The Sunday school and creche have been busy once again making Christmas cards . These unique cards have been specially made to bless the housebound and elderly of the congregation and will be delivered with the gift bags that will be made up by the ACTS group.
The cards will be delivered next week, and we hope that they will be a blessing to all who receive them.
A very special thanks from all of us to Karen Macdonald for all her help and generosity once again this year. Karen’s craft skills have helped make some amazing cards , so thanks Karen once again.
Youth Club starts again this Friday, we meet in the Church hall from 7pm – 9pm, for fun, activities and a time to meet up in a relaxed atmosphere. All secondary school age young people very warmly welcome. Rota for supervisors can be found via this link Youth Club Rota.
Last Sunday at our Harvest Thanksgiving Family Service, we bade a fond farewell to Alice Meaden and her boys Fraser and Innes.
Alice, Neil, Fraser and Innes are moving as a family to Uig in the near future , as Alice is now the Gaelic Medium teacher in Uig Primary school. We will miss Alice and the boys who have really brought life to the crèche during the past year. They leave us with many happy memories, and we will miss them very much.
We wish them all as a family God’s rich blessing in Uig, and we are also glad to hear that they are contributing to a resurgence in the school roll in Uig with a healthy intake of nine pupils this year.
Our crèche is available every Sunday morning to allow parents to attend the service, and continues to be well used , and a blessing to the wider congregation who are encouraged to see young life in the church. We are also very thankful to the dedicated team of volunteers who look after the crèche each Sunday morning.
The Kirk Session and Congregation of Tarbert Church of Scotland were delighted to welcome a new elder to join the Kirk Session this morning. It was with a real sense of gratitude to God that the ordination of Kenneth Morrison Macleod ( Coinneach Noraidh) to the office of elder took place during this morning’s service. Kenny hails from Scalpay and brings to the Kirk Session a wealth of Christian, professional and community experience, insight and wisdom. We give thanks to God for him, and warmly welcome him to the Session and pray that it will an enriching experience and blessing to him in the years ahead.
There will be a non-denominational event of Gaelic psalm-singing, entitled Psalms on a Summer Evening, held in Manish Church on Tuesday, 2nd July at 7pm. The event will be based on the traditional singing of sections of the psalms, in Gaelic, interspaced by interesting insights into the history of Manish Church. The historical narrative will be in English, and the psalms will be sung in Gaelic with the Gaelic script and English sub-titles displayed on a screen.
A cordial invitation is extended to all congregations, to the general public and to visitors. Weather permitting, the commencement of the event will contain the re-enactment of a historic feature, so please endeavour to assemble outside Manish church by 6.45 pm and the precentors are asked to assemble at Flodabay Jetty by 6.45.
As car parking at Manish Church is very limited , we are hoping to take a Mini-bus to this event leaving Tarbert at 6 PM to be in Manish in time. We encourage you to use the mini-bus if you can and are very grateful to Kenny Macleod for offering to drive. There are 15 places on the mini-bus, so please speak to Kenny or phone him (07711828801) to let him know. Alternatively please speak to the minister.