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					 CHURCH NEWS                                                                   CHURCH NEWS
 December                                                                      December
  2010 /                                                                        2010 /
 January                                                                       January
   2011                                                                          2011


  Abernyte                                                                      Abernyte
    linked with                                                                   linked with

  Inchture                                                                      Inchture
     &                                                                             &
  Kinnaird                                                                      Kinnaird
    linked with                                                                   linked with

Longforgan                  Christmas Morning                                 Longforgan                  Christmas Morning
                              Family Service                                                                Family Service
  CHURCH                 10am at Kinnaird Church                                CHURCH                 10am at Kinnaird Church
    OF                     Details of other Christmas Services                    OF                     Details of other Christmas Services
 SCOTLAND                          shown on back page                          SCOTLAND                          shown on back page


Interim Moderator: Rev James A. Roy, 7 Northwood Terr, Wormit, DD6 8PP.       Interim Moderator: Rev James A. Roy, 7 Northwood Terr, Wormit, DD6 8PP.
                   Tel 01382-543578; email j.roy@tesco.net                                       Tel 01382-543578; email j.roy@tesco.net
Associate Minister: Rev Robert Donald, 2 Blacklaw Drive, Birkhill, DD2 5RJ.   Associate Minister: Rev Robert Donald, 2 Blacklaw Drive, Birkhill, DD2 5RJ.
                    Tel 01382-581337; email robandmoiradonald@yahoo.co.uk                         Tel 01382-581337; email robandmoiradonald@yahoo.co.uk
Locum Minister:    Rev J Bruce Thomson, 47 Elm Street, Errol, PH2 7SQ.        Locum Minister:    Rev J Bruce Thomson, 47 Elm Street, Errol, PH2 7SQ.
                   Tel 01821 641039; email revbrucethomson@aol.com                               Tel 01821 641039; email revbrucethomson@aol.com

           Church Website: www.carsechurches.com                                         Church Website: www.carsechurches.com
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From the Interim Moderator                                                         From the Interim Moderator
Dear Friends,                                                                      Dear Friends,
I am typing this end-of-year letter on the Friday evening before                   I am typing this end-of-year letter on the Friday evening before
Advent Sunday, and as I do so the snow falls steadily outside                      Advent Sunday, and as I do so the snow falls steadily outside
(though thankfully not yet ‗deep and crisp and even‘ — that is promised for        (though thankfully not yet ‗deep and crisp and even‘ — that is promised for
next week!). A suitably festive touch we could all do without.                     next week!). A suitably festive touch we could all do without.
I was at Abernyte school this afternoon, sharing in the children‘s assembly –      I was at Abernyte school this afternoon, sharing in the children‘s assembly –
always a delight for me to be with those cheerful and friendly young people.       always a delight for me to be with those cheerful and friendly young people.
The youngest little girl lit the first Advent Candle, and the children were able   The youngest little girl lit the first Advent Candle, and the children were able
to tell me that Sunday is the First Sunday in Advent, and marks the beginning      to tell me that Sunday is the First Sunday in Advent, and marks the beginning
of the countdown to Christmas, and we admired the big Christmas mural they         of the countdown to Christmas, and we admired the big Christmas mural they
had been painting.                                                                 had been painting.
Maybe the children can teach us more than a thing or two about Advent, as          Maybe the children can teach us more than a thing or two about Advent, as
they can and do about so much else. Didn‘t a very wise man say something           they can and do about so much else. Didn‘t a very wise man say something
like, ‘unless you become like little children …?                                   like, ‘unless you become like little children …?
We grown-ups are like children wanting to open our parcels as soon as the          We grown-ups are like children wanting to open our parcels as soon as the
postie delivers them. We want to rush straight into Christmas, and start           postie delivers them. We want to rush straight into Christmas, and start
singing all the Christmas carols, as soon as the first Santa appears in his        singing all the Christmas carols, as soon as the first Santa appears in his
grotto. And too often Advent simply gets ignored. That always seems to me          grotto. And too often Advent simply gets ignored. That always seems to me
to be a pity, because I think we need these four weeks of preparation before       to be a pity, because I think we need these four weeks of preparation before
Christmas to reflect upon its real meaning as we prepare once more to              Christmas to reflect upon its real meaning as we prepare once more to
receive God‘s wondrous gift to us of his Son.                                      receive God‘s wondrous gift to us of his Son.
Advent comes from the Latin word ‗adventus‘. It‘s the word that was used for       Advent comes from the Latin word ‗adventus‘. It‘s the word that was used for
a royal visit, the ‗arrival‘ of a King. We need this time of waiting for the       a royal visit, the ‗arrival‘ of a King. We need this time of waiting for the
coming of Jesus. We remember his first coming 2000 years ago, and his              coming of Jesus. We remember his first coming 2000 years ago, and his
promise that he will return in glory at the end of history. We need this time to   promise that he will return in glory at the end of history. We need this time to
examine our living and our faith, to prepare for his coming into our hearts.       examine our living and our faith, to prepare for his coming into our hearts.
Advent is the new year of the Christian Church. It marks the start of a new        Advent is the new year of the Christian Church. It marks the start of a new
Christian Year – a new beginning. And in these short dark days of winter,          Christian Year – a new beginning. And in these short dark days of winter,
Advent is a time to celebrate light in the midst of darkness, symbolised by the    Advent is a time to celebrate light in the midst of darkness, symbolised by the
lighting of the Advent candles.                                                    lighting of the Advent candles.
It‘s my fervent hope that new light will soon shine for the Carse churches, that   It‘s my fervent hope that new light will soon shine for the Carse churches, that
soon we may set out on a new stage of our churches‘ life and mission under         soon we may set out on a new stage of our churches‘ life and mission under
a new ministry. At least, that is my Advent prayer, as I hope it may be yours      a new ministry. At least, that is my Advent prayer, as I hope it may be yours
also.                                                                              also.
May I wish you all a happy Advent, a blessed Christmas, and a prosperous           May I wish you all a happy Advent, a blessed Christmas, and a prosperous
New Year.                                                                          New Year.
                   With all good wishes and every blessing.                                           With all good wishes and every blessing.
                            Your interim moderator                                                             Your interim moderator



