Harvest Thanksgiving service on Sunday 7th October 9:30am in Auchtertool Kirk
A time to celebrate a year of sun, warmth and growth, to thank our Creator for our lives and all good we receive, especially in fields, gardens and nature. A very special welcome to all farmers, land managers, gardeners, game keepers, anglers, … as well as to all others.
You are invited to give harvest goods (either fresh or packaged) to the richly decorated harvest table for display – your goods will afterwards be donated to Salvation Army Kirkcaldy who fight poverty, feed whoever is hungry and co-operate with Kirkcaldy Foodbank .
SERVICES in AUCHTERTOOL KIRK 9.30am Sundays
2018 is the Year of Young People YoYP. We made a start on 28th January. And over the next Sundays, on and off, we’ll explore young peoples’ stories, in Bible and in todays life. On August 12th, we were thinking about the 12-year-old girl who was considered dead but was revived by Jesus. On 19th Aug. we enjoyed a hands-on service “the questions & ideas of Young People”: listen to them, and give them room – just as Jesus was a 12-year-old boy and he was listened to. On Sun. 26th we heard what Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it”... and also not laden with material stuff: become like a child, let go, … . On Sun. 2nd Sept. “The Guild” led worship in true team spirit, their theme 2018: “Seeking the way“. A nice change from our ministers leading worship! On the 9th Catriona took the theme “Growing up – out of paradise”. On Sept. 16th we’ll focus on the story of Cain and Abel = what does it mean to be human?
Sun. 9th Sept. – 9:30am Auchtertool Kirk Sunday service, with an invitation to all who love Jesus to share in communion. Of course children are welcome and included.
Sun. 9th Sept. – 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Auchtertool Kirk open, part of Doors Open Days in Central Fife http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/find-a-building/?area=7506#
Mon. 10th Sept. 7pm Auchtertool Community Council in village hall
Sat. 15 Sept. 10.30 – 3pm Beach Highland Games (Kirkcaldy Promenade) – Catriona and Marc are planning to represent the Kirk with an inter-active stall (last year we re-enacted Rev Shirra v pirate John Paul Jones in full costume with wind-machine!). Again, mention it to your friends, neighbours and family.
also that morning: Linktown Church’s Coffee Morning: delicious home-baking, friendly chats, in Linktown Church halls, Nicol St, Kdy.
Tue. 18th Sept. 7pm Auchtertool Kirk Congregational Board meeting in the kirk
Tue. 25th Sept. “The Big Meeting” – considering together our future as churches in Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth, Glenrothes areas: listening to people and seeking a good strategy. People have been invited, please pray for all in that meeting.
Sat. 29th Sept. 7pm concert in aid of Kirkcaldy Foodbank in Dysart St Clair. Capital Voices and Healthy Harmonies are both donating their singing voices for this concern, tickets are £10 (children free).
Remembrance of Peace – Sunday 11th November 2018, start 10:30am in Auchtertool Kirk:
100 years since “peace broke out”, ending World War 1. Auchtertool’s community war memorial, unusually, is a window in its kirk. This community celebration service starts 10:30am for a time of quiet reflection at 11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month.
As usual, everyone is welcome to sit and reflect and seek inspiration near the village war memorial, the window. Laying of wreaths, especially by community councillors and relatives of those whose names are known on the memorials, is to be part of the service. Remembering thoughtfully with dignity those who died, the tragedy of war, and the peace that followed.
Sat. 22nd Sept. 10am-3pm “Living Together in a World of Religions” in St Matthew’s Church, Perth: World Mission invites you; in this conference: Come and meet the world in one room with speakers from The India Peace Centre; United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands; Ecumenical Women’s Initiative, Croatia; National Council of Churches, Sri Lanka; Synod of the Nile, Egypt; Christian Study Centre, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and Procmura, Ghana. A light lunch will be provided. Book now for your free place by e-mailing WMoutreach@churchofscotland.org.uk,.
Sun. 30th Sept. 3-5pm “FAITHS TOGETHER”, an interfaith event to celebrate Glenrothes’ 70th birthday in Cadham community centre, Cadham Terrace, Glenrothes, KY7 6RU
Sun. 28TH OCTOBER 4pm Ecumenical Service celebrating 70 years of the churches serving Glenrothes – in ST MARGARET’S CHURCH, KY7 5HD.
Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10am*-4pm “Sing with the Swing Band” event, free, FULLY BOOKED but enter WAITING LIST at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sing-with-the-swing-band-tickets-47028674030 in Longniddry Parish Church
Sat. 8th Dec. Sleep in the Park – The Moderator and the Church of Scotland are getting behind Social Bite and their events – “Sleep in the Park” and “The Wee Sleep Out”, to build a collaborative movement to eradicate homelessness altogether in Scotland. And we would love for you to join us! Sign up at: www.sleepinthepark.co.uk. Let your church know, we might build a team! Wee Sleep Out – Friday November 9th 2018 For those aged 8 – 16 years old, it may be that your local schools or youth organisations might want to take part. If so then rather than participating in the main events, they could hold a “Wee Sleep Out” which is geared to youngsters and again centres on raising awareness as well as funds. See www.weesleepout.co.uk.