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Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Dr Hugh Ormiston.

Sunday services at Bendochy are from 10am and all are welcome.

Contact session clerk Graeme McNeill on 01828 627751 with any queries regarding church business.

See the Coupar Angus Abbey Church section of today’s Blairie for more informatio­n.



The next meeting of Mount Blair Community Council is to take place from 7pm on Monday, November 14, in Blackwater Hall.

All are welcome to attend.


A Christmas Craft Fair is due to take place in Bridge of Cally Hall from 10.30am until 2.30pm on Saturday, November 19.

As well as local arts, crafts and gifts, there will be a cake and candy stall and a tombola, in addition to other attraction­s.

Entry is £2.50, which includes tea, coffee or juice and a mince pie.


Sunday’s Harvest Thanksgivi­ng service was led by Rev Iain Bentley, with Moira Ormiston as organist.

Worship opened with the singing of ‘Joy to the World’ and closing praise was ‘Inspired By Love and Anger’.

Sandy Duthie read from Joel ch 2, vv 1-12 and 2 Corinthian­s ch 9, vv 6-15.

Office-bearers on duty were Sandy Duthie, Sheena McNaughton and David Martin.

Anyone is welcome to participat­e in worship from 10am on Sundays.

Worship on Sunday, November 6, will be led by Rev Margaret Steel.

Remembranc­e Sunday worship will be led by Rev Gilllian Munro.

The service will be followed by an Act of Remembranc­e at the War Memorial on the Green.

This will be conducted by Rev Gillian Munro, the interim moderator.

The Blythswood box is now in the church.

Items can be donated, with the shoeboxes to be filled at a later date.

For more informatio­n on activities involving the church, call Sheena McNaughton on 01828 627773. COMMUNITY CAFE

Homemade soup, cake and teas and coffees are served on Tuesdays in Woodside Church Halls from noon until 1.30pm.


The next meeting is from 2pm on Wednesday, November 9, in Woodside Church Halls.

There will be a speaker from the charity CHAS and all are welcome to attend.



Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month between 2pm and 4pm in Clunie Hall.

Anyone is welcome to come along for a chat and a cuppa.

Bring along any craft, or none at all. For more informatio­n, contact Jean Trudgill on 01250 884263.


Whist drives will be held on the following Fridays from 7.30pm: November 11; December 9; January 13; February 10 and March 10.

Each evening will include supper and a raffle.

All are welcome to attended, including beginners or those new to the game.


The service on November 6 will take the form of Songs of Praise, followed by a Messy Church activity session from 3pm to 4pm with the theme ‘The Baby in the Basket’.

November 13 is Remembranc­e Sunday and the service will be conducted by Rev Gillian Munro.

A retiring collection will be taken for the charity Poppyscotl­and.

Details are in the church for the CrossReach Christmas card and calendar collection.


Sunday’s service was conducted by Rev Dr Hugh Ormiston.

Readings from 1 Thessaloni­ans ch 2, vv 13-16, and Matthew ch 23, vv 1-12, were by Joanne Chinn.

Mr Ormiston referred to the reading from Matthew’s gospel, where Jesus warned people about their religious leaders and, in the following text, accused them of hypocrisy.

Jesus condemned those Pharisees who served themselves rather than others.

He emphasised the importance of humility which He noted was absent among the religious leaders of the day.

Mr Ormiston said that all people should be humble before God.

He continued: “In any government or organisati­on there will be a hierarchy of authority and leadership, but all people, whatever their position, are equal before God.

“People should humble themselves before God each Sunday in church and each day in their own homes seeking forgivenes­s for their failings and guidance in following a Christian life.

“God humbled himself by taking on human form in the guise of a working man’s son; Jesus came to serve, not be


“Humility, which overlaps with love and servitude, is at the centre of the Christian faith.

“Thus, by being modest, retiring and humble people can become closer to God.”

Esther Jack played a medley of tunes including ‘Dark Island’ and ‘The Rowan Tree’.

Bible study on Wednesday, November 2, at 7pm in the Abbey Church will discuss Paul’s letter to Titus.

The next ‘Friendly Friday’ in the Abbey Church is from 1.30pm to 3pm on November 4.

Members looking to join the Abbey Church Christmas choir are asked to contact organist Alison Malcolm or the session clerk.

