August-September 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER

 

 August / September           2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARRY

PARISH

CHURCH

Charity No: SC002545

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 August           10.00am            Holiday Club Planning – Baptist Church

7 August           10.00am            Morning Worship – Joint Service at Carnoustie

8 – 12 Aug.       10.00am            Mega Makers Holiday Club – Baptist Church

14 August         9.30am             Morning Worship

15 August         7.15pm             Kirk Session – Church Hall

17 August         3.00pm             Afternoon Service - Braehill Lodge

21 August         9.30am             Morning Worship

25 August         2.00pm             Guild Afternoon Tea – Barry Church Hall

28 August         9.30am             Morning Worship

30 August         7.30pm             M & D Meeting - Duthie Room, Philip Hall

 

1 September      2.15pm             Guild Meeting – Rev Dougal Edwards – Go for Joy

3 September                              Guild Rally – Caird Hall, Dundee

4 September      9.30am             Morning Worship – Guild Dedication

5 September      7.30pm             Scripture Union Partnership Meeting – Philip Hall

8 September      2.30pm             Afternoon Communion – Brookfield RHE

10 September    10.00am            BB Coffee Morning – Philip Hall

11 September    9.30am             Morning Worship – Ability Sunday

14 September    7.30pm             Guild Presbyterial Council Communion - Carnoustie

18 September    9.30am             Morning Worship

19 September    7.30pm             Joint Kirk Session Meeting – Philip Hall

25 September    9.30am             Morning Worship – Harvest Thanksgiving

29 September    2.00pm             Guild Afternoon Tea – Barry Church Hall

 

6 October          2.15pm             Guild Meeting – Sheila Mann – Scottish Poetry

 

                                               

 

           

 

 

 

 

Who’s who in Barry Parish Church?

 

 

Minister                                           Rev Michael Goss 410194

 

Ordained Local Minister               Rev Dougal Edwards                                                         852666

 

Session Clerk                                Mrs Jan Scott        852884

 

Treasurer                                       Mr Malcolm Sim    852564

 

FWO and Gift Aid Organiser        Mr Malcolm Sim    852564                                                        

 

Roll Keeper                                    Mrs Jan Scott        852884

 

Organist                                                                                                                                              

 

Sunday School Superintendent  Rev Michael Goss 410194

 

Property Convenor                       Mr Edwin Hughes 550593

 

Mission Partner Correspondent Mr Graham Suttie            

 

Church Officer                               Mr Iain Ogilvie

 

Flower Organiser                          Mrs Shirley Murison                                                         410062                    

 

Child Protection Contact              Evelyn Baker

 

Life and Work Organiser              Mrs Jan Scott        852884

 

Newsletter Editor                          Mr Malcolm Sim                852564

                                                         malcolm.sim@talktalk.net

 

Guild Contact                                 Mrs Shirley Murison         410062                                   

 

Prayer Focus

 

We offer these thoughts to add to your own prayers;

 

1. New Government – Pray for the new PM, Teresa May, and for the new cabinet after the huge changes of July, especially as they begin to map out different directions for the country.  Pray also for an effective opposition.

2. Aftermath of mass shootings – Remember all involved in the terrible incidents in the US, Nice, Germany, Turkey and Kabul.

3. Holiday Club – Give thanks for our partnership with Carnoustie Baptist Church in our Holiday Clubs and youth work; pray for the Holiday Club team, and for the children and their families, as we seek to share the good news with them this summer.

Door Duties

 

07 August                     Carnoustie Church

14                                 Malcolm Sim               Ron Campbell

21                                 MS                               Mabel Gordon

28                                 MS                               Jan Scott

 

04 September              MS                               Shirley Murison

11                                 MS                               David Pattullo

18                                 MS                               Eileen Ramsay

25                                 MS                               Peter Ramsay

 

02 October                   MS                               Eddie Hughes

 

 

Sunday Tea Rotas

 

Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service

 

07 August                     Carnoustie Church

14                                 Sally McKenzie            Muriel McConnell

21                                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

28                                 Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

 

04 September              Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

11                                 Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

18                                 Sally McKenzie            Muriel McConnell

25                                 Alice Hughes               Jan Scott

 

02 October                   Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

 

MAF

 

It is difficult to believe that we are now well over half way through our yearlong partnership with MAF.  The events that we have held have been enjoyable and informative with the money raised already working to allow the pilots and engineers help the people in Madagascar. 

