Pew Sheet

Sunday, 28th  November

First Sunday of Advent

Celebrant: The Rector, Rev'd Canon Stephen Hazlett

We remember in our prayers:  Bunty Love, Beth Wood, Sholto Steel, Rowan Huggitt, Valery Glover,  Katherine Askew and Carla Day( both from Challoch) and our many elderly and vulnerable church members still shielding. We  pray for them and for family members especially those far away.

In remembrance :  Colin Brooks(Challoch), Christopher Patton(19) who died suddenly and who is the grandson of Jane and Lindsay Forbes, Greyfriars

Stewartry Food Bank

Please note that the next collection is 7th December, a week earlier than usual. We will be grateful for all food stuffs(except tea, biscuits and pasta). Small sized packets of cereal and tinned veg. are useful. Christmas treats - mince pies, tinned salmon, ham and cake, plus small gifts for each member of the family, are very welcome and will be put into 'Christmas Boxes'. If gifts are wrapped, please indicate a suitable recipient.

Sunday, 28th November

Our AGM will be held after the morning service. Nomination papers are available in the porch. The Vestry Secretary, Lay and Alt. Lay representatives, and Treasurer have all agreed to continue. There is 1 vacancy to fill on the Vestry.

Sunday 28th November

A concert for Advent and St.Andrew's Tide will be held in Greyfriars Church at 5.00pm. There are details on the poster in the porch and the outside notice board.

Saturday, 4th December

A scaled down 'Winter Wonderland' will be held in Greyfriars Church between 11am and 3pm. Santa will distribute gifts in church and there will be some stalls selling home produce.

Sunday, 5th December

Our annual Gift Day will take place at 9.30 at the morning service. Toys, games, books etc. (new or nearly new) will be gratefully received in church then the Rector will take them to the Salvation Army in Dumfries for distribution to needy families this Christmas.

Thought for the Week:    “In the silence of a midwinter dusk there is a sound so faint that it may only be the sound of silence itself. Advent is the name of that moment.” …...  Frederick Buechner,  American writer and theologian.