Join us in extending a warm welcome to Rev Steven Schafer, who will serve as guest preacher to Ferryhill Parish Church on the 6th and 13th July.
Steven has come to Aberdeen, along with his wife Linsey who you may have seen in our church office, from Dallas, Texas. Steven has a Masters Degree in Divinity from Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas and spent three years as a pastor in Louisville, Kentucky before making the move to Scotland. Currently, Steven is completing a second Masters Degree in Theological Ethics at the University of Aberdeen, where he begins a PhD in Theological Ethics in the autumn. Welcome, Steven!
A welcome to Dan Christian Spinks who was baptised on 4 July 2014 at Ferryhill Parish Church. Our prayers are with Dan and his mum and dad, Karol and Raymond.
We came, we saw, we cheered, as Ferryhill Parish Church member, Doug Guy, ran a leg in the Queen's Baton Relay to help kick off the Commonwealth Games on Monday 30th June starting from Footdee at the Silver Darlings Restaurant, travelling along the Esplanade footpath to South Square. Well done Doug! Video below the jump.
We are launching something new, Café Connect, which is open to all, with a particular focus on those who might like to be part of a group that do things a bit differently from church as you used to know it.
Gathering in the relaxed surroundings of the café in the foyer of the church with refreshments and snacks available, this is a great opportunity to meet up with people and make new friends. We will focus on a particular theme or topic at each gathering and let the conversation flow from there. This is a safe place to ask questions, to discuss with each other, and to think about what God's perspective might be.
Café Connect will launch in the autumn of 2014, on Sunday 7 September at 7 p.m.
All good wishes and blessings to Kirsty and Ian Ellery who were married in Ferryhill Parish Church on Saturday 14 June.
A big thank you to everyone who was involved in the Book and Bake Sale on Saturday 7 June whether in setting up and clearing up, in the kitchen or serving, or in providing donations. There was a lovely atmosphere around with all ages. An excellent £776.21 was raised to be added to the Manse Appeal Fund.
Through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcomed Zoe Isla Harrald and Lucas Andrew Boyd on Sunday 25 May. Our prayers are with them and their parents Brent & Marian and Garry & Jania.
A special day at Ferryhill on Sunday 4 May 2014 as we welcomed Emily Middleton in a blessing ceremony, Henry Morgan, his mum Rhian, Efe Dawson, Erin and Mac Guy through the Sacrament of Baptism. Later in the service Efe, Rhian, with John Morgan and Doug Guy also were admitted into membership within the church. Every blessing be with you all.
Congratulations to Alison and Lorne Graham who were married at the church on Friday 18 April 2014. We wish them every blessing for the years ahead!
You may have taken advantage of our excellent Coffee Shop at Ferryhill Church over the years. It is open every morning (Monday to Saturday) of the year with a break over Christmas. The Coffee Shop provides an excellent space to catch up with friends over a cuppa or to get a bite to eat. The Coffee Shop is made possible because of teams of volunteers who are on duty once a fortnight. You do not need to be a church member to be involved in one of these teams. If you are interested and would like to find out more about joining one of the teams, please contact Edna Sainsbury on 01224 572477.