It has been so interesting to find out about people who live in such remote areas in the world, how they live and how they have been helped by the work of MAF.   We take for granted fresh water, food and medical treatment so hopefully this partnership has made us more aware of the needs of others and how we can play a part improving their lives as well as introducing them to the word of God.

I don’t know how many of you know that for some years now MAF has asked for postcards, new or used, and there is a colourful box available in which to deposit them.  

A few weeks ago, someone mentioned to me that he never sends postcards now and maybe that is true for many of you but apart from being a colourful reminder of a lovely holiday, they can be recycled for cash and the money used by MAF.   If you do receive cards, please do not throw them out, bring them along and pop them in the box for recycling.  If you are away, even for the day, buy a card (I sometimes send one to myself) and pop it in the box so that it can be used for the benefit of MAF.  Ask your friends and family for the cards that you sent to them back again and any others that they have lying about, every single one is worth cash and they don’t even have to be used cards, any picture postcard is welcome, the more the merrier.  Let us see how quickly that box can be filled.

I will be setting up a MAF resource stall in Carnoustie Church on Sunday 7th August so please take the opportunity to browse and maybe purchase some MAF goodies.

Thanks again for all your support.

 

 

 

 

FAIRTRADE

 

For some years now, Carnoustie church has been using Fairtrade Communion Wine and now Barry church is using the same wine.  I recently had to order some more from the Stellar Winery in South Arica and included with every box of wine, there is a newsletter describing how the Fairtrade premium received is used for the benefit of the Winery workers as well as the local population.

Last year a bus was purchased which has been converted to a fully equipped mobile clinic allowing the resident medical officer, Sister Kim Roux, provide a more efficient service and confidential medical care to the farm workers.

Since 2011, in a town near the Winery, a feeding project has run over the school holidays to help care for local children.  While they are attending school, the pupils receive school meals but during the holidays it is not so easy to ensure that they are fed regularly.  A meal-a-day feeding project runs alongside an activity programme which keeps the children safe and has reduced child perpetrated crime in the area.   Over 30,000 meals have been provided since the project began and all funded from the Fairtrade premium.

Maybe something else to be thankful for at Communion services and if you are interested in finding out more, (especially about the Indian Runner Ducks?), I can give you copies of the newsletters.

                                                                                    

 

Congregational Register

 

Funerals

“Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6 June              Jane A Stewart, Greenbank, Barry*

17 June            Agnes Adamson, Gibson Street*

23 June            Bernard J Taylor, West Smieton Street

24 June            Janet S Devine, Monkbarns, Arbroath

5 July               Peter Wilson, Woodside Terrace

12 July             David Selfridge, Taymouth Street

*Denotes member

 

In keeping with Data Protection principles, we are reducing the information that will be recorded in the Barry Magazine.  Street numbers will no longer be included and full names may be shortened (if appropriate).

 

Barry Church Website

 

"Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96: 3 (NIV)

 

To make sure you don't miss out on any breaking news from Barry Church visit our website www.barryparish.org.uk which is updated daily. Click on 'News' for reports and other information about all the latest happenings within the Church locally, nationally and worldwide, and scroll through the 'Calendar' page for details of upcoming services, meetings, social events, fundraisers, etc. Choose 'Church Magazine' to view this newsletter online and among the site's other features is a daily Bible verse with an additional option of listening to a reading of the full chapter for that day.

Praise God! Our website continues to grow in popularity, proving a valuable means of outreach to the parish area and beyond. From January 1 to July 10 this year a total of 315,839 hits were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 121,286. A big thank you to all our online followers.

 

 

Stamps

Thank you for all the used stamps received recently.

In 2016 the Church of Scotland World Mission Stamp Appeal is supporting the Church of South India's Othara Eco-Spirituality Centre.

'God created all living and non-living things to coexist in a rhythm and equilibrium, which we often call ecological balance. Ecological disasters befall us when this balance is lost', Bishop Thomas K. Oommen, Deputy Moderator of the Church of South India

The Church of South India (CSI) has recently opened the Othara Eco-spirituality centre near Thiruvalla in Kerala. It is a place where people can come to learn about climate change and the importance of conserving the earth God has given us.

This year the Stamp Project will support some of their ecological innovations including the harvesting and re-use of rain water, the establishment of a biogas plant to power the kitchens and the development of a small dairy and chicken farm for native breeds.

Through retreats and conferences, CSI hopes that the knowledge people gain at the centre will inspire them to live sustainably and encourage others in their community to do likewise. They want to encourage people to appreciate and understand that 'caring for the earth is not only a calling, but a lifestyle.'

