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Services in Auchtertool Kirk 9.30am Sundays

Mon. 20th Jan. 2pm ‘Bible, Cake & Conversation’: this group meets fortnightly in someone’s home – to be part of this talking through questions of faith and bible, ask Marc Prowe. Can you host a new group in your sitting room or in a pub? We’re ready to make it happen.
Tue 21st,6-7.30pm ‘Joyful Noise’ weekly community music group with an open and flexible welcome – make music for joy and sharing. No formalities, just joyful. in Linktown Church halls.
Tue 21st Jan. 7-8pm: Ecumenical service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in St. Marie’s Church, Kirkcaldy Dunnikier Road KY2 5AW. Cordial invitation to all from Fr Brian Gowans and the team.
Thursdays 23rd Jan -2nd April, weekly: Alpha Course in Kinghorn ‘church in the high street’. Every Thursday evening for 11 weeks start at around 7 pm with a free meal shared together; meet people, ask and discuss those tough questions around… Life, Faith, Meaning. Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.
Have a night off cooking and come and share a free meal with others before watching a short talk and then sharing in a discussion about some of life’s big questions. Let us know if you’d like to come via Kinghorn Church Facebook, or just turn up on the night.
Alpha is for anyone – no matter what stage you are at in your journey with God. Could this be what you need to help you take the next steps towards becoming a Christian or to grow more in your faith? Are there people you could invite?
Or perhaps you’d just like a chance to think about and discuss some of the ‘big questions’ life throws at us. Or maybe even just the appeal of a meal that you haven’t had to cook or wash up after! There’s no cost.
Events in the wider community

Bridgehead Healing (formerly Healing Rooms Kirkcaldy) Drop-ins are Fridays 1- 2.30pm weekly at Kirkcaldy venue at St Bryce Kirk Centre, and also monthly (first Wed. of the month) in our venue at Rosyth Baptist Church, 7-8.30pm. Also continuing to offer Deeper Healing monthly by appointment in Erskine Church, Burntisland (usually last Thursday of the month 7.30-9.30pm). Diane, Andy and volunteers serve to reach our area of Fife with God’s love and healing power. see also on facebook

The Kirk’s yearly seasonal cycle:

Living through the seasons, finding deep meaning in life. Nature’s rhythm and God’s inspiration join hands. Gifts you perspective, firm hold, sense. Our lives within the Creators timescale. 

A significant blessing to celebrate through the seasons, quite different from the same-y  24/7!

(Baptisms, Blessings, Funerals, Weddings = any time.)

SPRING

?rd March? 2020, 10am -12: the famous “Daffodil Tea” coffee morning, produce & plant sale in aid of Auchtertool Kirk funds in Auchtertool Village Hall. Please support this vital fundraiser as strong as you can with donations and coming (bring friends).

Lent” = the time leading up to Easter;  in Lent we tend to reflect “what is really important in life? What is worth waiting for? What is essential? Now.

Easter” = the greatest Christian festival of the year celebrating victory over all that makes for death, by Christ’s rising from the grave, the victory of God’s forgiveness and love: resurrection.  Easter is a flexible date: 1st Sunday after 1st full moon in Spring (= from 21st March)

  Easter 12th April 2020 

?am SUNRISE: ?am resurrection service outside Auchtertool Kirk, followed by breakfast inside to warm up

9:30am Easter celebration service in Auchtertool Kirk, 

 

SUMMERconcerts 

September: xth 1:30 – 4pm “Open Doors Day” in the area, incl. Auchtertool Kirk – www.doorsopendays.org.uk

AUTUMN

September/October: service of Harvest Thanksgiving 

 Remembrance: Sunday closest to 11th November: 9:30 am service remembering all from Auchtertool Parish who fell in the wars, laying wreaths at the local war memorial which unusually, here is a stained glass window inside the Kirk. 8th Nov. 2020 9:30 start

WINTER

Advent: the four weeks before Christmas have the four “Advent Sundays”, preparing for the joy and deep meaning of Christmas itself – a time of waiting and reflecting.

Watch-night every year in Auchtertool Kirk, 24th/25th December: from 11pm of the 24th all are welcome for hot mince pies and hot drinks, then from 11:30 we celebrate the candle-lit “watch night service” into the actual Christmas Day, a great community celebration, with the peace Christ brought very tangible.

“The 12 days of Christmas” go from 25th Dec to 6th January

Visit christianity.org.uk to find out more about Jesus Christ and the Christian faith