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Parish Register                                                                         Parish Register
Baptism                                                                                 Baptism
21/11/10      Angus John Dooley, at Longforgan                                          21/11/10      Angus John Dooley, at Longforgan
26/09/10      Annalie Mary Fryer, at Abernyte (Sincere apologies for showing the        26/09/10      Annalie Mary Fryer, at Abernyte (Sincere apologies for showing the
                                                   wrong surname in the last edition)                                                      wrong surname in the last edition)
Funerals                                                                                Funerals
01/10/10      Alasdair Clark, son of Malcolm and Katherine Clark, Longforgan            01/10/10      Alasdair Clark, son of Malcolm and Katherine Clark, Longforgan
07/10/10      Peter Walker, East Pilmore, Longforgan                                    07/10/10      Peter Walker, East Pilmore, Longforgan


           New Editor                    CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL                                  New Editor                    CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL
I am delighted to tell you that        Thanks again to everyone for making the          I am delighted to tell you that        Thanks again to everyone for making the
Isabel Taylor will be taking over      Operation Christmas Child Shoebox                Isabel Taylor will be taking over      Operation Christmas Child Shoebox
as Editor of Church News,              Appeal such a success. Over 130                  as Editor of Church News,              Appeal such a success. Over 130
starting with the February/March       shoeboxes were gathered from across the          starting with the February/March       shoeboxes were gathered from across the
edition.                               parishes and they will be                        edition.                               parishes and they will be
Isabel needs no introduction to        delivered by Samaritan‘s                         Isabel needs no introduction to        delivered by Samaritan‘s
our linkage; she is a ―well-kent       Purse in time for Christmas.                     our linkage; she is a ―well-kent       Purse in time for Christmas.
face‖, being an Elder of                                                                face‖, being an Elder of
                                       Blythswood have also been                                                               Blythswood have also been
Longforgan Church, Secretary                                                            Longforgan Church, Secretary
                                       given shoeboxes,                                                                        given shoeboxes,
of Longforgan Guild, but                                                                of Longforgan Guild, but
                                       numerous boxes full of                                                                  numerous boxes full of
perhaps many people will know                                                           perhaps many people will know
                                       school stationery, toiletries, children‘s and                                           school stationery, toiletries, children‘s and
her best because of her                                                                 her best because of her
                                       babies‘ cosy and colourful knitwear and                                                 babies‘ cosy and colourful knitwear and
involvement with Starter Packs                                                          involvement with Starter Packs
                                       children‘s new clothing. (The knitters have                                             children‘s new clothing. (The knitters have
Dundee since its inception.                                                             Dundee since its inception.
                                       been busy again, thank you!)                                                            been busy again, thank you!)
As I sign off this last edition, I‘d                                                    As I sign off this last edition, I‘d
                                       Everyone has been generous in their                                                     Everyone has been generous in their
like to thank everyone for their                                                        like to thank everyone for their
                                       support and several monetary donations                                                  support and several monetary donations
support over the years – I have                                                         support over the years – I have
                                       have been made, as well as the usual                                                    have been made, as well as the usual
enjoyed the contact with so                                                             enjoyed the contact with so
                                       Inchture & Kinnaird donation.                                                           Inchture & Kinnaird donation.
many friendly people around the                                                         many friendly people around the
churches!                              Although the shoebox collection is finished      churches!                              Although the shoebox collection is finished
           So, for the last time       for this year, Blythswood will have a truck                 So, for the last time       for this year, Blythswood will have a truck
           through the pages of        in Tesco carpark (Riverside Dundee) on                      through the pages of        in Tesco carpark (Riverside Dundee) on
           the newsletter, may I       December 22nd, 1.30 – 4.30pm and will                       the newsletter, may I       December 22nd, 1.30 – 4.30pm and will
           wish all readers a          take donations of new toiletries, toys, and                 wish all readers a          take donations of new toiletries, toys, and
           Very Merry Christmas        clothes (both adult and children), for                      Very Merry Christmas        clothes (both adult and children), for
           and a Happy and             Christmas distribution.                                     and a Happy and             Christmas distribution.
           Healthy New Year.                                           [Alison Page]               Healthy New Year.                                           [Alison Page]
                            [Moira]                                                                                 [Moira]


            A new addition to our website www.carsechurches.com                                     A new addition to our website www.carsechurches.com
                      is a video of the Christmas Story                                                       is a video of the Christmas Story