How to contribute - You can leave your stamps at the Church door and they will be collected.

 

Guild News

Guild Theme – Be Bold, Be Strong      Topic – Go in Joy

 

Contact Person: Shirley Murison (01241 410062)

Treasurer: Grace Byars

Committee: Mina Robertson, Mabel Gordon, Sylvia Knowles, Elaine Bottoms, Rosemary Docherty

 

Unless otherwise stated all meetings start at 2.15pm.

 

Diary of events not to be missed

 

Thursday 25 August                   2pm - Afternoon Tea in Church Hall

Thursday 1 September               Rev Dougal Edwards – Go in Joy

Saturday 3 September                Guild Rally – Caird Hall

Sunday 4 September                  Guild Dedication Service

Thursday 29 September              2pm - Afternoon Tea in Church Hall

Thursday 6 October                    Sheila Mann – Scottish Poetry

 

We look forward to seeing you all again and hopefully some new faces.

 

The new Guild session will start on Thursday 1 September

 

 

Knitting for Malawi

 

 

Knitting for Malawi is a new weekly group meeting in Barry Church Hall on Monday afternoons from 1.45 to 3.30 pm. A range of knitted blankets, clothes and other goods are being produced for adults and children of needy communities in Malawi.

 

Organiser Pauline Cadger is greatly encouraged by the response so far. Already 15 people have come forward to knit in support of the group and others have offered donations of wool. After reading about Knitting for Malawi in the press, Arbroath couple Greta and Tommy Knox donated a variety of knitted goods, including about a dozen teddy bears! Another major contribution came from members of Forfar East and Old Church, who donated a large quantity of unsold knitted goods from their charity shop.

 

All items will be shipped to the African country through a partnership with Dundee based charity The Raven Trust, who have already dispatched over 100 container loads on behalf of church and other groups throughout Scotland. Knitting for Malawi's first consignment is about to be sent off and hopefully this will be the first of many from Barry.

 

Anyone unable to attend on Monday afternoons, but interested in supporting this most worthwhile venture are asked to telephone 01241 437034 to discuss how they can perhaps get involved.

 

August and September programme: Aug 10 - Speaking Up for Jesus 1 & 2; Aug 17 - Speaking Up for Jesus 3 & 4; Aug 24 - Speaking Up for Jesus 5 & 6; Aug 31 - Nehemiah 1; Sept 7 - Nehemiah 2; Sept 14 - Nehemiah 3; Sept 21 - Nehemiah 4; Sept 28 - Nehemiah 5.

 

For more information about Midweek Focus, contact Graham Suttie on 01241 852614 or email graham.suttie@btinternet.com

 

Coming Up

 

Wed 3rd Aug                  Holiday Club Planning

                                    10 am               Carnoustie Baptist Church

 Mon - Fri 8th – 12th Aug Mega Makers Holiday Club                                                                                10 am – 12 noon             Carnoustie Baptist Church

Mon 15th Aug                 Kirk Session

                                    7.15 pm            Barry Church Hall

Wed 17th Aug                 Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm                 Braehill Lodge

Thurs 25th Aug               Barry Guild Afternoon Teas

                                    2 - 4 pm            Barry Church Hall

Sunday 28th Aug            The Lord’s Supper

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church

Tuesday 30th Aug           Mission & Discipleship Team

                                    7.30 pm            Duthie Room, Philip Hall

Sunday 4th Sep              Guild Dedication Service

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

Mon 5th Sep                   Scripture Union partnership meeting

                                    7.30 pm            Philip Hall

Thurs 8th Sep                 Afternoon Communion Service

                                    2.30 pm            Brookfield

Sat 10th Sep                  BB Coffee Morning

                                    10-11.30 am      Philip Hall

Sunday 11th Sep            Ability Sunday

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

Wed 14th Sep                 Guild Presbyterial Council Communion

                                    7.30 pm            Carnoustie Church

Sunday 18th Sep            Messy Harvest Service

                                    2.30 pm            Carnoustie Church

Mon 19th Sep                 Joint Kirk Session meeting

                                    7 for 7.30 pm     Philip Hall

Sunday 25th August        Harvest Thanksgiving

                                    9.30 am            Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am               Carnoustie Church (and Communion)

Thurs 29th Sep               Guild Afternoon Tea                                                                                                        2 pm                 Barry Church Hall

                                                                                

 

From the Minister’s Desk

 

“We who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.  We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

Hebrews 6:18-19

Dear Friends,

It seems to have been a crazy summer already – I went away for three weeks and came back to a new Prime Minister and massive changes to the UK government.  Following on from the Referendum result and the prospect of more turmoil in the consequent changes, we’re beginning to feel quite breathless at the speed of change in UK politics.

