Parish Church Morning worship on Sunday, November 5, was conducted by Rev Mike Erskine. This week, November 12, the Remembrance Sunday service will take place at the earlier time of 10.45am followed by a parade to the war memorial for wreath laying and a short act of Remembrance. All welcome. During term time the Sunday school welcomes children to the front pews of the church. A creche for under-threes is available during Sunday morning service. The prayer group meets on Thursdays in Burnside Court lounge at 10.30am. Choir rehearsal is every Friday at 6.45pm. New members welcome. The church website at www. alythparishchurch.org.uk is updated weekly and contains details of the Family History Project, Kirk news, and lots of photos. All events and services are open to everyone. Family History Alyth Family History Project is open at Alyth Parish Church on Sundays from 2-4pm until Remembrance Sunday. The archive includes thousands of photographs of people, events, schools, businesses, weddings, bairns, views, etc. Admission is free. Genealogy enquiries are welcome via fhp@alythparishchurch. org.uk or Facebook. Pipe band Alyth and District Pipe Band practice on Wednesdays from 6pm in Alyth Town Hall. For more information contact Elaine Sturrock on 01828 640312 or email elaine@ alythpipeband.org. The band is on the lookout for a lead tip, drummers and pipers of all abilities with the intention of entering competitions for 2018 season. The lead tip will be expected to teach the learners. For more information contact Pipe Major Gordon Barton on 07971 485893 or email@example.com.
Village Hall A basket whist drive will be held in the hall on Friday, November 24 at 7.30pm. Proceeds in aid of hall funds. All welcome.
Church The Sunday service at Bendochy is from 10am to 10.45am, all welcome. See Coupar Angus Abbey Church for further intimations. Church Morning worship led by the Rev Stevie Thomson included communion led by the Rev Martin Prentice and assisted by Alison Prentice and Lynne Mitchell. John Alexander read from Joshua ch 3 vs 7-17 (Crossing the Jordan) and from the Gospel of Matthew ch 23 vs 1-12 (Seven Woes). Officebearers on duty were Ishbel Chambers, Jim Mackay and David Martin. Sunday Club was led by Susan Christie and Alison Martin. Organist was Lynne Mitchell and flowers provided by Margaret Alexander. Tea and coffee was served by Linda and Iain Stevenson. The collection for Mary’s Meals on Super, Souper Sunday raised £152.50. Following morning worship on Remembrance Sunday there will be an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial on the Green. Communion will be celebrated during morning worship on Sunday, November 19, at 10am. All welcome. Guild Caroline McKay led members in a session on Emotional Freedom Techniques. Margaret Linley gave the vote of thanks. Devotions were led by Margaret Linley with praise accompanied by Sheena McNaughton. Hostess was Margaret Alexander. The next meeting is afternoon tea at 2pm on Thursday, November 16, in the Church Halls, Woodside. Contact Mavis on 01250 798941 or Moira on 01828 670539 for further information. All welcome. The Harvest Supper raised £270 for Christian Aid, and £270 for the RNLI in Anstruther and Arbroath. Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the success of the evening. Senior Club Burrelton and Woodside Senior Club fundraising events this year are the Christmas hampers raffle, which will be drawn on December 21, and a whist drive on February 9. Raffle tickets for the Christmas hampers are on sale now. Christmas Market The popular Christmas Market, held on the Green and organised by the Burrelton Village Hall Committee, will return this year on Sunday, November 19. The event will take place from noon until 3pm and will feature lots of stalls selling local produce, crafts, jewellery, Christmas gifts and more. Santa will be in his grotto, there will be face painting, games, and hot food and drink. There are a few pitches remain‘Praise ing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07850448511. Bowling Club The club’s annual whist drive will take place in Burrelton Church Hall on Friday, November 24, at 7.30pm. Anyone who enjoys a game of whist will be made most welcome. Refreshments will be provided by club members. Please contact Irene Smith on 01828 670250 for further information.
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Craft fair The annual Christmas craft fair will be held in Bridge of Cally Hall from 10am-12.30pm on November 18. There will be Christmas crafts, cards, treats and other stalls. Activities also include a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition, Christmas tombola and raffle. Entry is £2.50 for adults, with children free. The fee includes teas, coffees and mince pies.
Knit and Natter The group meets in Clunie Hall on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-4pm.
