June / July 2016
Charity No: SC002545
29 May 9.30am Morning Worship
6.30pm Meet, Eat & Sing Choral Service in Carnoustie Church. Singers to meet in Philip Hall at 2pm
05 June 9.30am Morning Worship
07 7.30pm Presbytery Communion, Carnoustie Church
09 7.00pm High School Awards Evening, Carnoustie Church
12 9.30am Morning Worship
12.30pm HM Queens Birthday Celebration
Barry Parish Church West Garden
13 7.15pm Kirk Session Meeting, Church Hall
17 6.30pm Treasure Hunt and Barbeque – from Black Slab Car Park and back to Manse for BBQ
19 9.30am Morning Worship
23 3.00pm Afternoon Service, Braehill Lodge
26 9.30am Morning Worship
29 10.00am Woodlands End of Term Service
30 2.00pm Barry Guild Afternoon Tea, Barry Church Hall
03 July 10.00am Morning Worship – Joint Service at Barry
10 10.00am Morning Worship – Joint Service at Barry
17 10.00am Morning Worship – Joint Service at Barry
24 10.00am Morning Worship – Joint Service at Carnoustie
28 2.00pm Barry Guild Afternoon Tea, Barry Church Hall
31 10.00am Morning Worship – Joint Service at Carnoustie
7 August 10.00am Morning Worship – Joint Service at Carnoustie
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
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
Safeguarding Contact Evelyn Baker
Life and Work Organiser Mrs Jan Scott 852884
Newsletter Editor Mr Malcolm Sim 852564
Guild Contact Mrs Shirley Murison 410062
We offer these thoughts to add to your own prayers;
1. Homelessness – Pray for an end to this scourge on our society, through the provision of support and resources to help people get appropriate housing.
2. European Referendum – Pray for wisdom on this complex yet vital issue for our future; pray also for clear, honest debate from both sides.
3. Stewardship – Pray for all involved with our Stewardship Campaign and for a faith-filled response from our members.
29 May Malcolm Sim Ron Campbell
05 June Malcolm Sim Mabel Gordon
12 Malcolm Sim Jan Scott
19 Malcolm Sim Shirley Murison
26 Malcolm Sim David Pattullo
03 July Malcolm Sim Eileen Ramsay
10 Malcolm Sim Peter Ramsay
17 Malcolm Sim Eddie Hughes
24 July – 7 August Carnoustie Church
14 August Malcolm Sim Ron Campbell
Sunday Tea Rotas
Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service
05 June Eileen Ramsay Elaine Bottoms
12 Shirley Murison Rosemary Docherty
19 Sally MacKenzie Muriel McConnell
26 Alice Hughes Jan Scott
03 July Patricia Pattullo Heather McKenzie
10 Eileen Ramsay Elaine Bottoms
17 Shirley Murison Rosemary Docherty
24 Carnoustie Church
31 Carnoustie Church
07 August Carnoustie Church
14 Sally MacKenzie Muriel McConnell
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Madagascar’s incredibly poor infrastructure and vast distances create great challenges for those travelling in the world’s fourth largest island.
As one of the few organisations able to overcome the difficulties of land travel, MAF was called in to handle the logistics so that SIL International (formerly Summer Institute of Linguistics) and Wycliffe could come together for a translation workshop.
The two organisations usually work closely together to translate God’s Word, equip field personnel with linguistics skills, and promote the translation of the Scripture. But despite their shared vision to make the Scriptures available in every heart language, opportunities to bring the different teams together are rare.
Although the teams dispersed across the island work in many different settings, the challenges faced by the translators are very similar.
‘Communities that speak lesser-known languages face many challenges when it comes to pursuing social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual goals without losing their ethno linguistic identity,’ explains MAF Pilot Josh Plett.
Teams working on translations for the Tandroy, Bara, Betsimisaraka, Antaisaka, and Tanosy people groups were collected over a two-day period. MAF Pilots Patrick Keller and Josh Plett carried out the busy flight schedule and really enjoyed meeting the teams.
‘Where there was once disunity because of people speaking different languages,’ Josh explains, ‘God is now bringing salvation through these diverse languages to build up His Kingdom.’
Two weeks after the original flights, the teams took to the air once more to fly home.
‘What a joy to be called to this work,’ says Josh, ‘to enable these language groups to meet. What a joy to support them as they translate God’s Word into other tongues; bringing the Gospel story to people in a language they can understand and identify with.
‘SIL and Wycliffe continue to remain great partners of MAF Madagascar,’ he concludes, ‘and we look forward to our next flight with them!’
“Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
February 15 Douglas Grassick, Carnoustie *
February 23 Kathleen Fraser, Carnoustie
March 14 Margaret Wightman, Carnoustie
April 15 John Dargie, Carnoustie
April 27 Sandy Willox, Carnoustie
May 20 Kenneth Cullen, Arbroath*
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 May 15 this year a total of 217,083 hits were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 73,440. A big thank you to all our online followers.
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 Theme – Be Bold, Be Strong Topic – Go in Peace
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 30 June Afternoon Tea in Church Hall - 2pm – 4pm
Thursday 28 July Afternoon Tea in Church Hall – 2pm – 4pm
Thursday 25 August Afternoon Tea in Church Hall – 2pm – 4pm
Thursday 29 September Afternoon Tea in Church Hall – 2pm – 4pm
Cost £2.00. 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
Calling all ladies (and, of course, any gents) interested in knitting! Church member Pauline Cadger is starting a weekly knitting group in the church hall with the purpose of producing a range of knitted blankets, clothes and other goods for adults and children of needy communities in Malawi. The finished items will be shipped to the African country through a partnership with Dundee based charity The Raven Trust, details of whose work can be found online at www.theraventrust.org.