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Make a difference in someone’s life this winter                                   Make a difference in someone’s life this winter
by ordering a Caring Christmas Tree!                                              by ordering a Caring Christmas Tree!
This winter, homelessness charity, Bethany Christian Trust, will                  This winter, homelessness charity, Bethany Christian Trust, will
be raising funds for their pilot Care Shelter in Dundee, through                  be raising funds for their pilot Care Shelter in Dundee, through
the sale of Caring Christmas Trees. Bethany‘s Dundee Care                         the sale of Caring Christmas Trees. Bethany‘s Dundee Care
Shelter is a vital service for homeless people, providing                         Shelter is a vital service for homeless people, providing
overnight accommodation and practical support for rough sleepers.                 overnight accommodation and practical support for rough sleepers.
You can order your tree by logging on to www.caringchristmastrees.com or          You can order your tree by logging on to www.caringchristmastrees.com or
phone 0845 111 8733. You can choose when you want to collect your tree            phone 0845 111 8733. You can choose when you want to collect your tree
from a central Dundee location on one of two Saturdays in December. Trees         from a central Dundee location on one of two Saturdays in December. Trees
must be ordered by 13th December.                                                 must be ordered by 13th December.
Bethany Christian Trust has been meeting the needs of homeless and                Bethany Christian Trust has been meeting the needs of homeless and
vulnerable people in Scotland for over 26 years. Bethany has operated an          vulnerable people in Scotland for over 26 years. Bethany has operated an
overnight Winter Care Shelter in Edinburgh since 1996. Every night the            overnight Winter Care Shelter in Edinburgh since 1996. Every night the
service provides homeless people with shelter, a hot dinner, a safe bed for the   service provides homeless people with shelter, a hot dinner, a safe bed for the
night and breakfast and the opportunity to address their homelessness             night and breakfast and the opportunity to address their homelessness
problems. A pilot project is due to run in Dundee for two weeks in January        problems. A pilot project is due to run in Dundee for two weeks in January
2011.                                                                             2011.
How can you help?                                                                 How can you help?
 Pray – we want to help as many people as possible this winter.                   Pray – we want to help as many people as possible this winter.
 Give – Bethany needs to raise £11,000 to fund the Care Shelter. This             Give – Bethany needs to raise £11,000 to fund the Care Shelter. This
   allows trained Bethany staff to be there every night to manage the service,       allows trained Bethany staff to be there every night to manage the service,
   support volunteers and encourage service users to tackle their problems.          support volunteers and encourage service users to tackle their problems.
 Get involved – the project relies on support from local churches who             Get involved – the project relies on support from local churches who
   provide catering teams to prepare and serve hot foot.                             provide catering teams to prepare and serve hot foot.
To discuss how you and your church can help, call 0131 467 3030 or email          To discuss how you and your church can help, call 0131 467 3030 or email
Dundee@bethanyct.com                                                              Dundee@bethanyct.com



 Christian Aid Virtual Gift Shop                                                   Christian Aid Virtual Gift Shop
 You can show your friends and family you are thinking of them while               You can show your friends and family you are thinking of them while
 making a difference to others‟ lives around the world by purchasing a gift        making a difference to others‟ lives around the world by purchasing a gift
 from Present Aid. Your donation will be used to fund work that Christian          from Present Aid. Your donation will be used to fund work that Christian
 Aid carries out in overseas communities and the „gift‟ is delivered as a          Aid carries out in overseas communities and the „gift‟ is delivered as a
 greetings card.                                                                   greetings card.
 Christian Aid website www.christianaid.org.uk provides a link to the Gift         Christian Aid website www.christianaid.org.uk provides a link to the Gift
 Aid site.                                                                         Aid site.


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Monthly Luncheon Club                                                              Monthly Luncheon Club
Extreme weather conditions meant that the November Luncheon                        Extreme weather conditions meant that the November Luncheon
Club had to be cancelled ….. the rice pudding will have to wait                    Club had to be cancelled ….. the rice pudding will have to wait
until the end of January!!                                                         until the end of January!!
We have been invited to Teen Ranch for our Christmas Lunch on                      We have been invited to Teen Ranch for our Christmas Lunch on
Monday 13th December at 12noon. If you haven‘t reserved a place, please            Monday 13th December at 12noon. If you haven‘t reserved a place, please
contact Mamie before 6th December. Cars will be departing from the car park        contact Mamie before 6th December. Cars will be departing from the car park
at Inchture School at 11.45am, should you require transport or wish to car         at Inchture School at 11.45am, should you require transport or wish to car
share.                                                                             share.
Our next meeting (weather permitting!) will be a Burns Luncheon on January         Our next meeting (weather permitting!) will be a Burns Luncheon on January
31st – names to Mamie, 686691, Anne, 686656 or Jennifer at the Post Office         31st – names to Mamie, 686691, Anne, 686656 or Jennifer at the Post Office
by Wednesday 26th.                                             [Anne D]            by Wednesday 26th.                                             [Anne D]



               Cantiones Sacrae                                                                   Cantiones Sacrae
                ―the foremost in every type of a cappella singing‖                                 ―the foremost in every type of a cappella singing‖

                   Festive Lunchtime Concert                                                          Festive Lunchtime Concert
                     at St. Salvador’s Church, Dundee                                                   at St. Salvador’s Church, Dundee
                     on Saturday 11th December at 1pm                                                   on Saturday 11th December at 1pm
                                 Tickets £5                                                                         Tickets £5

        A Renaissance Christmas by Candlelight                                             A Renaissance Christmas by Candlelight
                     at St. Salvador’s Church, Dundee                                                   at St. Salvador’s Church, Dundee
                    on Sunday 19th December at 7.30pm                                                  on Sunday 19th December at 7.30pm
                                 Tickets £7                                                                         Tickets £7

  Tickets for the 19th are only available to purchase in advance from Dundee         Tickets for the 19th are only available to purchase in advance from Dundee
    City Box Office (01382 434940) - no tickets will be on sale at the door.           City Box Office (01382 434940) - no tickets will be on sale at the door.

