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THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN WILL COME OUT ON
31 May

Copy for inclusion to be handed in to the Manse as soon as possible.

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The Bulletin

May 2009


 

 

CHRISTIAN AID - 10 – 16 MAY 2009

The annual Buttery Morning will be on Saturday 9 May from 10 am until 11.30 am in Hatton Village Hall. Admission £2.

The Christian Aid Lunch will be on Sunday 10 May in the Church hall after the morning service.

The House to House collection will take place during the week of 10 - 16 May . Those who are tax payers are encouraged to complete the Gift Aid part on the envelope.


Diary Dates - April 2009

EACH WEEK
Sundays 10.00 am Children's Sunday Club in the Old Church & Stables


Sunday 3rd :
MORNING SERVICE 10.00 am
followed by Adult Sunday School – Prison Chaplaincy

Thursday 7th :
Guild Presbyterial Council Coffee Evening
“A Matter of Opinion” 7.30 pm Fraserburgh Old Church Centre

Saturday 9th :
Christian Aid Buttery Morning 10.00 am Hatton Village Hall


10th – 16th Christian Aid Week


Sunday 10th :
MORNING SERVICE 10.00 am
followed by Christian Aid Lunch

Saturday 16th :
Church Walk Speyside Way at Fochabers

Sunday 17th :
MORNING SERVICE 10.00 am

Monday 18th
Kirk Session meeting 7.30 pm Hall

Wednesday 20th :
Choir Practice 7.30 pm Hall

Sunday 24th :
UNITED MORNING SERVICE 9.30 am ST JAMES'
therefore no service in the Old Church

Sunday 31st :
UNITED MORNING SERVICE 10.00 am

Sacrament of Holy Communion


*** MAY HYMN BOOK MISSION PRAISE ***


THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN WILL COME OUT ON 31 MAY . Copy for inclusion to be handed in to the Manse as soon as possible.


REMINDER Anyone who might be considering whether they would like to join the church should contact the minister. All those intending to become full church members are invited first of all to start attending church services.

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FROM THE MINISTER 20 April 2009

Dear Friends

My return from a most enjoyable holiday was one of the saddest returns to the congregation I have known because of the deaths that had occurred and I am most grateful to the Rev Allan Fawkes for the pastoral cover that he provided. In last month's Bulletin, Mary Esson outlined our plans for Christian Aid Week and this month's Bulletin notes her sudden passing. Her contribution to Cruden Parish Church, however, went beyond her excellent service as our Christian Aid Organiser for many years. We will best honour her memory by ensuring that we continue our support of Christian Aid and therefore of many poor and deprived people around the globe.

The bereavements of recent weeks have given opportunity for me to discover anew that we do indeed have a caring and committed congregation

Your friend and minister

Rodger Neilson

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Cruden Church Social Committee

Please note the following dates.

A 1950s-STYLE AFTERNOON TEA PARTY
WITH ENTERTAINMENT!

SATURDAY, 30 MAY 2 – 4 PM

CRUDEN CHURCH WILL WELCOME THE SUPPORT OF
MEMBERS AND THEIR FRIENDS


20 JUNE 2009

AN ALL AGES CHURCH OUTING

TO ADEN PARK. FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEXT BULLETIN.

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CRUDEN CHURCH FAMILY

CONGRATULATIONS

to Mr Paul Jamieson, Station House, Hatton who will be celebrating his 80th Birthday this month.

to Mr & Mrs C Craig, The Nook, Hatton who will be celebrating their Ruby Wedding this month.

to Mr & Mrs Fuerst, Manse Road, Hatton who will be celebrating their Silver Wedding this month.

The minister would welcome, in writing please, e-mail preferred, any news for this feature in the Bulletin. He feels that it should not simply be a list of anniversaries and birthdays.

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News from the Kirk Session

Hatton Transport Convener
The Kirk Session thanked Sandy Beedie for his work in organising transport for people in Hatton wanting to come to the church. Sandy is standing down after fulfilling this very useful role for the last few years. The Session would like to confirm a successor at its next meeting in May . If anyone would be interested in undertaking this role – it need not be an elder – please contact Sandy or the Minister to find out what is involved.

