Two new elders ordained at Muckairn Church, Taynuilt
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.