                      More information on cantiones.net                                                  More information on cantiones.net

             CHARITY CHRISTMAS FAYRE                                                            CHARITY CHRISTMAS FAYRE
        The Christmas Craft Fayre at Kinnaird was cancelled because of heavy               The Christmas Craft Fayre at Kinnaird was cancelled because of heavy
        snow, but it is hoped to have a Spring Craft Fayre next year.                      snow, but it is hoped to have a Spring Craft Fayre next year.
                            Watch notice-boards for the date!                                                  Watch notice-boards for the date!
         The Christmas crafts and a few lovingly baked cakes etc will be on sale            The Christmas crafts and a few lovingly baked cakes etc will be on sale
           on Sundays 5th and 12th after the services at Inchture, Kinnaird and               on Sundays 5th and 12th after the services at Inchture, Kinnaird and
         Glencarse Churches, so please come along if you would like to purchase             Glencarse Churches, so please come along if you would like to purchase
             something made by the Sunday School children etc.                                  something made by the Sunday School children etc.
                     The charities will all benefit from this.                                          The charities will all benefit from this.
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Abernyte News                                                                  Abernyte News
Church Flowers                                           Christmas             Church Flowers                                           Christmas
December 5       Mrs N Nicoll                                                  December 5       Mrs N Nicoll
December 12      Mrs C Havranek                    The Church will be          December 12      Mrs C Havranek                    The Church will be
December 19      Christmas Tree                    decorated on Saturday       December 19      Christmas Tree                    decorated on Saturday
December 26      Christmas Tree                    18th December from          December 26      Christmas Tree                    18th December from
January 2        Service at Longforgan             10am. Helpers are           January 2        Service at Longforgan             10am. Helpers are
January 9        Mrs M Kelly                       most welcome – you          January 9        Mrs M Kelly                       most welcome – you
January 16       Mrs D Ovens                       don‘t have to be a          January 16       Mrs D Ovens                       don‘t have to be a
January 23       Mrs S Petrie                      Floral Display Expert!      January 23       Mrs S Petrie                      Floral Display Expert!
February 6       Mrs R Dickinson                   You don‘t even have to      February 6       Mrs R Dickinson                   You don‘t even have to
                                                   work – just come along                                                         work – just come along
                                                   and make it a social                                                           and make it a social
Abernyte Women’s Group                             morning with the added      Abernyte Women’s Group                             morning with the added
                                                   bonus of coffee,                                                               bonus of coffee,
Our December meeting will be a visit to            biscuits, background        Our December meeting will be a visit to            biscuits, background
the Carol Concert at the Caird Hall,               music and chat!             the Carol Concert at the Caird Hall,               music and chat!
Dundee on Thursday 9th.                                                        Dundee on Thursday 9th.
The first meeting in 2011 will be on          Duty Office-Bearers              The first meeting in 2011 will be on          Duty Office-Bearers
Tuesday 25th January at 2pm at                                                 Tuesday 25th January at 2pm at
Gardiner‘s Cottage, when we will learn        December Mr T Sands              Gardiner‘s Cottage, when we will learn        December Mr T Sands
about ―Shiatsu‖ from Liz Eddy.                         Mrs J Smith             about ―Shiatsu‖ from Liz Eddy.                         Mrs J Smith

New members are always welcome to             January     Mr H Carr            New members are always welcome to             January     Mr H Carr
come along to our meetings and more                       Mrs G Irvine         come along to our meetings and more                       Mrs G Irvine
information about the group can be            February    Mr D Ramsay          information about the group can be            February    Mr D Ramsay
obtained from Gill Irvine, 01828 686509.                  Mrs R Havranek       obtained from Gill Irvine, 01828 686509.                  Mrs R Havranek


                                             Abernyte Calendar                                                              Abernyte Calendar
Pakistan Flood Appeal                        There are still a few calendars   Pakistan Flood Appeal                        There are still a few calendars
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The Coffee Evening on 29 October was         available priced £6 each or 4                                th
                                                                               The Coffee Evening on 29 October was         available priced £6 each or 4
a great success – socially and financially   for £20. Contact Hamish,          a great success – socially and financially   for £20. Contact Hamish,
– resulting in £624 being raised for the     Morag or Anne.                    – resulting in £624 being raised for the     Morag or Anne.
Pakistan Flood Appeal.                       This is an ideal Christmas        Pakistan Flood Appeal.                       This is an ideal Christmas
A big THANK YOU to all those who             present or a welcome first-       A big THANK YOU to all those who             present or a welcome first-
supported this event.                        footing gift for 2011.            supported this event.                        footing gift for 2011.

Doubt sees the obstacles, Faith sees the way,                                  Doubt sees the obstacles, Faith sees the way,
Doubt sees the darkest night, Faith sees the day.                              Doubt sees the darkest night, Faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step, Faith soars on high.                              Doubt dreads to take a step, Faith soars on high.
Doubt whispers, “Who believes?” Faith whispers, “I”.                           Doubt whispers, “Who believes?” Faith whispers, “I”.

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Inchture & Kinnaird News                                                                 Inchture & Kinnaird News
Church Flowers                                                                           Church Flowers
                  Inchture               Kinnaird                                                          Inchture               Kinnaird
December 5       Mrs J Ramsay          Mrs N Robertson                                   December 5       Mrs J Ramsay          Mrs N Robertson
December 12      Rev L Kay             Christmas Decorations                             December 12      Rev L Kay             Christmas Decorations
December 19      Mrs S Lamond          Christmas Decorations                             December 19      Mrs S Lamond          Christmas Decorations
December 26      Mrs B Jackson         Christmas Decorations                             December 26      Mrs B Jackson         Christmas Decorations
January 2              United Service at Longforgan                                      January 2              United Service at Longforgan
January 9        Mrs M Mellor          Mrs E Harrison                                    January 9        Mrs M Mellor          Mrs E Harrison
January 16       Mrs R Hird            Mrs J Latham-Warde                                January 16       Mrs R Hird            Mrs J Latham-Warde
January 23       Mrs S Marnoch         Mrs J Latham-Warde                                January 23       Mrs S Marnoch         Mrs J Latham-Warde
January 30       Mrs A Scott           Mrs E Harrison                                    January 30       Mrs A Scott           Mrs E Harrison
February 6       Mrs K Anderson        Mrs E Harrison                                    February 6       Mrs K Anderson        Mrs E Harrison

Inchture Sunday School                                                                   Inchture Sunday School
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At the Family Service on Sunday 19                  The Christmas Tree at                At the Family Service on Sunday 19th                The Christmas Tree at
December, the Sunday School children                Inchture Church will be              December, the Sunday School children                Inchture Church will be
(and some former Sunday School children)            decorated on Saturday 11th           (and some former Sunday School children)            decorated on Saturday 11th
will be performing ―Happy Birthday, Jesus.‖         December – volunteers to             will be performing ―Happy Birthday, Jesus.‖         December – volunteers to
This year‘s Christmas Party will be held in         help will be very welcome.           This year‘s Christmas Party will be held in         help will be very welcome.
the Village Hall on Tuesday 28th December           The church will be open from         the Village Hall on Tuesday 28th December           The church will be open from
from 4-6pm.                                         10am.                                from 4-6pm.                                         10am.



