messy Church Families.
We’re looking for people to join our team and it would be wonderful to have Messy mums, dads, grannies, grandpas, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, or friends join us. If you like working with children and families have a wee think about it. Maybe you enjoy craftwork, singing, puppetry, reading stories, cooking, etc. We can use your skills. We would need you to have a safeguarding disclosure or PVG and we could start this process now so that you are ready to volunteer in the autumn when we hope we will resume face to face Messy Church. Please get in touch and we can have a chat.
Take very good care of yourselves,
With best wishes,
Myra and the Messy Church Team
Can you help?
We are hoping to resume Messy Church in Springfield Community Church in the autumn (subject to covid restrictions being eased further) and we are wondering if you 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.
Funeral Attendance Update
Concerns have been raised about the ability to collate test and protect information from mourners when the numbers allowed to attend increases to up to 50 (40 at Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline Crematoria) from Monday 26th April 2021.
There are now QR codes that can be scanned at various points on entry to the crematorium chapels that can assist with smoother access to the Chapel. It would be helpful if you can advise families of this provision and encourage them to use this if contact details have not been provided in advance.
Please find some information on how to use the QR code Here