Teas Convener
In place of the late Mary Esson, Wilma Moir has agreed to organise the rota for our refreshments after Sunday services.

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Press and Publicity

Beatrice Fawkes had advised the Session in February she would like to stand down from this post in June. At its April meeting the Session were delighted to find that Mary Bratton was willing to undertake this responsibility.


PARISH REGISTER

DEATHS

*denotes member

*Mrs Aileen Ritchie, Bridgebank, Main Street, Cruden Bay.

*Mrs Mary Esson, Kiplaw, Hatton.

*Miss Jess Anderson, Fosk, Hatton.

*Mrs Isobel Forsyth, Golf Park, Cruden Bay.

Jilly Smith, Poolharry Cottage, Hatton.
*Mr A Kidd, Marindale, Northfield Gardens, Hatton.

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Holy Communion

Sunday 31st May 2009

Duty Elders Mary Bratton, Wallace Donaldson, Anne McNaughton, Judith Taylor, John Lamb, Betty May, Robert Petticrew, Peter Slamaker, Rosemary Pittendrigh, Sandy Smith.


TO THOSE ON SUNDAY DUTY If you are unable to fulfil your door duty, please try to find your own replacement before informing Sandy Beedie (door rota)- 841370 or Wilma Moir (teas rota) 841516.


At the April meeting of the Kirk Session, our Church Treasurer, Rosemary Pittendrigh, informed the Elders of the results of the recent Stewardship Campaign. We are grateful to all the members who are generous in their support of the church.


CHRISTIAN AID POSTSCRIPT On the front cover of the Bulletin there is an encouragement to taxpayers to complete the Gift Aid declaration on the Christian Aid Week envelopes. Please note that if you do NOT want follow up material from Christian Aid you must tick the appropriate box – otherwise you will receive later mailing.

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CRUDEN GUILD

This year the Senior Citizens Outing is going to Deans of Huntly followed by high tea at the Commercial Hotel, Cuminestown on Thursday 4 June. An invitation is extended to all senior citizens who are church members or adherents. Please see the enclosed notice.

A bus will pick up in Cruden Bay at 12.30 pm and Hatton at 1 pm. Due to the high cost of buses it would be helpful if we knew numbers beforehand. If you would like to come please can you notify any Guild Committee Member – Rosemary Pittendrigh, Shonah Taylor, Irene Will, Kathleen Craig, Vena Hockell.

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PRESBYTERY ELDER

The Session were pleased to receive a report from Robert Esson on his year's service as Presbytery Elder. The Session were equally pleased to re-appoint Robert Esson to represent it in the forthcoming session which starts in July.

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WATCH & TALK GROUP APRIL Meeting

The final meeting of the Group for this session found us watching a DVD the theme of which being Aliyah of Jews returning to Israel, Aliyah meaning "The Coming Home". Many Jews, born and brought up in different countries, feel they should be living in their promised land which, is of course, Israel. A group known as Nefesh B.Nefesh offer to help Jews in their efforts to go and live in Israel. It was noticeable that the Jews involved in this exodus are mainly young people whose preconceived ideas of life in Israel maybe viewed through rose tinted glasses and the move to this promised land may not prove to be the land of milk and honey they hoped for. The fact that these young people would have to do their stint in the armed forces does not appear to be a deterrent in any way.This DVD proved to be very controversial and left a feeling of uneasiness and a lot of unanswered questions about the whole situation.
Thanks were extended to all members who have been involved with the smooth running of the Group throughout this session and especially to Marilyn Samways who welcomed us into her home on most of the evenings we were meeting.

Jenny McGarrol

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KIRK SESSION COMMITTEE MEETING DATES

Thursday 30 April - Social
Monday 11 May - Education & Worship
Wednesday 6 May - District Elders
Thursday 14 May – Outreach

These meetings will take place in the Manse at 7:30 pm.

It is intended that the Property Committee complete its annual inspection of properties after the morning service on 17 May

 

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