Inchture Church Gates and Railings                                                       Inchture Church Gates and Railings
We have benefited from the help and talents of various people in recent months to        We have benefited from the help and talents of various people in recent months to
keep our church in good repair.                                                          keep our church in good repair.
After many years, the 18 or so missing railings at Inchture Church have now been         After many years, the 18 or so missing railings at Inchture Church have now been
replaced together with all the missing finials (the decorative top bit) from both main   replaced together with all the missing finials (the decorative top bit) from both main
gates and the railings. A member of our Carse Churches has kindly given his time         gates and the railings. A member of our Carse Churches has kindly given his time
and expertise, as well as all the materials, to complete an excellent job and we         and expertise, as well as all the materials, to complete an excellent job and we
give grateful thanks for his work.                                                       give grateful thanks for his work.
Castle Huntly Community Payback Project                                                  Castle Huntly Community Payback Project
We have also been fortunate to be offered assistance from the Governor of Castle         We have also been fortunate to be offered assistance from the Governor of Castle
Huntly to carry out the preparation and re-painting of all the church perimeter rail-    Huntly to carry out the preparation and re-painting of all the church perimeter rail-
ings – about 100 metres in length. We have provided cleaning materials and paint         ings – about 100 metres in length. We have provided cleaning materials and paint
and Castle Huntly have provided a team of four people to carry out the work. So          and Castle Huntly have provided a team of four people to carry out the work. So
far about half of the work has been completed but unfortunately the winter weather       far about half of the work has been completed but unfortunately the winter weather
has intervened and outside painting is now postponed until next Spring. We are           has intervened and outside painting is now postponed until next Spring. We are
very grateful to the project coordinator, Gordon Robertson, and Stevie and his           very grateful to the project coordinator, Gordon Robertson, and Stevie and his
team for all their hard work on our behalf.                                              team for all their hard work on our behalf.
                                              [David Latham-Warde, Fabric Convener]                                                    [David Latham-Warde, Fabric Convener]

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Inchture & Kinnaird News continued                                                         Inchture & Kinnaird News continued
Inchture & Kinnaird Ladies’ Group                                                          Inchture & Kinnaird Ladies’ Group
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Our Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday 15 December at 7.30pm in                     Our Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday 15th December at 7.30pm in
Inchture Vestry. We start the New Year with a talk by Miss Helen MacKinnon                 Inchture Vestry. We start the New Year with a talk by Miss Helen MacKinnon
on the work of PKAVS at our meeting on Wednesday 19th January, 7.30pm.                     on the work of PKAVS at our meeting on Wednesday 19th January, 7.30pm.
New members are most welcome to come along and join our friendly group.                    New members are most welcome to come along and join our friendly group.
For more information, please contact Liz Wiseman on 01738-860272.                          For more information, please contact Liz Wiseman on 01738-860272.



CHRISTIAN AID                                                                              CHRISTIAN AID
FAR FROM HOME AT CHRISTMAS                                                                 FAR FROM HOME AT CHRISTMAS
Christian Aid in Haiti                                                                     Christian Aid in Haiti
The Haiti earthquake in January 2010 left thousands of families without homes.             The Haiti earthquake in January 2010 left thousands of families without homes.
Many of those left homeless have sought shelter with family members or friends             Many of those left homeless have sought shelter with family members or friends
living in rural areas in Haiti. Homes are being shared, and families devastated by         living in rural areas in Haiti. Homes are being shared, and families devastated by
the impact of the disaster are helping one another to rebuild their lives.                 the impact of the disaster are helping one another to rebuild their lives.
Christian Aid is working with seven partner organisations across Haiti to support          Christian Aid is working with seven partner organisations across Haiti to support
vulnerable families who have lost everything following the earthquake. We are providing    vulnerable families who have lost everything following the earthquake. We are providing
food and shelter for those left homeless; healthcare and counselling for those injured     food and shelter for those left homeless; healthcare and counselling for those injured
and traumatised by the disaster; and we are distributing seeds and fertilizer to poor      and traumatised by the disaster; and we are distributing seeds and fertilizer to poor
farmers, to allow them to take advantage of the planting season and provide food for       farmers, to allow them to take advantage of the planting season and provide food for
their families. Thanks to your generous donations we are reaching thousands of the         their families. Thanks to your generous donations we are reaching thousands of the
most vulnerable families in Haiti and giving them the support needed to rebuild lives.     most vulnerable families in Haiti and giving them the support needed to rebuild lives.
SUPPORT OUR CHRISTMAS APPEAL, HELPING THOSE FAR FROM HOME                                  SUPPORT OUR CHRISTMAS APPEAL, HELPING THOSE FAR FROM HOME
AT CHRISTMAS                                                                               AT CHRISTMAS
Christian Aid supports families forced from their homes in places as varied as the         Christian Aid supports families forced from their homes in places as varied as the
Thailand-Burma border and Sudan. This Christmas, we are asking you to give                 Thailand-Burma border and Sudan. This Christmas, we are asking you to give
generously to support our work with people displaced by conflict or natural                generously to support our work with people displaced by conflict or natural
disasters.                                                                                 disasters.
£5 could pay for food for a refugee on the Thailand-Burma border for a month.              £5 could pay for food for a refugee on the Thailand-Burma border for a month.
£20 could pay for materials necessary to prepare a shelter for a family on the Thailand-   £20 could pay for materials necessary to prepare a shelter for a family on the Thailand-
Burma border.                                                                              Burma border.
£49 could pay for one blackboard for a school in southern Sudan.                           £49 could pay for one blackboard for a school in southern Sudan.
£100 could pay for a child displaced by the earthquake in Haiti to return to school,       £100 could pay for a child displaced by the earthquake in Haiti to return to school,
providing school fees, uniforms and books.                                                 providing school fees, uniforms and books.
How to give                                                                                How to give
Online: www.christianaid.org.uk/christmas-appeal                                           Online: www.christianaid.org.uk/christmas-appeal
Text HOME to 70007. Text will cost £3, of which Christian Aid receives an average of       Text HOME to 70007. Text will cost £3, of which Christian Aid receives an average of
£2.70.                                                                                     £2.70.