Abbey Church The service on November 5 was led by Rev Andy Graham. Hymns were from the Church Hymnary Book and very appropriate to the theme of the service, ‘Praise the Lord’, based on the bible reading of Psalm 146. The minister reminded those gathered how we teach our children appropriate manners and praise them for their good behaviour and achievements, and how much better society would be if we were to regularly extend this to other people. The congregation was asked to consider how often we gave praise to the Lord for all God does for us. Psalm 146 instructs us to ‘Praise the Lord’. Rev Graham preached that this should be done in good and bad times, with heart and soul. We can do this by living our lives and behaving to others as God would want us to do, to share our joy of how God’s son has saved us. The lessons of the Bible show how our God remains faithful forever. Psalm 146 tells of how God upholds the victims of life. Bad things happen in life, human beings make a mess of things, but God is in the midst of it helping those who are working to help the victims. God does so much for us we should always the Lord’. Amongst the music played by organist and choir master Austin Wilkie was Largo by Handle, Gagliarda by Jean de Macaque and Trumpet Voluntary by J Clarke. There is no Prayer Group or Bible study at the Abbey this week, they will resume next week, Wednesday, November 15, at the usual times of 2pm and 7.15pm respectively. Bendochy Ladies Group meet on Wednesday, November 8, at 2.15pm in the Coach House and the guest speaker will be Rev Andy Graham. All welcome. The Abbey Kirk Session will meet in the church at 7.30pm on Wednesday, November 8. A silent auction is being held at the Red House Hotel on Friday, November 24, at 7pm to raise funds towards the cost of installing a new heating system in the Abbey. Tickets £3. A raffle will also be held. The next Friday Friendly will be on December 1 between 1.30pm and 3pm at the Abbey. All welcome. Intimations for next Sunday to Ellen by email on email@example.com or telephone 07541 009398 by Thursday. Heritage Association The association meets on the first Friday of each month at 7.30pm. As the bowling club has closed down the new venue for the group is the St Anne’s Church hall on Forfar Road. Owing to the fireworks and bonfire night this month the association will meet on Friday, November 10. Speaker is Allison Notman, the minister at Kettins, who will speak on the history of her church. Everyone welcome. Thursday Friends The next afternoon tea party is on Thursday, November 9, at 2pm in the Town Hall. Organisers are hoping for a good turn out as it will be the last party this year in the Town Hall. The Christmas party will be in the Red House Hotel on Thursday, December 14 at 1pm for 1.30pm. Remembrance Services will be held at Bendochy Church at 10am and the Abbey Church at 10.45am on Sunday, November 12. The retiring offerings will be for the Earl Haigh Fund. This will be followed at noon by a parade led by Coupar Angus Pipe Band from the Cross to the war memorial at Coupar Angus Primary School, where there will be a short service by Rev Andy Gray. Coupar Angus and Bendochy Community Council and local councillors will lay wreaths. Organisers want as many people as possible to represent local groups and veterans at the service. New Age Curling The New Age Curling group is holding a coffee morning and table sale on Saturday, November 11, in the Town Hall, admission £2.
Coffee morning A coffee morning in aid of the Renal Unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee will be held in Kettins Parish Church Hall from 10am to 11.30am on Saturday, November 18. Donations would be welcome and can be handed in to either Margaret Johnstone and Eleanor Nicoll. For more information, call Margaret on 01828 628353.
Church The Guild Coffee Morning is on Saturday, November 11 from 10am to 11.30am. On Remembrance Sunday, November 12, there will be an Act of Remembrance at the close of worship. Services are held every Sunday at 9.45am and tea and coffee served in the hall afterwards. All welcome.
Session House There will be a Heartstart Discovery workshop in Kirkmichael Village Hall on Tuesday, November 21, from 7pm to 9pm. The course will teach simple emergency life-saving skills (ELS). To book a place, contact Petrina Menzies on 01250 881770 or 882242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop is free but a small donation on the night to cover the hall rental cost would be appreciated. Church There will be a Christmas concert on Friday, December 15, featuring Meigle Musicality, in aid of Session House funds. A donation will also be made to CHAS. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7 which includes refreshments and are available from Petrina Menzies, Kirkmichael Session House, telephone 01250 881770 or 882242.
Christmas lights The Christmas lights will be switched on at 5pm on Sunday, December 15. There will be carol singing and a visit from Santa. All welcome.