Sunday services at the Abbey Church are from 11.15am and all are welcome.

Contact session clerk Ellen McGibbon on 07541 009398 with any queries.


A Bible Society coffee morning is to take place in St Anne’s Church in Forfar Road from 10am until noon on Saturday, November 5.

There will be the usual stalls. Entry is £3 and all are welcome. HARVEST SUPPER

The church halls were filled to capacity and an excellent buffet supper was provided by Guild members on Friday, October 28.

After teas, coffees and shortbread, Fiona Tosh provided some excellent traditiona­l music.

Proceeds on the day amounted to £745.50, which will be divided between Erskine Hospital and the RNLI in Anstruther and Arbroath.

Sincere thanks were expressed to all who contribute­d.


A praise evening is to be held in St Anne’s Church on Forfar Road from 6.30pm on Sunday, November 6.


The next in a series of soup lunches at the Abbey Church on Dundee Road is to take place from noon until 2pm on

Wednesday, November 9.

The lunches, launched and led by helpers Kathleen Godfrey and Ellen McGibbon – helped by other church members providing the soups – are free and open to all.

They were set up to provide a chance for friendly conversati­on, as well as a nourishing lunch in difficult times.

After the lunch on November 9, it is hoped the project will then take place on a fortnightl­y basis.


The next ‘Cafe@Kettins’ will be held at the Kettins Community Hub in Lindsay Park from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday, November 3.

The cafes are held on the first Thursday of the month.

All are welcome to enjoy coffee, cake and a chat.

Anyone wishing to volunteer can email or call 07546 278671.


A Christmas wreath-making workshop will take place in Kettins Community Hub from 7pm on Friday, December 2.

The cost is £35 per person, which includes all materials, equipment and refreshmen­ts.

It’s £29 for those returning and who still have their wreath ring and sheep wool.

To book email or contact Megan Gow.


Monthly village lunches are once again taking place at Kettins Community Hub in Lindsay Park.

Running from noon to 1pm and on a Wednesday each time, the upcoming dates are November 16 and December 14.

Locals and visitors alike are invited to enjoy soup and a roll, or sandwiches and cake. The price is £3 per person.

To contact Kettins Community Hub, email, call 07546 278671, see or search on social media.


Sunday’s service was conducted by Rosemary Patterson.

Janet Coyle played the organ and hymns included ‘Love Divine, Your Love O God Has Called Us Here’ and ‘We Sing A Love That Sets All People Free’.

Elizabeth Brown read the scripture lessons from Isaiah ch 58, vv 1-12, and 1 John ch 4, vv 7-21.

Mrs Patterson preached on the importance and necessity of love.

She said, without love, all people’s service and all their charity is a burdensome duty but God, who is Love, calls everyone to return to him and be united by love.

Sunday also saw the church take part in the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.

Shoeboxes are being accepted at the Blythswood Shop in Blairgowri­e until Wednesday, November 3.

There will be a Guild coffee morning in the church hall from 10am on Saturday, November 19.

The service on Sunday this week starts at 9.45am and will be led by Rev Richard Campbell.

All are welcome to attend.


On Saturday, November 5, there will be a table top sale in Kinrossie Hall from 10am to 2pm.

Tables are £15.

All names should be given to Anne Mailer on 07545 211964.

Tea and shortbread will be available.


The Glendelvin­e Cricket Club committee has organised a quiz night to raise funds for the club.

Teams of no more than four people are invited to meet in the Spittalfie­ld Bowling Club clubhouse on Friday, November 11 at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

The entry fee is £3 per person. There will be prizes up for grabs and a raffle on the night.

 ?? ?? Coffee and chat Committee members and helpers are pictured at the coffee morning held by Alyth in Bloom in the town’s Airlie Street Hall on Saturday. Chair Karin Caption Donaldson in is here pictured left with Angela Randall, secretary Rosemary Langston, Tracey Thomas, Cathie Laird, Angela Fairgrieve and Betty Wardrop. Pic: David Phillips
Coffee and chat Committee members and helpers are pictured at the coffee morning held by Alyth in Bloom in the town’s Airlie Street Hall on Saturday. Chair Karin Caption Donaldson in is here pictured left with Angela Randall, secretary Rosemary Langston, Tracey Thomas, Cathie Laird, Angela Fairgrieve and Betty Wardrop. Pic: David Phillips

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