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Longforgan News                                                                         Longforgan News
Church Flowers                                        Family Service                    Church Flowers                                        Family Service
We are indebted to the following for the           Sunday 19th December                 We are indebted to the following for the           Sunday 19th December
provision of flowers in the Church:             The Sunday Club will present the        provision of flowers in the Church:             The Sunday Club will present the
December 5     Mrs A Lindsay                    Nativity and, after the service, tea,   December 5     Mrs A Lindsay                    Nativity and, after the service, tea,
December 12    Mrs E Randall                    coffee and Christmas pies will be       December 12    Mrs E Randall                    coffee and Christmas pies will be
December 19    Christmas Tree                   served.                                 December 19    Christmas Tree                   served.
December 26    Christmas Tree                                                           December 26    Christmas Tree
January 2      Mrs M Wilson                                                             January 2      Mrs M Wilson
January 9      Mrs A Addison                                                            January 9      Mrs A Addison
January 16     Mrs J Menzies                      Longforgan Community                  January 16     Mrs J Menzies                      Longforgan Community
January 23     Mrs White                           Carols by Candlelight                January 23     Mrs White                           Carols by Candlelight
January 30     Flower Fund                                                              January 30     Flower Fund
February 6     Dr C Duff                           Monday 20th December                 February 6     Dr C Duff                           Monday 20th December
Margaret Wilson would like to thank              Carols at the War Memorial,            Margaret Wilson would like to thank              Carols at the War Memorial,
everyone who has helped beautify the                                                    everyone who has helped beautify the
                                                            6.30pm                                                                                  6.30pm
church during the year. Another two                                                     church during the year. Another two
Flower Conveners are required—please               Candlelight Carol Service            Flower Conveners are required—please               Candlelight Carol Service
contact Margaret if you are interested in            in the Church, 7pm                 contact Margaret if you are interested in            in the Church, 7pm
volunteering (360295).                                                                  volunteering (360295).
                                                Mulled wine, tea, coffee, juice and                                                     Mulled wine, tea, coffee, juice and
The Church will be decorated for                                                        The Church will be decorated for
Christmas on Saturday 18th December,
                                                Christmas pies will be served in the    Christmas on Saturday 18th December,
                                                                                                                                        Christmas pies will be served in the
from 10am-12noon—all help appreciated!                Church Hall afterwards.           from 10am-12noon—all help appreciated!                Church Hall afterwards.
                                                            All welcome!                                                                            All welcome!
Calling all bakers!                                                                     Calling all bakers!
The Fellowship Committee needs your                                                     The Fellowship Committee needs your
help!                                                                                   help!
Can you make some Christmas pies                                                        Can you make some Christmas pies
for the church services on Sunday 19th                                                  for the church services on Sunday 19th
and Monday 20th? Please contact the                                                     and Monday 20th? Please contact the
Co-ordinator Mrs. Winifred White                An Informal Evening                     Co-ordinator Mrs. Winifred White                An Informal Evening
(360681).                                        with Robert Burns                      (360681).                                        with Robert Burns
                                                 Monday 24th January 2011                                                                Monday 24th January 2011
 Jesus Christ Superstar                              7.30pm in the Church Hall           Jesus Christ Superstar                              7.30pm in the Church Hall
Dundee University Operatic Society                                                      Dundee University Operatic Society
                                                     Haggis, Neeps & Tatties                                                                 Haggis, Neeps & Tatties
   Thursday 17th March 2011                                                                Thursday 17th March 2011
                                                    Piper, Music Ensemble and                                                               Piper, Music Ensemble and
         Bonar Hall, Dundee                                                                      Bonar Hall, Dundee
                                                      Songs of Rabbie Burns                                                                   Songs of Rabbie Burns
     Information about group tickets                                                         Information about group tickets
         and travel arrangements                       Tickets will be available                 and travel arrangements                       Tickets will be available
       will be available in January.                      before Christmas                     will be available in January.                      before Christmas

