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May 2017

Monday 1st May 2017 12:15Prayer Group Philip Hall Duthie Room
13:45Knitting For Malawi Barry Church Hall All welcome
19:30Film: A Plastic Ocean Kirriemuir Old Parish Church
A Plastic Ocean - We will be showing the film A Plastic Ocean on Monday 1st May at 7.30pm in Kirriemuir Old Parish. A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle.

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In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.

The results will astound viewers–just as it did our adventurers–who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better.
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 14:00Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees Arbroath: St Andrew's
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 19:30Chalmers Lecture 3 Philip Hall All welcome
Thursday 4th May 2017 14:15Guild Meeting Musical Afternoon with Accord All welcome
19:30Scripture Union Planning Meeting The Manse 44 Terrace Road
Saturday 6th May 2017 10:00Angus Presbytery Big Day Out Forfar: East&Old
Angus Presbytery BIG DAY OUT
Saturday 6th May 2017
Angus Presbytery’s Big Day Out celebrates its fourth birthday this year on Saturday 6thMay in the newly refurbished East & Old Church, Forfar between 10am
and 4pm when the theme and seminars for the day will explore what it means for the church to connect with those in society, and in our churches, who are so often pushed to the edges.
There is a choice of seminars to attend, with topics this year including ‘Prison Chaplaincy & Throughcare’, ‘Dementia’, ‘Accessible worship’, ‘Crossreach: Mental Health Care’, to name but a few. Three seminars can be attended and lunch is provided,all for the cost of £10.
Further information and booking forms are available from Graham Suttie, telephone 01241 852614, or on-line at
Sunday 7th May 2017 09:30Morning Worship All welcome Tea/Coffee after service
18:30Guild Songs of Praise Arbroath: St Vigeans All welcome
Monday 8th May 2017 12:15Prayer Group Philip Hall Duthie Room
13:45Knitting For Malawi Barry Church Hall All welcome
19:15Kirk Session
Tuesday 9th May 2017 19:30Mission & Discipleship Team Philip Hall Duthie Room
Wednesday 10th May 2017 19:00Midweek Focus 21 Barry Road All welcome

Meetings of Midweek Focus resume on Wednesday, May 10, at 7 pm when we will commence a six-week series on the Old Testament Book of Ruth. A warm welcome awaits anyone interested in sharing in these times of midweek fellowship.

Though only four chapters in length, the Book of Ruth has long been recognised - even by those who don’t believe the Bible - as a literary masterpiece. But for all its literary beauty and excellence, it is so much more than that. It is, for example, about a loving relationship between a young woman and her mother-in-law. It is also about a young maiden from Moab and the man who loved and redeemed her. It is about a romance that triumphs over racial and religious prejudices. We learn from example that the Book of Ruth is about real, genuine love. This series will also teach us that God has a special place in His Word for women, and for the unique, miraculous role they play in His plan. Perhaps nowhere else in God’s Word is a woman’s strength of character and purity of motive more evident than here. Most importantly, the Book of Ruth is a story of God’s purpose to redeem all those who will put their trust in Him, simply because He loves them.

Meetings are held at 21 Barry Road on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm. For more information, contact Graham Suttie on 01241 852614 or email
Friday 12th May 2017 19:30Tearfund Scotland Spring Sessions Tour Arbroath: St Andrews
With snow and sunshine, often in the same day, we know for definite that it has now turned to Spring in Scotland!

This Spring-time, Tearfund Scotland is delighted to announce a new series of concerts; we’d love you to join with us for our ‘Spring Sessions’ Tour.

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We are looking forward to partnering with the New Scottish Hymns Band for the first time, although you may recognise one of their lead musicians, Ellyn Oliver, from our 2016 Christmas Tour.

New Scottish Hymns is a gospel-hearted music ministry, influenced by Scottish folk melodies and the best of traditional hymn-writing. Join us for an evening of praise and worship (maybe even learn some new songs to take back to your church), and at the same time, support Tearfund’s work to fight poverty in countries facing great need.

Book tickets

With five dates in churches around the country, book your tickets now for our Spring Sessions Tour, and please let your church family know about this new series of Tearfund Scotland concerts.

Thank you so much for your continuing support and prayers for Tearfund Scotland, as we raise awareness of God’s transforming love in some of the world’s most deprived communities.

Yours in Christ,

Lynne Paterson
Tearfund Scotland Director
Sunday 14th May 2017  Christian Aid Week Day 1
This Christian Aid Week, 14-20 May, marks the 60th year of British churches coming together to help the most vulnerable.

Nejebar needs us now

Now, more than ever, the world needs the UK to stand firm in leading the fight against global poverty. People like Nejebar are leading unimaginably tough lives and are counting on us to help them in their desperate need.

Nejebar fled Afghanistan with her family after the Taliban threatened to kill government workers like her husband, Noor, who was a teacher. It wasn’t an idle threat - the Taliban first blinded, then murdered, another member of their family.

‘The last days and weeks in Afghanistan were the hardest,’ says Noor. ‘When I went to work, my heart was beating harder. I didn’t know if my family were going to be alive when I got back.’

