Congratulations and every blessing to Paul and Stacy Williams as they start their journey as a married couple today at Ferryhill Parish Church, 11 June 2015.
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.
Our preparations for the Summer Holiday Club for 2015 are coming on well. We have the sketches and blueprints, the materials and skills to create a fabulous Tale Machine, a magical piece of equipment able to create a story from whatever you feed it. Mums & Dads, grannies and grandpas, guardians, please sign up now to make sure your child(ren) have a place for this year's club.
The Tale Machine Summer Holiday Club
The Tale Machine is a summer holiday club for primary school aged children based around storytelling with games, puppets, crafts, songs, and many more activities.
Please sign up for what will be another brilliant week.
The Tale Machine
Monday 3 August to Sunday 9 August 2015
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost £1 per day payable at the church
|Event Date:||03-08-2015 10:00 am|
|Event End Date:||09-08-2015 12:30 pm|
|Cut off date||31-07-2015|
|Location||Ferryhill Parish Church|
We welcomed Aila Emily Balawender through the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday 3 May 2015 and we wish every blessing on her and her mum, Michalina, for the future.
On Saturday 27 June, Ferryhill Parish Church will host a Bakes 'n Books Sale from 2-4 pm to raise funds for the Manse Appeal Fund. Freshly baked scones with homemade jam and cream will be served with teas and coffees for £2.50. There will be the usual bookstalls, etc. with home baking as well as plants for sale. The draw for the Dons’ signed football will take place, so buy your 50p ticket now! See you n Saturday!
We were contacted a week or so ago asking if Ferryhill Parish Church could host the Lord Provost's Book of Condolence for the Piper Alpha Disaster of 1988. This is normally on display in the Memorial Hall of Aberdeen Art Gallery. This building is now closed until Winter 2017 for redevelopment and so the council were looking for another location for the Book of Condolence. We are very happy to be able to host this book in our own Memorial Chapel where it is now situated underneath the Piper Alpha Memorial Window (reflected in the top of the book's case above). We always welcome people who may wish to spend some time in the Memorial Chapel, which is available every morning while the Coffee Shop is open.
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.
The next Café Connect will be on Sunday 3 May 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.