Five New Members of the Church of Scotland were welcomed at the Kilbrandon and Kilchattan joint Churches service on Sunday 24th June 2012. In a service led by the Minister Ken Ross, Jennifer Fothergill, Emma MacLachlan, David Ritchie and Janette Donald all took their profession of faith in front of a packed Kilchattan church on the Island of Luing. Also in the congregation was Ronalda Graham, who came through the preparation sessions with the others, but joined a week ago in Kilninver Church on the mainland. Jenny and Emma both grew up in the Kilchattan Church, attending Sunday School, then Anchor Club and JAM, while David is a well known face to everyone, his Dad was the minister for Kilbrandon and Kilchattan in the 90’s. Janette and her young family live close to Kilbrandon Church where they worship Sunday by Sunday. A BBQ was held to celebrate the occasion in the Cullipool Hall following the service, with everyone joining together to welcome the new members.
The afternoon of Sunday 17th June saw an intrepid 15-strong band of walkers gathered in the Kilmelford Church car park. Soon they were off, with expert guide Hamish MacNicol in the lead, to find their way to the head of Glen Domhain, a little-visited but spectacularly beautiful part of Netherlorn. Gradually they made their way down the glen with frequent stops to take account of geology, wildlife, history, and land-management, not to mention magnificent views out to the Paps of Jura. Smoke rising from the barbecue at Turnalt Farm spurred them on their way in the last stretches and soon they were tucking into top-class burgers and sharing their story with others who had not been able to tackle the long walk but were keen to join in the fun. Some walkers were sponsored, raising a total of £410 for the Craignish Church Restoration Appeal and further funds for the Bemvu Fund for work with our partner congregation in Malawi. All in all, it was a day which lifted our hearts.
The Global Involvement Group (GIG) met on 2 May 2012 and laid plans for developing the partnership with Bemvu in Malawi and for its wider agenda. Details here: Global Involvement Gp 2 May 2012
LENTEN DISCUSSION SERVICES – we are having a series of Lenten discussion services in our Netherlorn Churches, on the subject of “Faith in the Nation”. The last meeting will be at Kilmelford Church on 3 April at 7.30pm. Come along and get a Christian perspective on some of the things that are happening in our society and in our nation just now!
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
Family Ceilidh & Licensed Buffet
Saturday 3rd March 2012
Craignish Village Hall
7pm – midnight
Ceol an Aire
Argyll Young Musicians
Ceol an Aire:
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.