Muck­airn Church holds il­lus­trated char­ity talk

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faith by be­ing will­ing to share and care. They do not ac­tively in­ter­vene in any dis­putes, as that is the po­lice role.

It is an in­ter­na­tional char­ity and there are 21 groups in Scot­land so far. Ivy Smart gave a vote of thanks.

The next meet­ing will be the an­nual can­dle­light sup­per in Taynuilt Vil­lage Hall on De­cem­ber 1, which is open to ev­ery­one. A col­lec­tion will be taken for the As­cen­sion Trust street pas­tors. pas­tors. Men and women up to any age over 18 can ap­ply and can be from any de­nom­i­na­tion.

The pas­tors wear uni­forms and walk the streets in groups of three, be­ing a pres­ence to care, lis­ten and help vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple if needed. They go out from about 10pm to 4am when there are peo­ple (of­ten young) on the streets af­fected by drugs and/or al­co­hol. The pas­tors do not pros­e­ly­tise or hand out tracts, but show their MEM­BERS of Muck­airn Church Guild met in the church on Novem­ber 7 joined by sev­eral friends. Marlene Stan­ners was in the chair and Nan Inkster gave a read­ing.

Chris­tine Alan ac­com­pa­nied the hymns Je­sus loves me and The church is wher­ever God’s peo­ple are prais­ing.

Mr Sandy Scrim­geour came from Perth and gave an il­lus­trated talk on the char­ity the As­cen­sion Trust, which trains street

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