Welcome to Cupar Old Parish Church

INTIMATIONS FOR SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2017

We remember our prayer families; William  & Joyce McRae, Alastair McPherson, Allan  & Catherine Shanks, Euan & Eleanor Barbour, Bryan Smith. We ask God’s blessing on them and their loved ones

COMING EVENTS: 

Today

Following worship there will be an opportunity for you to donate to Poppy Scotland by way of a retiring offering at the end of the service. On behalf of Poppy Scotland may I thank all of you who have donated in any way to this appeal. David Stevenson.

Monday 13th November – 5.15 pm

Gregory lecture series. “A Christian Response to the Ecological Crisis. “ 

 

Delivered by Father John Chryssavgis.

 

Free to the public. Ample car parking available. Physics and astronomy building.

Tuesday 14th November – 7.30 pm

The November Filling Station will be held in the barn at Lochiehead, near Auchtermuchty KY14 7EH. We start at 7.30pm with coffee and tea, home baking and chat, then our worship, this month led by Nigel Pybus, begins at about 8pm. Our speaker this month is Ken Jeffrey, who is Director of the Centre for Ministry Studies at the University of Aberdeen and, of course, is the former minister of Cupar Old.  Finally, there is an opportunity for anyone who would like to receive prayer before we finish around 9.30pm

 

COMING SOON

Saturday 9th December – 6.30 – 9.30 pm

Christmas Celebration Ceilidh:  Fun for all ages.   Ceilidh with Clamjamfry ceilidh band, party games, buffet, jelly and ice cream!  Tickets are £5 for adults, £1.50 for children (under 3 years go free) and are available from the Sunday Club team.  We hope to see you there!

Saturday 16th December – 6.30 pm

Friends of St Columba’s Community Choir are holding their Christmas concert  in St John’s Church.  Tickets available from The Lighthouse or Shena Porteous - £10 for adults, £2 for children - in aid of Cupar Foodbank and Mary’s Meals.  Last year was a sell-out so book early to avoid disappointment!

Saturday 16th December – 11 am

Carol Singing - Cupar churches are coming together to sing carols at Cupar Farmers’ Market.  This was well received last year.  No singing auditions required ! - just a willingness to show something of the true spirit of Christmas.  All adults and children welcome.  Carol sheets provided. If you can play an instrument, bring it along. Any queries? - contact Shena Porteous (653561).

Saturday 16th December – 3 pm

Yvonne Gray School of Dance has organised a special Community Christmas performance for the older members of Cupar community in the Old Parish Centre.  This will be free of charge and there will be a cup of tea afterwards.  If anyone would like a ticket contact  Jill Brown on (657 712) or (07979 352314).

 Royal Bank of Scotland –Closure of Cupar Branch

 A number of members have approached me regarding their standing orders which were previously paid into the church‘s bank account at the recently closed branch at Cupar. May I advise all who have paid by this method that they need do nothing as our bank account remains with the the Royal Bank of Scotland and our sort code (83-17-23 ) and account number (00185110 )remain the same as before. For those who themselves have a bank account at the old Cupar branch you may wish to know that you can  visit the mobile branch which is open for business in the Bonnygate Car Park every Wednesday from 1.15 to 2.45 pm

David Stevenson

REGULAR EVENTS AT THE OLD PARISH CENTRE

Contact Centre Manager Jill Brown on 657 712 for general information

Monday Cafe: opening times, Monday 10am – 1.30 pm, 4-7pm

Monday Lunches available from 11.30 am – 1.15 pm.  All are welcome

Tuesday Tots, Parent & Toddler Group from 9.30-11.30 am and 12.30-2.30 pm.  Contact: Jade Dalrymple  07432 555679.

Thursday      Coffee and Chat: Coffee and Chat: : in the lounge of the Centre from 10 – 11.30 am.  Why not pop in for a coffee, chat or game of scrabble? No need to come every week.  More information from Jill Logan (655528).

Thursday Babies Group: (Babies and Toddlers), 1-3pm. There is a crèche room for the babies and the hall is available for all children with toys for both babies and toddlers. The cost is £1.50 and a snack is provided. For further information please contact: Morag Scott on 07500520915 or Zoe Gibson on 07739009715

HOUSEGROUPS THIS WEEK

Pitstop, meets on Wednesday 15th November at 7.30 pm.  Meets at 102 Hogarth Drive.  Contact Jill Logan (655528).  At 7.30 pm.

Kildene, meets on Thursday 16th November at 7.30 pm.  Meets at Kildene, Westfield Rd. Contact Shena  (653561).

WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY

9.30 am    Monimail, Family Worship

Cupar Old

10.45 am Creche in the Old Parish Centre

11.00 am Family Worship

Children attend Worship then go to Sunday Club in the Old Parish Centre until 12.15 pm.

6.30 pm Evening Worship in the Old Parish Centre

KEEP IN TOUCH

MINISTER: Rev Jeff Martin, 01334 656181, jmartin@churchofscotland.org.uk  

SESSION CLERK: Mrs Jean Martin, 01334 652100, alm2100@btinternet.com 

OLD PARISH CENTRE MANAGER: Jill Brown, 01334 657712, 07979 352314, or (manager.opc@hotmail.com).

CHURCH SECRETARY: Please submit intimations for Sunday 19th November by noon on Wednesday 15th November to Anne Fitzpatrick at secretaryopc@hotmail.com

Missed a service? Listen again to the morning services you have missed by borrowing a CD recording of the service from the Resource Centre in the Old Parish Centre. Or listen again to the sermon through the church website. The latest sermon can be found on the website Home page, with nine previous sermons available on the Listen Again page http://www.cuparold.org.uk/articles/audio_sermons

For more information please contact Jim Hanson (01334 653036)  james.hanson@mac.com