Upcoming events: poppies, shoeboxes, hope and remembrance

Acts of Remembrance

At this year's Remembrance Sunday service (Sunday 9th November, 10:45am) we will remember our own relatives who served in WW1. If you would like a relative included please speak to Derek Collins. 

The Church will also be open for prayer on Armistice Day (Tuesday 11th November) with music from the Community Choir (10:30-11), a brief act of worship including the 11am silence, followed by time for quiet reflection (until 2pm).

Poppies

Two kinds of poppy are available for purchase at St Andrews in advance of 9th November:

  • Poppyscotland is the Royal British Legion charity in Scotland, and is one of this year’s chosen charities by the President of the Sheffield Caledonian Society. On Sundays 26 October and 2nd November, Julia MacNamara, the President’s consort, will be selling Poppyscotland poppies for Remembrance  after the service.
  • White Poppies for Peace. If you would like a white poppy to wear with your red one, please order it from Judith Adam. Suggested donation £1.

Reform magazine & Prayer Handbook deadline: Have you subscribed?

Subscriptions for the URC's magazine Reform for 2015 are due, £25 for ten issues. If you do not already subscribe but would like to do so, please see Derek Collins.

The URC Prayer Handbook for 2015, 'Listening for the whispers', is now available, cost £6.

Both Reform and the Prayer Handbook can be ordered through Derek Collins.  Please see Derek no later than Sunday, November 2nd.  (Cheques should be given to Derek by this deadline.)

Shoeboxes

On Tuesday 4th. November, 12.00 noon, we will be making up shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Hot drinks and sandwiches will be  provided.  If you are able to come and help please let Sheila Dunstan know before that Tuesday. Shoeboxes are available if you don’t have any.

Hope

A series of discussion sessions are taking place this Autumn under the leadership of The Revd. Robert Beard.  Discussions on the themes of Hope for the People (29 Oct), Hope for the Planet (5 Nov), and Hope for the Kingdom (12 Nov) will take place in the homes of church members.  For more details, see the calendar.

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