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Longforgan News continued                                                                Longforgan News continued
Longforgan Session Snippets - November 2010                                              Longforgan Session Snippets - November 2010
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The Primary School Annual Play will be held in the Church on Tuesday 14                  The Primary School Annual Play will be held in the Church on Tuesday 14th
December in the afternoon and Wednesday 15th December in the evening                     December in the afternoon and Wednesday 15th December in the evening
Rev David Clark has called a joint meeting of the Kirk Sessions on 19th January as       Rev David Clark has called a joint meeting of the Kirk Sessions on 19th January as
part of the Quinquennial Visit by the Presbytery of Dundee.                              part of the Quinquennial Visit by the Presbytery of Dundee.
The Clerk reported that 52 communicants from Longforgan attended the joint               The Clerk reported that 52 communicants from Longforgan attended the joint
Communion Service in Kinnaird Church on 24th October 2010. This is 30 fewer than         Communion Service in Kinnaird Church on 24th October 2010. This is 30 fewer than
normal and details are to be referred to the Worship Committee for discussion.           normal and details are to be referred to the Worship Committee for discussion.
There has been notification from Dundee Presbytery that the linked charges will          There has been notification from Dundee Presbytery that the linked charges will
receive a £7,000 rebate with respect to costs relating to the Parish Assistant           receive a £7,000 rebate with respect to costs relating to the Parish Assistant
Ministry. This is to be in addition to the normal vacancy allowance.                     Ministry. This is to be in addition to the normal vacancy allowance.
Safeguarding officer, Mrs Katherine Clark, presented on the new rules applying to        Safeguarding officer, Mrs Katherine Clark, presented on the new rules applying to
the Protection of Vulnerable Groups and how it may affect Church life, both now          the Protection of Vulnerable Groups and how it may affect Church life, both now
and in the future.                                                                       and in the future.
Flower Convener, Mrs Margaret Wilson, reported that flowers had been delivered to        Flower Convener, Mrs Margaret Wilson, reported that flowers had been delivered to
145 homes over past year, plus more than 40 deliveries at Harvest thanksgiving,          145 homes over past year, plus more than 40 deliveries at Harvest thanksgiving,
including Teen Ranch.                                                                    including Teen Ranch.
Incoming Newsletter Editor, Mrs Isabel Taylor. brought to the attention of Session       Incoming Newsletter Editor, Mrs Isabel Taylor. brought to the attention of Session
that the current arrangements for printing the newsletter will cease. Quotes have        that the current arrangements for printing the newsletter will cease. Quotes have
been sought from commercial printers; the most favourable received was from              been sought from commercial printers; the most favourable received was from
―Lets Talk Print‖ and this was accepted by the Kirk Session. Mrs Taylor was              ―Lets Talk Print‖ and this was accepted by the Kirk Session. Mrs Taylor was
heartily congratulated upon taking on this new role.                                     heartily congratulated upon taking on this new role.
Kirk Session agreed that a feasibility study be undertaken to examine how our            Kirk Session agreed that a feasibility study be undertaken to examine how our
Building can be adapted to suit the needs of both Church and Community.                  Building can be adapted to suit the needs of both Church and Community.
A retiring collection will be made to benefit Christian Aid at the Watchnight Service.   A retiring collection will be made to benefit Christian Aid at the Watchnight Service.

Committees activities.                                                                   Committees activities.
Worship: The tentative arrangements in place for Services to 2nd January were            Worship: The tentative arrangements in place for Services to 2nd January were
outlined. Plans are in place to print Carol Sheets and Christmas Cards. Next             outlined. Plans are in place to print Carol Sheets and Christmas Cards. Next
Meeting Sunday 5th December after the service.                                           Meeting Sunday 5th December after the service.
Fellowship, Community & Fundraising: Christmas Fair, ―An Informal Evening with           Fellowship, Community & Fundraising: Christmas Fair, ―An Informal Evening with
Robert Burns‖ and an outing to see Jesus Christ Superstar in March 2011 at the           Robert Burns‖ and an outing to see Jesus Christ Superstar in March 2011 at the
Bonar Hall are to be organised. Mulled wine and Christmas pies to be organised for       Bonar Hall are to be organised. Mulled wine and Christmas pies to be organised for
after Carol Service. Next meeting Monday 13th December, 7.00pm in Church Hall.           after Carol Service. Next meeting Monday 13th December, 7.00pm in Church Hall.
Pastoral Care & Mission: Visitors Book - a postcard/Christmas card is to be sent         Pastoral Care & Mission: Visitors Book - a postcard/Christmas card is to be sent
by the Clerk to recent signatories. A list is to be published of ―Who does what?‖        by the Clerk to recent signatories. A list is to be published of ―Who does what?‖
within our Church, including an updated list of Elders/Organisations links.              within our Church, including an updated list of Elders/Organisations links.
                  There are spaces on all these committees.                                                There are spaces on all these committees.
                 No experience is required, just bring yourself!                                          No experience is required, just bring yourself!
             Please contact the Session Clerk for more information                                    Please contact the Session Clerk for more information