The first meeting of Knitting For Malawi will be held in the church hall on Monday 6th June from 1.45 to 3.30 pm and thereafter at the same times every week. If you are housebound or unable to attend on Monday afternoons for any reason, but still interested in supporting this most worthwhile venture, please contact Pauline on 437034 to discuss how you can perhaps become involved.
Please note that from the middle of July we will be without a cleaner. We have decided therefore to form a voluntary cleaning group. It is intended to carry out a deep clean with all the team followed by cleans on a fortnightly basis working in teams. If you feel you can assist, please contact Shirley Murison. The more the merrier.
HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday – Invitation to a Party
To celebrate the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II we are holding a local birthday party at the Barry Church West Garden in Barry Village on Sunday 12 June from 12.30 – 3.30pm. There is no cost. Bring your own picnic and there will be Coronation Chicken tasters and salad available. Tea and coffee will also be provided. There will be 50’s music and a birthday cake. There will be prizes for the best adult / child prince or princess.
If you are able to come or require further information please call Jan on 852884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to bring your own chairs.
Coming soon to Barry Church - Midweek Focus, with Bible study, prayer and contemporary Christian music. Interested? Email email@example.com or telephone 852614 for more information.
Sunday 29th May Meet, Eat & Sing
2 pm Singers meet in Philip Hall
6.30 pm Choral Service in Carnoustie Church
Tues 7th June Presbytery Communion
7.30 pm Carnoustie Church
Thurs 9th June High School Awards Evening
7 pm Carnoustie Church
Sunday 12th June The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations
1.30 pm Outside Philip Hall
12.30 pm Barry West Church Gardens
Monday 13th June Kirk Session
7.15 pm Church Hall
Friday 17th June Treasure Hunt and Barbeque
6.30 pm from the Black Slab to the Manse
See entry form – return to Pat Thornton
Thurs 23rd June Afternoon Service
3 pm Braehill Lodge
Wed 29th June Woodlands End of Term Service
10 am Carnoustie Church
Thurs 30th June Guild Afternoon Teas
2 pm Barry Church Hall
Thurs 28th July Guild Afternoon Teas
2 pm Barry Church Hall
Summer Joint Services
July 3rd, 10th and 17th Barry Parish Church at 10 am
July 24th and 31st and August 7th Carnoustie Church at 10 am
From the Minister’s Desk
“The Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
Following on from last magazine’s sad news, I was sorry to hear that Ken Cullen’s health deteriorated further and he died in the middle of May. We mourn the passing of a faithful organist.
I’m back at the General Assembly once more, this year as a Commissioner, which means I’ll get to speak occasionally. Next month’s Contact will have a lot more detail and reflection from the Assembly, but I’m writing this after the first day when a number of major decisions have been made.
Of course, the headlines are all about the vote to permit congregations to call Ministers who are married to a same sex partner. This is still against the teaching of the Church, which remains that marriage is between one man and one woman, but vacant congregations will be asked – through their Kirk Sessions – whether they want to depart from this teaching.
It is not a happy place for the Church to be in, confused and muddled, with an unclear message to the world which in the end satisfies no-one. This is what the Theological Forum calls ‘constrained difference’, where the opposing sides in this debate live with a compromises that satisfies neither. Worst of all, it compromises the authority of God’s Word, and obscures the message of the Gospel, which is why I and many others recorded our Dissent from this decision.
Yet it is also important to remember that this was only a small part of the work of the Assembly – even on the first day. The Council of Assembly’s report on the struggles for the finances of the Church was important.
Income from congregations has stopped rising, but costs continue to rise, and that brings future challenges for the work of the Church. The fall in numbers of Ministers helps to balance the books, but leaves us struggling to provide for Ministers for our parishes throughout Scotland.
There is also good news, with the continued emphasis of moving control of some of our finances to Presbyteries, which helps us look for more local ways of supporting the mission of the Church.
In many ways it feels like the Church is struggling to manage ‘business as usual’ – but this could lead to exciting possibilities for change and even for renewal in the Church of Scotland. Some decisions cause me and many others great pain, yet I am glad to say that God is still at work in His Church throughout Scotland.
Yours in the blessing and peace of our risen Lord Jesus,
Balance per Statement at 31/12/15 £4,326.88
Balance in Bank at 29 April 2016 £2,838.42
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.
05 June Sally MacKenzie 12 Pauline Cadger
19 Graham Suttie 26
03 July 10 Shirley Murison
17 Mabel Gordon 24 Carnoustie Church
31 Carnoustie Church
Anyone wishing to put flowers in the church should put their name on the flower calendar at church door or speak to Shirley Murison.
Date Reading Prayers
05 June Graham Suttie
12 Hugh McKenzie Iain Ogilvie
19 Shirley Murison
26 Jan Scott
03 July Iain Ogilvie
10 Malcolm Sim
17 Graham Suttie
24 Hugh McKenzie
31 Shirley Murison
07 August Jan Scott
Carnoustie FUN Group
The Treasure Hunt, confined to the centre of Carnoustie, is to be held on Friday evening 17th June 2016 commencing at 6.30pm.
All participants to meet at the Black Slab where the Treasure Hunt will start and finish. Transport to the Manse will be available if required.
The Barbeque which follows will commence in the Manse Garden around 7pm.
To ensure your dietary requirements are catered for it’s a ‘bring your own food and own cold refreshments’ night.
To allow the ‘chef’ to get organised during the Treasure Hunt, please hand in your food to the Manse immediately prior to going to Black Slab for 6.30pm to start the Treasure Hunt.
Entry forms to Pat Thornton, 9 Collier Street by 10 June
Team name …………………………………….
Number in team ………………….
Contact Phone no. ………………………..
Entry £2 per team ………………………..