When the family arrived at the refugee camp in Greece, they thought they would only stay for 10 days. But they’ve been there six months now and there’s no end in sight.

We’ve come so far in this fight against poverty and injustice

From supporting refugees from the Second World War to being there for those fleeing their homes today, we’ve achieved so much over the last 60 years. Turning our backs on refugees is not how we do things.

Will you donate today and help us be there for refugees like Nejebar today? £50 could buy a stove, allowing refugees to cook for their children. Even just £5 could provide two nutritious meals for a refugee like Nejebar.

Please Give Today
09:30Morning Worship All welcome Tea/Coffee after service
Monday 15th May 2017  Christian Aid Week Day 2
12:15Prayer Group Philip Hall Duthie Room
13:45Knitting For Malawi Sorry, cancelled today
Tuesday 16th May 2017  Christian Aid Week Day 3
Wednesday 17th May 2017  Christian Aid Week Day 4
19:00Midweek Focus 21 Barry Road All welcome
Thursday 18th May 2017  Christian Aid Week Day 5
15:00Afternoon Service Braehill Lodge
Friday 19th May 2017  Christian Aid Week Day 6
Saturday 20th May 2017  Christian Aid Week Day 7
10:00Christian Aid Coffee Morning St Aidans Centre Broughty Ferry
Christian Aid Coffee morning - Broughty Ferry

Saturday 20 May 2017, 10am-12noon
St Aidan's Centre, 408 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2EB

Coffees, stalls, competitions...
Sunday 21st May 2017 09:30Morning Worship All welcome Tea/Coffee after service
13:00Heart & Soul Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh
Heart and Soul

The 2017 Heart and Soul festival, featuring a diverse programme of music and entertainment will be held on Sunday, 21 May at the Ross Bandstand in West Princes Street Gardens. Church councils, congregations, presbyteries and service groups will host booths, share their stories and offer youth and children's activities. The event closes with an uplifting open-air service at 5pm. More details are available at Heart & Soul 2017 website.
Monday 22nd May 2017 12:15Prayer Group Philip Hall Duthie Room
13:45Knitting For Malawi Barry Church Hall All welcome
Wednesday 24th May 2017 19:00Midweek Focus 21 Barry Road All welcome
Sunday 28th May 2017 09:30Morning Worship Christian Aid Big Brekkie after service
Big Brekkie offers bacon rolls + tea/coffee, all for suggested donation of £2.

'It was Christian Aid who fed us, and I will never forget it.'

Theodor Davidovic was a refugee after the Second World War. He survived as a refugee thanks to the support people gave to Christian Aid. And even all these years later, he still remembers what it meant to him.

Imagine what the money you raise through your Big Brekkie will mean for people in need now.

Thank you for hosting a Big Brekkie for Christian Aid. You're part of an amazing movement of people showing God's unfailing love to the world's poorest.

Thank you and God bless,
13:30Christian Aid Sponsored Walk/BBQ Crombie Country Park
Christian Aid Sponsored Walk and Barbecue - Crombie Country Park

Sunday 28 May 2017, 1.30-5pm
Crombie Country Park, Monikie, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3QL

A relaxing walk in the beautiful surroundings of Crombie Country Park. To register, email
Monday 29th May 2017 12:15Prayer Group Philip Hall Duthie Room
13:45Knitting For Malawi Barry Church Hall All welcome
Knitting For Malawi

As our group approaches its first anniversary on June 6, news has reached usthat our consignments of knitted goods dispatched from the Raven Trust depot in Dundee in January and February have arrived safely in Malawi for distribution and the final consignment which left Dundee in April is currently en route to the African country and should arrive there shortly.
Following the closure of the Raven Trust earlier this year, Knitting For Malawi is now partnering another Dundee based aid agency Mission International, which in recent years has been instrumental in storing, packing and sending chip shop baby vests to a number of countries in Africa where the need is great. The term ‘chip shop babies’ began when it was discovered that often new born babies mostly in developing countries arrived into this world and had no clothes to put on. As a result the newborns were wrapped in newspaper, just like a fish supper, to keep them warm. News of this reached knitters up and down the UK who developed a simple vest pattern, with additional hat sometimes, which even a novice knitter could cope with. As a result tens of thousands of vests have been knitted and sent out to needy babies around the world.
However, the babies who received vests early in their life are of course now growing up, some are going to school and so would benefit from school jumpers. Although many of the countries in which Mission International operates have hot climates, the local children do feel cold early on their way to school and later as they go home. If you would like to help then we need single colour V-neck jumpers in grey, blue, navy, green, maroon, etc; in fact any of the colours used in schools in the UK. They are needed in sizes for primary 1 through to Secondary 6.
Contributions of knitted blankets, vests, hats etc are also still welcome and to help keep the needles clicking any donations of double knitting wool (any colour except white) would also be appreciated. These can either be handed in at group meetings in Barry Church Hall on Monday afternoons between 1.45 and 3.30 pm or uplifted by arrangement.
Pauline Cadger, group leader, 01241 852614 or 07512 857300
Tuesday 30th May 2017 19:30Summer Youth Event Meeting Philip Hall Duthie Room
Wednesday 31st May 2017 19:00Midweek Focus 21 Barry Road All welcome
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