Two new el­ders or­dained at Muck­airn Church, Taynuilt

The Oban Times - - News -

TWO NEW el­ders, Lorna MacLen­nan and Shona Neil, were or­dained dur­ing the morn­ing ser­vice in Muck­airn Church, Taynuilt, on Sun­day Novem­ber 1.

A bring and share lunch was en­joyed af­ter the ser­vice.

A meet­ing of Muck­airn Church Guild took place on Mon­day Novem­ber 2. Led by Stella Hunt­ing­ford, there was a read­ing of John Chap­ter 14 by Mar­lene Stan­ners and a talk by Keryn Banks from Chris­tian Aid. Keryn spoke on ‘Car­ing for mother earth in Bo­livia’, a guild project for this ses­sion.

Chris­tian Aid works in 40 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. Their hu­man­i­tar­ian and ad­vo­cacy work is long term. Cli­mate change is a se­ri­ous is­sue now and Chris­tian Aid help peo­ple adapt to it.

In Bolvia co­coa beans are now made into dark, bit­ter choco­late in­stead of be­ing ex­ported as raw beans. So­lar ovens are used, which saves fuel. They use the sun’s rays to heat the oven, which acts like a hay box or slow cooker, and cost £120. Women are still suf­fer­ing. De­spite ac- count­ing for half of the pop­u­la­tion, they are do­ing two thirds of the hours and work for one tenth of the pay. The hymn ‘Be thou my Vi­sion’ closed the meet­ing. The next meet­ing will be the an­nual Can­dle Light Sup­per with Christ­mas read­ings, mu­sic and songs in Taynuilt Vil­lage Hall at 7.30pm on De­cem­ber 3. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

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