Buckna Presbyterian Church

Announcements, 10.10.21

Here are the announcements for this week.

Rev. Jeffrey Blue, minster of Rasharkin Presbyterian Church, is speaking at both our morning and evening services today. Stephen is taking the service in Rasharkin this morning but will be leading our evening service.

To view or download this week’s edition of PCI’s Let’s Pray, click here.

For a full list of organisations that have restarted within our church family, click here.

Evening Service

Tonight we’re meeting for our evening service at the usual time of 7pm. We’ll also be meeting to pray before our service in Mobile 1. Our Engine Room prayer time will run between 6.40 and 6.50pm.

Heroes in Training

Parents are asked to collect their children from Mobile 2 at the end of our morning service. Children attending Heroes in the hall will return to their seats before the end of the service.

Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest is meeting this Tuesday morning between 10.15 and 11.15am. You must inform leaders that you are planning to attend. If you would like to be added to the Treasure Chest WhatsApp group, please contact Joan Bonnar.

Midweek

Our midweek meeting will resume this Wednesday night at 8pm. We’ll be continuing our studies in the book of James. The talk will be recorded and uploaded to the church podcast afterwards.

PW Opening Night

PW are holding their opening night this Friday (15th October) in the church hall at 7.30pm. All ladies of the congregation will be made very welcome. The speaker for the night will be Sophie De Witt. She spoke virtually on the theme for this year, Side by Side, at the recent PW Ladies Conference. Covid restrictions will be in place but it will be great to have a long overdue catchup.

There will be an opportunity to purchase toys etc for the Operation Christmas Child appeal (money going to Vision of Good Hope, Moldova). There will also be wrapped shoe boxes available at £1 (money going to PW projects). Ladies are reminded to bring their mission box money and any subscriptions for the Wider World Magazine. Gifts of toiletries, hats, gloves etc for the Seaman’s Mission will also be accepted on that night as the next meeting won’t be until December.

The most important of those things is a mug for a cup of tea at the end of the night!

To watch an update about PW Projects in 2021, click here.

Restart of BB

BB are planning to restart in person gatherings from 1st November. There’s more information about the restart of BB here as well as a registration form for parents to complete before the first night.

Church Calendar

As church life returns to something more recognisable, a calendar for the year ahead has been placed on the notice board in the Session Room vestibule. Organisational leaders are asked to fill in details about when their organisation is meeting.

Congregational Finance

If anyone would like to sign up to receive envelopes or would like more information on giving via standing orders you are asked to contact Billy Smyth, Treasurer. You can access a template standing order form here and download a blank form here.

If your personal details have changed it would also be appreciated if you could provide Billy with up to date information.

If you would like to sign up or withdraw from the Gift Aid scheme, you are asked to contact Des Alexander. You can access a Gift Aid form here.

Harvest envelopes can now also be returned.

Service of Ordination and Installation

Registration for the service of ordination and installation of our new ruling elders is required by the end of our evening service tonight. Hard copies of the registration form are available in all vestibules and in the entrance to the church hall. There is also an online registration form available here.

Meeting of Kirk Session

Kirk Session will meet on Thursday 21st October at 8pm in Mobile 1.

Join us on FaceBook

If you are a facebook user, then we would invite to to join with us there. Over the coming weeks and months it is our intention to use facebook to provide useful information, highlight upcoming online events and share items of praise that can be used in conjunction with our online services.

We feel this is a great way for our Church to remain active in these uncertain times and to let the wider world have a little glimpse of our life in the Braid.