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Longforgan News continued                                                           Longforgan News continued
           The “Pop In”                                                                        The “Pop In”
It is a year since the ―Pop In‖ started
and we are glad it has become
                                                  C   hristmas      F   air         It is a year since the ―Pop In‖ started
                                                                                    and we are glad it has become
                                                                                                                                      C   hristmas       F   air
                                              The Christmas Fair on Saturday                                                      The Christmas Fair on Saturday
popular with so many people.                                                        popular with so many people.
                                              20th November was well attended                                                     20th November was well attended
We have been extremely lucky in the           by the wide community of the          We have been extremely lucky in the           by the wide community of the
number of volunteers who offered their        Carse. It was a very happy and        number of volunteers who offered their        Carse. It was a very happy and
services and this enabled the project         joyful occasion with many new         services and this enabled the project         joyful occasion with many new
to get off the ground. In addition, we        faces both attending and              to get off the ground. In addition, we        faces both attending and
have had some of the senior children          contributing. Santa‘s Grotto had      have had some of the senior children          contributing. Santa‘s Grotto had
from the school come to help to serve         the second highest attendance         from the school come to help to serve         the second highest attendance
and this addition seems to be popular         ever and Tony Blair‘s Memoirs         and this addition seems to be popular         ever and Tony Blair‘s Memoirs
….. especially with the children, as          went for a record £3.00 at the book   ….. especially with the children, as          went for a record £3.00 at the book
they are missing maths!                       stall!!!                              they are missing maths!                       stall!!!
We have made a profit and have sent           £1340 was raised towards church       We have made a profit and have sent           £1340 was raised towards church
a donation of £200 to a team of plastic       funds. Thanks go to Mrs Margaret      a donation of £200 to a team of plastic       funds. Thanks go to Mrs Margaret
surgeons who go to Africa to                  Anderson, her committee and stall     surgeons who go to Africa to                  Anderson, her committee and stall
reconstruct children‘s faces, which           conveners for a really successful     reconstruct children‘s faces, which           conveners for a really successful
have been ravaged by disease.                 event.                                have been ravaged by disease.                 event.
During the summer, the Pop In was                                                   During the summer, the Pop In was
open from 10am to 11am which                                                        open from 10am to 11am which
proved popular too, so it was decided         Longforgan Church Guild               proved popular too, so it was decided         Longforgan Church Guild
that, after the holidays, the Pop In          Our Christmas Party will be held      that, after the holidays, the Pop In          Our Christmas Party will be held
would stay open from 9am to 11am.             on Wednesday 15th December at         would stay open from 9am to 11am.             on Wednesday 15th December at
           We, the volunteers, enjoy          7.15pm in the Church Hall.                       We, the volunteers, enjoy          7.15pm in the Church Hall.
           our ―shifts‖ and would like        Rev Bruce Thomson is the speaker                 our ―shifts‖ and would like        Rev Bruce Thomson is the speaker
           to thank everyone for their        at our first meeting of the New                  to thank everyone for their        at our first meeting of the New
           support.                           Year on Wednesday 26th January.                  support.                           Year on Wednesday 26th January.
                          [Winifred White]                                                                    [Winifred White]



Margaret Anderson would like to thank the ladies who deliver the                    Margaret Anderson would like to thank the ladies who deliver the
newsletters and flyers throughout the year and to wish you all a                    newsletters and flyers throughout the year and to wish you all a
very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.                                            very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  STARTER PACKS DUNDEE
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 Remember Starter Packs this Christmas! Those unwanted, superfluous                  Remember Starter Packs this Christmas! Those unwanted, superfluous
 gifts of toiletries, towels and other household goods are very welcome              gifts of toiletries, towels and other household goods are very welcome
 when making up packs for needy and homeless individuals and families.               when making up packs for needy and homeless individuals and families.
                                                            [Isabel Taylor]                                                                     [Isabel Taylor]

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                                 Church Services                                                                                         Church Services
                              Kinnaird Abernyte                 Inchture Longforgan                                                   Kinnaird Abernyte                 Inchture Longforgan
                              9.30am 11.00am                     9.45am 11.00am                                                       9.30am 11.00am                     9.45am 11.00am
      December 5                Rev J Roy                   Rev L Kay                                         December 5                Rev J Roy                   Rev L Kay
      December 12               Rev J Hawdon                Rev B Thomson                                     December 12               Rev J Hawdon                Rev B Thomson
      December 19               Rev B Thomson               Rev R Donald                                      December 19               Rev B Thomson               Rev R Donald
      December 26               Rev R Donald                Rev B Thomson                                     December 26               Rev R Donald                Rev B Thomson
      January 2                 United Service in Longforgan at 11am                                          January 2                 United Service in Longforgan at 11am
      January 9                 Rev R Donald                Rev B Thomson                                     January 9                 Rev R Donald                Rev B Thomson
      January 16                Rev B Thomson               Rev R Donald                                      January 16                Rev B Thomson               Rev R Donald
      January 23                Rev R Donald                Rev B Thomson                                     January 23                Rev R Donald                Rev B Thomson
      January 30                Rev L Kay                   Rev R Donald                                      January 30                Rev L Kay                   Rev R Donald
      February 6                Rev J Roy                   Rev B Thomson                                     February 6                Rev J Roy                   Rev B Thomson



                  CHRISTMAS SERVICES                                                                                      CHRISTMAS SERVICES
                                 December 19th                                                                                           December 19th
                       Family Services in all churches                                                                         Family Services in all churches

                                  Christmas Eve                                                                                           Christmas Eve
                       Watchnight Services                                                                                     Watchnight Services
              in Abernyte, Inchture and Longforgan                                                                    in Abernyte, Inchture and Longforgan
           Churches are open for carol singing from 11pm;                                                          Churches are open for carol singing from 11pm;
                     services start at 11.30pm.                                                                              services start at 11.30pm.

                             Christmas Morning                                                                                       Christmas Morning
               Family Service at Kinnaird Church at 10am                                                               Family Service at Kinnaird Church at 10am
      Children are invited to bring along one of their Christmas gifts                                        Children are invited to bring along one of their Christmas gifts
                        to show to the congregation.                                                                            to show to the congregation.

         The deadline for the February/March edition of Church News                                              The deadline for the February/March edition of Church News
                         is Friday 14th January 2011                                                                             is Friday 14th January 2011
     Please send to Mrs Isabel Taylor, Delvine, Main Street, Longforgan                                      Please send to Mrs Isabel Taylor, Delvine, Main Street, Longforgan
              Tel 01382-360237; email idbtaylor@hotmail.com                                                           Tel 01382-360237; email idbtaylor@hotmail.com

              Registered Scottish Charity: SC007847 Abernyte Parish Church of Scotland;                               Registered Scottish Charity: SC007847 Abernyte Parish Church of Scotland;
SC009839 Inchture & Kinnaird Parish Church of Scotland; SC012230 Longforgan Parish Church of Scotland   SC009839 Inchture & Kinnaird Parish Church of Scotland; SC012230 Longforgan Parish Church of Scotland

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