On Saturday 14 November 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, come to an indoor car boot sale at Ferryhill Parish Church, featuring items of all kinds on sale. There will be homebakes, a raffle and coffee shop to enjoy while you shop. Funds raised will be in aid of the Manse Appeal Fund. Entry fee 20p.
If you are interested in booking a table for £10 (all proceeds are yours), please call 01224 590806.
All tables must be booked in advance.
We will be holding our annual Harvest Thanksgiving service on Sunday 4 October. For this service you are invited to bring extra donations of dried and tinned foods. These will be donated to Aberdeen Instant Neighbour for distribution amongst some of those who most need an extra helping hand.
We will also receive financial donations for our Harvest Christian Aid appeal. Envelopes to make a donation will be available in the church beginning on Sunday 27 September and can also be found in the coffee shop. Harvest is a time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have such a wealth of food readily available to us, a situation which is not the reality for many in the world today. We particularly remember people living in places like the Dogon Plateau in Mali, one of the driest places on earth, who are feeling the pressure of climate change.
Join us Friday 16 October at 7:30 pm at Destiny Church (17-22 Don Street, Woodside, AB24 2RS) for a city-wide gathering to pray for our community and world. All will be made most welcome and are invited to stay for tea and coffee after a time of prayer and reflection.
"Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
You might not be aware that there is a Church's League in Aberdeen for lawn bowling. There is, and Ferryhill has an active team. Indeed, this year they have done very well winning the 4 x 4 pairs and finishing second overall in the league. Congratulations to everyone who has played their part in the team.
Members who have played this season are:
The season is now over with all the matches finished. However, the Ferryhill team is always on the lookout for new members, so please get in touch if you can bowl or if you would like to learn.
What do you value most in life? Which activities occupy most of your time? What are the natural gifts with which you have been blessed? What are your priorities for spending
These and other questions have been the subject of our thoughts over the past couple of months at Ferryhill Parish Church. The reason for this is that we are continually striving to do what Jesus asked of those that follow him: that we serve others, serve our community, and in so doing serve him. In order to do that many folks spend a huge amount of time and give generously to support and enable the work of the church. That commitment is appreciated deeply, though we recognise too that the costs of providing the Kirk building, which is such a valuable asset to the community, and used by many community groups, grows every year, and that we would like to be doing new things, particularly for young people.
We have thought about this through gatherings filled with activities, information and humour from our Doric Double Act, but not everyone could make it to one of those events. For those unable to do so, we have made the booklets that accompanied our thoughts available both in the foyer at the church and online. These may help you think about your own gifts, your use of time and how you use money to support groups like the church in your community.
Please do pick up a copy of the booklets or download a copy here.
Come With Me: Who Me? - Spiritual Gifts Assessment
Come With Me: Connect & Commit - Time and Financial Contributions
Come With Me: Connect & Commit - Response Forms
If you are interested in a quick, easy method of giving to Ferryhill Parish Church, there is now a fast, user-friendly way! You do not need to be a member of the church in order to make a donation. Just select the button below and complete a few short steps. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Young people from P7 up to S6 ages are very welcome to join us, meeting in the foyer and hall of the church on Sunday evenings (2nd and 4th Sundays) at 6:30 p.m., finishing around 8:30 p.m.
You will find more information here.
Café Connect is a monthly 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 on various subjects.
This autumn we plan to use material titled “Exploring the God Question: Science, God and the Search for Truth” as our starter. This material, with contributions from world renowned scientists and theologians, focuses on three big areas of study: the
cosmos, life and evolution, mind and consciousness.
The next Café Connect will be on Sunday 4 October at 7 p.m.
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.