And what next?  A new opposition leadership? Another independence referendum?  And just who is going to be President of the United States of America?!  Indeed, we live in turbulent times.

Of course, I did not give any direction to the congregations on how to vote in June’s referendum, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have an opinion.  It is important for Christians to engage with the issues that impact on our society, and to seek God’s guidance for our future.

Speaking personally, I believe we will find that trying to leave the European Union will not give us the independence that many sought in our globally connected world.  Treaties and trade agreements will continue to tie us into international relationships and force us to make compromises with others.

And more than that, I suspect we will lose more from cutting ties with the European Union than we will gain.  However, that is not a suspicion derived from Holy Writ, and we should all pray and seek to labour for the common good of this land and the world in which we live.

A changing world with great uncertainties ahead of us.  I am glad that our confidence is in an unchanging Gospel of the unchangeable God, the Good News of the Lord Jesus, who died for us and is risen and alive for evermore.  This is the anchor of our hope in the face of all that lies ahead.

 

Yours in the blessing and peace of our risen Lord Jesus,

Mike Goss

 

 

Finance Statement

 

Balance per Statement at 31/12/15                                        £4,326.88                               

Income                                                                                    £12,427.81

Expenditure                                                                             £14,152.21

 

Balance in Bank at 1 July 2016                                           £2,602.48

 

Please note that the Treasurer, Malcolm Sim is now looking after the FWO and Gift Aid.   Should you have any queries or would like to take FWO envelopes or donate through Gift Aid please feel free to get in touch.

 

 

Flower Calendar

 

14 Aug             Graham Suttie                         21                   

28                    Mike Goss                                                                  

04 Sept            Agnes Millar                             11        Pauline Cadger

18                                                                    25        Harvest Festival

           

                       

Anyone wishing to put flowers in the church should put their name on the flower calendar at church door or speak to Shirley Murison.         

 

Readers Rotas

 

Date                                        Reading                     Prayers

 

 

07 August                                Jan Scott

14                                            Iain Ogilvie                   Graham Suttie

21                                            Malcolm Sim

28                                            Graham Suttie

 

04 September                         Shirley Murison           Guild

11                                            Hugh McKenzie           Iain Ogilvie

18                                            Jan Scott

25                                            Iain Ogilvie

 

02 October                              Malcolm Sim               Graham Suttie

09                                            Graham Suttie

16                                            Hugh McKenzie

 

 

                                                                                

 

 

Midweek Focus

 

 

Unable to attend church on Sunday mornings due to work or family commitments and seeking an alternative time of fellowship? Well, you need look no further, for help is now at hand. Commencing Wednesday 10th August, Midweek Focus will meet in Barry Church Hall every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 pm. On offer will be Bible study, prayer and contemporary Christian music, but most importantly, a time of warm fellowship. All are welcome, so why not come along and give it a try?

 

At this time of uncertainty, our society desperately needs wise, godly leadership. The good news? It’s possible. In the book of Nehemiah, the walls of Jerusalem have crumbled, its glory has faded, and its people have lost heart. This is a story of a people who found godly leadership in the person of Nehemiah. Insight for Living's Chuck Swindoll will lead us through God’s principles of leadership found in Nehemiah. Over a 16week series, we will learn to motivate . . . overcome discouragement . . . face opposition . . . and apply wisdom and insight in all realms of life and leadership.

 

However, to start us off on August 10, 17 and 24, Speaking up for Jesus, produced by Premier Christian Radio, is a six part exploration of objections to Christian belief with David Winter, Amy Orr-Ewing, Nicholas King, Steve Chalke, Michelle Moran and Bishop Lindsay Urwin. It comprises six 15-20 minute radio programmes in which prominent Christian thinkers engage with moral, historical, intellectual and psychological objections to Christian believing. Questions are provided for ongoing discussion.

 

August and September programme: Aug 10 - Speaking Up for Jesus 1 & 2; Aug 17 - Speaking Up for Jesus 3 & 4; Aug 24 - Speaking Up for Jesus 5 & 6; Aug 31 - Nehemiah 1; Sept 7 - Nehemiah 2; Sept 14 - Nehemiah 3; Sept 21 - Nehemiah 4; Sept 28 - Nehemiah 5.

For more information about Midweek Focus, contact Graham Suttie on 01241 852614 or email graham.suttie@btinternet.com

             

 


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