Easter Services at Kilbrandon and Kilchattan

Next week is Holy Week, and on Maundy Thursday, the 5th, there will be a Communion Service in Kilchattan beginning at 6.30pm, to which all are invited. A second service will be held in Kilbrandon, beginning at 8pm. Both services will conducted by our Minister Ken.
Next day, there will be a Good Friday service in Kilbrandon Church beginning at 12 noon.
On Easter Day our services in Kilbrandon and Kilchattan churches will held at the usual times, led by our Minister Ken.
Seil Christian Home Group will NOT meet on Thursday as they will be at the Maundy Thursday service

Access Information Update – Kilmelford

Kilmelford Church

Access Information for Disabled People

Independent access is possible for wheelchair users but assistance is recommended.

Car parking is behind the church and is reasonably level albeit with an uneven surface.

A paved path leads through a metal stock gate and slopes down the side of the church. There is also a gate at the foot but this is usually open during services.

Un-stepped access to the church for wheelchair users and ambulant disabled people is via the vestry which is through the door on the right at the end of the paved path. Assistance is needed to negotiate the two doors to access the church itself.

There are no toilet facilities at all in the church but has induction loop hearing facility.

Netherlorn Churches Ceilidh

Netherlorn Churches
Family Ceilidh & Licensed Buffet
Saturday 3rd March 2012
Craignish Village Hall
7pm – midnight
Ceol an Aire
Argyll Young Musicians
Ceol an Aire:

Malcolm Clark-Vocals
Mairi Voinot-Fiddle
Ruairidh Morrison- Accordion
Angus MacColl jnr. –Bagpipes
Ewan MacDonald-Keyboard and Guitar

Performing a mixture of traditional Ceilidh dance tunes and a variety of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic songs plus concert sets.

Most of this group played at last year’s Craignish Arts Festival

Tickets: individual £8.00 or family £20.00
Available from Ardfern Village Store
Ishbel 500277, Chris 500674,
Joan 500292, Pat 500683, John 200371.
Prize Draw

Greetings from Bemvu Church to Netherlorn Churches

Okondedwa Abusa Ross,
I am here bringing to you and the Netherlorn churches Christmas greetings and wishing you a prosperous New Year 2012, from the family and the Bemvu faith Community. Let’s be glad for the free gift God has given each one in the world. John 3:16. The peace of mind has come, the freedom is with us, the king of kings of Justice, and the powerful God is given to us. He is wonderful indeed. Let us all welcome him in our hearts, homes; churches work places, market areas elsewhere. Praise be to God. John 1:12.

This Sunday I am finishing 2011 end of year programme at Bemvu with all sacraments and expect the gathering to be over whelming.
Ndimakunyadilani Abusa
Happy Christmas and God bless you.
Ine mbale wanu.


Netherlorn Churches Gathering 1st October 2011

Living Water: The Gathering, a joining of all 5 churches in the Netherlorn area took place in Kilmelford Hall on Saturday 1st October 2011. A good number of people attended the day, and really enjoyed the presentations that were given. The day ran from 10 am – 3.30pm, and proved to be an informative day with presentations from Water Aid, H2O (Hope to Oban) and Hope Kitchen, Oban.
PLUS: For children of all ages, ‘Foolproof’ Drama workshop was run alongside the Gathering day, Fiona Stewart from ‘the Hub’ in Edinburgh was leading the Drama workshop, and the story of Noah was re told during the worship at the end of the day – this worship also included communion. Thanks must be given to the group that worked hard to organise this day.

Summer Funday 1st August 2011

Summer Funday Monday 1st August, Seil Island Hall
All tots to teens are invited to a fantastic Funday of activities including arts, crafts, golf, football, music, rugby and photography on Monday 1st August from 10.am to 3.30pm at Seil Island Hall. Lunch will be provided. Consent forms are available at Balvicar Shop, Seil and more information from Maggie Thorpe 01852 300058. The Funday is organised by the Super Sunday Team at Kilbrandon Church.

Godly Play Discovery Day

A Godly Play Discovery Day is arranged for Kilbrandon Church on Saturday 29th October from 10.00 till 4.00. The Kilbrandon Church Super Sunday team have recently started exploring Godly Play in Super Sunday and our team is busy making Godly Play materials.
But what is Godly Play? A typical Godly Play session includes a time to get ready, telling a story using objects and artefacts, exploring the story more with open questions and discussion, enjoying a simple feast and sharing, responding with a free choice using a variety of materials – art… silence… play…writing.
Imagine someone who creates a space to think big, learns as well as teaches, doesn’t always know the answer, builds a community, enables children to make connections, is open to the unexpected, slows down the pace, provides the tools then stands back. That is our aim with Godly Play.
We already have thirteen folk signed up for the day, but there is still space for one or two more. If you are working with children and young people or are interested in doing so and want to explore Godly Play, then please speak to Myra Waddell (01852 300395) about registering for the day. More information on www.godlyplayscotland.co.uk and www.godlyplay.org.uk

The Great JAM Getaway

The Great JAM Getaway

Laggan Village, near Newtonmore, welcomed the JAM group to their village hall for the weekend on 17th – 19 June 2011. After tea on the Friday night, everyone went out for an ‘explore’ of the village, and then enjoyed a DVD in the lounge/games room, which doubled up as the girls dorm. Breakfast was early on Saturday morning as the shops of Inverness were calling to the 6 girls and the Wolf Trax mountain biking trails to the 4 lads and Rachel.
Everyone enjoyed their morning activities, and then met up at 2pm in Inverness at the Swimming Pool where they had fun on the flumes, some even going down ‘Nessie’s Back’ an almost vertical drop! With outside pool area, rapids and wave machine, it was 2 hours of action packed fun.
We had dinner back at the hall followed by ‘Laggan’s got Talent’ in the large hall which had a great stage for us to perform on (the boys also slept there!) We welcomed two children who live next door to the Hall to come and join in the games. Jenny and Emma won the competition with their comical act.
We are very grateful to Dave Cruickshanks (Iain’s wee brother) and his fiancée Wendy Buckman who live in Laggan, and were happy to join in and help out with the weekend – their son James also joined in with the activities.
Sunday morning we were welcomed into Laggan Church, where the minister Rev. Catherine Buchan had even changed their ‘family service’ day to accommodate us – now that is a welcome! Lachlan was also given the very important job of ringing the bell to call folks to worship.
After Church, Iain took some of the bikers went back to Wolf Trax and the rest of the team went to Loch Laggan to swim at the beautiful sandy beach. With the sun shining on the small patches of snow on Creag Meaghaidh and the majestic castle of Ardverikie in the distance (home of Monarch of the Glen) it was the perfect end to the weekend.
After lunch and tidying/packing up, we all headed home for the 5pm ferry. Many thanks to everyone for a fantastic weekend.